All of your progress in Rainbow Six Siege won't count for much in the franchise's next game: you'll have to unlock Rainbow Six Extraction operators separately, even if you already own them in Siege.
Rainbow Six Extraction — formerly known as Rainbow Six Quarantine — is an upcoming PvE game set in the Rainbow Six video game universe that's based on Tom Clancy's novels. While Rainbow Six Siege is all about PvP combat, this upcoming new game is a PVE experience that greatly expands the "Outbreak" game mode from Siege. Now, we've learned that you're going to have to unlock your operators all over again in this new game as it will have a completely separate ecosystem despite sharing a lot of the same foundations as Rainbow Six Siege.
How to Unlock Rainbow Six Extraction Operators
Unlocking Rainbow Six Extraction operators looks like it will work pretty much as it does in Rainbow Six Siege. Essentially, you're starting with a fresh slate in this new Rainbow Six PvE game.
"Obviously, both games are built on the same foundations, but they're two different games," explained Rainbow Six Extraction's Creative Director Patrik Méthé in a Play For All interview on GameSpot. "[Rainbow Six Extraction] is a standalone game with its own ecosystem, so there's no direct link in terms of progression between Extraction and [Rainbow Six Siege.] What you do in Extraction, you will get the gain inside Extraction."
"I'm gonna have to probably unlock Hibana again is what you're saying," GameSpot's Jordan Ramée noted.
"Uh, probably," Méthé responded.
Méthé was also asked if Rainbow Six Extraction would be playable offline. He didn't specify whether or not an offline mode would be available, but he did clarify that you could play it solo. Naturally, this would be a somewhat different experience compared to playing with a full team. You can pre-purchase Rainbow Six Extraction for PC and consoles via its official website starting at $59.99 or your regional equivalent; you'll be able to play it when it launches on September 16, 2021.
What do you think of having to unlock Rainbow Six Extraction operators even if you already own them in Rainbow Six Siege? Do you think Ubisoft should reward veteran Siege players in some fashion? Let us know in the comments below!