Rainbow Six Extraction: March 16 Update Introduces Three New Enemy Variants

Rainbow Six Extraction March 16 Update
Rainbow Six Extraction March 16 Update Ubisoft

The latest update for Ubisoft’s alien first-person shooter game Rainbow Six Extraction is now available. This update introduces three new Archæan variants that are sure to provide a more challenging experience. The patch also brings some adjustments and bug fixes.

New Enemy Variants

The new Archæan variants are more difficult to deal with than their regular counterparts. The Feral Grunt is a gnarlier version of the standard Grunt. It moves faster, can jump higher, and possesses the ability to jump off walls. Using stun or glue grenades can help you slow down its advance.

The Smoker is another Grunt variant that can detonate itself, leaving a cloud of smoke that not only damages you but also affects your visibility. You can use Lion’s EE-ONE-D drone to help you locate Smokers through the haze and eliminate them before they come close. Make sure to aim at their throats to dispatch them quickly.

And lastly, the Storm Spiker is a deadlier version of the standard Spiker. It can hurl high-damaging projectiles with homing capabilities, so you should take advantage of your surroundings and take cover. You can shoot the spikes before they hit you. Alternatively, you can deploy a field wall so that the projectiles will crash into it instead.

Aside from the new variants, there are new parasite mutations that will test you and your squad’s mettle. You can learn more about them here.

Patch Highlights

GAMEPLAY
REACT Tech
  • Arc Mines can no longer be picked up after detonation
  • The XR Recon Drone will now consistently scan Sower Mines
  • The REACT Laser will now reward XP for destroying Sower Mines
  • The Glue Grenade's Area of Effect (AOE) will now last 4 seconds
  • The Glue Grenade will consistently clear an area of visual effects such as smoke
  • The Auto Turret will now target Archæans Tree Anchor Points and Fuel Cells
  • Scan Grenades, Scan Mines, Recon Vapor Devices and IQ's ability now consistently reveal cloaked Archæans
WEAPONS
  • 1.5x, 2.0x, 2.5x scopes are now available for the Mk14 EBR
  • 1.5x, 2.0x, 2.5x scopes are now available for the HK417
  • 1.5x scope now available for the MP5K
MENUS
  • The Right Arrow key can now be rebound
  • Assigning the Shoot action to the R1 button on PS5 will now work correctly
OPERATORS
General
  • Players will no longer lose the ability to perform actions after interacting with an object at the same time as another Operator
  • Transitioning to Aim Down Sights (ADS) with the Angled Grip attachment equipped will no longer cause a delay in firing

Rainbow Six Extraction is available on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and PC.

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