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Published: 8/Feb/2021 15:06 Updated: 19/Mar/2021 15:14by Lauren Bergin
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Quarantine is the next installment of the iconic franchise. Here’s everything we know about it.
Rainbow Six certainly has a diverse history. With a controversial esports scene and a long list of canceled titles, it’s safe to say that the iconic FPS has struggled to make the splash that the likes of Call of Duty or CS:GO have.
Current restrictions have made this even more complex. With the Rainbow Six Invitational 2021 being postponed, fans are eager to get their hands on the elusive Rainbow Six Quarantine set to drop this year. So, here’s everything we know about the latest episode of the Rainbow Six saga
The details surrounding the official release date of the long-awaited sequel are pretty slim. The Epic Games store lists the date as simply being 2021.
It’s likely that this will be closer to the end of the year given that current restrictions have delayed many a title, but we’ll just have to wait and see.
The only glimpse we have into the world of Quarantine is from the 2019 E3 trailer, and it certainly keeps any spoilers close to its chest.
It seems like the Rainbow Six operators will be taking on a challenge that they’ve never seen before. The trailer is set in a dull, laboratory-like interior where your character is clearly suffering from some form of infection.
Black veins have overtaken his arms, and judging by the screeching in the background and apparent hallucinations, something has broken free of its confinements. Eventually rescued by the familiar faces of Ela and Vigil, the trailer ends there.
Quarantine has roots in the Outbreak event that took place in Rainbow Six Siege, as it acts as the inspiration for the new installment.
Set several years in the future, the game sees “the Rainbow operators face off against a totally new breed of mutated alien parasite. Infecting human hosts and their surroundings, this new enemy is more lethal and challenging than ever before.”
The game promises three-man co-op “tense, chaotic and totally unpredictable missions ” with a “deep, radically re-designed, full game experience.” Safe to say that it’s going to be a somewhat different Rainbow Six experience.
2020 saw a supposed leak from Ubisoft Connect containing the game’s proposed release date go viral. With the suggestion being that the game will drop in 21 March 2021, this has been shot down by the game’s developers. It does imply, though, that the game is perhaps in its final stages and that we’ll see it soon.
This isn’t all, however, as a pamphlet that leaked in early 2020 gives us some hints at PVE Ranked, returning operators, 3 episodes, and various different maps.
A recent gameplay leak shared that has since been removed was posted on Reddit by ThyroidMelanin. Showing a small segment of gameplay footage, this is the first look anyone has gotten into actually seeing the game. While this is unconfirmed, real or not, it still fuels the fire of excitement for fans at what could be.
Players have also sent out invites to a closed beta test to those that opted to participate, stating “you have been selected to participate in a technical test for an upcoming three-player, tactical co-op Tom Clancy experience.”
While the game in question was never confirmed, it’s incredibly likely that this was referring to Quarantine. It asks for the player to select a preferred platform (PC, PS4, Xbox One) and required an NDA to be signed, so all information regarding this will undoubtedly be tight-lipped.
As highlighted with the test above, the platforms currently listed on the game’s official website are PC (Windows), PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. This begs the question as to whether or not the game will be optimized for next-gen consoles like the PlayStation 5 and XBOX Series X|S.
While delays have meant that the game is still catching up with the times, it seems improbable that they’ll ignore the newest consoles.