With Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege an undeniable hit, Ubisoft are looking forward with the next instalment in the ever-popular Rainbow Six series. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Quarantine promises the same action-packed gameplay as its’ predecessor… Just with a twist.
Rainbow Six Quarantine will follow in the footsteps of Siege in more ways than one. The entire premise of the game is an expansion on Outbreak, the limited-time mode that was added to Siege during Operation Chimera.
This means all your favourite Operators are back alongside an improved tactical gameplay experience perfect for both new and returning fans of the franchise.
Rainbow Six Quarantine E3 2019 Teaser Trailer
Alongside its’ announcement at E3 2019, Ubisoft shared a first-look Teaser Trailer for Rainbow Six Quarantine. Despite the original plan to launch “Early 2020”, this trailer still offers an exciting look at the premise of the upcoming title.
Rainbow Six Quarantine Base Details
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Quarantine is currently in development by an entirely new team at Ubisoft Montreal. The game takes heavy inspiration from the popular tactical co-op shooter genre as well as the playable operators from Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege.
Rainbow Six Quarantine sees the RS operators return to the location of the previous Outbreak event in Rainbow Six Siege for a full game experience. These Rainbow operators are set to face an entirely new threat and breed of mutated alien parasites able to infect human hosts and surroundings.
It has been reported that the game will feature a 3-player PvE format, pitting players against AI enemies rather than each other.
While we don’t have many details surrounding the release date of Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Quarantine, we do know that it will be released in Ubisoft’s 2021-2022 financial year which puts the game’s launch from April 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022.
We currently know that Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Quarantine will be released on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X and Series S.
However, the multiple delays could signpost Ubisoft’s abandonment of current-generation consoles in favour of the newer hardware. Although, this is unconfirmed.
PC System Requirements
Without official confirmation that Rainbow Six Quarantine is coming to PC, there are no PC System Requirements available. However, the similarities between this title and Rainbow Six Siege would suggest that both games would share several PC System Requirements.
Rainbow Six Quarantine Gameplay
Officially, Ubisoft hasn’t shown us any gameplay for the upcoming Rainbow Six title. We know that it will offer up similar gameplay to Rainbow Six Siege, but the fact that it is also being pitched as an entry point into the series raises questions on how similar this will be.
A leak from early 2020 is one of the only hints to the actual gameplay experience we have. Leaks have suggested that the team behind the development of Rainbow Six Quarantine are aiming to further explore the “tactical heritage” of the series through co-operation, replayability, and tension. This isn’t necessarily different from what fans experience in Rainbow Six Siege, however the new PvE experience will be the key difference going forward.
From this leak, it has been suggested that Rainbow Six Quarantine’s gameplay will be divided into three phases: Observe, Plan, and then Action. This aims to highlight the importance of strategy and gadget-use that is vital to Rainbow Six Siege’s competitive gameplay.
There has also been a possible leak of Rainbow Six Quarantine’s mission list via reputable Rainbow Six leaker u/Zer0Bytes_. This also detail the same three-phase mission structure as above. Returning Operators are also indicated in both leaks, as well as in the Teaser Trailer.
Ela, Vigil, and Lion have all appeared in official promotion for Rainbow Six Quarantine. The leaks above suggest that around 21 existing Operators are due to ship with Rainbow Six Quarantine at launch. There’s no word as to whether this will be the only Operators added, though.
The Operators seen in the leak above are divided into three categories: Assault, Recon, and Support.
There is no word as to whether these characters will be the same versions of the characters we see in Rainbow Six Siege. With each Operator’s weapons and gadgets being tightly bound to their identities, any revisions to their loadout will undoubtedly be minor and/or a meaningful contribution to their character development.
Rainbow Six Siege x Quarantine ?
As it stands, Rainbow Six Quarantine is an entirely separate title to Rainbow Six Siege. However, that doesn’t mean a crossover event isn’t on the cards. During Operation Shadow Legacy, a number of players uncovered some unreleased cosmetics that appear to be tied to the themes present in Rainbow Six Quarantine. Skins for Pulse and Nomad were discovered and appear to line-up with the already-released promotional content for the upcoming title.
Will There Be A Beta?
According to the official Rainbow Six Quarantine site, there is a chance to play the title early when you “sign up for updates” via a newsletter. The Rainbow Six Quarantine Newsletter registration can be found via the link.
This, along with the market trend of many multiplayer-based AAA titles launching after a beta period, would suggest that a beta is on the way.
That’s everything we know so far about Rainbow Six Quarantine. Are you excited for the next instalment in the Rainbow Six universe?