How To Level Up Fast In Rainbow Six Extraction

How To Level Up Fast In Rainbow Six Extraction
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Aaron Bayne

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25th Jan 2022 12:41

If you've found yourself tactically slaying aliens this week, then you'll likely want to know how to level up fast in Rainbow Six Extraction. Rainbow Six Extraction comes with a typical collection of Ubisoft levelling systems, but with varying difficulty modes, 18 operators to level up and damage and death carryover system, there is a lot to take in. With all that, we've worked together a list of ways that allow you to level up fast in Rainbow Six Extraction. 

How To Level Up Fast In Rainbow Six Extraction: Always Extract

How to level up fast in Rainbow Six Extraction: a solo operator extracts
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This tip on how to level up fast in Rainbow Six Extraction is an overlap from our Rainbow Six Extraction tips guide, but it is especially relevant here. Extractions bank your point, so if you are ever unsure or a little wary of the next subzone objective, then just extract. The same goes for when everything goes wrong and your team is being overwhelmed. While you can regain your XP, you will only have to go back for your operator in another run which just adds unneeded time. If things go south, and you take damage after pushing too far, it just means you will have to wait even longer before that operator is back in operation. 

As an added note to this, if you do manage to lose an operator and you fancy going in to save them, be sure to select the location instead of quickplay, and drop down to a moderate or cautious difficulty. The XP withdrawals can be brutal as you reach the higher levels, and you don't want to be at risk of losing it all. 

How To Level Up Fast In Rainbow Six Extraction: Use Scans, Takedowns And Weak Spots

How to level up fast in Rainbow Six Extraction: an operator takes down an alien.
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Often overlooked ways to level up fast in Rainbow Six Extraction are scanning enemies, using takedowns, and hitting enemy weak points. Each of these offer bonus points which can then be tripled if a full team extracts. Enemy takedowns can be risky, as often the Archaean AI is unpredictable to a degree, but utilising stun or paralysis grenades you can take out high-level enemies in one hit, as well as taking in the points for it. Scan grenades and operator abilities (like Lion) can also ensure you are getting scan-assists from your other teammate's kills. While XP can be minimal compared with completing objectives, focusing on takedowns and such can plump up your score by another few thousand points by the end of it. 

How To Level Up Fast In Rainbow Six Extraction: Be Wise With Difficulty Settings

How to level up fast in Rainbow Six Extraction: a team defends against an alien.
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Difficulties are at the heart of the tactical aspect of Extraction, as every bullet, piece of tech, and operator ability becomes invaluable in severe or critical difficulties. But with a greater risk comes a greater reward, and completing these higher difficulties is a great way to level up fast in Rainbow Six Extraction. However, that doesn't necessarily mean they are the way you should always be levelling up. MIA or injured operators leave you without the abilities to upgrade for a few good matches. As an alternative you can rattle off a few incursions in the moderate or cautious difficulties, and while it doesn't provide the same level of XP, they can be much quicker and that XP eventually accumulates. 

How To Level Up Fast In Rainbow Six Extraction: Play Solo Games

How to level up fast in Rainbow Six Extraction: a solo player at a subzone gate.
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As a co-op game, it might seem counterintuitive to play it solo, but alas, it is a valid option for those wondering how to level up fast in Rainbow Six Extraction. If you want to know how to play in solo, check our guide; can you play Rainbow Six Extraction solo? Once in solo though, you are really in control of the playstyle. Too often teams are forced into overly stealthy or guns-blazing approaches due to an uncommunicative teammate. This way you can play however you want. To top it off, it also allows you to focus on our next point.

How To Level Up Fast In Rainbow Six Extraction: Complete Studies

How to level up fast in Rainbow Six Extraction: studies menu.
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Each location in Extraction features 10 studies. These are 10 sets of three challenges, which range from pinging Archaean types to getting stunned kills. For the most part they are easy, and all three in a set can be ticked off with a single smartly done run. Quite often it will be the enemy types themselves that cause the hassle rather than the challenge. However, these are well worth your time, as each challenge can range from 2500 XP at their lowest to well over 20000 XP, working up that milestone progression. The Rainbow Six Extraction Sludge study will reward you with 30000 XP. Not to mention that they come with lore entries and occasional cosmetics too. 

That's how to level up fast in Rainbow Six Extraction. Ensure that when you are out pushing for fast levelling you have the Rainbow Six Extraction best operators in tow. 

 

Aaron Bayne
About the author
Aaron Bayne
Aaron Bayne was a Guides Writer at GGRecon. His previous experience includes BBC and Fraghero.
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