Rainbow Six Extraction All Operator MIA: Can Every Operator Go MIA In Rainbow Six Extraction?

Rainbow Six Extraction All Operator MIA: Can Every Operator Go MIA In Rainbow Six Extraction?
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Aaron Bayne

Published 

24th Jan 2022 11:21

The Rainbow Six Extraction all operators MIA conundrum is one of the first worries of this co-op game's damage and death carry-over system. Rainbow Six Extraction is a difficult game, especially as you reach the higher difficulty levels and your operators go down far more often. But with this system, can all of your operators go MIA? Well we've got a breakdown of how the damage system works and whether Rainbow Six Extraction all operators MIA is a possibility. Let's get into it. 

Rainbow Six Extraction All Operators MIA: MIA Explained

Rainbow Six Extraction All Operators MIA: Pulse is down.
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Before jumping into whether Rainbow Six Extraction all operators MIA is a possibility, you need to understand the MIA system. Extraction includes a brilliant system that allows death and damage to carry over from match to match. The purpose is to add a layer of consequence of your action, and it was a major reason for our score in our Rainbow Six Extraction review

Whenever an operator is dealt any amount of damage, it will remain there for the next match, encouraging you to move onto another operator while they heal. You can have a read of our Rainbow Six Extraction best operators guide to know who you should be focusing on. XP earned in matches converts to HP, which will be spread across all of your injured operators, so if someone is severely damaged it can take 3-4 decent XP hauls before they are fully healed. 

However, if an operator is fully downed during an incursion, they will go MIA. This means that a teammate has to try and carry your body to an extraction point. If they fail, you will need to return to that location where the objective will be to extract your fallen operator once more. Until they are rescued they will remain unplayable. 

Rainbow Six Extraction All Operators MIA: Can All Operators Go MIA? 

Rainbow Six Extraction All Operators MIA: Three operators squad up.
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Since operators are removed from the playable roster when left in an incursion zone, does that mean that all operators can go MIA leaving you with no one to play? The short answer is no. While the operators will be unplayable when MIA, they have a cooldown before they return, which is usually within a few matches. The consequence of this is that your operator will face a 30% reduction in their overall XP, which can be especially crushing when you are closing in on the max rank of 10. This will remove stat boosts like 20% reduction in incoming damage and so on. It can also reduce your overall level, and reductions can be as big as an entire levels as you get into the higher difficulties. 

So by that count, you will likely only be able to have around 3-4 operators MIA at any given time, and that is if you are failing one mission after the other. While this can appear rather limited when you are in the first stage of the game, by the time you reach Milestone 17, you will have 18 operators to choose from. 

So we've now debunked the Rainbow Six Extraction all operators MIA theory, and while there are consequences to it, you won't be left operator-less. Make sure your operators aren't dying by equipping the Rainbow Six Extraction best REACT tech

 

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

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