How To Download The Rainbow Six Extraction Trial
If you are wondering how to download the Rainbow Six Extraction trial then you've come to the right place. Rainbow Six Extraction is the latest co-op shooter from Ubisoft, and is a far better experience when playing with a full squad of three, but we all know how hard it can be to convince friends to shell out for a new game. That's where the Rainbow Six Extraction trial comes in, allowing players to squad with others for free. But how do you download the Rainbow Six Extraction trial? In this guide we breakdown exactly how to download the Rainbow Six Extraction trial and Buddy Pass, so you can take on hordes of aliens with friends.
- Wondering whether to get involved with Extraction at all? Give our Rainbow Six Extraction review a read, to see why we think it is an essential co-op experience.
How To Download Rainbow Six Extraction Trial: What Is The Trial?
For those trying to figure out how to download the Rainbow Six Extraction trial, you may be wondering how long you get to play with friends. Announced prior to the game's release, Extraction features a Buddy Pass system, which allows someone who owns the game to play with two other friends across a span of two weeks. We go into more detail on the Buddy Pass system in our Rainbow Six Extraction co-op guide, so be sure to check that one out.
How To Download Rainbow Six Extraction Trial: Buddy Pass
Sadly, just before the game's launch, Ubisoft announced that it was delaying the launch of the Buddy Pass to ensure a smooth rollout. At this point, it has been the best part of a week without Buddy Pass, and we'd expect it to be added any day. However, at the time of writing (January 24), the feature still isn't available. We will be sure to keep this article updated as we learn more about Buddy Pass' eventual inclusion in the main game, so keep an eye on this.
- If you are struggling to wait for Buddy Pass to arrive, check out the Rainbow Six Extraction Game Pass release guide, to see if you can download the game as part of that subscription.
How To Download Rainbow Six Extraction Trial: The Trial Version
Buddy Pass isn't the only way to play Rainbow Six Extraction for free, as Ubisoft has also released a trial version of the game. This trial version will allow you to play just two hours of the game, but with save progression carrying over if you decide to buy the full game, it's a good way to get a taste of how much you enjoy it. To access the trial, you must open the game's page on any platform store of your choice, and choose to download the trial. This is usually available as an option next to the purchases tab, or by selecting the three-dotted dropdown menu.
The trial version can also be partnered up with the Buddy Pass (when it eventually arrives) and will freeze the timer on your two-hour trial. When playing on your own you will be able to access all of the game's launch content, however, you won't unlock the later game material due to your time constraints.
That's everything you need to know on how to download the Rainbow Six Extraction trial. If you are digging into Extraction this week, check out our Rainbow Six Extraction best operators and Rainbow Six Extraction best REACT tech guides, so you don't waste your two-hour trial on the wrong operators and tech.