Rainbow Six Extraction goes dark with Eclipse Crisis Event

By Tom West,

Rainbow Six Extraction is now holding its latest time-limited Crisis Event, Eclipse, and it brings with it a brand-new Operator, stealth-focused gameplay, as well as the return of content from the previous Crisis Events.

The Eclipse Crisis Event will be freely available to all players on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and Xbox Game Pass until September 1st, and sends you on a mission to uncover the truth behind a mysterious darkness that's consumed the Truth or Consequences map in Rainbow Six Extraction.

Rainbow Six Extraction adds new Operator, REACT tech, and more with Eclipse Crisis Event

Eclipse is the third post-launch event to offer you new content in Rainbow Six Extraction, headlined by the addition of Echo, the latest Operator to join your REACT roster. As an intelligence expert, Echo comes armed with a Yokai drone fitted with a surveillance camera and the ability to fire ultrasonic bursts to disorient the enemy. Echo sounds like he'll be a pretty good addition to squads that like to systematically clear maps without alerting the enemy, but once the almost-inevitable craziness of all-out alien war kicks off, we can't imagine his drone is going to be much cop. The latest REACT tech to be added might help you out of the situation, though, by the sounds of it.

The Aura Grenade can be earned by completing 'the Stealth Kill 50 Archæans' quest in any game mode, and can be used to lure in enemy targets before being remote detonated to either stun or destroy enemies — it sounds almost like a mouse trap, but instead of putting cheese on a trap, you place it on some C4 instead. "Honey, I fixed the rodent problem... we don't have a house anymore, but the mice are gone." I have no idea where I was going with that, so we'll swiftly move on...

As we said before, Eclipse will be sending you to the Truth or Consequences map to find out what's caused the area to be devoid of light. You'll learn that it's due to the latest enemy variant, the Neoplasm; an oddity that can detect movement within a set radius of its position. You'll need to stealthily take these creatures down to weaken them, but if you're detected, they'll flee to the next sub-zone and subsequently make your life more difficult. The aim of the game in Eclipse is to neutralise the Neohives and restore power to the generators in each of the three sub-zones before extracting and receiving your well-earned rewards.

Alongside the addition of Echo and the Aura Grenade, the Eclipse Crisis Event gives you the chance to unlock a number of cosmetic items, additional themed Charms, and bonus XP towards Milestone Progression.

Will you be looking to give the Neohives a good (but quiet) beating before September 1st? Drop a comment below and let us know!
Tom West
Written by Tom West
Tom has been playing video games since he was old enough to hold a controller, experimenting with systems like the Nintendo 64 and Playstation until he eventually fell in love with the Xbox 360. With a passion for the platform, he decided to make a career out of it, and now happily spends his days writing about that which he loves. If he’s not achievement hunting, you’ll likely find him somewhere in The Elder Scrolls Online.