Rainbow Six Extraction‘s Mutations are game-changing modifiers that can affect how an Incursion is played out or how you need to approach each scenario. They also provide you with a nice bonus chunk of XP if you extract with one active.
These modifiers are quite drastic alterations in most cases, changing parts of the game significantly. Some of those drastic changes include making all the enemies invisible in an Incursion, or turning Sprawl toxic, meaning it will damage you when you step over it. Mutations can appear as you attempt higher difficulties in the game, but they also show up in the Maelstrom Protocol event and Assignments.
But, what are all the Rainbow Six Extraction Mutations in the game right now? Continue reading for the details and descriptions of them. If more are added after launch this guide will be kept updated with new Mutations.
Rainbow Six Extraction Mutations
After playing extensively, we have come across seven different Rainbow Six Extraction Mutations:
- Armored Nests Mutation
- Blinding Spore Carriers Mutation
- Chimera Fog Mutation
- Caustic Sprawl Mutation
- Cloaked Archaeans Mutation
- Sprawl Overflow Mutation
- Spontaneous Sludge Mutation
The Armored Nests Mutation makes Nests completely invincible. They will be encased in an armored carapace, which prevents bullets from destroying them and makes them impossible to take down.
Blinding Spore Carriers
This Mutation spawns Archaeans that have blinding spores on them. This means that if they get close, you will be hooked onto by the spores, eventually causing a gas explosion in the area.
This Mutation is one you don’t want to get. It will turn all the Sprawl on the map into a green substance that becomes acidic. If you step into it then you will take damage. So, removing it is your best bet.
This Mutation coats the entire map in a thick fog that can make seeing enemies and landing headshots much harder. You will also ideally want to bring a recon operator with you to spot objectives.
This Mutations is particularly brutal as it will cloak every Archaean on the map. This can make you susceptible to surprise attacks or ambushes.
The Sprawl Overflow Mutation in Rainbow Six Extraction causes Archaeans to produce Sprawl wherever they move, leaving behind trails of the stuff across the map and severely hampering your speed if you haven’t unlocked the REACT Laser.
This Mutation has a chance to spawn a Sludge Archaean after an enemy is killed. These little critters crawl around on the floor and can split apart if not killed fast enough.
That covers all the Rainbow Six Extraction Mutations. For more tips and a better overview of aspects of the game, check out our rundown of all the Rainbow Six Extraction Operators and our Rainbow Six Extraction walkthrough.