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Rainbow Six Extraction REACT Laser - how to unlock

If you're looking to unlock the REACT Laser in Rainbow Six Extraction, here's how you can obtain this handy gadget.

Rainbow Six Extraction How To Unlock The REACT Laser: A player can be seen firing the REACT Laser at the ground.

If you have been getting stuck into Rainbow Six Extraction, you will know that trying to walk through Sprawl on the ground is a nightmare. It slows your speed to a pulse, speeds up your enemies, and also restricts your movement.

You can shoot this Sprawl with a regular weapon, which does remove it within a small radius of where you fired, but on higher difficulties this strategy becomes almost impossible due to how much Sprawl is on the map. Grenades can also clear it, but you don’t want to be burning through those just to clear a path. Fear not, as there is a late end-game piece of gear that you can unlock that helps you remove this Sprawl without wasting precious ammo: the REACT Laser.

This piece of gear is automatically equipped to weapons and can be easily selected by turning off your ‘REACT Light’ flashlight. But how can you quickly unlock the REACT Laser to add it to your loadout?

Rainbow Six Extraction REACT Laser unlock

The REACT Laser in Rainbow Six Extraction is unlocked by reaching Milestone Rank 25.

Milestone Ranks track your total XP earned across the entire time you have been playing the game. Once you reach Rank 25 this piece of gear will be equipped to all your weapons automatically. However, it could take you a while to get there, so here are some tips on how maximize your XP.

First of all – and we know this sounds obvious – try not to die. You will lose XP if you die in an Incursion and then fail to extract the MIA operator from the next one you play. However, if you do manage to extract their stasis-foam-covered body, all the XP at risk will be returned to you. Playing on higher difficulties will allow you to get XP much faster as Mutations in the game offer up bonus XP rewards and objective completion XP is increased.

You can also try to kill enemies through stealth, with takedowns, or through destructible surfaces to get more XP. We have even more tips in our guide on how to earn Milestone and Operator XP fast.

For more assistance during Incursions in Rainbow Six Extraction, take a look through our Rainbow Six Extraction walkthrough which is packed with lots of guides and tips.