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The Apex is an Archæan that appears in the Outbreak event of Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege and Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Extraction

Background[]

An Apex is produced by the Chimera Parasite when faced with extreme threats to its existence and the need to produce a large number of organisms in a short amount of time is required. The Apex is capable of bypassing Nest germination by spawning other Archæans from surrounding Sprawl.

While rare, Apexes are produced during the initial infestation stage of the Chimera Parasite by infecting and mutating humans. This causes infected individuals to grow large carapace spikes out of their backs and tendrils to help them move quickly.

Once the Chimera Parasite has effectively assimulated enough organic matter, it will use Sprawl to start producing Archæan Apexes in lieu of human Apexes. Due to its higher durability compared to its human counterpart, an Archæan Apex does not have spikes protruding from its back but still retains a humanoid appearance.

Behavior[]

The tendrils raising the Apex of of the ground enable it to move with ease. When confronting hostiles, the Apex will attempt to keep its distance and will shoot projectiles made up of high-energy Sprawl similar to the Tormentor that cause a blinding effect. When confronted in close-quarters, a proximity-triggered defense mechanism activates, resulting in a concussive blast. It is speculated by REACT scientists that the blast is composed of energized Sprawl.

Gameplay[]

Siege[]

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Apexes make their first appearance in the Outbreak event. They are the "leaders" of the Roaches, as they are able to call in waves of hostile Grunts and Breachers that are stronger than the normal bunch.

The Apex fight from the backline as they summon Grunts and Breachers. From a distance, they will shoot blinding projectiles that block vision and prevent Aiming Down Sights. And if an Operator gets too close, the Apex will knock them away a good distance.

Extraction[]

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"This abominable summoner can call on other Archæans to fight by its side. Devise tactics to eliminate this top predator."
— Site description

Apexes are Tier 4 enemies that appear on higher difficulties in Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Extraction. They are capable of summoning other Archæans without the need of Nests.

Apexes are the leaders of lower tier Archæans. They should be taken out immediately due to their ability to spawn enemies quickly. The Apex will tend to stay in the rear and shoot projectiles at players, similar to the Tormentor. Apex projectiles have the added effect of obscuring vision if hit.

Players should avoid getting too close to the Apex as doing so will cause them to unleash a damaging blast that will disorient them. Additionally, the Apex is the only Archæan that is immune to Takedowns when unalerted or stunned.

Teamwork is essential when engaging with an Apex. An effective way to kill an Apex is by having one or two players focus on the other Archæans while the third solely focuses on the Apex. An Apex's weak point is its head though it is capable of sustaining large amounts of damage. Explosive gadgets or abilities can deal large amounts of damage to an Apex quickly. An effective healer will also be invaluable in preventing players from being downed during Apex engagements. The use of the Paralysis Grenade is also an effective way to immobolize an Apex and dispatch it quickly.

Challenges[]

Studies[]

Mira Study Portrait.pngApex Predator (Truth or Consequences)

Containment
Objective As a Squad, kill an Apex without it damaging anyone in the Squad. Charms Logo Rare.pngApex Charm

20,000 XP
Brief "With the ability to generate other Archæans, the Apex is unusual even among Parasite creatures." - Mira
Logbook Research Report: "Chimera Origins: From Space?"

"A heated discussion between biologists and astrophysicists spilled into the corridor. Apparently Orpheus was studying the 'Theia' theory where 4.5 billion years ago, a Mars-sized planet crashed into Earth, and created the Moon. There's little evidence this event occurred at all. REACT's Astro lab and INDEX are going to try and make some sense of this." - Mira

Lackeys
Objective Kill or Assists killing 15 Archæans summoned by an Apex. Weapons Skins Logo Rare.pngCaustic Outburst Weapon Skin

20,000 XP
Brief "The Apex is the only Archæan that cannot be killed with a Takedown. Don't risk your safety trying it." - Mira
Logbook Personal ToC-0108

"Hundreds — maybe thousands of the world's best scientists within REACT, and none of them have any evidence to show that something like the Apex could've originated on Earth. Wouldn't we have seen it by now, some archaeological record? It's too ... alien. I think Jordan is wrong about it evolving on earth." - Mira

No Casting
Objective Kill an Apex before it generates any Nests. 20,000 XP
Brief "Apex are force multipliers. Deadly and versatile, it is imperative they not be allowed to activate others to their aid. Ambushes and cordon efforts to isolate them should be the approach." - Mira
Logbook To Jordan

"The Apex's ability to generate matter isn't a play of light! REACT's Physics department has detected the high-energy particle spikes. This tells us so much! It means there's a connection to an 'elsewhere'! It helps answer questions about the Parasite's nature. Hang on to your hat, Jordan: What if the Parasite was actually from a Parallel Universe? Maybe our SINGULARITY ... is part of the string theory. Isn't it something REACT should consider?" - Mira

Achievement/Trophy[]
Image Name Criteria Achievement Points Trophy Type
Regicide Achievement.png Regicide Kill 10 Apexes. 35G Silver
Ubisoft Connect[]
Image Name Description Reward
Peasant Revolt Challenge.png Peasant Revolt Kill 5 Apexes. 250 XP

Gallery[]

Outbreak[]

Concept Art[]

Extraction[]

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