Showing posts with label Ghost Recon: Wildlands. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Ghost Recon: Wildlands. Show all posts

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Ghost Recon: Wildlands Adds Mercenaries Mode

Get to the choppa from nearest extraction point as Ghost Recon: Wildlands deploys new Mercenaries game mode for all.

Last time developer/publisher Ubisoft released a free content update "Operation Oracle" for their tactical shooter title Ghost Recon: Wildlands, it ended up laying the foundation for upcoming Tom Clancy shooter Ghost Recon: Breakpoint.

Before the sequel eventually releases worldwide on October 4, 2019, one last free update will make it to Wildlands and it intends to feature a brand-new PvPvE mode titled Mercenaries for everyone on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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Ghost Recon: Wildlands Adds Mercenaries Mode

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An official trailer is dropped lately to briefly showcase key-aspects of Mercenaries mode for players of GRW.




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Newest Ghost Recon experience will have eight players competing in a challenge to call for a rescue chopper and then race to an extraction point to get to the choppa, so you can escape Unidad territory first before others.

When you will drop, there will be no gears, items or weapons other than a knife to defend yourself against any attacks but you can always look up for loot on-site to get an upper hand over your rivals and enemy troops of course.

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Phase 1: Recon

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Every match in Mercenaries mode will go through three phases and the first thing to do is Recon. You go look for useful intel to pass via radio transmitters for the chopper narrowing down your position for an extraction zone.

It can also lead you to loot cache nearby and even locations of fellow players for a short time. It is up to you to decide whether or not going after items or taking care of other problems at hand will strategically be your best bet for winning.

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Phase 2: Helicopter Deployment

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Once someone activates three transmitters, extraction zone will be discovered and players move to second phase, Helicopter Deployment. It will start flying towards their location and player who sent the call will know where it will land.

However, everyone else will be aware of the site of your chopper when your rescue finally arrives and you can't just expect to hop right in as it does. Extraction can only begin once a gauge is fulfilled and you need to secure landing zone.

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Phase 3: Extraction

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Expect some hostile confrontation because others will try to get out but there are checkpoints for extraction gauge to respawn so that you don't need to start over each time someone takes you down and start everything from scratch.

Additionally, there are new armor and health system in place that helps you get back to your feet or patch you up when you start bleeding. Loot gear and weapons are hid behind destructible doors that will give away position of your opponents.

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New Destructible Mechanics

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As soon as you complete your first Mercenaries match, you will unlock Lone Wolf costume that belonged to Ghost team leader, Cole D. Walker. Your first win also earns you a Mercenary Patch with more to follow for scoring winning matches.

Players who own a copy of Ghost Recon: Wildlands can jump in with major free update Mercenaries right now. Some bug fixes and required improvements for PvE, PvP and guerilla mode are also inbound within its content.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Ghost Recon: Wildlands Operation Oracle Update

Meet mysterious Ghost team leader, Cole D. Walker for new story content in free Operation Oracle update of Ghost Recon: Wildlands.

If there is one thing developer/publisher Ubisoft is pretty commendable at other than creating fan-favorite franchises, then it should be their natural inclination to support their games in the long run with slew of post-release contents.

Starting from May 2, they are releasing free story content Operation Oracle that features two new missions to team-based stealth shooter game Ghost Recon: Wildlands for players to enjoy on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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Ghost Recon: Wildlands Operation Oracle Update

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A brand-new cinematic official trailer is released by Ubisoft to introduce newest Ghost character Cole D. Walker.




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Walker is a Ghost team leader who joins Operation Oracle to rescue a Skell Technology engineer from the clutches of Unidad. Since they manufacture some high-tech gadgetry for Special Forces, his extraction from Bolivian military is crucial.

As you take on this Special Operations rescue mission, it will expand and tease to future of Wildlands universe. Despite being a tactical shooter game, the title allows players to engage in stealth action or guns blazing throughout its open-world.

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Ghost Leader, Cole Walker

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GR: Wildlands have had crossover missions in recent times in a team-up with Sam Fisher from Splinter Cell series, Operators of Rainbow Six and even faced the deadly extraterrestrial hunter Predator from 1987 sci-fi action horror movie.

Playing the character of new Ghost operative Cole Walker is actor Jon Bernthal (Fury, The Walking Dead), who made a reputation of portraying bad-ass protagonists with his portrayal of Frank Castle AKA The Punisher in a lately cancelled Netflix series.

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Operation Oracle Story Content

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If Operation Oracle makes you want to try out GRW, then you are in luck as you can play the game for free from May 2 to May 5 on all available platforms with all other post-launch contents and even pre-load it on May 1.

Of course any progress you made during your trial period will be carried over if you decide to buy Ghost Recon: Wildlands afterwards. Players on PS4 and Xbox One would require PlayStation Plus or Xbox Live Gold to take part in this free weekend program.

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Splinter Cell's Sam Fisher Comes to Ghost Recon: Wildlands

Black ops operative Sam Fisher of Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell series comes to Ghost Recon: Wildlands for a mission.

Earlier, we learnt of a crossover between two of Tom Clancy's most popular game title from developer Ubisoft where Splinter Cell's Sam Fisher comes to Bolivian Wildlands for a special mission and teams up with Ghosts team there.

Thus, video game fans are receiving a company-wide crossover of tactical shooter Ghost Recon: Wildlands and stealth game Splinter Cell. Sam Fisher will arrive at Wildlands in the next free update Special Operations 1 for one of his black-ops missions.

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Ghost Recon Wildlands Special Operation 1: Splinter-Cell

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Second season for Ghost Recon: Wildlands have already kicked in and Ubisoft plans to release four free updates. Special Operation 1: Splinter Cell is the first one of them and from onward April 10, will go live for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

There will be new PvE missions, brand-new PvP class and Splinter Cell-themed items for players to loot as reward for participating. Few details from developers have been dropped about this operation and we are discussing it below.

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We got a trailer highlighting features of Ghost Recon: Wildlands Special Operation 1: Splinter Cell that marks the return of Sam Fisher.




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Available for both single player or four player co-op experience, this Splinter Cell-themed mission is fully stealth based and you will be accompanying Sam during night time into enemy camps to complete his quest.

Be mindful of the fact that this is a limited time exclusive and you have to finish the mission before May 2, 2018 to get your hands on special items like night-vision filter or filter goggles which Sam Fisher uses and a few other cool stuffs.

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New Assault Class Echelon

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A new assault class Echelon is also added in this free update for PvP modes of Ghost War. This one is part of Sam's Fourth Echelon team and has access to fancy gadgets such as Sonar Pulse, which will let you see enemies at close range from behind the walls.

Year 2 Season Pass of Ghost Recon: Wildlands can get you seven-day early access to Echelon class or you can purchase it with your hard earned Prestige points. This class is also available in new PvP game mode Sabotage that has five exclusive new maps.

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Special Operation 1 will help improve Ghosts' stealth skill as they follow legendary Sam Fisher in the field at work. These new challenges will make them more tactical, which actually helps because Ghost Recon: Wildlands is a tactical shooter.

It wasn't quite long ago when 90's renowned movie monster, The Predator came to tangle with the Ghosts in a PvE mission. Although he was a bit hard on the elite squad and gave them a tough time, they sure learned a thing or two going up against him.

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Splinter Cell's Sam Fisher Comes to Wildlands

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Months ago, we heard a rumor flying of Splinter Cell franchise getting a reboot and we still got no confirmation on that. However, we are glad that Sam Fisher has found a way to come back in action once again even though if it is for a crossover.

Voice actor Michael Ironside also returns to portray this iconic character of the series. We might even see him working with special agents of Tom Clancy's The Division in mid-crisis Manhattan of the future shortly afterwards.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Predator Comes to Ghost Recon: Wildlands

After besting a group of Special Forces operatives three decades ago, the jungle hunter Predator returns to Ghost Recon: Wildlands.

Developer/publisher Ubisoft is bringing a surprise guest for their tactical shooter Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands this upcoming week. He is mean, has powerful weapons, super stealthy tech, has mandibles hanging over his shoulder and loves to hunt.

Legendary movie monster from 90's, The Predator will be entering open-world tactical shooter on December 14. This jungle hunter had tussled with Arnold Schwarzenegger's character Dutch almost 30 years ago into the woods of Central America.

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Ghost Recon: Wildlands – Predator Special Event

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Check out the official teaser trailer released by the developers to give you a brief glimpse of the jungle hunter, who is here to collect.




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Your deal with Predator is pretty simple in this case; you either hunt him down on your own or with your friends in a four player's co-op, or just be hunted by him. Now, three decades later, this stealthy alien warrior decided to return to jungles of South America to hunt.

Hunting the hunter will be no walk in the park since he belongs to a race of galaxy's greatest hunters but if you can somehow manage to take him down, you will be rewarded with exclusive items and you get to keep a sick Predator mask, which has thermal vision.

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Legend of the Wildlands

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The Predator Pack is a free DLC that is currently available on in-game store for all platforms and this one will challenge you to become a better hunter by besting your skills against the hunter within deep jungles for survival.

It also introduces some new moves, weapons and 15 new customization items to try out, all of these are inspired by the events of titular film it is originally based on. So, welcome to a hunting party of your lifetime with Ghosts to hunt a shadow in dark.

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Watch out for a more in-depth look at Predator special event trailer that has every aspect of it themed after its source.



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If you loved the movie and a fan, it sure is a great treat for you to play this one. Also, free PVP mode Ghost War gets a Predator-themed class of soldier modeled over Major Dutch Schaefer. He has a battle rage mode that can swiftly turn tides of any fight to his own ends.

Heck, we see one of these soldiers resembled to Billy Sole while we watched the trailer and even thought one of them to be truly Blain Cooper to be honest. This event is designed to make you feel the same uncertain tensions Dutch and his crew went through back then.

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The Ghost Hunt

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Developer team of Ghost Recon has been a huge fan of Schwarzenegger's Predator movie from 1987 and they were greatly excited when they got to bring not only the jungle hunter Predator from that film but also most of its setup where it all took place.

The Legends of the Wildlands and Fallen Ghost DLC were primary source of inspiration for working on Predator Pack in first place. Ghost Recon: Wildlands is currently available to play on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One with Predator Pack free update.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Ghost Recon: Wildlands for Xbox One X

Xbox One X provides the best experience for Ghost Recon: Wildlands with HDR enhanced graphics and other improvements.

A brand-new Xbox One X enhancements update for Ubisoft's tactical shooter Ghost Recon: Wildlands is released to improve your experience. Biggest perk of the platforms' graphical superiority and bunch of fixes are going to make it better than it already is.

With this newest update, loading time will be significantly quicker than it was before, Ghost War's progression and UI gets fixed as well while Ghost War menu will let you directly hit the store anytime you want from now on.

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Ghost Recon: Wildlands for Xbox One X

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Development team behind this update did not just enhance GRW for Xbox One X, if improvement of anything would've made it better in-game, they did it. You will see that for yourself when you notice draw distances and better terrain representation.

Anisotropic filtering was used to curve out all the texture for your sight and distance also helps your gameplay. Of course, all of it comes in a higher resolution with full HDR support as you can check that out in a newly released trailer featuring recently captured footage.

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Ubisoft also gave players a brief preview of their latest addition of enhanced graphics in HDR for GR: Wildlands.




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Since plot premise is set in Bolivia, you cannot tell if it could be more realistic than this if you've never been there before, I guess. If you have a few seconds to spare, you might even admire how lifelike this digital landscape of Bolivia really is.

This is surely a technical home-run for dev team dedicated for Xbox One X enhancements and being allied with Microsoft gave them access to every essential tool. An issue with XP gain at match ending is fixed now and helicopter ammo will no longer run out due to extensive use.

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As you play GRW main campaign, Ghost War or the PvP mode in a dangerous open-world, you will realize that this is that next level you've been dreaming for a long time. Because of all these tweaking, surrounding environment is also very live and engaging.

Ghost Recon: Wildlands is already out on all major platforms like PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One for players to enjoy. Still, those who prefer to cherish superior graphical masterworks in their very own Xbox One X console, this update could be a thing for them.