Ghost Recon Wildlands adds one final update, gets Mercenaries Mode
Ubisoft has revealed one final bit of content for one of their long-running shooter franchise, Ghost Recon, at least as it concerns the latest title in the series, Ghost Recon Wildlands. The big final new addition is a new gameplay mode called Mercenaries.
The new gameplay mode offers a ton of new content with a brand new multi-part game mode which has a lot on the line, and should be quite a lot of fun to play. The three phase fight in Mercenaries Mode also has plenty of rewards up for grabs as well, assuming you can best the competition. It’s a seriously frantic bit of fun, offering a mix of battle royale gameplay and classic “king of the hill” game modes.
A match in Mercenaries Mode kicks off with a Recon phase where teams have to hunt down transmitters to gain temporary intel about the locations and composition of enemy squads. Teams can also learn the location of rare loot spawns, vehicles and new weapons through this segment of the match. Then the deployment phase kicks off wherein players must make trek across the map to three extraction points where helicopters are waiting to take teams to safety and their rewards. The final phase takes the “king of the hill” feel into account by forcing players to remain by the helos for a set amount of time before they can board and escape.
Other gameplay elements in Mercenaries Mode have been tweaked too. For example, a new armor and health system will balance gunplay around how much guns actually can penetrate armor. There’s even an increased level of environmental destruction to make matches more dynamic.
Check out the trailer for the new update down below, showing the new game mode in action. If you want to learn more about the mode, check out the full announcement on the Ubisoft website.
Ghost Recon Wildlands is out now for PC and consoles, offering plenty of gaming action, but there’s already a new game in the works. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint is set to launch on October 4 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC, bringing an entirely new shooter to the franchise. And yes, the latter of those will be an Epic exclusive, at least for now.
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