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Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands Introduces ‘Mercenaries’

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Before the next installment of Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint comes in October, Ubisoft is leaving Wildlands with the last major update in the form of ‘Mercenaries.’


If there is one thing that Ubisoft is good at, it’s creating highly immersive open-world games with beautiful environments and solid gameplay. From Far Cry and Watchdogs to The Division, Assassin’s Creed and Ghost Recon, you can always count on Ubisoft to amaze you with the world’s memorable vistas, engaging combat, and characters.

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands is no exception. Mercenaries will be the last major update for the tactical shooter video game.

Effectively, it is a Battle Royale mode with a few interesting tweaks. Here are the highlights of Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands’ Mercenaries:

  • It is both player-versus-player (PvP) and player-versus-enemy (PvE) — or, if you will, PvPvE.
  • You compete with seven other players for a helicopter extraction.
  • You start with no weapons and gear.
  • Activating radio transmitters will narrow down the possible extraction zone.
  • In order to find transmitters, you will have to find intel —which will gain you one of three advantages:
    • The temporary location of other players.
    • The location of rare gear and weapons.
    • Vehicle location.
  • Activating three radio transmitters will reveal the extraction zone.
  • During all of this, you will also have to fight Unidad soldiers.
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands press kit

Image courtesy of Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands press kit.

Naturally, the gameplay will escalate when the helicopter starts to land — which is when all the players will know its location. To help you survive that encounter, Mercenaries has a new health and armor system. You can also lose health by bleeding. This depends on the weapon you are hit with, and you will have a choice between medkits, bandages, and syringes. Each type of healing manages your health differently:

  • Medikits stop bleeding and restore health to 100 percent.
  • Bandages stop bleeding without restoring any health.
  • Syringes don’t stop bleeding but restore health.

As you can see, Mercenaries will involve quick thinking and accurate aim. After you first complete it, you will receive a Lone Wolf costume.

What do you think of the new Mercenaries mode? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below! 


Images courtesy of IGDB/Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands press kit, Twitter/@GhostRecon.

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