Cleaning up the Santa Blanca Cartel‘s network of crime might not be the priority for most people two years after the game’s release, but Ubisoft are still championing their massive open-world tactical shooter with a major free update titled Special Operation 4 inbound for Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands. If you’ve been a loyal Ghost waiting for more content then get ready, because the update arrives tomorrow!
Special Operation 4 looks set to bring a brand new PvE mode, a new Sapper PvP Class and a whole host of requested features to Ghost Recon Wildlands. On 27th February, this major update releases on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC, at no extra cost whatsoever and Ubisoft have stated that it’ll be the last free update for the second year of post-launch content.
Focusing on the main addition, Guerrilla Mode, it expands on the PvE experience with a unique challenge that tests players’ endurance, skills and tactics. It can be played solo or cooperatively with up to four Ghosts and players will need to defend key locations against increasingly deadly waves of Cartel and Unidad members – like a sort of horde mode. After each completed wave, players will have the opportunity to purchase and upgrade weapons, skills and attachments with resources gathered from the defeated enemies. Each choice when spending these resources will be impactful, meaning strategy will be essential in order to overcome the challenge.
As well as the Guerrilla Mode, Special Operation 4 also introduces a wealth of new Ghost War PvP–centric content, including:
- One New PvP Class (Available to Year 2 Pass owners first, with everyone else gaining access on 6th March): The Sapper is a new Support class option that deploys a specialised drone capable of shooting “concussion” mines. These mines drain stamina from players as well as suppressing them, slowing down their rush.
- Two New PvP Maps.
- Two New PvP Events: Arms Race – Players spawn with only their pistols and are forced explore the map for better weapons. Danger Zone – Players are periodically bombed with ultrasonic blasts, forcing them to always be on the move.
And that’s not all as there are a number of community requested features arriving, including time of day setting for Solo Campaign Mode, a new bleeding notification in Ghost War, the addition of the compass HUD option to PvE, as well as the introduction of daily campaign challenges with increased rewards. Furthermore, Special Operation 4 will add a new Heatmap view, where players will be able to see the most visited locations in the Wildlands and discover some they have never explored.
You can’t deny, that’s a pretty decent free update for Ghost Recon Wildlands and you’ll be able to see whether the Guerrilla Mode is as cool as it sounds, tomorrow.