There’s a new mission coming to Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands tomorrow and it’ll feature the legendary Sam Fisher from Splinter Cell. Best of all, it’s free.
Ubisoft has announced that starting on 10th April, a wealth of exclusive Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell content will be introduced to the Ghost Recon Wildlands main game and the Ghost War PvP mode on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. This includes a new PvE mission, exclusive customisation items and a new Ghost War PvP class. In Special Operation I, players will be able to play alongside Sam Fisher – voiced by Michael Ironside – and help him complete his latest high-risk infiltration mission in Bolivia. This new special challenge is playable either solo or with up to four players in co-op and is set to be one of the most difficult missions the Ghosts have ever faced. As a night-time stealth mission, it’ll require players to use all the tools at their disposal in order to succeed.
When the mission is completed, you’ll be rewarded with exclusive items, such as Sam’s iconic sonar goggles, with a new night-vision filter, and other stuff. These rewards will only be available until the Special Challenge ends on May 16th, 2018, but the mission is still accessible after this. In addition to the rewards for completing the challenge, players can further customise and arm their Ghosts with the Splinter Cell Gear Pack, which includes new customisation items and weapons, such as the Karambit Knife – an exclusive close-combat blade inspired by Splinter Cell Blacklist – and the fully customisable SC 4000 prototype Splinter Cell assault rifle.
Special Operation 1 will also bring with it the Echelon, which is a brand new assault class that’s available in all PvP modes, expanding the Ghost War roster to a total of 18 unique classes. The Echelon is a part of Sam Fisher’s Fourth Echelon team, and therefore has access to high-tech equipment as well as the Sonar Pulse ability that allows him to see enemies behind walls at short range and gain tactical advantage over the opposing team. Ghost War players will be able to get early-access to the new class by using their Prestige points or by acquiring the Year 2 Pass.
Fancy getting a taste of the Wildlands experience? The good news is that players will have full access to Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands during the upcoming free weekend, taking place from April 12th to April 15th, 2018. The free weekend will be available on all platforms stated above and will give newcomers the opportunity to try out everything, including the likes of the Ghost War PvP mode, Predator mission and Special Operation I.
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