A new trailer for Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands reveals that players will have an opportunity to customize their weapons and gear for missions within the game.
One of Ubisoft’s most promising upcoming titles is Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands, which the developer revealed at E3 a couple months ago. With the release set for March, it wasn’t surprising to see Ubisoft show off more of the game at the gamescom expo this week in Germany.
In a new trailer for Ghost Recon: Wildlands, players get their first glimpse at character and weapon customization in the game. As the below video shows, players will have plenty of options when it comes to gearing up their characters for the game’s various missions.
The basic overall message of the trailer is that players will have complete control over how they play the game. Similar to a previous gameplay video that showed a team completing a mission multiple ways, the primary focus looks to be player-driven gameplay. That said, it looks like most of the customization decisions players will be making will be based on their play style and the needs of a particular mission and environment within the game.
For instance, in jungle areas, the trailer shows characters donning ghillie suits that allow them to blend into the vast world of Ghost Recon: Wildlands, along with silencers for their weapons to keep themselves quiet as they hunt their prey. Conversely, when players are faced with long-range battles in the open desert, they will benefit more from high-power sniper rifles decked out with impressive scopes.
While it’s readily understood that items like silencers and scopes have a significant impact on how players will use weapons in Ghost Recon: Wildlands, it isn’t readily apparent exactly how the clothing will work. It could be players will simply select the gear items they like the most for look and style, with not added benefits from what they wear other than visual preference, but it’s also possible that these items will come with certain bonuses. For example, the ghillie suit may allow players to move silently around enemies, or make them harder to detect in the brush, whereas desert fatigues may not provide the same benefits in the forest.
We will note that the trailer shows changes to character weapons and gear on the fly while running through a mission, it’s not clear if players will have the opportunity to make such changes during missions in the final game. Similar to Rainbow Six Siege, players may be required to select their gear and weapon loadouts prior to starting a mission. On the flip side, the system could work similarly to Tom Clancy’s The Division, where players can make changes to their weapons and gear whenever they please. It will be interesting to learn more about how this all works in Ghost Recon: Wildlands in the coming months.
What do you think about the new trailer for Ghost Recon: Wildlands?
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands is set to release March 7, 2017 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
Source: Ubisoft US – YouTube