Tuesday marks the big launch day for Ghost Recon: Wildlands. Some reviewers fell in love with Ubisoft’s co-op open-world shooter during last week’s Open Beta, while others were critical of the game’s shortcomings during the testing phase. If you’re on the ‘I love it’ side of the fence, it’s important to note that there are pre-order discounts and bonuses available at various retailers that will save you a few bucks – depending on your platform of choice.
Not all the savings are for PC gamers, but that is where the easiest discounts can be obtained. Two authorized retailers have sizable discounts. The popular GMG is giving Wildlands an 18% price break to $49.29 for the PC Uplay digital copy. Slightly better is GamersGate with a 20% price drop to $48 for the Standard Edition or $80 for the most expensive Gold Edition of Ghost Recon: Wildlands. Both GMG and GamersGate are authorized retailers by Ubisoft and purchases include the pre-order bonuses.
Console deals for Ghost Recon: Wildlands are available but they require paid memberships to obtain. You have two options: Best Buy’s Gamers Club Unlocked Membership or Amazon’s Prime. Both reduce the price 20% to $47.99, though we should note that the Deluxe Editions are sold out at both retailers. Gold is available for the Xbox One only at Amazon, where you can still get that 20% price reduction to $79.99.
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands PC Deals
- Ghost Recon: Wildlands Gold: $81.99 (Uplay)
- Ghost Recon: Wildlands Digital Deluxe: $57.57 (Uplay)
- Ghost Recon: Wildlands Standard: $49.29 (Uplay)
- Includes pre-order bonus at Green Man Gaming
- Ghost Recon: Wildlands Gold: $79.99 (Uplay)
- Ghost Recon: Wildlands Digital Deluxe: $55.99 (Uplay)
- Ghost Recon: Wildlands Standard: $47.99 (Uplay)
- Includes pre-order bonus at GamersGate
Green Man Gaming has confirmed that they are now sending out keys for pre-load this weekend. The game clocks in at a 40GB download and you’ll need plenty more space available on storage for the install. If you have a slow internet connection, pre-ordering and pre-loading this weekend will be a good idea.
Being authorized retailers, both GMG and GamersGate includes the pre-order bonus “The Peruvian Connection” DLC – which grants you mission access to explore the high mountains of Bolivia in order to break the alliance between Santa Blanca and the Peruvian Cartels.
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands Console Deals:
- Ghost Recon: Wildlands Gold Edition: $79.99 (Xbox One)
- Ghost Recon: Wildlands Standard: $47.99 (Xbox One, PS4)
Requires Prime membership at Amazon
Ghost Recon: Wildlands: Standard, Deluxe, or Gold?
With the discount in effect, it’s not as expensive to upgrade from the standard edition (at least for PC gamers). One might ask if it’s worthwhile to upgrade, below we’ll break down what’s in each edition. so you can decide which copy of Ghost Recon: Wildlands you should buy. We should mention off the bat that all retailers listed above will get you the “Peruvian Connection” pre-order bonus mission.
The Deluxe Edition of the game includes the base game plus the Deluxe Pack. Think an exclusive weapon, gear, a vehicle, and experience boosters. When you buy deluxe you get:
- The Wilderness rifle
- The Huntsman motorbike
- 3 emblems
- 3 weapon camos
- 3 character customization items
- XP booster
The Wilderness rifle is a unique shotgun with an engraved finish. Some of the exclusive character customization items are the light hunting jacket, the sapper backpack, and the Oakley SI straight jacket fire glasses.
If you’re thinking about going with the Gold Edition it doesn’t look like you’ll be getting any real advantages on Day 1 (vs the Deluxe Edition of Ghost Recon: Wildlands). Gold is essentially just the Deluxe Edition + Season Pass.
The Season Pass will be two major DLC expansions not available at launch and will release later in the year. If you enjoyed the Open Beta and know you’ll be seeking more content later in the year, the Gold Edition is the way to go.
If you planned on spending $60 anyway on Ghost Recon: Wildlands – you can now get the Deluxe Edition (for PC at least) at less than the Standard Edition list price. Is the extra content worth it? At the end, this depends on how big of a fan you are of the Ghost Recon series and how much you enjoyed the Open Beta.