Now that Ghost Recon: Wildlands has been determined to have had the biggest week one launch in 2017 yet, it seems as if the developers at Ubisoft have decided to celebrate by offering fans of the open world tactical shooter a free DLC pack themed after the action-RPG Tom Clancy's The Division. As it happens, the content package will allow players to gear up to become an Agent by letting them customize their character with a costume, patch, and weapon from the 2016 third-person shooter.
As seen in the tweet below from Ubisoft Club, the free weapon being added in the Ghost Recon: Wildlands DLC is an orange and white LVOA-C assault rifle from The Division, and instead of being a simple skin, its a fully-functional new gun all on its own. Furthermore, the costume and patch is a direct reference to the garb that certain Agents wear in The Division, complete with gas mask, beanie, and leather jacket with the Strategic Homeland Division insignia on its sleeve.
While it's great to see that Ubisoft is adding free content to Ghost Recon: Wildlands, it's important to note that it won't be available to all fans of the game. In fact, the DLC can only be obtained should fans own a copy of both Wildlands and The Division, so gamers who don't own the latter should bear that in mind if they were wondering why the materials don't show up for download.
For those unaware, this isn't the first instance of Ubisoft adding cross-promotional content into its games, as The Division has been on the receiving end of such a practice in the past. During its E3 2016 press conference, the publisher and developer revealed the inclusion of three outfits inspired by the Ghost Recon, Rainbow Six, and Splinter Cell franchises to be given to fans who pre-ordered The Division's Underground DLC.
Ardent fans of Ghost Recon: Wildlands will likely remember that there were a number of leaked screenshots that surfaced online revealing the existence of a variety of new outfits for players to unlock representing gear from other major Ubisoft franchises such as Assassin's Creed, Splinter Cell: Blacklist, and more. Taking this into consideration, it's highly likely that Ubisoft has plenty more content drops in the vein of today's The Division DLC pack planned for the future of Ghost Recon: Wildlands.
Ghost Recon: Wildlands is out now for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
Source: Ubisoft Club – Twitter