Today, Ubisoft has unveiled its post-launch plans for the forthcoming tactical shooter, Ghost Recon: Wildlands, by releasing a new trailer that provides details for content to be offered through a DLC pass, plans for free PvP updates, and more. The information comes less than a day after it was revealed that the game broke a record for the publisher and developer, as it hosted the most beta participants in the company’s history.
As detailed below in the trailer courtesy of the Ubisoft US YouTube channel, the aforementioned DLC pass is set to come with two “major” expansions, as well as one “special mission that call[s] on players to take on enemies that only experienced Ghosts are able to handle.” Similar to the way Battlefield 1‘s Premium Pass works, the season pass owners for Ghost Recon: Wildlands will get to play the new DLC for a full week before anyone else.
In addition to receiving early access to Ghost Recon: Wildlands‘ DLC, season pass holders also get special outfits and weapons. Plus, they will even receive a permanent 5 percent XP boost and a “single-use short XP booster” that gives an extra +50 percent XP bonus for players and a supplementary +25 percent XP bonus for everyone in their squad that will last over the course of two hours.
Furthermore, Ubisoft has provided names and details for the previously mentioned “major” expansions, with the first one called Narco Road and the second being dubbed Fallen Ghosts. The former expansion will include new bosses and fresh vehicles, as players will be tasked with infiltrating a gang of smugglers, taking part in over-the-top races to earn the trust of the outfit’s leader, and dismantling them internally. Fallen Ghosts, on the other hand, will have fans on the defensive, as their chopper is shot down during an evacuation mission, forcing their squad to adapt to the situation while being hunted by “an elite group of ruthless mercenaries.” The second expansion adds a powerful new enemy, fresh skills, and weapons to unlock.
Ghost Recon: Wildlands‘ season pass will also contain new experiences with The Unidad Conspiracy missions and The Peruvian Connection pack, with the latter doling out seven gear patches. Plus, there are to be faction-themed equipment packs added to the game as DLC, as they’re called the Rebellion Ghost Pack, the Unidad Ghost Pack, and the Santa Blanca Ghost Pack. The Rebellion pack has an outfit inspired by the Katari 26 rebels and unlocks a uniquely designed AK-47 with a bigger magazine, the Unidad pack gives a Unidad outfit and a Unidad LMG weapon with a red dot scope and a larger clip, and the Santa Blanca pack comes with a Santa Blanca-inspired outfit and a golden M1911.
As far as the free post-launch content for Ghost Recon: Wildlands is concerned, Ubisoft stands to add PvP multiplayer sometime after release in the form of a 4v4 mode. Unfortunately, though, Ubisoft didn’t provide additional details for the mode, nor did it give release dates for any of the DLC. However, the company did list the game’s season pass at $40, with a special Gold edition that has Wildlands and the DLC pass for $100. Taking all of this into consideration, it seems as if Ghost Recon: Wildlands is prepared to give fans an open world experience chock full of collectible gear, customization features, and intense missions, which ought to give them plenty to do once it launches.
Ghost Recon: Wildlands is scheduled to release on March 7, 2017 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.