This week, Ubisoft launches Ghost Recon: Wildlands, the latest installment of its longrunning franchise based on the series of books by Tom Clancy. In-keeping with the studio’s previous open-world adventures, the game is littered with easter eggs intended to reward the most inquisitive of explorers.
As players make their way through Wildlands, they’ll find a mysterious button, the purpose of which isn’t clear. Next to the button is a sign that says “don’t press me,” so obviously, that means it should be pressed without delay.
Pressing the button causes four rockets to launch on the horizon. They soar high into the air, before making a beeline for the player’s position — it seems that they’re set to target the button itself, teaching anyone curious enough to press it an important lesson about the importance of reading signs.
Fortunately, these rockets won’t cause any damage to the player upon impact. There’s no sound as they meet their mark, but there is a colorful burst of confetti as the projectiles explode.
Wildlands is clearly something of a diversion from its more focused predecessors in the Ghost Recon franchise. The now formula might tone down the series’ realism, but it does allow for interesting easter eggs like this one.
Who knows what else players will stumble upon as they explore the game’s recreation of Bolivia. Wildlands is said to have one of the largest maps that Ubisoft has ever created, and there are sure to be plenty more secrets tucked away among its various nooks and crannies.
Ghost Recon: Wildlands is available now for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.