About a month ago, Ubisoft decided to surprise Ghost Recon: Wildlands players with a free update that added a crossover event featuring the Predator, with many lapsed fans returning to the tactical shooter to take part in the action. Now, the publisher and developer has decided to bring about a new addition to the game that likely won’t be as popular with players, as the title is set to receive its own version of loot boxes called “Battle Crates.”
According to a recent blog post from Ubisoft, Battle Crates are going to be available in Ghost Recon: Wildlands before the end of the month as part of the Extended Ops update. The publisher and developer has described the items as types of loot boxes that will contain a random assortment of cosmetic items. Players interested in obtaining Battle Crates will be able to do so by purchasing them through the in-game store for 400 Credits.
As explained by Ubisoft, once a Battle Crate is purchased in Ghost Recon: Wildlands, three items that players don’t already own will be unlocked, meaning that fans won’t be stuck with any unwanted duplicates. What’s more is that when the impending update goes live, all of the game’s players will receive two free crates: the Spec Ops Crate, and the Ghost War Crate. Both of these can be redeemed through the Ubisoft Club.
The aforementioned Spec Ops Crate will include items that are specifically designed for Ghost Recon: Wildlands‘ single-player and co-op modes, with there being various weapons in both the Epic and Exotic variety, as well as vehicles and cosmetics. The Ghost War Crates, on the other hand, feature customization items and skins, as well as Exotic weapons. To be clear, though, the Exotic weapons are merely reskins of existing armaments and shouldn’t have any impact on stats.
Ubisoft has stated that it does not intend to include anything in Battle Crates that will affect gameplay or player progression in Ghost Recon: Wildlands. Additionally, the publisher and developer has said that fans should expect to discover upwards of 200 items in the game’s loot boxes in Rare, Epic, and Legendary objects. So, taking all of this into consideration, it will be interesting to see how Ghost Recon: Wildlands‘ player base reacts once Battle Crates make their way into the title.
Ghost Recon: Wildlands is available now for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.