With the next game in the franchise coming later this year, Ubisoft have brought a brand new game mode to Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands.
Called the Mercenaries mode, it can best be described as a battle royale mode. Eight people go in and call for evac, then have to reach the helicopter first. It is PvPvE, which means that it's players versus players versus environment - so the other Ghosts aren't your only enemy.
The extraction helicopter is called in by the players activating transmitters, which shrink the possible area which the helicopter might arrive. They will also have to gather intel, as well as weapons and supplies, along the way.
In the new game mode there a few new features:
- Looting for Gear: Players start the game just with a melee weapon and will need to find the best gear, weapons and consumables to fight the Unidad forces and enemy players. If a player dies, they will lose all of the loot gathered and start at square one when they respawn.
- Armor: Mercenaries mode will feature a new health and armor system. Based on the gear players pick up, an armor bar will appear. This bar will absorb a percentage of damage based on the penetration capability of the opponent's weapon.
- Health: If players are hit by a weapon that deals penetration damage, they will bleed and gradually lose a percentage of their health. If they are injured, they will be able to loot three different types of healing items to get back into fighting shape: medikits, bandages and syringes.
- Destructible Doors: Destructible doors can be opened with CQC, behind which players may find intel, loot, or cover to aid them in their fight. Players will need to think tactically about when to use this as opponents will be able to hear the breaking doors if they are close by.
Finally, Ubisoft have detailed some things you can do in Wildlands to unlock some weapons, skins and emblems in Breakpoint. These include finishing the campaign, participating in the Ghost War mode and more, check here for more details.