Ubisoft has kept details of Ghost Recon: Wildlands scarce, however, players will have the chance to find out plenty more when an open beta launches later this week.
Arguably one of the most anticipated games of the year, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands open beta will begin Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 6:00 AM EST and will last until Sunday, February 26, 2017 at 6:00 AM EST. The opportunity to be a beta tester is available to all PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One gamers who sign up via Ubisoft’s website.
Like its predecessors, Ghost Recon: Wildlands is a tactical shooter with an emphasis on teamwork and the presence of increasingly difficult opposition. New to the Ghost Recon series, however, is the open-world aspect, which Ubisoft is known for doing through its Assassin’s Creed and Far Cry franchises. Players may choose to tackle their missions solo or go co-op with friends online. A player’s solo play is uploaded to their online play when they sync up with friends, so progress is never lost when switching from solo play to co-op.
Set in Bolivia, South America, Ghost Recon: Wildlands tells the tale of the Ghosts, a US Elite Special Operations team, who are deployed to take down the Santa Blanca Mexican drug cartel in a lawless land where the government is corrupt.
The first title in the Ghost Recon series was released in 2001 for Microsoft Windows, with ports made available for Mac OS, PlayStation 2, and Xbox in 2002. Over the last sixteen years, the series has gained popularity with fans for its combat (modern and futuristic warfare) and riveting storytelling. The last entry in the series was 2012’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier, which OnlySP’s Damien Lawardorn scored 7/10, calling it “a delight for anyone looking for an immersive, diverse, gameplay-driven third-person shooter experience”.
Following the completion of the Ghost Recon: Wildlands open beta, the game is set to release on March 7, 2017 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.