One of the most unique aspects to Ubisoft’s upcoming third-person shooter, Ghost Recon: Wildlands, is players’ ability to choose how they complete a mission. To date, Ubisoft has shown off a few gameplay videos that detail the various methods players have for infiltrating an enemy base and eliminating or capturing a target.
In its latest trailer, Ubisoft revisits a Ghost Recon: Wildlands mission already revealed in two previous gameplay trailers. However, this time around, the team of Ghosts are scrapping both the silent and tactical options completely and going all-in, helicopter guns blazing in an attempt to quickly capture a target and escape the area.
As the trailer from Ubisoft shows, players have a lot of options when it comes to the tools, vehicles, and weapons they choose to complete a mission. Gamers have previously seen the Ghosts take down the camp during the day while using tactical abilities, a little distraction, and some vehicles stolen from the Santa Blanca cartel in the game.
Later, gamers were treated to a stealthy approach to the mission, with the Ghosts targeting the camp at night and using silenced weapons to eliminate enemies within the camp. During that gameplay video, the Ghosts also shut down the electricity in the camp, making it difficult for enemies to see what was going on.
The newest gameplay trailer for Ghost Recon: Wildlands shows the Ghosts targeting the camp at dusk. While one Ghost takes down a handful of targets on the ground using a sniper rifle, the other three arrive in a helicopter. One Ghost leaps from the chopper and skydives down to the target building (hence the name of the trailer: Operation Skydive), while the last two Ghosts circle the camp, lighting it up with the helicopter’s heavy machine gun. The whole mission is completed in about one minute, with the Ghosts escaping the area in the helicopter with target in hand.
Comparing these three trailers gives great credence to Ubisoft’s claim that players will have a range of tactics, vehicles, weapons, and opportunities available to them for taking down targets and cleaning up the wild lands of Bolivia. This is a huge selling point for the game, since it allows players to take on enemies in a manner they desire, rather than following a path selected for them. It also opens the door for multiple playthroughs, and will likely spark a handful of speedruns, which will only benefit the game over time.
It will be interesting to see how players react to these opportunities when the game’s beta launches. Fans are surely eager to see how vast the opportunities really are when Ghost Recon: Wildlands launches in March.
What do you think about the latest Ghost Recon: Wildlands trailer?
Ghost Recon: Wildlands is set to release March 7, 2017 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.