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Michael Lofton 2017-03-06
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PCWorld received a review code late on Friday (during GDC, no less) and I’ve only managed to play maybe 10 hours.

If nothing else, Wildlands is a technical feat.

I’m not going to say this is the largest map I’ve seen in a modern game, but it certainly feels that way at times.

There will doubtless be some performance gains over the next few months, a bit more optimization both from both Ubisoft and the big graphics card companies.

For the size of the game though, and the amount going on, Ghost Recon: Wildlands doesn’t seem poorly-optimized at launch.

Start there if you’re having issues, and make sure to take advantage of the in-game benchmarking tool.

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Joseph Cormier 2017-03-10
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Having felt like one of Ubisoft’s long forgotten Tom Clancy children (it’s been a whopping five years since the series' previous entry, Future Soldier), the Ghosts have finally come home to roost and they’ve brought with them one huge sandbox, a ton of forgettable missions and a co-op experience that somehow makes it all worthwhile.

Of course, this being a Ubisoft game in 2017, Wildlands is all about teaming up friends/total strangers and shooting some AI-controlled goons for mucho XP.

If you’ve played last year’s underrated (if previously technically fraught) The Division or 2014’s The Crew you’ll already know the deal, so while Wildlands does tick plenty of generic boxes, there’s still a dumb, fun-filled charm to be had (especially if you’re playing in co-op, but we’ll get to that).

There are salt flats, arid badlands, lush stretches of green and snow-capped mountains.

Sure it’s there to say, “Hey loner, you can do it all by yourself if you want!” but jump into a spot of matchmaking and you suddenly discover what Ubisoft Paris is really getting at with this latest Tom Clancy romp.

That’s the real beauty of Wildlands - the player stories that emerge systemically as you play thanks to its sheer freedom of options.

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Theodore Davis 2017-03-06
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Ghost Recon Wildlands is a co-op shooter unlike any I've played before.

It's a tactical shooter that doesn't throw tactics out the window as soon as you're discovered.

Though much better played with friends, Wildlands is still a must-have for anyone who loves the tactical shooting genre.

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Robert Tuohy 2016-05-26
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Much like the characters featured in the game itself, Ghost Recon Wildlands has been surprisingly hard to find over the past several months.

In fact, I d nearly forgotten the game even existed.

DON T MISS: Things aren t looking good for the Xbox One as PS4 sales top 40 million

In a brand new trailer released on Thursday, Ubisoft showcases the game s huge map and the countless violent activities players will participate in once they arrive.

Although the exact specifications of the map are still unknown, Ubisoft claims that Wildlands is going to be one of the biggest open worlds ever created.

Ubisoft also claims that the world will be reactive to your choices, giving you the ability to shape Bolivia as you see fit.

With dozens of weapons to choose from, over 60 air, land and sea vehicles to operate and a huge open world to explore, Ghost Recon Wildlands is easily one of my most anticipated games of 2016.

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Bob Sun 2017-03-13
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Ubisoft’s obsession with open worlds borders on an addiction itself – it’s surely only a mater of time before their rhythm action franchise Just Dance is relocated to a sandbox night club the size of the city of Sheffield - but they’ve really gone the extra mile here.

Or rather miles - the virtual Bolivia they’ve created is enormous, encompassing over a dozen different types of terrain and making GTA V’s Los Santos feel like a shanty town in comparison.

Clutches of civilians go about their daily routines but they’re invariably outnumbered by brazenly armed bad guys and don’t seem unduly bothered by the warfare being waged around them, occasionally cowering in terror but more often just strolling on past.

Instead of a living, breathing country, Wildlands feel like Westworld for the Guns & Ammo crowd.

Ghost Recon at least does a good job of making light of this state-sponsored genocide.

To give a sense of the scale of the challenge ahead, each buchon (the game practically fetishises Latino slang) rules their own zone of the map and players must discover pieces of intel to unlock the five story missions that will eventually reveal their target’s whereabouts.

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Robert Woodward 2017-02-22
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And by that time I of course mean time for one of Ubisoft s infamous open betas a.k.a.

time-limited demo periods right before a game s launch—this time for the upcoming Ghost Recon: Wildlands.

We re about two weeks out from parachuting through drug-torn Bolivia officially, but you can get your hands on the game this weekend.

You ll have four days to explore a subsection of Ghost Recon s map, the provinces of Itacua and Montuyoc.

The former is the opening area from the full game, so it should serve as a pretty good demo, while the latter is located in the highlands and has impressive vistas where you can watch the red lakes from above.

Montuyoc should be ideal for testing those draw-distances, which potential buyers should jump on after some reports of performance inconsistencies plagued Ghost Recon s closed beta on the PC.

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Timothy Corn 2016-06-14
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From the word go, Ubisoft was in an exuberant mood for its E3 2016 conference - kicking things off with a psychedelic dance medley which resembled the closing scenes from The Wicker Man the good one crossed with a Ziggy Stardust fever dream.

While the animal cosplay boogie that started the show was ostensibly a means to announce the expected arrival of Just Dance 2017 in October, it represented a publisher at ease with its position in the gaming sphere.

Why advertise with us

Despite receiving criticism for sticking to a perceived cookie-cutter template for its 'unique' brand of open-world games, Ubisoft has pressed on and is reaping the rewards with games like Tom Clancy's The Division selling by the bucket load and breaking company records.

Compare this to the on-stage demo of Eagle Flight - a single player and six person multiplayer VR game for Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and PSVR as a launch title no less .

Foul-mouth RPG sequel South Park: The Fractured But Whole was also shown for single-player enthusiasts, while extended footage from For Honor eased early worries that the solo campaign was merely tacked on to the 4v4 vikings vs samurais vs knights melee mash-up.

If gamers have indeed cottoned on to the tower-heavy, side-quest saturated design that pervaded the company's big hitters from the past half decade, then it seems Ubisoft has also made the necessary changes to break from tradition by expanding its better ideas into a diverse range of genres with Steep and For Honor.

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James Maloch 2016-05-30
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4 Ghost-bros against the world

A new trailer titled We Are Ghosts has been released for Tom Clancy s Ghost Recon Wildlands, the next game in the Ghost Recon series.

First revealed just last year at E3, Tom Clancy s Ghost Recon Wildlands brings the series to a present day open world, and Ubisoft are keen to show that world off.

The setting is Bolivia, where a drug cartel have taken control, and the Ghosts must work to take them out.

It s no grand tale, but the new trailer shows off both some of the locations within the game and how they re traversed or used to an advantage.

Arid deserts, mountains, and foggy wastelands seem to be just some of the game s areas, with a few different vehicles being shown off for a variety of ways to travel.

No release date has been set, but Tom Clancy s Ghost Recon Wildlands is to be released for PC, Xbox One, and PS4.

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John Larsen 2017-03-08
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Basically, is a squad-based, third-person It's certainly a far cry from the of yesteryear, which is both a good and a bad thing.

It's good because it's still a fun game.

It's basically Ubisoft's take on also, which is a great show that you should go watch on Netflix if you haven't already.

and can play the game start to finish without ever joining up with another living, breathing human being.

Compare that to something like which really does punish solo players, making it literally impossible for lone wolves to do their thing.

Normally that's a conundrum, but here the game solves that problem artfully.

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Mark Moore 2016-12-07

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands, the latest entry in the tactical shooter series, isn't set for release until March.

However, a beta programme for the multiplayer game will give select players an early taste - if you're lucky.

Wildlands, which sees a US special forces squad known as The Ghosts combatting the Santa Blanca drug cartel in Bolivia, was revealed at E3 2015.

It is the first entry in the series to be set in an open world environment, with a host of vehicles and contemporary military equipment to get to grips with.

The beta will be a good - and for many, necessary - look at how the game marries team-based multiplayer in an open environment.

How to get the Ghost Recon Wildlands beta

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Robert Massaro 2016-06-13
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Featuring four-person cooperative gameplay and fast-paced vehicle chases, the citizens of Bolivia won t just think they saw a ghost: they ll be sure of it.

Bolivia was previously revealed as the setting for the drug cartel-based story of Wildlands, but the extent that the country has been torn apart is much more than what we saw in the attempted Mexican coup of Advanced Warfighter and its sequel.

The nation now exists as the largest cocaine operation in the world, and it s up to the Ghosts to restore order by, naturally, shooting people and blowing a lot of stuff up.

A third player joins up with them from far across the enormous map and, with greater visibility, marks enemies from his perch and transmits the data to his teammates.

What begins as a silent, deadly extraction mission then turns into a car and truck, and motorcycle chase, which culminates in a massive firefight on the road and El Pozolero s capture.

The whole demonstration was a tad by-the-numbers — there isn t too much new about Wildlands — but the scale and seamless co-op could help reinvigorate a franchise that hasn t seen a new entry in more than four years.

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Thomas Jones 2016-05-27
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A new trailer for Ubisoft s Ghost Recon Wildlands has been released, shedding new light on the game that closed out the company s E3 2015 press conference.

The trailer gives the game a very Mad Max meets Just Cause meets The Division vibe, as we see a squad of soldiers walking, driving and flying across different terrains, before seeing the action really kick off in a series of different enemy strongholds.

There is still no official release date for Wildlands, but the game is set to launch on PS4, Xbox One and PC.

The trailer reveals that people who pre-order the game from Uplay will get a bonus in-game mission.

With E3 2016 right around the corner, we can expect to see much more from the game during Ubisoft s press conference.

Let us know in the comments.

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James Finch 2017-03-03

Though the Bolivia in Ghost Recon Wildlands is fictional, the nation's government has filed a formal complaint with France.

What effect it has on the game, which is due to be released March 7, is unclear.

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands takes the elite special operations unit to a near-future Bolivia, which, in the game, has become overrun with vicious, ruthless drug cartels that have effectively replaced the government.

The Bolivian government is evidently not happy about this, and has filed a formal complaint with the French embassy, requesting that action be taken by the French government.

In a statement to reporters on Wednesday, Bolivian Interior Minister Carlos Romero said that the Bolivia government has “standing” to [take legal action] against Ubisoft for the country’s portrayal in Ghost Recon Wildlands, but it first wanted to take a “diplomatic” approach.

More: ‘Ghost Recon Wildlands’ to get two major expansions, free player-vs.-player update

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Edward Lambert 2016-05-31
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Even more crucial is the new open-world approach, which unlocks a vast array of options for taking on missions and manipulating the environment and its inhabitants – in blisteringly intense co-op, of course.

And despite the look, the Ghosts are certainly ready to react to the wide array of situations that follow in this huge tactical playground.

What the open world allows is a true sense of freedom: these missions can be tackled in so many different ways, and even with each of your four co-op operatives or three A.I.

That's messy, but it can get the job done – plus you get to unleash some hell from the barrel of your assault rifle, which is always a perk.

Only in Wildlands, it's a co-op experience with three mates all making important decisions, and loads of options amidst the open setting.

Also, given the strength of The Division and its striking recreation of New York City, Ubisoft's living worlds are certainly on an upward swing.

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Albert Colburn 2017-03-10
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Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One

RADIO TRANSMISSION TRANSCRIPT: WILDLANDS OPERATION.

MIC: Special Agent Karen Bowman, CIA

SO: Nomad, aka “Ghost Leader”

Location: Langley/Aboard helo, approx 20km from Bolivian border.

[Special Agent Bowman]: Ghost Leader, this is Special Agent Karen Bowman, do you copy?

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Jerry Smith 2017-02-23
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If you haven't gotten a chance to play Ghost Recon: Wildlands yet, today you can download the game's final beta for free and give it a spin.

The beta is open to all gamers on PS4, Xbox One and PC.

I'm one of the legion who haven't tried the game out yet, so I'm eager to give it a spin.

I've heard mixed things about Ubisoft's latest open-world entry.

It certainly looks a lot different from the old Ghost Recon games I cut my teeth on back in the day.

The open beta runs from today through next Monday, Feb. 27.

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Michael Lofton 2017-03-06
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PCWorld received a review code late on Friday (during GDC, no less) and I’ve only managed to play maybe 10 hours.

If nothing else, Wildlands is a technical feat.

I’m not going to say this is the largest map I’ve seen in a modern game, but it certainly feels that way at times.

There will doubtless be some performance gains over the next few months, a bit more optimization both from both Ubisoft and the big graphics card companies.

For the size of the game though, and the amount going on, Ghost Recon: Wildlands doesn’t seem poorly-optimized at launch.

Start there if you’re having issues, and make sure to take advantage of the in-game benchmarking tool.

Theodore Davis 2017-03-06
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Ghost Recon Wildlands is a co-op shooter unlike any I've played before.

It's a tactical shooter that doesn't throw tactics out the window as soon as you're discovered.

Though much better played with friends, Wildlands is still a must-have for anyone who loves the tactical shooting genre.

Bob Sun 2017-03-13
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Ubisoft’s obsession with open worlds borders on an addiction itself – it’s surely only a mater of time before their rhythm action franchise Just Dance is relocated to a sandbox night club the size of the city of Sheffield - but they’ve really gone the extra mile here.

Or rather miles - the virtual Bolivia they’ve created is enormous, encompassing over a dozen different types of terrain and making GTA V’s Los Santos feel like a shanty town in comparison.

Clutches of civilians go about their daily routines but they’re invariably outnumbered by brazenly armed bad guys and don’t seem unduly bothered by the warfare being waged around them, occasionally cowering in terror but more often just strolling on past.

Instead of a living, breathing country, Wildlands feel like Westworld for the Guns & Ammo crowd.

Ghost Recon at least does a good job of making light of this state-sponsored genocide.

To give a sense of the scale of the challenge ahead, each buchon (the game practically fetishises Latino slang) rules their own zone of the map and players must discover pieces of intel to unlock the five story missions that will eventually reveal their target’s whereabouts.

Timothy Corn 2016-06-14
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From the word go, Ubisoft was in an exuberant mood for its E3 2016 conference - kicking things off with a psychedelic dance medley which resembled the closing scenes from The Wicker Man the good one crossed with a Ziggy Stardust fever dream.

While the animal cosplay boogie that started the show was ostensibly a means to announce the expected arrival of Just Dance 2017 in October, it represented a publisher at ease with its position in the gaming sphere.

Why advertise with us

Despite receiving criticism for sticking to a perceived cookie-cutter template for its 'unique' brand of open-world games, Ubisoft has pressed on and is reaping the rewards with games like Tom Clancy's The Division selling by the bucket load and breaking company records.

Compare this to the on-stage demo of Eagle Flight - a single player and six person multiplayer VR game for Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and PSVR as a launch title no less .

Foul-mouth RPG sequel South Park: The Fractured But Whole was also shown for single-player enthusiasts, while extended footage from For Honor eased early worries that the solo campaign was merely tacked on to the 4v4 vikings vs samurais vs knights melee mash-up.

If gamers have indeed cottoned on to the tower-heavy, side-quest saturated design that pervaded the company's big hitters from the past half decade, then it seems Ubisoft has also made the necessary changes to break from tradition by expanding its better ideas into a diverse range of genres with Steep and For Honor.

John Larsen 2017-03-08
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Basically, is a squad-based, third-person It's certainly a far cry from the of yesteryear, which is both a good and a bad thing.

It's good because it's still a fun game.

It's basically Ubisoft's take on also, which is a great show that you should go watch on Netflix if you haven't already.

and can play the game start to finish without ever joining up with another living, breathing human being.

Compare that to something like which really does punish solo players, making it literally impossible for lone wolves to do their thing.

Normally that's a conundrum, but here the game solves that problem artfully.

Robert Massaro 2016-06-13
img

Featuring four-person cooperative gameplay and fast-paced vehicle chases, the citizens of Bolivia won t just think they saw a ghost: they ll be sure of it.

Bolivia was previously revealed as the setting for the drug cartel-based story of Wildlands, but the extent that the country has been torn apart is much more than what we saw in the attempted Mexican coup of Advanced Warfighter and its sequel.

The nation now exists as the largest cocaine operation in the world, and it s up to the Ghosts to restore order by, naturally, shooting people and blowing a lot of stuff up.

A third player joins up with them from far across the enormous map and, with greater visibility, marks enemies from his perch and transmits the data to his teammates.

What begins as a silent, deadly extraction mission then turns into a car and truck, and motorcycle chase, which culminates in a massive firefight on the road and El Pozolero s capture.

The whole demonstration was a tad by-the-numbers — there isn t too much new about Wildlands — but the scale and seamless co-op could help reinvigorate a franchise that hasn t seen a new entry in more than four years.

James Finch 2017-03-03

Though the Bolivia in Ghost Recon Wildlands is fictional, the nation's government has filed a formal complaint with France.

What effect it has on the game, which is due to be released March 7, is unclear.

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands takes the elite special operations unit to a near-future Bolivia, which, in the game, has become overrun with vicious, ruthless drug cartels that have effectively replaced the government.

The Bolivian government is evidently not happy about this, and has filed a formal complaint with the French embassy, requesting that action be taken by the French government.

In a statement to reporters on Wednesday, Bolivian Interior Minister Carlos Romero said that the Bolivia government has “standing” to [take legal action] against Ubisoft for the country’s portrayal in Ghost Recon Wildlands, but it first wanted to take a “diplomatic” approach.

More: ‘Ghost Recon Wildlands’ to get two major expansions, free player-vs.-player update

Albert Colburn 2017-03-10
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Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One

RADIO TRANSMISSION TRANSCRIPT: WILDLANDS OPERATION.

MIC: Special Agent Karen Bowman, CIA

SO: Nomad, aka “Ghost Leader”

Location: Langley/Aboard helo, approx 20km from Bolivian border.

[Special Agent Bowman]: Ghost Leader, this is Special Agent Karen Bowman, do you copy?

Joseph Cormier 2017-03-10
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Having felt like one of Ubisoft’s long forgotten Tom Clancy children (it’s been a whopping five years since the series' previous entry, Future Soldier), the Ghosts have finally come home to roost and they’ve brought with them one huge sandbox, a ton of forgettable missions and a co-op experience that somehow makes it all worthwhile.

Of course, this being a Ubisoft game in 2017, Wildlands is all about teaming up friends/total strangers and shooting some AI-controlled goons for mucho XP.

If you’ve played last year’s underrated (if previously technically fraught) The Division or 2014’s The Crew you’ll already know the deal, so while Wildlands does tick plenty of generic boxes, there’s still a dumb, fun-filled charm to be had (especially if you’re playing in co-op, but we’ll get to that).

There are salt flats, arid badlands, lush stretches of green and snow-capped mountains.

Sure it’s there to say, “Hey loner, you can do it all by yourself if you want!” but jump into a spot of matchmaking and you suddenly discover what Ubisoft Paris is really getting at with this latest Tom Clancy romp.

That’s the real beauty of Wildlands - the player stories that emerge systemically as you play thanks to its sheer freedom of options.

Robert Tuohy 2016-05-26
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Image Source: Ubisoft

Much like the characters featured in the game itself, Ghost Recon Wildlands has been surprisingly hard to find over the past several months.

In fact, I d nearly forgotten the game even existed.

DON T MISS: Things aren t looking good for the Xbox One as PS4 sales top 40 million

In a brand new trailer released on Thursday, Ubisoft showcases the game s huge map and the countless violent activities players will participate in once they arrive.

Although the exact specifications of the map are still unknown, Ubisoft claims that Wildlands is going to be one of the biggest open worlds ever created.

Ubisoft also claims that the world will be reactive to your choices, giving you the ability to shape Bolivia as you see fit.

With dozens of weapons to choose from, over 60 air, land and sea vehicles to operate and a huge open world to explore, Ghost Recon Wildlands is easily one of my most anticipated games of 2016.

Robert Woodward 2017-02-22
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And by that time I of course mean time for one of Ubisoft s infamous open betas a.k.a.

time-limited demo periods right before a game s launch—this time for the upcoming Ghost Recon: Wildlands.

We re about two weeks out from parachuting through drug-torn Bolivia officially, but you can get your hands on the game this weekend.

You ll have four days to explore a subsection of Ghost Recon s map, the provinces of Itacua and Montuyoc.

The former is the opening area from the full game, so it should serve as a pretty good demo, while the latter is located in the highlands and has impressive vistas where you can watch the red lakes from above.

Montuyoc should be ideal for testing those draw-distances, which potential buyers should jump on after some reports of performance inconsistencies plagued Ghost Recon s closed beta on the PC.

James Maloch 2016-05-30
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4 Ghost-bros against the world

A new trailer titled We Are Ghosts has been released for Tom Clancy s Ghost Recon Wildlands, the next game in the Ghost Recon series.

First revealed just last year at E3, Tom Clancy s Ghost Recon Wildlands brings the series to a present day open world, and Ubisoft are keen to show that world off.

The setting is Bolivia, where a drug cartel have taken control, and the Ghosts must work to take them out.

It s no grand tale, but the new trailer shows off both some of the locations within the game and how they re traversed or used to an advantage.

Arid deserts, mountains, and foggy wastelands seem to be just some of the game s areas, with a few different vehicles being shown off for a variety of ways to travel.

No release date has been set, but Tom Clancy s Ghost Recon Wildlands is to be released for PC, Xbox One, and PS4.

Mark Moore 2016-12-07

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands, the latest entry in the tactical shooter series, isn't set for release until March.

However, a beta programme for the multiplayer game will give select players an early taste - if you're lucky.

Wildlands, which sees a US special forces squad known as The Ghosts combatting the Santa Blanca drug cartel in Bolivia, was revealed at E3 2015.

It is the first entry in the series to be set in an open world environment, with a host of vehicles and contemporary military equipment to get to grips with.

The beta will be a good - and for many, necessary - look at how the game marries team-based multiplayer in an open environment.

How to get the Ghost Recon Wildlands beta

Thomas Jones 2016-05-27
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A new trailer for Ubisoft s Ghost Recon Wildlands has been released, shedding new light on the game that closed out the company s E3 2015 press conference.

The trailer gives the game a very Mad Max meets Just Cause meets The Division vibe, as we see a squad of soldiers walking, driving and flying across different terrains, before seeing the action really kick off in a series of different enemy strongholds.

There is still no official release date for Wildlands, but the game is set to launch on PS4, Xbox One and PC.

The trailer reveals that people who pre-order the game from Uplay will get a bonus in-game mission.

With E3 2016 right around the corner, we can expect to see much more from the game during Ubisoft s press conference.

Let us know in the comments.

Edward Lambert 2016-05-31
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Even more crucial is the new open-world approach, which unlocks a vast array of options for taking on missions and manipulating the environment and its inhabitants – in blisteringly intense co-op, of course.

And despite the look, the Ghosts are certainly ready to react to the wide array of situations that follow in this huge tactical playground.

What the open world allows is a true sense of freedom: these missions can be tackled in so many different ways, and even with each of your four co-op operatives or three A.I.

That's messy, but it can get the job done – plus you get to unleash some hell from the barrel of your assault rifle, which is always a perk.

Only in Wildlands, it's a co-op experience with three mates all making important decisions, and loads of options amidst the open setting.

Also, given the strength of The Division and its striking recreation of New York City, Ubisoft's living worlds are certainly on an upward swing.

Jerry Smith 2017-02-23
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If you haven't gotten a chance to play Ghost Recon: Wildlands yet, today you can download the game's final beta for free and give it a spin.

The beta is open to all gamers on PS4, Xbox One and PC.

I'm one of the legion who haven't tried the game out yet, so I'm eager to give it a spin.

I've heard mixed things about Ubisoft's latest open-world entry.

It certainly looks a lot different from the old Ghost Recon games I cut my teeth on back in the day.

The open beta runs from today through next Monday, Feb. 27.