Free-to-play Ghost Recon game announced: Ghost Recon Online

Ubisoft have just announced Ghost Recon Online, a free-to-play multiplayer game in their near-future combat series. It's a primarily third-person shooter with an unusual cover system, three player classes, and unlockable weapons and abilities. It's built for 16-player games, uses dedicated servers and is exclusive to PC. There's no server browser, but there is a party system to let you play with friends. We've had a play of it, see what we thought in our Ghost Recon Online preview . We've also got the first trailer , showing a lot of the class abilities in action. Screenshots below.

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Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Online (Ghost Recon Online) was a third-person perspective, multiplayer action video game released for Microsoft Windows PCs. The game is part of Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon series. On 24 May 2011, Ubisoft announced that its Singapore studio would develop Ghost Recon Online for the latter half of 2011, following an initial closed beta. This game is supported by micro transactions. The Windows version is confirmed to be a free-to-play game, and requires a Uplay account. Ghost Recon Online is a tactical 3rd person squad based shooter that allows you to engage in fierce and visceral 16 player online firefights. Ghost Recon Online was terminated on December 1st, 2016 due to its unsustained success.

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Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Goes Free and Online Only This Summer

This isn't Ghost Recon: Future Soldier , but it may be better, delivering tactical action and fast-paced play in an online only, free-to-play computer game.

Ghost Recon Online goes into beta this summer with plans for a broader release in the second half of the year, and from what I played I can't wait to spend more time with it.

The PC-only game is a third-person, cover-based tactical shooter developed by Ubisoft Singapore. In the game, players choose between a number of different classes and can upgrade and modify their weapons and abilities to finely tune their gameplay.

The demo I got my hands gave me a chance to check out three classes: Assault, Recon and Specialist.

Each of the game's classes has a specific style of play, and much more importantly, a special ability. The Assault class is a balanced soldier with a "blitz" special ability that allows him to deploy a shield and then charge at an enemy and knock them down. The recon class is a sniper-equipped, stealth class with a heart beat sensor that emits a detection wave that locates enemies in real time. The enemies show up as silhouettes that you can see across maps and through walls. Finally, the specialist is equipped with an "AEGIS shield" which acts sort of like a bubble shield.

Once the game is live, Ubisoft says they plan on adding more classes, with the help of suggestions from gamers.

The game's graphics and play seem to be on par with most modern shooters, though my time with an early build last week did have some lag issues.

In the rounds I played, my team of four needed to find and capture checkpoints to win a map. While the abilities sound like they could over-power the traditional feel of a shooter, they can only be used for a short time before needing to be recharged. And of course both sides have access to the same powers, so it sort of balances out.

The matches were flawed but fun. Most of the issues I ran into seemed to be directly tied to latency, which I hope will be ironed out prior to the game's full release. The ability to run through a specialize your weapons, tweaking everything from the stock to the barrel and scope was a neat, between-match, addition.

What isn't clear is exactly where Ubisoft will draw the line in terms of charging for "premium items." With the game being free-to-play, it appears this will be the only way it can bring in cash, but I'm hoping that they don't through the balance of gameplay completely out of wack with pay items.

What are your thoughts? Is free-to-play worth the time if you know that some people you'll be playing against will be buying premium content?

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Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands is free online all weekend

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From now until September 23rd, you can play Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands for free online . The game is available through the Ubisoft Uplay platform for PC, Xbox Live Gold, and PlayStation Plus. Click here to choose your platform and start playing .

The Free Weekend promotion gets you full access to the base game, a Ghost War PvP mode and themed PvE special missions. After the trial, you can choose to buy the game at up to 60-percent off the regular price direct from Ubisoft, which will also let you save your progress.

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  • 60% off PC download was £41.99, now £16.80
  • 50% off PS4, was £39.99, now £19.99
  • 50% off Xbox One, was £39.99, now £19.99

Gold Edition:

  • 30% off PC download, was £58.99, now £41.29

Ultimate Edition:

  • 30% off PC download, was £83.99, now £58.79

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Other game retailers are also offering the discounts. Green Man Gaming is offering up to 64-percent off the PC version of the game  for the Standard Edition, which brings the price to £15.12 from £41.99 .

The Ultimate Edition has a 42-percent discount and is available for £48.79, down from £83.99, while the Year 2 Gold Edition also sees a 42-percent discount , bringing the price to £34.27 from £58.99.

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All console game makers are engaged in creating these kinds of free-to-play hardcore online games, from Electronic Arts with its Battlefield Heroes game to Activision Blizzard’s upcoming Call of Duty Online.

The Ubisoft game lets players become Ghosts, or modern super soldiers with advanced technology and intelligence, in a multiplayer-only combat game. It is played from a third-person point of view and focuses on the tactics of team combat, allowing online matches such as four players squaring off against four players over the internet. Ubisoft says the 3D graphics and environment maps will be so sophisticated they will seem like scenes from a retail console game.

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Chris Early, head of digital games at Ubisoft, said that the company examined its brands and focused on Ghost Recon for a free-to-play game because it hasn’t been on the PC for some time and thought that it could use its updated game engine for the upcoming Ghost Recon Future Soldier to create a cool online multiplayer game. The game marks an important transition for Ubisoft, which generated $1.4 billion in sales in the most recent fiscal year.

“Ghost Recon lends itself to the free-to-play, virtual goods model because of all of the different guns you can use and the types of soldiers,” Early said. “It adds up to a good package where you can play and earn those pieces of the game or buy those pieces of the game.”

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The combat in this game is all about superior weapons, intelligence, and tactics. You can outflank an enemy. You can detect where they’re moving and set up a trap. And you can use special abilities such as a forward-facing shield or a bubble shield to protect yourself as you move forward. It isn’t quite as polished — nor is it as arcade-like — as Call of Duty Black Ops. But we’ll see how it develops over time.

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A lot of rival games use technologies such as Adobe Flash or Unity Technologies’ game engine. But Ubisoft chose to use its own engine to create the highest-quality graphics, Early said. You have to download a client in order to play the game. The game isn’t a port of a previously created game.

Ubisoft is also investing heavily in other online games. It has launched CSI Crime City on Facebook, The Settlers Online in Germany and France, Might and Magic Heroes Kingdoms . Petz World is coming this summer and Imagine Town is in the works; both are for kids. There are a half dozen social network games and mobile games coming too, Early said.

The game is being built by Ubisoft’s Singapore studio. Players can sign up for the closed beta test now . The game will be launched worldwide.

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Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Frontline is a new free-to-play battle royale

It's that game again

Ubisoft have announced Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Frontline, a new free-to-play first-person shooter about 100 players dropping into an open world in teams of three. Yes, yes, Ubisoft are once again asking you to please give them a live service success. You can find the announcement trailer and details about its modes and first beta test below.

Here's the reveal trailer, for starters:

Frontline's main mode is Expeditions. It features over 100 players in teams of three exploring Drakemoor island, but it's not exactly the typical battle royale. Instead of a constricting circle, teams work to gather intel from different locations around the map before calling for an extraction. Once a team triggers the extraction, they will be marked on the map for all other teams to hunt them down, steal their intel, and escape themselves.

It's a little bit like Hunt: Showdown or Ubisoft's own Dark Zone mode in Tom Clancy's The Division. It's a fun structure for multiplayer shenanigans in those games.

The rest of the structure around the game sounds familiar. You pick a contractor to play as and can level up their skills with various weapons, and there are three classes to choose from which come with different abilities. That includes an shootybang assault class, a support class who can build defensive structures, and a scout who can call in a mobile watchtower to snipe from. There will also be other modes, including quick arena matches.

Ubisoft say it's early days for the development of Frontline, but they want feedback from the community as soon as possible. With that in mind, the game's first closed beta test will take place from October 14th to 21st, exclusively for PC players in Europe. Players can sign-up to take part at the Ghost Recon Frontline official site .

I'll be honest. I spent several minutes during this reveal thinking Ubisoft had already announced a game called Frontline, but it turns out I was thinking of the similarly free-to-play Tom Clancy's The Division Heartland . The chances of me keeping the names Wildlands, Breakpoint, Heartland and Frontline straight in my head are basically nil.

It's an uninspiring name for what looks, at this stage, like an uninspiring game. I like extraction modes and battle royale and team shoots and assault rifles, and I know this because I've already played several games which contain those things. Maybe this doesn't matter! Maybe every IP must now have an obligatory take on battle royale, and maybe Ghost Recon fans will be happy that they can now play a mode they like within their favourite fictional whatever. I'm torn between not wanting to rain on anyone's parade, and thinking this parade is stupid and boring.

Here's the full announcement video, which contains the trailer above and several minutes more of excitable developers gesticulating about the game:

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Ghost Recon Frontline, a Free-To-Play Battle Royale, Announced by Ubisoft

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Ubisoft has announced Ghost Recon Frontline, a PvP first-person shooter that will be free-to-play. With support for over 100 players, it's an objective-focused spin on the incredibly popular battle royale genre. Public play testing will begin this month, but a full release date has yet to be announced.

Ghost Recon Frontline’s flagship mode is Expedition, in which 102 players are divided up into teams of three to battle for victory on an island map. To win, a team must find and claim three pieces of intel, which will allow them to then head to a designated drop zone and extract from the map. When the extraction helicopter is called, though, other players are alerted and have the chance to attack and steal that team’s extraction in order to claim victory for themselves. It’s an objective design that sounds like a blend of Ubisoft’s own Dark Zone from The Division, and Crytek’s Hunt: Showdown. Ubisoft also notes that there are other tactics that can be used to win.

Aside from rejecting the last-team-standing approach to battle royale, Ghost Recon Frontline also ignores the idea of a shrinking circle. You’ll have access to the entirety of its 16 square-kilometre map for the full duration of a match. That map is divided into four different biomes and hosts 20 different landmarks.

A character class system will allow you to tailor your tactical approach. Three have been revealed so far; the Scout is designed for long-range encounters and tracking enemies, the Assault class is best suited to close-range fighting, and the Support can set up defences such as turrets. Each class has a special active ability, two gadgets, and three passive skills. These classes are attached to customisable ‘Contractor’ characters; you will start with two, and more can be recruited as you progress. This allows you to create a pool of Contractors that can be tailored for specific tactical approaches. Interestingly, you can change what Contractor you are playing as during the events of a match, so you’re not permanently locked into a specific class and playstyle.

Another new idea Frontline boasts is “TAC Support”, which allows teams to call in airdrops of supplies, paid for using funds earned through completing objectives. This includes basic things like new weapons, but also items designed to reshape the battlefield, such as bulletproof barriers and even an entire sniper tower.

Developer Ubisoft Bucharest has been working on Ghost Recon Frontline for three years, and aims for the game to be a multiplayer suite with multiple modes. The first alternate game type to be announced is Control, a 9v9 mode in which teams fight for domination over an area. While this is a smaller, arena shooter-style mode, all the tactical tools and Contractors from the main Expedition mode will be available to use. New modes are planned to be introduced each season.

A full launch date for Ghost Recon Frontline has yet to be announced as the game is still considered in "early development", but a closed test on PC for European players will run from October 14 - 21. Registration of interest for participating in the test is live now. Ubisoft states that this will be the “first” test, and that tests on other platforms will be announced in later phases. Ghost Recon Frontline is listed to eventually release on PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC, and Stadia.

Ghost Recon Frontline is the third Tom Clancy free-to-play game that Ubisoft has announced this year. Earlier in 2021 it revealed The Division: Heartland , while just this past summer it unveiled XDefiant , a Call of Duty-style PvP shooter. This follows Ubisoft stating that it intends to build “high-end free-to-play games” . Hopefully it will prove more successful than Ubisoft’s previous battle royale, Hyper Scape , around which conversation quickly faded.

Matt Purslow is IGN's UK News and Entertainment Writer.

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Tom Clancy’s The Division Heartland

The Division Heartland is a free-to-play, PvEvP focused, survival-action shooter set in the mysterious rural town of Silver Creek. Explore and complete missions by day. Take on the dynamically moving contamination, enemy factions, and player squads by night.

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What’s happening in Silver Creek? Uncover the mystery before a new breed of poison spreads everywhere. Follow the expanding story to discover why this once peaceful town has become the center of a violent conflict between a group of dangerous rogue Division agents and an aggressive band of nomadic survivors. But the AI factions and other player squads aren’t the only danger...

Explore by Day. Survive the Night.

In a single play session, experience both the challenge and exploration of daytime and the thrill and intensity of nightfall. During the day explore and complete critical objectives, scavenge for materials and supplies, and face off against dangerous enemies. When day turns to night the stakes heighten and new enemies appear. Avoid the increasingly volatile contamination, fight your way through rogue NPCs, and take on newly hostile players.

Extract or Die

Risk your arsenal and supplies every time you venture out into Silver Creek. Keep moving to survive enemy conflict, dehydration and the lethal contamination that’s overtaken the town. Tackle a variety of goals while building up your armory at your Base of Operations (BOO). Each successful operation allows you to complete more missions, and unlock unique abilities, new map areas, and crucial functions at your base. Die before you extract... and come back empty-handed.

Squad up with Cross-play and Cross-progression

Venture into Silver Creek alone or with your squad with cross-play and cross-progression, on all platforms, forming powerful team tactics. Customize your agents’ skills, outfits, and go bag. Unlock story elements and level up through multiple upgrade paths. Over time, Heartland will expand to introduce new gameplay, agents, stories, challenges, and areas of the map to explore.

Survive the Dynamic Contamination

The virus moves differently here, unpredictably, almost with a mind of its own. Though extremely dangerous, you can use the contamination to your advantage. Risk vital seconds inside the cloud for the chance to grab precious loot gear and items left behind by other players. Just make sure you have ample filters to survive. If the virus sickness sets in, return to base before it kills you.

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  • All the realism, sweat, and fear from the Game of The Year: Award-winning tension and deadly realism on tomorrow's battlefields.
  • Multiplayer: Online or LAN multiplayer with up to 36 players.
  • Weapons: Standard and special-issue weapons like the M16A2, the M4 carbine, and the fearsome and deadly OICW.
  • Gameplay: The total combat experience that teaches a deadly, realistic lesson in how to fight on tomorrow's battlefields.
  • Includes: 23 single-player missions, 11 multiplayer maps, and six multiplayer modes.

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  • OS *: Originally released for Windows 7, the game can be played on Windows 10 and Windows 11 OS
  • Processor: 450 MHz Pentium® 2 or equivalent
  • Memory: 128 MB
  • Graphics: 16 MB DirectX®-compliant 3D card (see supported list*)
  • DirectX Version: DirectX 8.0 or higher (included)
  • Sound: DirectX 8-compliant sound card
  • Hard Drive: 1 GB
  • *Supported Video Cards at Time of Release: ATI® Rage 128 and RADEON® chips, Intel® 82810 or higher, Matrox Parhelia™, NVIDIA® TNT2 and GeForce™ chips, S3 Pro Savage and UniChrome
  • Laptop versions of these chipsets may work but are not supported. These chipsets are currently the only ones that will run this game.

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The Best Tom Clancy Games, Ranked

Posted: January 9, 2024 | Last updated: January 9, 2024

  • Ubisoft's Tom Clancy games have become iconic, with series like Rainbow Six , Ghost Recon , and Splinter Cell .
  • The Tom Clancy games offer variety in terms of artistic expression, combat mechanics, and story.
  • Exciting developments are on the way for the Tom Clancy series, including a Splinter Cell remake and new additions to The Division .

Ubisoft has been making games under the Tom Clancy moniker since the 1990s, which has led to a multitude of iconic series including Rainbow Six , Ghost Recon , and Splinter Cell . The initial inspiration for most of the Tom Clancy games is taken from books, including some written under the pseudonym David Micheals.

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There are a ton of different incredible games under the Tom Clancy umbrella, but also a few mediocre titles in the mid to late 2010s. Despite this, it is pretty apparent that most of the Tom Clancy games are remarkable. Be it the Ghost Recon games, or the infamous Splinter Cell games that players always want more of, there’s a lot of variety in these titles in terms of artistic expression, combat mechanics, and story.

Updated on January 8, 2024, by Musaab Ahmed: Under Ubisoft's umbrella, the Tom Clancy series of video games has become a household name. Whilst there hasn't been a ton of new Tom Clancy games recently, 2024 and beyond promises to be an exciting time for fans of the moniker. There are plans for a remake of the original Splinter Cell game and two new additions to The Division series are in the works too; a new mobile game, and a free-to-play version for most platforms. With these major developments in mind, now is the best time to revisit a comprehensive ranking of the best Tom Clancy games out there.

Tom Clancy’s EndWar

Metascore: 77, tom clancy's endwar.

EndWar is one of the most unique Tom Clancy games out there. It’s a real-time strategy game with integrated voice decisions. Players can use their voices to command their forces and take certain actions. While it’s pretty hit or miss, it stands out as a cool and innovative mechanic.

The gameplay in Tom Clancy's EndWar is solid and features a basic rock/paper/scissor and develop armies premise. The story is set around World War 3 and the fallout of a nuclear attack on Saudi Arabia. It’s a fun game, albeit a little simple. It remains to be seen if it ever gets a sequel.

Tom Clancy's The Division

Metascore: 80, tom clancys the division.

The Division was an extremely ambitious title. It met most expectations, but it did have a few disappointing aspects. The gunplay was a little basic, and there was a stark lack of big in-game events like most other games of the sort.

Despite these shortcomings, The Division was a solid part RPG, part shooting game with bits of MMO and multiplayer co-op sprinkled in. It was a unique game with an interesting setting. The Division had different zones for PvP and PvE, tons of looting, and a dynamic weather system. All of these aspects made it a fun and immersive game. What really stood out, however, was the team or party-centric themes it had, which made playing together with friends or in a voice party very engaging. The sequel built on the game's strengths, with a third game seemingly on the way .

Splinter Cell: Conviction

Metascore:85, tom clancy's splinter cell: conviction.

Splinter Cell: Conviction is one of the more underrated Tom Clancy games. Conviction isn't as pure a stealth game as some others in the series, but it balances stealth with combat and other gameplay features really well. The gun-play feels very slick and the new interrogation feature was very well received. On top of the polished and cohesive gameplay, this game lets players play with each other in different multiplayer modes involving competitions around stealth and combat.

Conviction also follows Sam Fischer's missions around Washington DC, as he tackles espionage and fights to protect the President of the United States from an assassination attempt. Conviction pushed the limits of a stealth game, it made the combat more intuitive and the game more accessible whilst retaining the Splinter Cell identity, pushing forward the narrative and keeping fans engaged. Overall, it is an impressive game and worth a playthrough.

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands

Metascore: 70.

Ghost Recon Wildlands is a tactical third-person shooter where players take control of a squad of four members of a Ghost Recon team. The game is set in Bolivia and features the player's squad slowly defeating different members of a huge drug cartel, liberating their territory through quests and battles, and eventually dismantling the entire operation. The game features a rich and diverse environment, tons of different weapons and attachments, and a traversal system. Using vehicles is quite fun as well.

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Players have a variety of ways to approach any given mission, be it stealth, using their teammates effectively, or just blowing everything up. Additionally, the graphics are pretty great, and the progression isn’t linear. Players can choose which cartel boss to deal with. While the story is fairly cookie-cutter, overall, Wildlands is a fun game with tons of different co-op shenanigans available.

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas

Metascore: 88, tom clancy's rainbow six: vegas.

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas is nearly twenty years old now, but it still holds up as a genre-defining first-person shooter. It introduced some of the franchise staples, such as the different field of view for corner fire, the player health bar regeneration out of combat, and the pivot in gameplay style. Rainbow Six Vegas made enemies a lot more difficult to kill, not only was this unique in fps games, it sets the franchise apart to this date. The gun-play felt challenging and rewarding, and the customization was great for its time.

This game follows the story of Logan Keller, as his team hunts down a terrorist leader whilst freeing hostages. The campaign wasn't too long and didn't feel like an afterthought order. Coupled with this is how well Rainbow Six Vegas worked on Xbox Live. Overall, this was a great game, and while not the best in the series in a vacuum. Its importance lies in the foundations it laid for future games in the Rainbow Six series to expand upon. The current unique multiplayer and combat can be traced back to Rainbow Six Vegas and, nearly twenty years on, it is still one of the best Tom Clancy games out there.

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege

Metascore: 73, rainbow six: siege.

Rainbow Six Siege started out with a lot of criticism and a lack of popular support. It didn’t have a ton of content or any engaging progression, despite the solid gunplay. However, the game was supported by the developers for years, and it eventually became one of the biggest online shooting games of the decade. It is still popular to this date and stands proudly in a storied game series .

Siege is a competitive tactical shooter game based entirely on PvP combat. The game features multiple rounds, with each being only a couple of minutes long. The game focuses heavily on strategy, communication, and taking advantage of surroundings. It has very good core mechanics, the central gameplay loop is really fun, and the game feels rewarding, leading to its massive success.

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter

Metascore: 90.

Advanced Warfighter is considered the epitome of tactical shooters. Players take their team through a variety of missions, be it rescues, hostage situations, or tactical attacks on military strongholds. The game features a ton of different guns, and they all feel fun to use. Advanced Warfighter isn’t an easy game either ; players can't heal during missions and bullets actually do deal damage.

Whilst the story isn’t anything special, the quality of gameplay is incredible. The enemy A.I. is impressive, and missions are well-designed and thought out. Moreover, there’s tons of variety in terms of combat and how to approach an objective. All in all, this is a very solid game with barely any flaws.

Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory

Metascore: 94.

The Splinter Cell series is the crown jewel of the Tom Clancy moniker to this date. Despite the lack of new releases, it still stands out as one of Ubisoft’s most successful and critically acclaimed franchises ever . Almost every game in the franchise is great, but Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory is easily the best game in the franchise and one of the best in the genre.

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Chaos Theory is a stealth game, featuring some degree of close-quarters combat as well. In this title, players take control of Sam Fischer as he navigates through drama, espionage, and a looming global conflict. The narrative is exciting and well-written; it doesn’t feel like a formality at all. Overall, this game has some of the best stealth gameplay out there, with slick mechanics, solid enemy A.I., and unique missions with a lot of creativity on display.

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Multiplayer

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands can be played with others online via Co-Op, allowing you to team up with three other players. Teamwork is essential for tackling the toughest mission objectives and overcoming the hardest tasks when taking down the Santa Blanca cartel.

Playing solo will give you three AI partners that will function as your squadmates, but players working together will always be very important part of the game. By playing online with others, there are advantages you have in game.

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Creating your character for multiplayer.

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After starting up the game, you are given the chance to create your own character that you will use in solo missions and co-op multiplayer . You can customize your gender, facial features, and clothing to make your own unique character.

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Your character will appear as you make them in cutscenes that play out between certain missions. In the main game, there are a number of these scenes that build the narrative of Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands as you complete missions. In multiplayer sessions, the players that haven't already completed the given missions will see the full cutscene, while everyone else that has beforehand will not have to view it.

The options you select for your character's appearence will not have any effect on your loadout, skills , or anything else related to the growth of your character. These are strictly cosmetic and only affect the cutscenes you see inbetween story missions.

Multiplayer Sessions Setup

Joining up with other players online in Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands is simple. You can either send invites to players when you first enter the game via the Squad Lobby Menu, or join sessions already in progress. Multiplayer is drop-in/drop-out for everyone online across all platforms, but you can only play with others on the same console as you.

Multiplayer lobbies can be set up to have public matchmaking enabled, so players online can immediately join your sessions even if they aren't on your friend list. There's also the option to create private lobbies for you and your friends only.

Multiplayer Fast Traveling

When playing with other players online, everyone gains the ability to use fast travel on the positions of other players. This is helpful when someone in the group does not have any Rally Points opened up in the area.

You have the option to fast travel on teammate positions when you use your Drone or Binoculars and look towards the icon of another player. This will prompt the option to use fast travel if you aren't engaged in combat or being hunted.

Progressing the Story in Multiplayer

When playing multiplayer online, you can get credit for any mission that you complete. This can help you complete most missions faster and fill up your Santa Blanca cartel grid to unlock others. You can even be part of missions you haven't unlocked in your own solo game and complete them on your grid when you successfully finish.

If you find yourself struggling to complete missios alone, partnering up with others online can make them easier.

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