Ghost Recon Wildlands has a new multiplayer mode. In Mercenaries eight players battling each other and the environment in a bid to board an escape chopper. It’s available now on all platforms for free (if you own the game, of course).

The objective in Ghost Recon WildlandsMercenaries mode is to call for rescue, find the extraction point, and board the chopper. The first player to do so is victorious. When the match begins, you won’t know where the extraction point is. You’ll have to locate and active radio transmitters to pinpoint the exact location of the extraction point. Along the way, you’ll need to loot gear, weapons, and money if you want to stay ahead of the pack.

While you play, you’ll be jostling for position against other players who will all be trying to find the same intel on radio transmitters that you are. You’ll also be competing with them for gear and ammo. It’s not just other players you’ll need to worry about though; there are also the Unidad forces to contend with. Once a player has activated three radio transmitters, the chopper will head for the extraction point. Once it lands, that point will be revealed, making the game a mad dash for victory. The first player to fill their extraction gauge and board the chopper wins.

There are a host of new mechanics to learn in Mercenaries for seasoned Ghost Recon Wildlands players. You’ll start with just a melee weapon and will need to loot extra gear from downed enemies. There’s a new Armor system which absorbs damage based on how well the opponent’s weapon penetrates armor. The Health system now takes weapon penetration into account; you’ll need to find medkits, bandages, or syringes if you’re hit with a penetrating weapon. Finally, there are new destructible doors which can be destroyed with CQC. You’ll find helpful stuff behind these doors, but you’ll also make noise, so you’ll need to weigh up whether breaking them is worth it.

As a thank-you to Ghost Recon Wildlands players, your first game of Mercenaries will net you the new Lone Wolf costume. There are also a series of other rewards available if you win. Mercenaries is available to download for Ghost Recon Wildlands players on PS4, Xbox One, and PC right now.


Joe Allen

Staff Writer

Dark Souls changed my life, and I'm here to spread the good news. I like pretty much all sorts of games, but I judge everything by its proximity to our Lord and saviour, Dark Souls.



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