Ghosts and gamers — you must already know Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands will be available March 7, 2017 for PC gaming, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. It’s the tenth installment in the Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon series, and the first to feature an open world environment!
Today we’re really excited our friends at Ubisoft have launched the open beta for Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands! Unlike the closed beta, this one is open to everyone. It started February 23 and continues until February 27 at 6 am EST! You can load the open beta on all platforms here.
Co-op or solo, truly open world full of unpredictable situations
The open beta is entirely playable in co-op so gather your squad and create your own tactics to defeat the cartel. Prefer to go on stealth operations or dive into the enemy camp guns blazing? It’s up to you to decide!
In fact, what you decide will have a huge impact on how the game is played — this is a truly open world with a freely explorable landscape and AI-powered non-player characters who are programmed to live their life all day long whether you interact with them or not _ going to their jobs, participating in their faction, eating, going to bed and waking up. So when you do choose to interact with them, they’ll have their own worldview, needs and viewpoint, and you’ll never know what reaction you’ll get, what their agenda is, or what you might learn from them.
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands is a tactical shooter played from a third-person perspective. As a player you become a member of the “Ghosts,” a fictional elite modern-day Army team, using traditional modern weapons and interesting advanced tools like drones you can use to find enemies and discover their objectives, as well as various vehicles from helicopters to speedboats and dune buggies to dirt bikes. There are nine kinds of terrain to contend with including deserts, salt flats, forests and mountains, jungles and bare scrublands, with dynamic weather systems and day-night cycles that affect your ability to execute your plans — maybe choosing to plan sneak attacks at night, and doing long-distance reconnaissance or distance battle during the day. And the game offers bonus side-missions to keep things even more interesting.
If you’re diving in, be sure to check out our system recommendations lower down the page. But first check out the trailer:
Explore 2 provinces in this beta!
This new open beta provides an opportunity to explore an additional province beyond Ubisoft’s original closed beta. If you did the closed beta, you’ll have the opportunity to explore Itacua again, as well as experience the new province of Montuyoc. Not yet familiar with the story behind these amazing lands? Read on:
Itacua — where the rebellion began
Itacua is the landing province of the full game. It will let you familiarize yourself with the rich environment of Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands. Finish the activities in Itacua and gain an XP boost to unlock new skills before going to Montuyoc.
Formerly a peaceful agricultural province where rebellion began, Itacua is now a guerilla zone. Itacua is located in the Greenland, and used to be a fertile agricultural province. When the Santa Blanca Cartel arrived and start to take over Bolivia, Itacua became the central point of the Kataris 26 rebellion.
The Rebellion launched raids against the Santa Blanca’s facilities and taken by surprise, the cartel suffered some losses. Then Sueño asked La Plaga to handle it. Several months later, the rebellion still resists and Itacua has become a guerrilla zone. The capital, Buena Vida, was partly destroyed by the fighting. The Culta village has been burnt by the sicarios, and Yopil’s population has just vanished…
The Rebellion keep launching raids against Santa Blanca facilities but the captured rebels were handed over to La Yuri and El Polito, who are responsible for torturing the captives to extract information about the leaders of the Rebellion.
Montuyoc — training center of the Santa Blanca Cartel
The Santa Blanca gathered their elite sicarios here to build a paramilitary force. Montuyoc is located in between the Altiplano and the highlands and has impressive vistas where you can watch red lakes from above. But it’s also the training center of the Santa Blanca Cartel, so expect some fierce fights there!
El Sueño has built a vast arsenal here, protected by large bases, which contains modern light and heavy weapons, guns, tanks, mortars, and anti-aircraft missiles. This arsenal is available to the best sicarios who come to the deserted moors of Montuyoc for training. Santa Blanca’s goal at Montuyoc is to train a small elite army capable of standing up to the best armies in South America.
Play the open beta and the full game before March 31, and get the Unidad Conspiracy mission for free! (See Ubisoft’s announcement for terms and conditions.) In this mission you will have to destabilize the alliance between the cartel and the Unidad.
Meantime, if you and your friends are ready to take it to the enemy, you’ll want to make sure your rig is ready — check out our recommended setup:
Recommended PC build minimums
- Operating System: MS Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 (64bit versions only)
- Processor: Intel Core i5-2400S @ 2.5 GHz or AMD FX-4320 @ 4 GHz
- RAM: 6GB
- Hard Drive: Seagate FireCuda or Seagate BarraCuda Pro with at least 50 GB available space
- Video card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX660 / AMD R9 270X (2GB VRAM with Shader Model 5.0 or better)
- DirectX: DirectX End-User Runtimes (June 2010)
- Sound: DirectX-compatible using the latest drivers
- Peripherals: Windows-compatible keyboard and mouse required, optional controller
For your Xbox or PlayStation console
Meanwhile if you’re playing on a PlayStation or Xbox, you’ll need a PlayStation®Plus or Xbox Live Gold membership to play in co-op, but not to play in solo mode. For plenty of room and quicker starts on you Xbox we recommend adding the Seagate Game Drive for Xbox external drive, and for PlayStation we recommend updating the internal drive with Seagate FireCuda or Seagate Game Drive for PlayStation!
To keep up with more info on Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands, keep an eye on ghostrecon.com!
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