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Ghost Recon Wildlands gets a free new game mode today

Ubisoft launches a free battle royale-style game mode for Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands.

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Ghost Recon Wildlands - Merceneries

Ubisoft launches a free battle royale-style game mode for online shooter, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands.

All eyes may be on the October release of Ghost Recon Breakpoint, but Ubisoft continues its excellent work supporting games with new content by dropping a brand new mode for Ghost Recon Wildlands.

Mercenaries is an “eight-player free-for-all PvPvE gameplay experience” in which players must locate and reach an extraction point. A match starts with all eight players unaware of the extraction location, and without any gear or ranged weapons. The extraction point is discovered by activating radio transmitters to shrink the possible pick-up zone. Along the way, players can engage in combat and chit-chat, as well as loot gear, weapons, and money.

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Once a player activates three transmitters a rescue helicopter will head to the extraction point and its location is revealed to everyone. You’d like to think that players could then form an orderly queue and board one at a time, but it doesn’t pan out like that. The first player to fill their extraction gauge and board the chopper wins the match.

The mode also changes up some gameplay mechanics with a new health and armour system based on penetration damage, and destructible doors. A Lone Wolf costume will also be awarded to all players who complete at least one Mercenaries match. The new mode comes to Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows PC today.

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