Wildlands’ Second Expansion Makes Ghosts Fall Over

Posted on 16 May 2017 by
L Coulsen

Coming on May 30th for season pass holders, and available for purchase separably a week later, June 6th, Ghost Recon: Wildlands next set of content adds a rather impressive 15 new missions and a few new enemy types.

Titled ‘Fallen Ghosts’, it takes place after the climax of the main campaign, and begins with the Ghosts being shot down over the woods as they are attempting to locate and extract all remaining CIA assets before leaving Bolivia. Having dealt with the Santa Blanca, the whole region has been thrown into turmoil, with Unidad forces bolstering their ranks by hiring mercenaries, consisting largely of former Santa Blanca muscle.

These new recruits are specially trained and equipped to deal with the Ghosts. Thick Bulletproof Armour, snipers that never miss, soldiers with frikkin’ personal Cloaking Devices, and guys with Shield Jammers on their backs…oh joy! I suppose, realistically, it won’t be quite as bad as it sounds…maybe, but that really is a cringe-worthy list of new enemy ideas if ever I heard one.

In happier news, the level cap will be raised by five, nine new skills are being added, and six new weapons. Also, starting the Fallen Ghosts DLC on a fresh save will start players out at level thirty, with all skills already unlocked, so it could end up being a lot of fun to just run and gun everything in sight.

Official Press Release

London, UK — May 15th, 2017 — Today, Ubisoft® announced that the second expansion for Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands, Fallen Ghosts, will be available to season pass owners simultaneously on Xbox One, PlayStation® 4 computer entertainment system and Windows PC on May 30th, 2017. The expansion will release for individual purchase for all players a week later, on June 6th, 2017.

Fallen Ghosts takes place after the fall of the Santa Blanca Cartel. With Unidad’s military force unable to maintain control over Bolivia, the country is in a state of civil war. To help restore order, the Unidad enlists cartel members, veterans, mercenaries and criminals from various nearby countries as volunteers. Together, they form a new brutal special unit, Los Extranjeros, which is ordered to track and eliminate all American agents.

In this chaotic situation, the Ghosts have one last mission: evacuate the last CIA members and American civilians remaining in the country. Shot down enroute to their mission, the Ghosts find themselves in the middle of the jungle, without external support, facing deadly enemies equipped with the latest gear and technology. These dangerous elite soldiers are separated into four distinct classes:

  • Armoured: Equipped with heavy bulletproof plates, they are especially threatening in close combat.
  • Elite Sniper: Geared up with an advanced movement detector, these Elite Snipers are able to spot far away targets, and never miss their shot.
  • Jammer: With a jamming antenna directly in their backpack, they are able to neutralise drones and interfere with all electronic equipment.
  • Covert Ops: Equipped with a new prototype cloaking device, that makes them almost invisible, and a powerful crossbow, they give a new meaning to the word “Ghost.”

The Fallen Ghosts campaign will feature 15 new missions in which players will have to take down four new bosses located in three different regions. In the expansion, players will start with a new character at level 30 and equipped with all of the main game skills. The level cap will increase from 30 to 35, and players will be able to unlock nine new skills, including physical, weapon and drones skills.

Fallen Ghosts also features six exclusive new weapons, ranging from new assaults rifles, sniper rifles and a crossbow that can be equipped with explosive arrows. Finally, the more hardcore players will be pleased to know that the advanced and expert difficulties have been tweaked to offer an even higher challenge. By turning the HUD off, players will get the most extreme and tactical experience possible in Ghost Recon Wildlands.

In Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands, players discover a fictionalised future Bolivia, a few years from now, in which players must take down the Santa Blanca drug cartel by any means necessary. Behind enemy lines, they hunt down targets and discover intel, using any of the more than 60 vehicles available, including cars, motorcycles and even helicopters that they can commandeer. To topple the cartel, players have to fight their way to El Sueño, Santa Blanca’s ruthless leader, by breaking down the Santa Blanca drug cartel’s operation piece by piece, as they sever alliances between the drug lords and the corrupted government. A PvP mode for Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands will be available in the coming months.

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