Ghost Recon Wildlands adds Mercenaries mode in final update

Ghost Recon Wildlands adds Mercenaries mode in final update
Ben Borthwick Updated on by

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Ubisoft has launched a new free event update for open world shooter Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands, ahead of the sequel Breakpoint releasing later this year.

The update adds a new mode – Mercenaries – where eight players are dropped into the map without gear or weapons and must find radio transmitters in order to reveal the extraction point and be first to (say it with me in your best Arnie voice) get to da choppa while dealing with the other seven players and AI controlled Unidad soldiers.

Once enough transmitters have been found, the location of the helicopter will be revealed to all players, but you can continue grabbing intel in order to find out things like the location of other players, rare items or weapons and vehicles. Once you get to the helicopter, you'll still have to defend your position until your extraction gauge fills and you can board your ride out of there.

Completing your first game of Mercenaries will award you a special Lone Wolf costume, and there's also Mercenary items up for grabs if you win so many games, so you've got something to aim for while playing aside from bragging rights. There's a trailer below, and there's more information on the game mode on the official Ghost Recon Wildlands website.  

Meanwhile, the next outing in Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Breakpoint is set to launch on October 4 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC and will see you face off against Jon Bernthal.