Splinter Cell’s Sam Fisher joins Ghost Recon Wildlands

Splinter Cell’s Sam Fisher joins Ghost Recon Wildlands
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Ubisoft has confirmed that Splinter Cell’s grizzly hero Sam Fisher will be sneaking his way into Ghost Recon Wildlands for an appearance in Special Operations 1. 

Starting today, players will be able to team up with Fisher — voiced once again by the gruff tones of Michael Ironside — on PlayStation 4, PC, and Xbox One, and will be followed by a free weekend where all of the game’s content will be ripe for the picking from April 12 – April 15.

Fisher’s infiltration mission can be played solo or cooperatively, and Ubisoft claims it’s one of the most difficult missions that Ghost Recon fans will face to date. It’s set at night, and requires players to tinker with all the tools at their disposal, so expect a decent challenge.

‘We are all super excited to bring such an iconic character as Sam Fisher into Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands,’ commented Ubisoft’s Nouredine Abboud. ‘Teaming up with Sam Fisher will require the Ghosts’ stealth, cleverness and tactics…we can’t wait to see the reactions of our players as they face this new challenge!’

Players will receive some additional goodies for completing Sam Fisher’s mission, such as the stealth master’s iconic goggles that feature a new night-vision filter. These prizes can only be grabbed until May 16, although the mission itself will remain accessible indefinitely as far as we can tell.

Ubisoft is also offering up some new customisation items in the shape of the Splinter Cell Gear Pack, which adds a Karambit Knife and SC 4000 prototype assault rifle. In addition, Special Operations 1 swells the game’s range of classes to 18 with the addition of the Echelon, who forms part of Fisher’s gang and has access to snazzy high-tech gear. 

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands launched in March 2017. The game had its strengths, sure, but Colm wasn’t entirely swayed by the transition to open-world territory.