Ubisoft unveiled a final piece of content for the exciting Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands today and it’s actually a rather sizeable update. In today’s update, a new mode called “Mercenaries,” went live and it adds an interesting PvPvE mode which shakes up the gameplay. Mercenaries is an eight-player free-for-all PvPvE gameplay experience. The objective is to call for rescue, locate and reach the extraction point, then be the first to board the chopper.
At the beginning of the match, the extraction point is unknown and players will have no ranged weapons, gear or items. Players will need to locate and activate radio transmitters to shrink the possible extract zone on the map. In the meantime, players will fight to be the first to gain intel on transmitter locations while looting gear, weapons and money. After the first player has activated three transmitters, the chopper will head to the extraction point and once landed, the location will be revealed to everyone. The first player to fill their extraction gauge and board the chopper wins.
Also, Mercenaries introduces several new mechanics like looting for gear, armour, health, and destructible doors. At the start of every match, each player begins with only melee weapons. From there, you’ll need to find the best gear, weapons, and items. If you lose though, everything ou have is lost. Mercenaries mode will feature a new health and armour system. Each piece of gear you pick up offers an armour bar and absorbs damage based on bullet penetration. If players are hit by a weapon that deals with penetration damage, they will bleed and gradually lose a percentage of their health. Don’t worry though, you can find medkits, bandages, and syringes.
Lastly, a new customer – the Lone Wolf costume is being given out as a thank you to players after their first match.
Mercenaries goes live tomorrow on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.