The competitive multiplayer, dubbed Ghost War, will be released via a free update to all owners of Wildlands this fall. The beta will be made available for PlayStation 4, PC, and Xbox One later this summer, though an exact date has yet to be confirmed.
Ghost War sees two groups of players teaming up to take part in a four-versus-four deathmatch battles, with multiple classes available to pick from so that each team member can take advantage of a specific role on the battlefield. Players will need to navigate large-scale maps and utilise Ghost Recon’s trademark tactical, squad-based gameplay in order to overcome their enemies.
In addition, new features such as surpassing fire and sound markers will be introduced via Ghost War, further augmenting the game’s team-based mechanics.
Ghost Recon Wildlands was released on PS4, PC, and Xbox One in March 2017, and takes the series into open-world territory for the first time. Set in Bolivia, Wildlands tasks players with taking down a massive drug cartel by systematically wiping out key figures in the organisation, thus whittling down the cartel’s influences and defenses in the region.
Players can also engage in numerous side quests to help gain additional XP to buff their chosen character with, unlocking new perks and abilities in the process. Despite lukewarm reviews, Ghost Recon Wildlands remains the biggest selling game of the year so far, and contributed to an extremely positive Q1 for publisher Ubisoft.