Ubisoft has today revealed a brand new Mercenaries mode for their popular shooter Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands. The new mode launches on July 18, 2019 and will be free for all players to use. It will be an eight-player free-for-all mode where you will compete to be the first to locate an extraction point and be rescued by the chopper. However, at the start, you’ll have minimal gear and no way of knowing where exactly the chopper will land. Finding transmitters will pin-point the location further, and picking up gear will aid you in battling others. Once a player has found three transmitters, the extraction point is revealed to everyone and then it’s a case of who can be rescued first.
There are also other additional features to the new Mercenaries mode, check the official blurb below:
- Looting for Gear: Players start the game just with a melee weapon and will need to find the best gear, weapons and consumables to fight the Unidad forces and enemy players. If a player dies, they will lose all of the loot gathered and start at square one when they respawn.
- Armor: Mercenaries mode will feature a new health and armor system. Based on the gear players pick up, an armor bar will appear. This bar will absorb a percentage of damage based on the penetration capability of the opponent’s weapon.
- Health: If players are hit by a weapon that deals penetration damage, they will bleed and gradually lose a percentage of their health. If they are injured, they will be able to loot three different types of healing items to get back into fighting shape: medikits, bandages and syringes.
- Destructible Doors: Destructible doors can be opened with CQC, behind which players may find intel, loot, or cover to aid them in their fight. Players will need to think tactically about when to use this as opponents will be able to hear the breaking doors if they are close by.
For more information, check out the new Mercenaries trailer below:
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands is out now on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.