Ghost Recon Wildlands – Ghost War PvP open beta details and class tactics

After taking the fight to Santa Blanca, Unidad, and anyone else who wanted to tango, Ghost Recon Wildlands players are getting the chance to face off against that most challenging of enemies: other players. The Open Beta for the Ghost War PVP mode is coming to all platforms from September 21st till September 25th and will be available for preload starting on September 19th. The full Ghost War mode will be available in a free update this fall, but before then, we had a chance to jump into a version of the Open Beta to get an early look at the action.

Each match in the Ghost War Open Beta is a 4v4 deathmatch with no respawning, fought in a “best of three” format. The Open Beta will include five of the eight total maps and you’ll have access to six of the 12 specialised classes that are spread across three categories (Assault, Marksman, and Support) in the final version of the mode.

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In the Assault category, you’ve got the Tank – a burly soldier with thick armor, extra health, and a light machine gun. LMGs are powerful in Ghost War because of the new suppression mechanic. When you’re suppressed, your vision is heavily blurred and it’s nigh impossible to be an effective soldier until you relocate or the barrage subsides. Suppression is great for tamping down snipers and keeping enemies in check while your team advances to a better position or revives a downed ally. Revivals are key in Ghost War; don’t let your buddies languish if you can help it, but watch out, an enemy might by lying in wait.

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For more information on Ghost War, be sure to tune into twitch.tv/Ubisoft next Friday, September the 19th, at 5pm BST to see the new PVP mode in action. A special pre-show will begin at midday featuring special guests. For the latest details on Ghost Recon Wildlands, check out our previous coverage.

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Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands

Release date — 7th March 2017
Developer — Ubisoft Paris
PEGI 18+
Bolivia, a few years from now: this beautiful South American country has become the largest cocaine producer in the world. The influential and vicious Santa Blanca drug cartel has turned the country into a narco-state, leading to lawlessness, fear, injustice, and violence. The cartel is on track to becoming a major underworld power and global threat.An all-out war is not the answer. A surgical, stealthy, lethal approach is the only way to stop the disease at its source. The Ghosts, an elite US Special Forces team, are sent behind enemy lines to wreak havoc, destabilize, and eventually break the alliance between the cartel and the corrupted government. Facing an almighty enemy in a massive and hostile environment, the Ghosts will need to make critical moral choices and engage in tough battles to complete their mission – their grittiest and most dangerous operation to date.
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