Ghost Recon Wildlands – Tier 1 Mode and More Coming in Free Update

The next free update for Ghost Recon Wildlands is headed to PS4, Xbox One, and PC on June 28, and it’s bringing a new way to play: Tier 1 mode, which introduces new levels of difficulty and bigger challenges for players who’ve reached level 30. Once you activate it, Tier 1 introduces a new XP bar, which you can fill with Tier points by completing missions and taking on solo Live Season Challenges.

As you fill it, your Tier – visible to all players, next to your player name – will gradually progress from Tier 50 to Tier 1, unlocking new rewards every five Tiers. With each promotion comes a rise in difficulty –your enemies will grow smarter, tougher, and more alert. To help you survive, you’ll be able to upgrade your weapon damage through 30 different levels with loot you find in the field, earn through Live Season Challenges, or accumulate through the free companion app’s Guerrilla Mode.

You can still partner with other players online regardless of your Tier or theirs, but the difficulty will adjust to the party’s average Tier level (even if some players haven’t activated the mode), ensuring a balanced challenge for the group. Also, if you find that you miss playing without Tiers, you can deactivate and reactivate the mode without losing any progress – and if you hit a Tier that feels like just the right level of difficulty, you can choose to stay there.

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Tier 1 isn’t the only new addition coming in Title Update 5, which also introduces new challenges and rewards with season two of the Live Season Challenges. The update also brings a host of tweaks and fixes, including the eradication of bugs that caused follower icons to disappear from the minimap, or alarmed enemies when you used the Whisper pistol or the crossbow. For more, check out the official Ghost Recon site.

Ghost Recon Wildlands is available now on Xbox One, PS4, and PC. For more on the game, check out our previous coverage:

Ghost Recon Wildlands – Fallen Ghosts Now Available

Ghost Recon Wildlands – Narco Road Starter Guide

Ghost Recon Wildlands – Soundtrack Inspired by War Within the Cartel Now Available

Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands

Release date — March 7, 2017
Developer — Ubisoft Paris
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.

ESRB Rating: M

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands is a work of fiction. Like similar Tom Clancy’s games from Ubisoft, the game takes place in a modern universe inspired by reality, but the characters, locations and stories are created solely for entertainment purposes. One of the reasons Bolivia was chosen as the background of this game was due to its magnificent landscapes and rich culture. While the game’s premise imagines a different reality than the one that exists in Bolivia today, we do hope that the in-game world comes close to representing the country’s beautiful topography, and that players enjoy exploring the diverse and open landscapes it moved us to create. Any resemblance to actual events or any real persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental.
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Mikel Reparaz has been an editor at GamesRadar, PlayStation: The Official Magazine, MacLife, and Official Xbox Magazine. He now works as a Communications Mercenary on the UbiBlog. Follow him on Twitter: @Wikiparaz