Ghost Recon Wildlands – March PVP update brings new classes and maps

Trapper. Guerrilla. Stalker. These new classes are coming to Ghost Recon Wildlands‘ Ghost War PvP mode on March 14 in a free update dubbed New Assignment. This is the fourth major free update for the PvP mode, and it also includes new maps for Extraction mode, a new map-voting tool, and other gameplay updates. New Assignment will launch simultaneously on Xbox One, PS4, and PC; read on for more details on the classes and maps.

True to its name, the Trapper class brings gas traps into battle which can be remotely placed. Once an enemy triggers a trap, they will take damage and be temporarily stunned. Furthermore, downed enemies are automatically marked by the Trapper, who can then use their sniper rifle to deny any revive attempts.

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Next up is the Guerrilla, who packs an SMG for closer-quarters engagements and has a drone that can shoot smoke bombs. These projectiles can be launched strategically to hide ally movements and protect them from being marked. The smoke will also unmark any allies who were previously marked. And if you drop a smoke bomb on the enemy team, closing distance to put the Guerrilla’s SMG to work should be much easier.

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Finally, the Stalker is a long-range specialist with a sniper rifle that can’t be heard by far-off enemies. Enemies marked by the Stalker won’t know they are marked, and enemies that get close to the Stalker might meet a grisly end at the barrel of their secondary shotgun.

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These three classes will be available immediately for Season Pass and Ghost War pass owners, and they’ll have seven days of exclusive access. After that, players will be able to unlock these classes with Prestige credits that they earn in-game or purchase in the store. There are also two new maps coming to Extraction mode – Refinery and Cliffside – as well as a new map voting tool. Before every Quickplay and Ranked PvP match, players will be able to cast their vote for one of three options, each comprising a different map and mode.

Though these classes are the last ones included in the Season Pass and Ghost War Pass, there are more updates on the way that will continue to expand the PvP possibilities. For more details on the updates and bug fixes coming with New Assignment, you can read the patch notes on the official Ghost Recon Wildlands site.

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Ghost Recon Wildlands is available now on PC, PS4, and Xbox One. For more on previous Ghost War updates, 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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