Ghost Recon Wildlands – Play for free this weekend (including Ghost War!)

In the vast open world of Ghost Recon Wildlands, danger lurks around every bend, and this weekend, you can confront that danger for free.

From now through to October 16th (times vary by platform), you can download the full game for free and explore all that Ghost Recon Wildlands has to offer on PC, Xbox One, and PS4 (Xbox One players require Xbox Live Gold, PS4 players require PSN+). That means a gorgeous open world full of diverse ecosystems and thrilling missions for you to take on in single-player, or with a squad of up to four co-op players. That means a wide array of weapons, abilities, and vehicles that let you tackle each situation using whatever strategy you choose. And as of this week, that means the new Ghost War 4v4 team deathmatch mode.

Released for free to all Ghost Recon Wildlands players, Ghost War is a brand new mode that brings a whole new challenge to the table. Players choose from among 12 distinct classes to create teams loaded for bear with powerful weapons, perks, and abilities. Using squad tactics and stealthy scouting techniques, they fight it out against a team of enemy players in intense multiplayer. Ghost War launches on October 10, and the development team will expand it in the months to come with new maps, new classes, and new modes.

Should you choose the buy the full game after trying it this weekend, any progress you’ve made will be carried over, so you won’t lose a step in your fight to take down Santa Blanca. Whether you’re taking on missions solo, teaming up with friends to eliminate threats together, or facing off against other players in tactical deathmatches, playing Ghost Recon Wildlands is an excellent way to spend this weekend, and many more to come.

Ghost Recon Wildlands is available now for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. For more on the open world shooter, check out the official free weekend page or take a look at our previous coverage.


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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