Wednesday, 24 January 2018 17:57

Ghost Recon Introduces Battle Crates & New DLC

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Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands is about to get its third PvP expansion. The free update, called Extended Ops, will be available tomorrow, January 25 and will bring exclusive new maps and a brand new game mode called Extraction.

Extraction mode tasks one team with locating and escorting two "High-Value Targets" out of a conflict zone. Naturally, the other team is tasked with stopping them and keeping the hostages where they are. Ubisoft says it will take a lot of strategy to stay alive and win the round, regardless of which side you're on.

There are also two new maps coming to the game. Both the Institute and Garage maps will be available for Quickplay and Ranked. Like previous PvP expansions, there will be new gear introduced for both the base game and PvP modes. Extended Ops releases on all platforms on January 25.

The last free DLC for Ghost Recon: Wildlands was a Predator-themed expansion called Jungle Storm. It brought a limited-time mission to the game where you square off against the classic character the Predator, to mark the film's 30-year-anniversary. Jungle Storm also introduced new cosmetics, new maps, and two classes to the game.

 

Battle Crates will be available in Ghost Recon: Wildlands before the end of the month, as part of the Extended Ops update. Battle Crates are loot chests that contain a random assortment of cosmetic items.

They can be purchased from the in-game store for 400 Credits, and unlocks three items you don’t already own, meaning no duplicates. When the update releases, all players will get two free crates; the Spec Ops Crate, and the Ghost War Crate. These can be redeemed through the Ubisoft Club.

The names of the crates denote the contents. The Spec Ops focusing on single-player and co-op items, while the Ghost War Crate unlocks items for use in the Ghost War PvP mode.

Spec Ops Crates contain Epic weapons, Exotic weapons, vehicles and other cosmetics. Ghost War Crates also include Exotic weapons, customisation items, and a new line of skins only found in these boxes, called Icons. Though they do include weapons, they’ll only be reskins of existing ones.

All items, excluding Icons, can also be purchased directly in any of the store packs available since launch.

Ubisoft said it does not intend to include anything that affect gameplay, or player progression in Battle Crates. You can expect to find over 200 items in them in Rare, Epic, and Legendary rarities.