Update brings Splinter Cell’s Sam Fisher to Ghost Recon Wildlands

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A new update will bring a special mission featuring Splinter Cell protagonist Sam Fisher to Ghost Recon Wildlands.

As part of the Special Operation I update for Ghost Recon Wildlands, what Ubisoft describes as: “A wealth of exclusive Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell content” will be added to the Bolivia-set co-op open-world shooter. The French publisher adds that the Splinter Cell content: “Will be introduced to the Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands main game and Ghost War PvP mode, including a new PvE mission, exclusive customisation items and a new Ghost War PvP class. Players will be able to play alongside Sam Fisher, the iconic character from the critically acclaimed Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell espionage series, and help him complete his new high-risk infiltration mission in fictionalised future Bolivia. This new special challenge is playable solo or with up to four players in co-op and is one of the most difficult missions the Ghosts have ever faced. The night-time stealth mission will require players to use all the tools at their disposal to succeed.”

The update, due to arrive on April 10, will also bring a new assault class called Echelon to all the PvP modes, expanding Ghost Recon Wildlands’ roster to 18 classes. Ubisoft describes the Echelon class thus: “The Echelon is a part of Sam Fisher’s Fourth Echelon team, and therefore has access to high-tech equipment as well as the Sonar Pulse ability that allows him to see enemies behind walls at short range and gain tactical advantage over the opposing team. Ghost War players will be able to get early-access to the new class by using their Prestige points or with the Year 2 Pass.”

In addition, there will be a free weekend for Ghost Recon Wildlands, taking place between April 12 and April 15. Ubisoft says it will be: “Available on all platforms and will give newcomers the opportunity to try out everything, including Ghost War PvP mode, Predator mission and Special Operation I.” More information can be found on the official website.

Ubisoft has also detailed the rewards for completing the Splinter Cell mission in Ghost Recon Wildlands: “Players will be rewarded with exclusive items, such as Sam’s iconic sonar goggles, with a new night-vision filter, and more. Even though the mission will remain available in-game, these rewards will only be available until the Special Challenge ends on May 16th, 2018.”