Tactical third-person shooter Ghost Recon Wildlands launched earlier this year to generally favorable reviews, and while the title received some criticism for its poor vehicle controls and rather unengaging story, it would nevertheless break records for the studio in becoming one of its most-played games during the beta phase alone. Ubisoft would later reveal Wildlands’ success as its “biggest hit” of 2017 so far, while the game would go on to make repeat appearances at the top of UK physical sales.
Now, with the new PvP deathmatch game mode “Ghost War” launching today, Ubisoft has decided to announce a free-to-play weekend for the latest in the Tom Clancy series. Ghost Recon Wildlands will be fully accessible for all players as a free download between Thursday, October 12 at 3:00 am EST and Monday, October 16 at 3:00 am EST.
According to Ubisoft’s blog post, the game will be available as an optional pre-load ahead of time today (10/10) for the PlayStation 4, and tomorrow (10/11) for the PC. Wildlands will also go on sale for the duration of the event at 50% off, lowering the original price down to $29.99.
Ghost War was originally announced for Ghost Recon Wildlands back in July with a short trailer that previewed the mode’s basic features, as well as a first look at gameplay and six of the expected classes. Since then, another six have been added, and Ghost War has only been further fleshed out. The game mode is described as a PvP, 4 vs. 4 match in which the two teams will compete in a best-of-three battle. There’s eight different maps included as well, with a promise of more to come.
Ghost War launched today as a free update for Wildlands. For more information about the mode, check out our previous article on the subject, or watch the official launch trailer below: