Go Full Stealth Mode in Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands
See a mission from the game completed in the darkness of night.
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands is an open world military shooter where either you alone or with the help of three friends can takes on the crime-infested alternate future of Bolivia, after it was taken oven by the Santa Blanca drug cartel. You have the ability to choose the method of how you complete a mission, and the newest video shows the sneak technique of doing so.
Under the cover of a dark lightning storm, we helicopter our way into the objective. The map may look entirely different with this backdrop, but don’t be fooled. This demonstration video takes us through the same mission shown off back during E3. But instead of a direct approach, we’re creeping our way inside quietly. The factory lights illuminate the hillside as one of the squad members base-jumps out of the air copter. They land on a cliff overlooking the camp, serving as a sniper vantage point support for the rest of the crew. Night-time is a conscious choice that’s being made here, as the game has dynamic weather and a day/night cycle that could potentially change the success chances of your missions, one way or the other. The four soldiers set their sights on a truck, surrounded by enemy grunts. In a coordinated flurry of maneuvers, the foes are swiftly taken out by the players all at once. The truck prize is theirs.
Why steal an industrial truck? It allows the squadmates smooth sailing into the enemy’s camp undetected. Once inside, one of the demonstration squad members barrel rolls out of the truck and starts setting up explosives as a distraction tool. A drone equipped with thermal vision surveys the complex, and makes tagging hostile heat signatures a breeze from up in the sky. As a result, the team locates their kidnapping target once more. They start to converge on this position, careful as to not eliminate patrol units when possible, and more focused on setting up an escape route instead. It’s explained that having a bunch of bodies lying around is guaranteed to cause an alarm from patrols eventually, and it’s important to keep these “taken care of” forces out of sight in the meantime. Deactivating the generator signals the team’s opportunity to strike. Activating their night-vision, they pounce on the target undetected, with the area lights being out of commission for a short while. Chaos unfolds as the cartel thugs clamor to try and find the source of the noise. One player unlocks a prisoner cage, and the escapees provide cover for the squad’s exit.