Ghost Recon Wildlands New Difficulty Mode Introduces Perma-death

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands

With the Ghost Recon Wildlands well into it the second year of free content updates, following the Splinter-cell themed special missions and gear comes a brand new difficulty called ‘Ghost Mode’.

Ghost mode is going to be the most challenging Ghost Recon experience yet, players will have a new weight limit, realistic will be introduced, and dying now results in game-over. Alongside Ghost mode comes a variety of new maps, classes, and other goodies for the PvP Ghost War mode.

Here’s a more detailed rundown of Ghost Mode:

Ghost Mode is playable solo or in co-op, but make no mistake – it’s a high-stakes test of skill that introduces a range of features, including permadeath, friendly fire, and the option to play completely solo (with no AI teammates). Other Ghost Mode features include:

  • A new loadout that restricts players to one main weapon and one handgun.
  • Real Reloading, which means that if you pop out a partially full clip, you’ll lose the bullets that were in there when you slap in a new one.
  • Gear management that prevents players from swapping in different weapons unless they’re looting an enemy or using an ammo box.

Ghost War is getting some updates as well, with two new classes, two new maps – including one with snow terrain – and new features including Observer Mode, a spectate feature with a free-roam camera and other tools for showcasing (or just watching) a match. Special Operation 2 also adds emotes, victory poses, and voice lines for an extra layer of personality. Finally, Special Operation 2 is adding ranked competitive seasons to Ghost War, giving players a new way to prove their skill.

Ghost Recon Wildlands is available on PC, Xbox One, and PS4. Special Operations 2 drops July 24.