Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands is, perhaps, one of the hottest titles of 2017. Picking up the story where Phantoms left it, the game introduces the player to the thick and unforgiving jungles of Bolivia. Skill, cunning, and stealth are your best friends in this awesome third-person perspective tactical shooter.
Although scheduled to debut on the 7th of March, Ubisoft allowed a handful of players to participate in the game’s closed beta program, which took place between the 3rd and the 6th of February. The players invited to test out the upcoming PC, Xbox One, and PS4 title had only words of plays – smooth gameplay, gorgeous graphics, compelling story, and awesome gadgets.
However, the game has just one caveat – enemies popping out of nowhere and gunning down the player. Since Ghost Recon Wildlands is a recon-style tactical shooter, stealth and coordination are key to finishing the missions.
This means that his game is more about crawling, crouching and waiting for the opportune moment to take the shot, than going in guns blazing. You will have to calculate every move you make, and you’ll need to stay in constant contact with your squad mates.
Since the game features the latest stuff in terms of AI, you should expect some pretty clever enemies. So, from what we were able to learn, the greatest enemy you’ll be dealing with in Ghost Recon Wildlands is terrain.
Because the story takes places in the jungles of Bolivia, the player will have a hard time distinguishing soldiers from the foliage. However, with a little planning, and a couple of neat tricks, you won’t have any problems running straight into an enemy ambush.
Now, the best way to identify the soldiers’ position on the map and to track their movements is to tag them. There are three ways to tag enemy soldiers in Ghost Recon Wildlands. The first one, albeit trickier, is to aim down your weapon’s sights and look directly at the enemy for a couple of seconds.
The orange indicator that appears over his head means that you will now be able to see where the soldier is going. The second tagging method, and, by far, the easiest one, is to find yourself a vantage point and to use your binoculars in order to survey the site – this one is faster, and the risk of detection is minimal.
Now, the last tagging method might be a bit risky, since it involves deploying a special gadget which can easily be spotted. Deployed drones can help you tag soldiers faster, but there’s a high chance of an enemy soldier seeing the drone and blowing your cover.
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