Ghost Recon: Wildlands is an earnest effort to push the boundaries of the Tom Clancy sub-genre of tactical shooters. It brought the style into an open world while trying to maintain much of what has made the franchise so successful but only to mixed effect in my opinion. Now Wildlands takes yet another bold step introducing PvP to the formula, titled Ghost War, the beta for which went live today.
Ghost War PvP will feature 12 classes in 4v4 action. Three of the classes are detailed in the 2nd of 4 videos scheduled to be released to highlight the new mode. Those classes are:
- Tank: The Tank diverts attention away from teammates by drawing enemy fire and using thick armor to survive the attack. They excel in close quarters combat where they have increased resilience and high-powered LMGs.
- Enforcer: The Enforcer can provide useful coverfire which debilitates enemies. They can pin down opponents with their powerful suppression mechanics allowing teammates to advance to pick them off.
- Artillery: Artillery uses mortar strikes to create chaos and draw enemies out of hiding. They have a high damage ability, Mortar Strike, which can be deadly for unsuspecting foes or clear enemies from entrenched position.
The beta for Ghost War ends September 25th.