Ghost Recon Wildlands gets new 'Mercenaries' mode

What you need to know

  • Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands is getting one final update.
  • This new content update brings the "Mercenaries" mode, an eight-player free-for-all with the Cartel thrown in as well.
  • Mercenaries mode is available starting July 18.
  • You can purchase Ghost Recon: Wildlands for $25 on Amazon (opens in new tab).

With Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Breakpoint just a few months away, the developers at Ubisoft have one last surprise for players of Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands - a brand new free-for-all mode called "Mercenaries." This mode pits eight players against each other and the AI-controlled Cartel, in a fight to survive until extraction arrives. This players vs. players vs. enemies (PvPvE) Mercenaries mode is the final content update planned for Ghost Recon: Wildlands. After playing a match, players will earn the Lone Wolf skin as thanks for trying the mode out.

You can check out the trailer for the new Ghost Recon Wildlands: Mercenaries mode below:

The Mercenaries content update is entirely free and it's available on all platforms starting July 18.

Ghost Recon: Wildlands saw a ton of support even in its final year, including the return of Sam Fisher, voiced by the legend himself, Michael Ironside. This final update is a really cool way to send out the game on a high note out for all the fans and players who have supported it.

While Ghost Recon: Wildlands isn't quite native 4K on Xbox One X, it does have a high resolution with great HDR implementation and other improvements.

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Samuel Tolbert is a freelance writer covering gaming news, previews, reviews, interviews and different aspects of the gaming industry, specifically focusing on Xbox and PC gaming on Windows Central. You can find him on Twitter @SamuelTolbert.