Splinter Cell's Sam Fisher joins Ghost Recon Wildlands [updated]

Recently, Ubisoft announced that Ghost Recon Wildlands will get a second year of post-launch support, offering players new free content, both in the campaign and the competitive "Ghost War" experience. Surprisingly, the first major update titled "Special Operations 1", will launch on April 10, 2018 on Xbox One, PC, and PlayStation 4.

Updated March 9, 2018: Today, Ubisoft announced that Ghost Recon Wildlands will introduce a free Splinter Cell–themed mission, featuring the legendary Sam Fisher, voiced by Michael Ironside, as part of Special Operation I. Players will only be able to team up with Fisher in this special crossover event starting tomorrow, April 10. Additionally, gamers will have full access to Ghost Recon Wildlands during the upcoming free weekend, taking place from April 12 to April 15, on all platforms.

However, that wasn't the biggest surprise from the announcement. Ubisoft released a new video teasing the return of Splinter Cell's Sam Fisher in Ghost Recon Wildlands. While many will consider this as a tease for the rumored 2018 Splinter Cell game, his character is just making an appearance in one of the missions. At this point it's unclear if Fisher will be a playable character or simply lend his voice to the events that unfold during the campaign.

Ghost Recon Wildlands is a third-person shooter playable entirely in four-player co-op or single-player from beginning to end. Gamers have total freedom to accomplish their missions how they want. They can choose to move quietly in the night, go in hot at dawn, or work together to execute the perfect sync shot that takes out enemies in one fell swoop. Each choice has a consequence, and players must improvise and adapt their plans.

The game also features Xbox One X enhancements and is currently available for roughly $50 at various retailers.

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