Today, Ubisoft announced that an upcoming open beta test for Ghost War, the new player-versus-player (PvP) update to Ghost Recon Wildlands, will be available on all platforms between September 21 and September 25, 2017. The standalone open beta will be available for preload starting September 19 for both Ghost Recon Wildlands owners and new players who do not own the base game. The full mode will release as a free update to all Ghost Recon Wildlands owners this fall.
In Ghost War, groups of players will take part in a 4-versus-4 team deathmatch experience that builds on the tactical squad play from the main game, where strategy is equally as important as skill. Teams will choose from a roster of varied classes across three categories–Assault, Marksman and Support–that fill specific roles on the battlefield as they navigate large-scale open maps and take down their enemies.
The open beta will feature 6 of the 12 distinct classes, each with their own varied characteristics, weapons, perks and customisation options, and 5 of the 8 unique maps. Ghost War will also integrate new PvP mechanics, including suppressing fire and sound markers, to create a true military-strategic, team-based multiplayer mode. Those looking for more information about Ghost War and the open beta can tune into the Ghost War Premiere on Twitch on September 19 at 5 PM UK time to see new PvP content for the first time.