Recently, Ubisoft revealed the weapon types in Ghost Recon Wildlands. It was confirmed that players can bring two primary weapons and one secondary on their loadout. Potentially, most players might opt to steamroll through missions due to the firepower due to having two primary weapons. Will the upcoming game be less tactical?
Two Primary Weapons
According to the official Ghost Recon Wildlands site, players can bring two Primary weapons in their missions. Currently, the selections are the Assault Rifle, Light Machine Gun, Submachine Gun, Shotgun, and Sniper Rifle. Players can bring primaries that’ll complement each other in certain situations to secure their survival and damage in missions. Even without the Secondary weapons, players can easily play off their character’s weaknesses with this system.
Offense Inclination and Less Planning Needed
Two Primary weapons means that each member can have sufficient damage when it comes to shoot-out approaches. Players have the means to use loadouts that’ll make them flexible to deal with targets at any range. Players would be encouraged to use their guns in missions. Only the game’s flexible mission system might be the one preventing the players from always going in with guns blazing.
Ghost Recon Wildlands may have a system prepared to discourage heavy weapon loadouts in the actual game. If not, players could just walk around with Light Machine Gun-Assault Rifle and Sniper Rifle-Assault Rifle loadouts in every mission when aiming for a shootout.
Other than outright offense, it’s possible that Ghost Recon Wildlands will offer gun upgrades and modifications for other playstyles. Ubisoft intended to let players choose their missions however they want to play it. However, players might be indirectly forced to resort to offensive play if the guns are heavily inclined for damage rather than utility for stealth players.
Ghost Recon Wildlands will be released on March 7, 2017. We’ll have to wait and see if the game’s guns are balanced enough to encourage a variety of primary weapon loadouts to thrive in the game.