The Predator is Coming to Ghost Recon Wildlands
Starting tomorrow, Ghost Recon Wildlands owners will have a chance to match skills with the legendary Predator – yes, that Predator! In an event that will run into early January, you and up to four co-op buddies can take on the ultimate hunter in the jungles of Bolivia.
Defeating him will reward players with special Predator-themed items, such as the iconic mask that will provide the same thermal vision from the film. How it will work remains to be seen at the moment, but one would have to assume there will be a cool-down or similar gimmick to maintain balance within the game. This will also trigger the release of a Predator Pack, available within the online shop, so these items are here to stay.
This update will also bring a new player class, themed after Arnold Schwarzenegger’s character Dutch. The new character type is described as one “who can engage a battle rage mode to tip the scales in his favor”, so presumably some kind of buff/debuff/aggro ability.
Before you get your hopes up, there is no indication that players will get to be the Predator – It seems to be 4vsAI only. It’s a missed opportunity, asymmetrical titles such as Friday the 13th are popular and the chance to be the Predator would definitely being many players back for some more fun. Perhaps the success of the event will persuade the team to make it a possibility.