Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands‘ previously teased Special Operation 2 mission is yet another Ubisoft crossover, this time bringing Rainbow Six Siege operators into the fold.
Special Operation 2 drops for Ghost Recon Wildlands tomorrow, July 24th, introducing a cache of new cooperative and competitive content, such as the new Ghost Mode PvE difficulty augmentation, as well as new Ghost War PvP maps. The reveal of the Special Operation 2 update also teased new story content coming to the game, but specifics were kept confidential, until now.
A teaser trailer that dropped last week revealed that Wildlands‘ new story content—now titled Operation Archangel—would be a Rainbow Six Siege crossover. A second trailer expanded on the update’s unique mission, wherein Siege operator Caveira has gone off the reservation, and the Ghosts need the help of Siege operators Twitch and Valkyrie to find her. Found in the province of Caimanes, the two-part mission will unlock a special reward for players upon completion: Caveira’s gloves. This gear is more than a fashion statement, as wearing them unlocks a new close-quarters combat move which tags all enemies in the vicinity, just like Caveira does in Siege. The Special Operation 2 crossover will also introduce the new Rainbow Six Gear pack, which includes gear like Caveira’s iconic Luison handgun, Valkyrie’s head-wrapped shemagh, Twitch’s skull balaclava, and more.
The reveal of Special Operation 2’s Rainbow Six Siege content came with the additional confirmation of what two new Ghost War PvP classes we can expect in the update. Named Toxic and Surgeon, the classes are inspired by Siege‘s Smoke and Doc operators, respectively. Toxic utilizes a drone that disperses a cloud of toxic smoke, disabling enemies and blocking off zones, while Surgeon can use his stim pistol to revive teammates from a distance.
The Special Operation 2 update’s host of new content can be checked out in the trailer below.
Wildlands‘ $29.99 Year 2 Pass will give gamers seven-day early access to the Ghost Mode and two Ghost War classes, so they can be enjoyed alongside the new story content. Otherwise, players will have to wait until July 31st to check out the update’s non-mission content. The Special Operation 2’s patch notes are now live.