Ubisoft is bringing its first-ever crossover event to Ghost Recon Wildlands when the Predator event arrives later this month. Players will be put into teams of four for the PvE event that will pit them against the “Yautja hunter”. From what the teaser trailer shows, it has kept most of its abilities and weapons from the movies.
The Predator will use thermal tracking to hunt its prey and a cloaking device to remain undetectable. It uses both blades and explosives to take down Ghosts.
According to GameRant.com:
Of course, while battling the Predator in Ghost Recon: Wildlands will likely be a reward in and of itself, Ubisoft also has plans to use the challenge as a means to introduce new items and to let fans earn unique rewards related to the sci-fi/horror franchise. It’s unclear at this point, though, whether or not all of the objects shown in the trailer will be prized to those who complete certain aspects of the event, or if they’re simply able to be purchased in-game. At any rate, Ubisoft will be adding items under the banner of “Predator Packs,” with one including new gear and weapons, another having the creature’s wristblades, one more featuring the monster’s helmet, and the last being a Predator class for Ghost War PvP.
Predator According to Ubisoft
A deadly new threat enters Ghost Recon Wildlands this week, armed with powerful weapons, advanced stealth abilities, and more mandibles than seem strictly necessary. From December 14 through early January, the Predator will bring its unique skills to a special challenge that sees players (solo or with up to four players in co-op) hunting the creature—and being hunted in return. Defeating the Predator will be no easy task, but if players manage to take it down, they will be rewarded with exclusive items, including the Predator mask, which features Predator vision. To help you fully embrace your inner hunter, the Predator Pack (available in the in-game store) introduces 15 new customization items inspired by the original movie, including weapons and a new close combat move.
Ghost War, the free PVP mode for Ghost Recon Wildlands, will also get a Predator-inspired addition: A new class of soldier inspired by Dutch, the protagonist from the original movie, who can engage a battle rage mode to tip the scales in his favor.
“At Ubisoft Paris, we have been fans of the Predator for a long time and are thrilled to bring such an iconic character to our game” said Nouredine Abboud, senior producer at Ubisoft. “The challenge is full of references to the original Predator movie, and we cannot wait to see the reaction of our players!”
We got to chat with Abboud to learn more about where the idea to bring the Predator into Wildlands came from, and how they designed the hunt to capture the deadly tension of the movie.