Battle royale probably won’t be coming to Ghost Recon Wildlands

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What with Ghost Recon Wildlands’ enormous map and long-range gunplay, it might seem like a natural passenger for the battle royale bandwagon so many games are jumping on right now. Not so, say Ubisoft.

Here’s our guide to getting started in Ghost Recon Wildlands.

As tempting as it is to think that battle royale is simply a matter of adding a contracting circle and some random loot drops to an existing game, there’s quite a bit more to it than that – in many cases, games just aren’t built to support 100 different players looking at the same world at the same time.

Ubisoft responded to a Wildlands fan on Twitter this week, who suggested adding the mode to Wildlands’ PvP Ghost War.

“We understand the allure of the Battle Royale game mode,” they said. “However, it would involve changes to the game structure and technical challenges that are simply impossible to undertake right now.”

That may be disappointing for some Wildlands fans to hear, but the good news is that there’s plenty more coming to Ghost Recon this year.

Thanks, PC Gamer.