The Ghost Recon: Wildlands beta this past weekend was the largest beta event at Ubisoft so far. Some of the stats from the beta are pretty mind-boggling- over the course of just four days Ghost Recon players logged a collective 34 million hours and killed over 1.2 billion cartel members.
Players also logged a collective 2.8 million hours in night vision, 1.3 million hours flying drones, and made 12.5 million base jumps. Oh, you didn't know there was base jumping? Ghost Recon: Wildlands is a massive game spanning 21 different provinces with a massive amount of different ways to play it. That's one of the things Ubisoft has always tried to do with their open world titles and when it works, it's fantastic.
And at least in Wildlands, it looks like players are using all that freedom to clean up drug trafficking, have fun, and help their teammates – 44 million teammate revivals were performed during the open beta period. So either we like our NPCs or we're at least nice to our friends even in a world where we can steal planes from drug runners in Bolivia. That's comforting to know.
Ghost Recon: Wildlands will be out next Tuesday, March 7th, for Xbox One, PS4, and PC.
If you missed out on the beta action, you can read up on my thoughts about it here. Or read them anyway to mock my horrible driving.