We don’t often cover PC news, but when the news covers two of our favorite franchises, it’s OK to make an exception. Today Ubisoft announced that Ghost Recon Online, a free-to-play online shooter, is getting a round of “cross over” DLC based on the Splinter Cell franchise. The Ghost Recon Online Splinter Cell cross-over pack follows the release earlier this year of a thematic pack based on another popular Ubisoft franchise, Assassin’s Creed.
Following the release of Splinter Cell Blacklist, Ghost Recon Online players will be able to use the weapons and gear of Splinter Cell’s lethal operative Sam Fisher to fully customize their in-game character for all three classes. Also new to Ghost Recon Online, players looking to gift items, including new Splinter Cell gear, will now be able to do so easily in the store.
In the same Ghost Recon Online patch, a new map called “Khyber Stronghold” will transport players to the Middle East, to a city inspired by Peshawar, Pakistan. “Our community is more than three million strong, who we work to continuously provide new content for,” said Corey Facteau, Ghost Recon Online Producer at Ubisoft Singapore. “Our goal is to keep their experience fresh and dynamic so we’re looking forward to seeing how they explore Khyber Stonghold and use Sam Fisher’s items in-game.”
Ghost Recon Online’s first worldwide competition has just finished three of eight cups. Additional rounds are still remaining, so interested players can still register their clan for the competition and join the five remaining weekly tournaments.