GHOST RECON: WILDLANDS - GETTING AROUND
By Diana "DumeeGamer" Dumee on March 18, 2017
Do you want to travel in style during your adventures in Ghost Recon: Wildlands? You can walk around of course, but the map is really big and will only expand as you progress through the game. So, to spare your poor feet, you might want to consider using one of the many vehicles you will come across in the Wildlands. Let us be your guide!
I, Diana "DumeeGamer" Adams-Dumee, played the beta of Ghost Recon Wildlands and soon I had to fly a helicopter in order to get myself, my team and a guy we just saved to safety. I discovered that flying a helicopter was easier said than done. I have to say, watching all those episodes of Airwolf didn't help me at all. Let me put it this way; when I was nearly on the ground, my team didn't hesitate and jumped right out of the helicopter before I even landed the damn thing. In hindsight, this was actually the smart choice, because when my chopper finally touched down, it was turned upside down.
During coop mode, we played together with our cool guest reviewer Jordy, and it became abundantly clear that flying a chopper wasn't easy for him as well. Although he did manage to land the helicopter the right way up, it was a bit of a struggle getting the thing to move forward. When Michael "Magic Mike" Dumee and entered the Wildlands stage, he laughed at us and told us that flying wasn't that difficult. And, what do you know? He drove us to a airport for flying lessons!
Looking back, I can only say that I was too impatient while trying to fly the helicopter. I tried an airplane and it took almost seconds to master that. At that point I knew the flight controls, so the chopper wasn't that much of a challenge anymore. And I must say, Michael would be an awesome instructor, because we ended our flying session by taking the chopper as high as we could and jumping out of it for a parachute experience! (please note that you have to unlock your parachute before jumping)
Besides flying, you can also travel by land. When you're with your team, the most logical option would be to find a car. The jeeps are most awesome and very handy for some off road racing. And if you want to challenge yourself (or have a great laugh), why not enter a truck? But if you really want to be quick, you should definitely give the bikes a try. Everyone rides his or her own bike and off you go.
And last but not least, you can conquer the water. If you want to go fast, make sure you get your hands on a speedboat or even better, a gun boat! Great choice if you have to survive loads of cartel members and their firepower. But did you also give the rowing boat a try? Especially if you're not busy with a mission which involves a lot of enemies, travelling by fishing boat can be very relaxing. It's the perfect way to enjoy the beautiful environment, created by the awesome people of Ubisoft.
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