The weapons and gear used by Sam Fisher in Splinter Cell: Blacklist are now available in Ubisoft's Ghost Recon Online. Ubisoft says the cross-over is inspired by the successful Assassin's Creed pack, which launched for the free-to-play shooter in February.
The Splinter Cell: Blacklist pack is part of a new update Ghost Recon Online, which also brings the ability to gift items to others through the in-game store. Lastly, the patch is introducing a new map for the game inspired by the Middle Eastern city Peshawar, Pakistan called Khyber Stronghold.
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA – September 26th, 2013 - Today, Ubisoft® announced the launch of a new crossover for its free-to-play PC shooter, Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Online®. Inspired by the success of the cross over pack between Ghost Recon Online and Assassin's Creed® released in February, the Ghost Recon Online team is releasing new content from another major Ubisoft franchise: Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell®.
Following the release of the critically-acclaimed Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell® Blacklist™, Ghost Recon Online players will be able to use the weapons and gear of Splinter Cell lethal operative Sam Fisher to fully customize their in-game character for all three classes. "The spies of Splinter Cell and Ghost Recon Online's Ghosts can now go toe-to-toe with the Phantoms," explains Corey Facteau, GRO's Producer at Ubisoft Singapore.
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 patch, Ghost Recon Online is also revealing a new map. "Khyber Stronghold is the most ambitious map we've developed to date. We're transporting our players to the Middle East, to a city inspired by Peshawar, Pakistan," added Facteau. "Our community is more than three million strong, who we work to continuously provide new content for. 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, announced earlier this month in partnership with the Electronic Sports League, ESL (EU) and North American Electronic Sports League, NESL (US), has just finished three of eight cups with a lot more action to come. Players can still register their clan for the competition and join the five remaining weekly tournaments.
Play Now, Play Free at www.GhostReconOnline.com
Register for the competition on the official website here: http://www.esl.eu/eu/gro/news/227863/
About Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Online®
Developed by Ubisoft® Singapore, Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Online® delivers a premium online-multiplayer-shooter experience that is downloadable and playable for free on the PC. Players can choose between three classes: Assault, Specialist, or Recon, to suit their particular style of play. As they evolve through the game, each Class can deploy unique Class Devices and other hi-tech equipment to enhance not only their individual combat effectiveness, but also that of their team. Players can enhance their game experience by using either in-game points or premium currency to purchase and equip their Ghosts with weapons, gear and other boosts. Tactical team play is crucial to victory in the fierce online matches with up to 16 players.
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