The Faction War of Ghost Recon Wildlands
02/17/2017 06:00 PM
The Bolivia depicted in Ghost Recon Wildlands is ruled by a corrupt government that has recruited the Unidad force to control the population and suppress any signs of revolt. As a trained military force, they exert their authority with violence and impunity. To face them, local Bolivians have started a rebel movement: the Kataris 26. Led by the charismatic Pac Katari,a natural-born warrior who believes in the force of nature and the balance between good and evil, they fight for the freedom of their people. In the middle of this war, the Civilians try to survive.
Unidad is a military force, formed with the strongest and most aggressive agents of Bolivia’s military, whose original objective was to drive the Santa Blanca Cartel away. However, when they were corrupted and joined forces with the cartel instead of working to expel them, Unidad multiplied the degree of violence across the country; its operations turning villages into warzones. Entire provinces became no man’s lands, and chaos spread.
Today, as the collaboration between the government and the cartel led to the creation of the narco-state, Unidad oversees and monitors the cartel’s operations and controls the local population to fight off the Rebellion. A precarious peace emerged between the cartel and Unidad, one that a single spark of violence could turn into war.
The Unidad military force’s main objectives are to repress the Rebellion and to keep the Santa Blanca Cartel in check. Their deadly arsenal and overall hostility make them one of the country’s most dangerous threats. Unidad has spread its influence all over the country through different types of infrastructures, such as outposts that are present in most provinces to control the local area’s rebel activities and drug production.
To stay in control of the country’s civilian and rebel population, Unidad uses a large array of vehicles, including off-road buggies, AMVs, APCs, and military bikes. Unidad truly dominates the airspace. With gunships, transports, and special operations helicopters, they patrol the world with an omniscient presence. In game, depending on its strength and influence, Unidad will send troops on both air and land patrols. But be careful, as killing Unidad troops increase their vigilance and presence across the world, and you may end up in a terrible situation.
When the Santa Blanca Cartel arrived in Bolivia and sent their sicarios to convert cocaleros to the cause through assassinations and intimidations, most of them got scared and submitted to the Santa Blanca. A small group of cocaleros decided to fight however. Other Bolivians rallied to their cause, and the Kataris 26 started to set up camp in the provinces of Itacua and Banegas. Today, the fight with the cartel and Unidad goes on for the Kataris 26, led by the charismatic Pac Katari.
The Kataris 26 is mainly aiming to drive the Santa Blanca Cartel out of the country to get the coca production back into Bolivian cocaleros’ hands and to overthrow the current corrupt government represented by Unidad throughout the country. As they are a group of normal citizen working from the shadows, they do not possess any specific type of physical infrastructure. The rebel group can be found anywhere preparing action and fighting the other factions, while some of their members are sometimes captured and kept in enemy camps and prisons. In game, the Ghosts can help the Katari 26 to become stronger by providing them with resources, delivering imprisoned rebels, or completing the Rebel Ops side-missions.
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands will be available on March 7, 2017, for PlayStation®4 system, Xbox One, and PC.
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