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CUSTOMIZATION 101: Gunsmith

08/17/2016 06:00 PM

Richer than ever, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands will allow you to customize and enhance your Ghost arsenal to fit every situation while fighting the Santa Blanca Cartel. Get a first glimpse at the iconic feature here.

In Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands, a main focus of the development team has been to create a massive, beautiful, and coherent open world, in which, under the leadership of El Sueño, the Santa Blanca Cartel has decided to expand its dangerous influence over the country of Bolivia. The Ghosts—who make up an elite, highly trained military unit—are sent behind these enemy lines. This time, their objective is to dismantle the cartel. Read more about weapons—a pillar of the Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands experience—in our previous article, “In depth on weapons authenticity with the Lead Game Designer”.

To survive, adaptation is key. It’s now time for us to focus on the Gunsmith!

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With more than 50 customizable weapons to choose from, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands lets you play just the way you like it. The game doesn’t impose any choice of classes, and you can adapt your playstyle according to your missions. For example, you can use your sniper to stealthily attack a camp by night, then attack a convoy with a machine gun. It’s up to you!

As you progress, you’ll be able to unlock new weapons—along with attachments—to enrich your experience. Of course, you can also loot your enemies’ weapons if you feel like it.

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The Gunsmith is available at any time in the game menu. There, you can get an overview of your arsenal. You’ll be able to compare your weapons so you can ensure you’re making the right choice. Many statistics are also available: damage, accuracy, handling, range, rate of fire, noise reduction, and penetration. All can have a real impact on your actions.

Now we’ll focus on weapons customization. Your Ghosts are equipped with two primary weapons along with a secondary one, allowing you to switch at any time to adapt to the situation. The game offers a wide choice of weapons, including:

  • Assault rifles
  • Sniper rifles
  • Light machine guns
  • Submachine guns
  • Shotguns
  • Handguns

Exotic weapons are also available, but you’ll have to find them yourself!

Once you’ve selected your weapon, a new interface will allow you to enter into the core of the customization.

First, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands lets you change the skin of your weapon by applying new paints on the entire weapon or on individual parts of it. The game will offer a wide variety of paints, including, of course, camouflage ones, allowing you to individualize your weapon.

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As you progress, your weapon’s paint gradually ages over time, becoming marred with dust, grease, and scratches. If you like to keep things neat, you’ll be able to clean and repaint your weapons at any time by accessing the menu.

One of the most exciting features of the Gunsmith is its selection of attachments. The game offers more than 100 attachments (scopes, magazines, stocks, barrels, and more) that you can use to equip your weapon, creating a real impact on your gameplay. Over 10,000 combinations are possible.

Some attachments add special modes to your weapons and can be activated on the go. To name just a few, you’ll be able to adapt your sniper scope, choose your firing mode, and enable or disable your suppressor or the grenade launcher on your assault rifle.

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Once you’re done preparing your arsenal, you’ll have plenty of targets to take down in the world of Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands. It’s up to you to decide how you want to approach the situation!

The Gunsmith will give you a massive amount of customization opportunities. We’re looking forward to sharing more about this topic in the coming months.

In case you missed it, also check out our Customization Trailer. And read this article to learn how Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands will let you create your own Ghost.


Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands will be available March 7, 2017, on PlayStation®4 system, Xbox One, and PC. 

For more intel on Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands, keep an eye on GhostRecon.com and be sure to visit our official forums and subreddit.

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