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    Special Operation 3 Patch Notes

    On December 11th, our third update of Year 2 will be released: Special Operation 3.

    Updated Roadmap

    This update will be available on PC, PlayStationฎ4, and Xbox One. The size of the patch will be 18.1 GB on Uplay, 5.8 GB on Steam, and up to 18 GB on consoles depending on your version. Please note that you will need to restart and update your platform to be able to play online.

    Free Mission: Silent Spade

    Join familiar faces in the Wildlands for a mission that raises the stakes higher than ever before. Scott Mitchell needs Nomad and his team to help rookie John Kozak, the youngest Ghost ever, investigate a mysterious plot that links the Santa Blanca cartel to a nuclear threat.

    Upon completing this mission, you will have access to a prototype to the iconic cloaking device. Each play that completes the mission will get the Optical Camo. When equipped it will offer a boost to stealth.

    Photo Mode

    Freeze the action to capture your favorite moments in the Wildlands. With a variety of filters and customization options, you have what you need to create amazing pictures of everything from heat-pumping action to beautiful vistas.

    For more information on how to use Photo Mode, head to our FAQ.

    Year 2 Pass

    Year 2 Pass holders will get a free pack with Special Operation 3.

    The Infantry Pack will contain:

    • ACU Shirt

    • Mayflower APC

    • Covered ACH

    Year 2 Pass holders will get early, direct access to the new Ghost War classes for one week starting on December 11. Non-Year 2 Pass holders will have access to the new classes on December 18.

    Ghost War

    New Classes

    Two new classes for Ghost War will be coming with Special Operation 3.


    Vanguard is a powerful new addition to the Assault class. Their primary weapons are the L85A2 and SR3M. Vanguard can spot dangers on the field for his teammates with his special ability, Sensor Grenades.

    When thrown, these grenades scan the where it lands through solid objects, highlighting any hostiles for all Vanguard and his allies.


    Sharpshooter is a new Marksman, capable of taking out threats without them ever know he was there. His primary weapons are the M40A5 and the SRSA-1. Sharpshooter specializes in long-range combat, emphasized by his ability: Long Range Specialist.

    While aiming, the Long Range Specialist ability automatically charges. At full charge, the next shot negates the effects of sway and bullet drop.

    Class Balancing


    • SR-635 magazine has been reduced to 20 rounds


    • Movement speed increased by 15%

    • Vector muzzle velocity penalty removed when using a suppressor


    • MK48 rifle damage increased slightly

    • MK48 rife recoil reduced slightly


    • Increased duration of Tech’s Jammer ability from 15 seconds to 25 seconds


    • Reduced cooldown of ability from 60 seconds to 40 seconds

    • Wounded allies will now have their icons highlighted with a yellow/gold hue

    • Increased the number of Stim darts carried from 5 to 6

    • Stim Darts now heal bleeding effects from the Hollow Point perk

    • Stim Darts now heal 60 HP (previously: 40 HP)


    • Guerilla smoke now hides all markers within it from the enemy (including objective markers)


    • The Echelon Sonar ability now gives a notification to players when they’re being detected

    General Weapon Changes

    • The MP5 now behaves the same across all classes

    • The MPX now behaves the same across all classes

    • The SR-635 now has reduced damage from 55 to 40

    New Maps

    Special Operation 3 will contain two new maps for Ghost War.

    Lithium Mine

    This map is set on a Lithium Mine on the Western edge of Koani in northern Bolivia. Featuring wide-open spaces mixed with closed and tightly packed warehouses; Lithium Mind offers opportunities for the Marksman class and close quarters combat teams to excel.


    The Outskirts map is located on the edge of a Santa Blanca compound near the La Cruz refugee camp. The forest offers many opportunities for flanking, while close quarters combat rages in the nearby base. Tall buildings in Outskirts are the perfect spot to set up a sniper to pick off enemy opponents out of cover.

    PvP Events

    Events are gameplay modifiers applied to all Quickplay matches while the Event is active. You will have two weeks to vote for your preferred event, after which the most voted upon becomes live and lasts for 60 hours. New Events will occur every two weeks.

    Starting with the release of the update, there will be a new tab in the Ghost War lobby where you can vote for the first event.

    You will receive 200 Prestige Credits for voting and 50 Prestige Credits per win.

    For more information on PvP Events, check out our dedicated article here.

    Updated Prestige Economy

    We will be introducing a rework of the Prestige Economy in Special Operation 3. The following updates are coming:

    • All store Battle Crate items will have a chance to drop in Prestige Crates

    • Improved odds for Legendary and Epic item drops

    • Increased duplicate compensation

    • Increased Prestige rewards for completing Challenges

    New Customization Items

    Silent Spade Pack

    The Silent Spade pack will be available for purchase with Special Operation 3’s release.

    This pack contains:

    • F2000

    • Scout Vest

    • CBRN Half Mask

    • Scott Mitchell Face Paint

    Parachute Wings

    You will now be able to customize your parachute wings with twelve new options. You will receive one of these as a mission reward for completing Silent Spade, one will be available from the Ubisoft Club, and one will be a Challenge reward.

    Nine others will be available in Battle and Prestige Crates.

    Battle Crates

    There will also be 90+ new items added to Battle Crates, including new icons for John Kozak and Scott Mitchell.

    Free Items

    We will be putting many new free items in Special Operation 3.

    New PvE Challenges rewards will include:

    • Ghost Recon Wildlands Parachute Wing

    • Tactical Ballistic Mask

    • Honey Badger SMG

    • ACS-12 Shotgun

    New Ubisoft Club rewards will include:

    • Teammate marketing costumes

    • 4th Echelon Parachute Wing

    • 10-Voice Line Pack

    PC Friend Referral Program

    Starting Tuesday, December 11th for two months on PC (both Uplay and Steam users) you will gain rewards for inviting your friends to play Tom Clancy's Ghost Reconฎ Wildlands.

    The more friends you refer, the more Battle Crates you will receive.

    Bug Fixes and Improvements

    PvE / General Fixes

    • Fixed an issue where there was a delay in spawning enemies when reaching an area too fast

    • Fixed an issue in PvE where the SAM Launcher lock-sound can be heard after the mission fail screen

    • Fixed an issue where after the Civilian Casualties screen, the player can afterward kill an infinite number of civilians/rebels in that session

    • Fixed several cases where using Iron Sights would cause the camera to clip through the player

    • Fixed an issue where the inside of the player's head would appear while aiming and failing a mission

    • Fixed an issue where the wrong Dutch patch was used in the game

    • Clarified Prestige related texts in the Tier One tutorial to clear up misunderstandings

    Operation Watchman / Operation Archangel

    • Fixed an audio issue where audio and subtitles would be missing while on Sam Fisher and Caveira's cinematic dialogues if the AI Teammates were turned off


    • Fixed an issue with character models where the arm would become overly stretched on the LVOA if the M203 GL was attached

    • Fixed an issue where the Close Crate button would remain on the screen in certain situations

    Store, Items, & Weapons

    • Fixed an issue with the LVOA's extended magazine having a different placement in the Weaponsmith as it does in the game world

    • Fixed a texture issue with patches when equipping both the Crye 2 shirt and certain vests.

    • Fixed an issue where the Tier One Booster doesn't provide your teammates with 25% bonus XP

    • Fixed a weapon issue with the M4 Super 90 missing a scope option

    • Fixed a weapon issue with the MR Super 90 having misaligned sights

    • Fixed a customization issue where equipping a costume or icon would also equip a military zipper shirt

    • Fixed a weapon attachment issue where the Digital scope of the Z93 AMR would clip through the character's head while firing in ADS

    • Fixed a Weapon skin issue where the Llama Paint pre-set scheme is replaced with the Wolf Skin on the barrel of a weapon

    • Updated the Predator Helmet so that it has the same effect as the Predator Mask

    • Fixed an issue with the Fuze icon where the camera would clip through the model when in ADS

    • Fixed an issue where weapons clipped through the backpack when using the "Jumping Jacks" emote

    • Fixed a missing texture on the Vigil Icon

    • Fixed an issue where the 'Hold for Store' button is present for Sonar Goggles

    • Fixed an issue where the player is redirected to Prestige Crates from weapons that are unlockable through Spec Ops Crates

    • Fixed an issue where some Year 2 specific items would instead redirect the player to Prestige Crates store page

    • Fixed an issue where the 'Russian red dot' scope was inconsistent between shotguns and other weapons

    • Fixed an issue where the Caveira gloves had clipping issues on right wrist

    • Fixed an issue where the Bandages Gloves had clipping issues on both wrist

    • Fixed an issue where the Surgical gloves have clipping issues on the right wrist

    • Fixed several instances where ADS'ing as Sledge would cause the wielded pistol to clip through the character's hand


    All Platforms

    • Fixed an issue where the "Armory" Challenge in uPlay would not unlock if the user had purchased a class from the store

    • Fixed an issue where a player could shoot while also interacting with and diffusing a mine

    • Fixed an issue with the Echelon where if their sonar ability was active at the end of a round, in the following round any class chosen by the player would have Sonar instead of Night Vision goggles and would be unable to turn them off once turned on

    • Fixed an issue with the Surgeon where it would not be able to heal an ally standing inside the Toxic's smoke ability

    • Fixed an issue on Factory where players could become trapped between some props

    • Fixed a HUD issue where the UI would still display suppressor text even after removing the suppressor

    • Fixed an issue where a player would be stuck with looping defusing sound if they stepped away mid-diffusal

    • Fixed an exploit in PvP where killing a hostage would count towards challenge completion

    • Fixed an exploit in PvP on Dust Town where players were able to clip through the mesh to reach an inaccessible area

    • Fixed missing camo colors names from Character Smith in PvP

    • Fixed an issue in PvP where the camera view for the Attackers would flicker

    • Fixed an issue in PvP where the winner text on the victory screen would not appear

    • Fixed an issue in PvP where classes would be delayed in appearing on the victory screen

    • Fixed an issue in PvP where the Fighting Spirit perk heal would heal the players inside the Toxic gas

    • Fixed an issue in PvP where killed players or spectators would not be able to view the tacmap directly until revived

    • Fixed an issue in PvP where some teammates HP bars would show some HP even if they are dead

    • Fixed an issue in PvP where activating the Echelon’s sonar ability would permanently replace the night vision activation sound until reboot


    • Fixed an issue where users would receive a "Kick for idle" prompt after several revive attempts

    • Fixed an issue on the mini-map where downed teammate icons would not be visible


    • Fixed an issue where the Daily Challenges page was not visible during matchmaking

    • Fixed an issue where some players couldn't select a class on the Class Selection screen
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    Question: Will I be compensated for the increased prestige credit awards in campaign? If I have already gotten them, will I get more? Same for the blue ghost credits, will I be compensated for the duplicates that I have earned before hand? If I open a prestige crate and I get a duplicate worth 5 credits, will I get 5 more in the next update because the rewards are increased?

    Edit: I hope you see that as a veteran since the closed beta, it would be nice to be given the rewards that I deserve.
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    How do you unlock the new smg, shotgun and face mask ? It says they are part of campaign challenges? Do we need to collect the new kinglsayer files for the future soldier missions to unlock these items? Also how do you unlock the santa muerte soldier face paint from the last update? Again it says campaign challenge but there is no challenges or hints as to how that is done?
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    Campaign challenges are the weekly challenges. This means the two new weapons and helmet are going to be rewards for completing the "On extreme difficulty, go here and do the thing" tasks. If they will all be obtainable all in the same week, or if they are going to be 3 separate weeks, we'll see. As for the Santa Muerte soldier face paint, it was a campaign challenge reward way back in year one(And it's not included in the year one rewards pack store item), and the challenge has not repeated. Unless they put the challenge back up again, it is unobtainable.
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    tactical balisitc mask

    How will we get the free awards like the tactical ballistic mask?
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    Ubi,you destroyed sr-635. Why? It was a good balanced weapon - low rate of fire, but increased damage. And now, after ur last update, its became useless.
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    Originally Posted by mrmoneyman1123 Go to original post
    How will we get the free awards like the tactical ballistic mask?
    they are not "free" they are reward and you get em through the weekly challenges that renew every Tuesday once the ongoing finish the new is most likely give us on of them
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    Thanks for eventually implementing this photo mode, Ghost Recon Wildlands really deserved such a feature with all the various and beautiful landscapes, crazy situations and easter eggs. Really good support from Ubisoft in this game and I hope to have such kind of support for all releases (I still miss an Xbox One X patch for Watch Dogs 2). With mid-gen console releases and overlapped generation with backward compatibility, it will be important to ensure such long support in order to give more value to game service.
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    Please make the Future Soldier active camo backpack also work on my AI Ghost teammates.........
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