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Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands

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Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands cover
Ubisoft Paris
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Ubisoft Reflections
Ubisoft Belgrade
AnvilNext 2.0
Release dates
Windows March 7, 2017
Metacritic 69
OpenCritic 72
Monetization One-time game purchase, DLC
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives First-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Action, FPS, Shooter, Tactical shooter
Art styles Realistic
Themes Sci-fi, South America
Series Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands on HowLongToBeat
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands on IGDB
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Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands on Wikipedia
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon
Subseries of Tom Clancy
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon 2001
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2006
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2 2007
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier 2012
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Phantoms 2014
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands 2017
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Breakpoint 2019
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Frontline Cancelled

Key points

Many progression-related bugs that make completing various quests/areas impossible combined with frequent autosaving. Periodically manually backing up the save folder is highly recommended.[1][dubious – discuss]

General information

PC Report
Official Forum
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Epic Games Store
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Gold and Ultimate editions also available.
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Green Man Gaming
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Humble Store
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Microsoft Store
Microsoft Store
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Deluxe Version included exclusively with Xbox Game Pass for PC.
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Ubisoft Store
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Gold Edition, Ultimate Edition also available.
Ultimate Edition included with Ubisoft+.
Windows (unavailable)
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Origin (unavailable)
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All versions require Ubisoft Connect, Easy Anti-Cheat, and Denuvo Anti-Tamper DRM.[2]

Version differences

The Deluxe Edition contains the base game and the Deluxe Pack.
The Gold Edition contains the base game, the Season Pass Year 1, the Deluxe Pack and the Ghost War Pass.

Free trial

A free trial is available (5 hours of gameplay).[3]


DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Season Pass Year 1
Season Pass Year 2
Fallen Ghosts Included in the Season Pass Year 1.
Ghost War Pass
Narco Road Included in the Season Pass Year 1.


Some DLC items (e.g. weapons and outfits) are only available for purchase through in-game micro-transactions.

Essential improvements

Skip intro videos

Skip all intro videos[4]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\videos\
  2. Delete or rename Nvidia.bk2, Ubisoft_Logo.bk2, VIDEO_EXPERIENCE.bk2, VIDEO_GLOBA_000.bk2 and VIDEO_INTRO_GAM.bk2.
  3. Delete the TRC folder.
Use -nointro command line argument[citation needed]


Works only with Steam version of the game.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Ghost Recon Wildlands\
Microsoft Store
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/460930/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location

System Location
Ubisoft Connect <Ubisoft-Connect-folder>\savegames\<user-id>\1771\
Steam <Ubisoft-Connect-folder>\savegames\<user-id>\3559\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/460930/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing


Video settings.
Video settings.
Graphics settings.
Graphics settings.

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Percentage based, 75-97° at 16:9, +10° with holstered weapon
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Up to 16x
Anti-aliasing (AA)
FXAA, TAA, SMAA and SSAA (through Resolution Scale)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Double buffered.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Includes a frame rate limiter.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
Console versions only.
Keyboard & Mouse Settings.
Keyboard & Mouse Settings.
Controller Settings.
Controller Settings.


Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Backslash cannot be bound to commands, as it is used to delete bindings on the keybinding screen. The map screen cannot be rebound from the default M.
Mouse acceleration
0-100%, default is 0%
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Only sticks, bumpers, and trigger buttons can be swapped
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Additional information
Button prompts
Allows auto selection or choice of Xbox 360, One, and PlayStation 4 button icons
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M
Steam Input
Steam Input API support
Needs a XInput RB button mapped before start the game for command menu fix.
Official controller preset(s)
Steam Controller button prompts
Not available in options menu, but prompts will switch automatically.


Audio Settings.
Audio Settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Microphone volume in-game is tied to Windows Sound setting
Surround sound
On by default
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Background Sound found in the audio settings
Royalty free audio


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
Brazilian Portuguese


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
Online play
8 Co-op, Versus

VR support

3D modes Native Notes
User created profile, see vorpx forum
Devices Native Notes
Tobii Eye Tracking
Supports: Aim at Gaze, Auto-Pause, Clean UI, Communication Wheel, Dynamic Light, Extended View - Eye & Head Tracking, Mark at Gaze.

Issues fixed

Game changes microphone gain at launch

Modify microphone gain ingame[5]
  1. Start the game.
  2. Go to the audio settings.
  3. Set Microphone Volume to your preferred microphone gain.

FPS drops

Switch Ubisoft Connect to Offline Mode[6]
Modify Nvidia Control Panel and in-game settings[7]
  1. Launch Nvidia Control Panel
  2. Go to Manage 3D settings
  3. Go to Program Settings tab
  4. Click Add and add "GRW.exe"
  5. Set Triple Buffering to On [Note: If you notice input lag, then turn it back Off]
  6. Set Low Latency Mode to Off
  7. Set Vertical sync to Use 3D Application settings
  8. Other settings on that tab should either be default (which is recommended) or set to higher performance instead of quality.
  9. Locking FPS with Rivatuner Statistics Server (RTSS) improves frametime and stability on this game. Limit FPS to the average FPS you get using RTSS. For example, if FPS ranges between 52-72FPS, then limit FPS to 60 in RTSS.
  10. Go to game's video settings
  11. Make sure you're running fullscreen and NOT windowed
  12. Set VSYNC to Adaptive. This improves FPS and stuttering on this game
  13. Go to game's graphics settings and set Turf Effects, Long Range Shadows, HIgh Quality DOF, Bloom and Lens Flare to OFF. Game runs and looks better with these turned OFF.
  14. Ambient Occlusion, Shadow Quality and Draw Distance can be lowered without noticeable difference in graphics and doing so can improve FPS and stability
  15. Restart the game and play

Slow loading texture

Because the game is very demanding on the CPU (100% CPU usage) causing textures to not load fast[8]
  1. Lock FPS in game options to 60 FPS or less (I mean to a value where the CPU is not used at 100%)

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


Middleware Notes
Cutscenes Bink Video 2.6e
Anti-cheat Easy Anti-Cheat [9]

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5-2400S 2.5 GHz
AMD FX-4320 4.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 6 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 50 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 660
AMD Radeon R9 270X
2 GB of VRAM
A 64-bit operating system is required.
Laptop versions of these cards may work, but are not officially supported.


  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/460930/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (460930) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.