The second update for Ubisoft’s Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands comes to consoles today, and it deals with a few of the game’s most annoying quirks. Best of all, it allows players to turn off radios by default.
Not just car radios. It mutes every single radio in the game.
There’s a lot of things making players of Ubisoft’s Ghost Recon Wildlands uncomfortable right now, not the least of which are its politics. Once you get over the fact that you’re participating in government-sponsored assassination, armed intervention in a sovereign state and the all-out militarization of the war on drugs, you still have to listen to the game’s dialogue.
At launch, Wildlands allowed players to turn off the dialogue completely. It was one of the very first things I did.
Every time one of my squadmates call out a target with “baby makes three” I cringe. I don’t know who told the joke about the Marine sergeant who dropped trou in front of a colonel, but it wasn’t funny. And I swear to god, last night one of them mused about how happy he was that there wasn’t a wife or kids waiting for him at home, just a new lift kit for his truck.
The game became much more enjoyable for me once I removed 100 percent of the macho, faux operator bullshit.
Today’s patch will also let you turn off every single radio in the game. That means no more DJ Perico, the former inner city drug dealer turned hitman turned inane Bolivian talk show host.
I’ve killed more radios in the last week than sicarios, so this comes as a blessed relief. Now to find the mission where I go to the radio station itself and put an end to Perico for good.
The patch, which went live on PC yesterday, also covers a laundry list of bugs and graphical fixes. For those that favor the hardcore, no HUD option, know that Ubisoft has tweaked some of the settings there as well. Now you can actually see your intel options, for instance, even with all those elements turned off.