Ghost Recon Wildlands Title Update 6 Changes How Helicopters Work

July 21, 2017Written by Tyler Treese

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The next Ghost Recon Wildslands title update has been detailed by Ubisoft. As announced on their blog, the biggest change will be a totally revamped control scheme for helicopters. The new system makes the vehicles control very differently from before (but if you don’t like it you can still go back to the old scheme). It’ll also have a bunch of bug fixes, and new challenges for returning players.

Check out the update for yourself in the third-person shooter’s newest trailer:

Ubisoft outlined these changes over at their official blog:

Taking flight in a helicopter over the cartel-controlled countryside in Ghost Recon Wildlands can be a risky proposition, but Title Update 6 is bringing changes to helicopter controls and handling that make flying both easier to control and more authentic. In addition to the control tweaks (detailed below), each type of helicopter now flies differently, and choppers won’t take off until they reach the correct RPM. Get a peek at the whirlybirds in action in the video above.

If the new control scheme isn’t the right fit for you, you can always switch back to the old controls. You’ll still be able to benefit from the new crosshairs (for gatling choppers) and lock-on targeting (for rocket choppers). Small helicopters armed with rockets will behave a bit differently, firing rocket salvos instead of locking on to enemies.

Title Update 6 also brings an assortment of bug fixes that you can read about on the official site . It will also kick off season 3 of Live Season Challenges, which will bring new challenges and new rewards to participating players. You can join in the fun by visiting the Ghost Recon Network for more information. Now, as promised, here is a look at the new helicopter control scheme.

• Now the triggers control the vertical speed (LT = vertical descending speed, RT = vertical ascending speed)

• The left stick controls the horizontal speed (up/down = forward/backward, left/right = left/right)

• Left/right on the right stick controls the rotation speed of the chopper

• Up/down on the right stick controls the rotation speed of the camera (allows you to control camera which in turn guides the helicopter’s direction)

Ghost Recon Wildlands is out now on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. While it was primarily developed by Ubisoft Paris, please know that Ubisoft Annecy, Ubisoft Bucharest, Ubisoft Montpellier, Ubisoft Milan and Reflections, a Ubisoft studio, also worked on the game.

(Source: Ubisoft)