Despite the fact that Ghost War won't be available to PC fans of Ghost Recon: Wildlands until later in the week, Ubisoft has now released Update 8's full patch notes (which can be found at the end of the article) for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One players. It will launch with eight different maps as well as a dozen unique classes from the get-go.
Sadly, the free weekend doesn't seem to extend to Steam, but it will be available for Uplay PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Ubisoft has promised "regular updates and new content" that will bring additional modes, maps, and classes. Ubisoft has had the competitive mode in the works for a few months now, and after some hefty downtime throughout the day, it'll be made available to everyone who owns the game.
During the match, there are three 10-minute rounds. Although it's a major part of today's patch, it's not the only thing to look forward to. When everything's up and running, you'll be able to nab the aforementioned update, which will apparently also include some campaign fixes. These relay servers route packets between players who can not connect directly to each other, essentially eliminating numerous situations where players can not connect because of incompatible NAT types. "Ghost Recon Wildlands campaign mode's networking model is based on peer-to-peer networking", Ubisoft explained on its website. "In order to minimize any lag induced by this routing, we spread our relay servers over many geographical locations and picked servers that offer the quickest routes to relay packets between players".
You'll also have an opportunity to try out the newly-added PvP update, Ghost War, which pits two squads of four against each other in tactical deathmatch battles.