Ghost Recon Online gets 'Arctic' pack September 12

Ghost Recon Online gets 'Arctic' pack September 12
The first expansion for Ubisoft's free-to-play shooter Ghost Recon Online drops next Wednesday, September 12, bringing with it new gear, weapons and the games largest map to date. Additionally, "over 300 balance changes, improvements, and bug fixes" will also be included in the update.

The new map, "Tomsk-9," is a Conquest map tucked far away in the arctic circle, in what appears to be a very cold and very snowy Russian nuclear reprocessing complex. Six arctic-camouflaged weapon variants, three arctic-camouflaged headgear variants and two arctic-camouflaged armor variants will have you looking the part, provided you've got the real and/or virtual currency to pay for it.

While the arctic headgear and armor will be permanent additions to the game's shop, the weapon variants will only be available for two weeks after the update hits.%Gallery-164567%
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UBISOFT ANNOUNCES TOM CLANCY'S GHOST RECON ONLINE ARCTIC PACK TO BE AVAILABLE ON SEPTEMBER 12TH

Today, Ubisoft announced the first content expansion for the premium online free-to-play shooter, Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Online. The Arctic Pack will be available on September 12th and features a host of new content including a new Conquest mode map, Tomsk-9, as well as six new weapon variants, three new headgear variants and 2 new body armor variants.

Set in a nuclear reprocessing complex deep within Russia's Arctic circle, Tomsk-9 is Ghost Recon Online's largest map. Featuring both indoor and outdoor environments as well as a symmetrical map design, Tomsk-9 will offer players a balanced competitive game play flow.

The GRO community has played a major role in shaping the development of this update, by helping identify the over 300 balance changes, improvements, and bug fixes that have gone into the Arctic Pack along with the new content.

Content includes:
• Tomsk-9 map

• 6 Arctic Camouflaged Weapon Variants
o L86A1 IW ALP Light Machine Gun
o MK 16 CQC ALP Assault Rifle
o P90 SD ALP Sub-Machine Gun
o M-200 SD ALP Sniper Rifle
o NC2000 C ALP Shotgun
o USP 45 ALP Pistol

• 3 Arctic Camouflaged Headgear Variants
o OCF-FL2 Helmet ALP (for the Assault class)
o ECW-G5 RS Hood ALP (for the Recon class)
o CBRN-L4 Headgear ALP (for the Specialist class)

• 2 Arctic Camouflaged Body Armor Variants
o HERMES S-03 Mk. II ALP
o TITAN S-03 MK. II ALP

The Arctic Pack will be available for Ghost Recon Online players on September 12th. All items are available for purchase in-game via both game (Requisition Points) and premium currencies (Ghost Coins). The Arctic weapon variants will be available for a 2 week period, while the Arctic headgear and body armor variants will be available on a permanent basis in the in-game Store.

For more news and information, please visit the game's official website at www.ghostrecononline.com.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.