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Ubisoft says it's impossible to make a battle royale mode for Ghost Recon Wildlands right now

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Ghost Recon Wildlands (opens in new tab)' tactical shooting seems like an ideal home for a battle royale mode, and we put it on our list of games (opens in new tab) that could replicate the success of PUBG and Fortnite with the right changes. But Ubisoft put any such hopes to bed this week by saying that building a battle royale mode in the game would be too large a technical challenge. 

Responding to a fan on Twitter, it said that it "understand[s] the allure" of the battle royale genre, and that it "may seem like a natural direction for Ghost War (opens in new tab)", the game's PvP game mode that was introduced in October last year. But it would  "involve changes in the game structure...that are simply impossible to undertake right now."

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While "right now" does leave the door ajar for a battle royale mode in future, I think it's safe to assume that it's not going to happen. It's a shame, really.

Samuel Horti is a long-time freelance writer for PC Gamer based in the UK, who loves RPGs and making long lists of games he'll never have time to play. He's now a full-time reporter covering health at the Bureau of Investigative Journalism. When he does have time for games you may find him on the floor, struggling under the weight of his Steam backlog.