Ghost Recon Wildlands: Operation Oracle stars the Punisher’s Jon Bernthal

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Ubisoft has announced Operation Oracle, a free update coming to Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands this week, bringing two new missions and rewards.

Ubisoft has shed light on some new story content coming to Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon this week as part of the free Operation Oracle update. The upcoming update will add two new missions in a scenario “that will challenge your perception of the truth,” the developer teased, adding that the information you uncover will “redefine loyalty.”

A light synopsis for the general plot reads:

"You will be called by Bowman to extract a Skell Tech engineer who has been arrested by Unidad. The asset has knowledge of sensitive US industrial secrets that must be protected."

Along the way, players will meet Major Cole D. Walker, a fellow Ghost Team Leader with an agenda of his own. Walker is the star of the Operation Oracle teaser trailer, and you may notice something interesting about him.

Some of you may be thinking that Cole D. Walker looks very familiar. That’s because he is brought to life by none other than certified bada** Jon Bernthal, the star of Marvel’s The Punisher series on Netflix. He’s also well-known from his time on AMC’s The Walking Dead, where he played Shane Walsh, Rick’s former police partner and, ultimately, one of the show’s best antagonists.

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Based on what little, but intriguing knowledge we have of Operation Oracle, I can’t think of a more fitting actor to help bring this scenario to life in Ghost Recond Wildlands. Bernthal is an incredibly talented actor who will, no doubt, elevate the intensity of the game’s additional story.

Operation Oracle is set to launch on May 2. Anyone who owns a copy of Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands will automatically have access to the operation, which starts in the province of Montuyoc. Completing Operation Oracle will unlock two special rewards – the Executioner CQC Finisher and Walker’s Ghost tattoo for your arm.

Now in its second year, it’s pretty amazing to see Ubisoft continue to expand upon the universe of Ghost Recon with high-quality content. Bringing in big-named stars for intriguing new stories shows just how committed the developer is to supporting their games for the long haul.

With Operation Oracle teasing some things that “might very well set the scene for the future,” it sounds like Ubisoft has plans to continue supporting Ghost Recon Wildlands for at least another year, or possibly longer.

In celebration of the upcoming update, Ubisoft is inviting players to check out the two-year-old game with a free weekend running from May 2 through May 5. Ghost Recon Wildlands is currently available for Xbox One, PS4 and PC.