Desert Siege is the first mission
pack for Ghost Recon, due for release around the end
of March 2002. The original Ghost Recon is required
to play, it is not a standalone game.
Desert Siege comes with 8 new
single player maps, 4 new multiplayer maps, and 9 new weapons.
There are new vehicles used by the enemy, including pick-up
trucks and jeeps - and new sounds to enhance the atmosphere.
The new weapons are :
The Groza is a Russian bullpup assault rifle design. It
fires a 9x39mm round at a cyclic rate of 700 rounds per
minute. The variant we are using utilizes an underbarrel
GP25 40mm grenade launcher.
- Bizon 9mm:
The Bizon is a Russian submachine gun. It fires a 9x18mm
Makarov round at a cyclic rate of 700 rounds per minute.
The AN-94 is a Russian assault rifle design, slated to replace
the AK74. It fires the Russian 5.45 mm round. It has two
different rates of fire, depending on the cyclic setting.
The first is a 2-round burst mode that cycles at 1800 rounds
per minute. In fully automatic mode, the rifle cycles at
600 rounds per minute.
The A-91 is a Russian compact assault rifle design. It fires
a 9x39mm round at a cyclic rate of 800 rounds per minute.
The M60 is an American machine gun. It fires a 7.62x51mm
round at a cyclic rate of 600 rounds per minute.
- FN-FAL Para
Variant: The FN-FAL is a Belgian assault rifle manufactured
by Fabrique Nationale. The Para variant is a slightly shorter
and lighter version of the assault rifle designed for use
by paratroops. It fires a 7.62x51mm round at a cyclic rate
of 600 rounds per minute.
- H&K PSG-1:
The PSG-1 is a sniper rifle manufactured by Heckler and
Koch. The rifle fires a 7.62x51mm round in semi-automatic
- Barrett M98:
The Barrett M98 is an American rifle manufactured by Barrett.
The rifle fires a 0.338 Lapua Magnum round only in semi-automatic
- Specialist Weapon- Single Player
(also available in Multiplayer)
The PKM is Russian machine gun. It fires a 7.62x54mm round
at a cyclic rate of 700 rounds per minute.
Two new multiplayer modes are
included - "Siege" and "Domination" which
involve taking control of and holding bases distributed across
From the Official
Press Release :
"The mission pack will
see the elite members of the Ghost Recon outfit undertaking
military operations in the war-torn lands of North Africa,
where overt conflict has broken out between Ethiopia and Eritrea.
With UN support under constant threat and attack, and key
aid and supply ports closed, restoring order to the region
rests in the hands of the Ghosts.