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Ghost Recon's first Expansion pack, Desert
Siege, was a huge success. Desert Siege outsold
many top titles released during the same period, a remarkable
feat for an expansion pack. When we scooped news of
another Expansion Pack early in July it was no real
surprise - gamers were hungry for more and Ubi Soft
was not about to dissapoint them!
On the 21st of August Ubi Soft officially confirmed
a second expansion when they announced "Island
are 8 single player missions, and five new multiplayer
The missions are all based in Cuba, with wet humid
jungles awaiting the Ghosts.
A total of 12 new weapons will
be included, brief details supplied by Jester are below.
M4 SOCOM (Silenced)
This is an M4 with all the cool gadgets
attached - ACOG sight, and the RIS system that permits all
sorts of accessories to be attached. The real weapon for example
has attachments such as laser sights, flashlights, and vertical
Hawk MM-1 (Automatic Grenade
This american semi-automatic weapon fires 40 mm grenades
from a 12 capacity magazine. It has a range of 350m.
SR-25 (sniper rifle, regular and silenced)
SR-25 is a Stoner weapon that's a sniper version
of the M-16 used by some spec-ops outfits.
Samopal vz 58
It may look like a Kalashnikov but this is an entirely
different weapon. The vz 58 is a Czech-designed and produced
assault rifle which became the standard service rifle of the
Czech Army as well as being sold in other countries. Two versions
exist--the vz 58P, with a conventional wooden stock, and the
vz 58V, fitted with a folding metal stock. 30 round mag. 7.62x39mm
Russian, or 7.62x45mm Czech. More
The Degtyarev DP is a Russian made
machine gun, that went into production in 1928. It can fire
550 7.62 x 54R Soviet rounds per minute, and has a 47-round
drum feed. More....
The RP46 is a modernization of the
DP, intended for use as a company level sustained-fire support
gun. It is capable of delivering a high volume of fire, but
it is not as portable as the DP. It has a heavier barrel and
a belt-feed system. It fires a 7.62x54mmR round with a 50-round
belt, or 47-round drum magazine, RoF 650rds/min.
The FN M240G is the USMC's version of the FN MAG.
It's the replacement for the M-60 machinegun. It's fires a
7.62x51mm NATO round with a RoF 750-950 rds/min, belt-fed.
This is a fully automatic weapon that can be mounted on a
tripod or fitted with a bipod.
The Spanish army SMGs are all manufactured by Star,
although the spanish police still favour the MP5. The Z-84
replaced the Z-70B in Spanish service in the middle 1980s
and is a thoroughly modern and compact design using pressed
metal for lightness. The centre of balance is above the pistol
grip, so that it can be easily fired one-handed if necessary.
9mm, 25 or 30 rd mag, 600 rds/min. You can check the Operations
This is a czech SMG designed in the late 1940's.
It was a major advance in design. It had a folding stock,
a magazine that fitted in the pistol grip and had alot of
stamped metal parts. The UZI was HEAVILY influenced by the
vz23/25 (23 being the fixed-stock version). 9mm parabellum,
24- or 40-round box magazine, 600 rds/min
The Makarov is a double-action semi-automatic
Russian pistol in production since 1952 chambered for the
9mm Makarov cartridge. Copies were made in East Germany and
9mm SA pistol
It's an 9mm pistol, what more do you want?
grenade launcher system (Emplace weapon)
The AGS-17 is what the russians use that's like the
Mk-19 grenade launcher. It's a belt-fed, fully automatic 30mm
grenade launcher. It's called the 'plamya', which is russian
The soundtrack for this new
mission pack will be recorded during August/September 2002
by Bill Brown. Samples of this new music will be available
on his Tom
Clancy page, probably around October.
The Official release dates
- USA - 24th September 2002
- UK - Mid October 2002