Ghost Recon Wildlands Gameplay Tips: Targeting and Sync Shot
When playing your favorite shooter game on your PlayStation, Xbox, or PC you know that targeting is one of the factors of life and death. If you aren’t quick to target your enemy before they shoot at you, there is a good chance you will be gunned down. Our Ghost Recon Wildlands gameplay tips will bring you one step closer to mastering your playstyle. Be sure to check out the Sync Shot video half way down the page to see it in action.
This gameplay tip for Ghost Recon Wildlands targeting will help steer you in the right direction. After reading this guide you will have a better understanding of how targeting in Ghost Recon Wildlands works. You should also see your kill to death ratio increase after putting these tips to use. Let’s get started, shall we?
When you want to see enemy movements you can use your drone or binoculars. You will notice once you obtain a target that a little red circle appears above their head. This will tell you where your enemy is. It also lets you know if you have a clear shot.
If the circle is a flat red that means your shot to the target is obstructed. If you see a sort of glowing red circle, this usually means you will have a clear shot. Notice I say usually. Sometimes there are things that can get in the way such as a chain link fence or other little details you might not notice.
Be Patient – You Can’t Rush Awesomeness
The key is to take your time and be patient. If you fail to hit your target it will alert everyone in the area which can lead to a bloodbath. When you are sniping your target, try to use the prone ability to get a more steady shot. To use prone in Ghost Recon Wildlands, just press and hold down the crouch button (on PS4 this is O).
Try to use foliage, rocks, and other objects to quickly hide behind. Take your shot and get back under or behind your cover. By doing this, anyone who may have heard your shot will be less likely to know where it came from.
How to use Over the Shoulder Targeting View in Wildlands
If you prefer to see around you while in the heat of a conflict, then choosing over the shoulder targeting might be for you. You can choose the over the shoulder targeting view in Ghost Recon Wildlands by pressing and holding your targeting button or scope button (PS4 is L2). Keep holding the button and then press R3 (on PS4).
You should now have an over the shoulder view for targeting. This is a great option for assault rifles and light machine guns. If you have a chopper hovering over you, you can quickly go from shooting at it back to shooting at a hostile near you.
Ghost Recon Wildlands Gameplay Tips – Introduction to Sync Shot
Sync Shot can allow you to pull off some pretty impossible shots by letting your AI team do the work. You can also skill up Sync Shot to acquire more targets. This allows you to mark more enemies and they can all be shot down at the same time.
An advanced way to use Sync Shot when playing solo is to mark your targets and then have a target for yourself. If you are able to mark 3 targets with Sync Shot, you can set your sights on a fourth target to take out yourself. The best way to do it is to make sure your target (the one you will shoot at) is standing still. The next section will detail how to do this.
Ghost Recon Wildlands Gameplay Tips – AI, Sync Shot, and You
The AI in the game is pretty smart so you must use good judgement when taking shots against your targets. Another tip is to use your Sync Shot ability. To do this, you just obtain your target by using your drone, binoculars, or your scope. Once the target is obtained you will notice on the right side of your screen a message that says Sync Shot available.
Simply tap your X button while you have the target in your sights. Your AI team members will then let you know if the target is acquired, you will see this in the same area that you can see if Sync Shot is available. It shows two little down arrows by the target that has been acquired.
Firing on a Target With Sync Shot – Method 1
Once you have all of your sync shots selected and your AI team has acquired their targets you can select your target. Just choose a target that you know you can hit. All you have to do now is fire. Firing at your target will also cause your AI team to fire at their targets.
If you do not have a target and you cannot find a target to shoot at but need to get your team to fire, try firing at the ground. Firing at the ground should give the order to have your squad fire on their targets.
Firing on a Target With Sync Shot – Method 2
Once your AI team is ready, you can just press and hold X and your team will take out the target. The target must be in your sights when engaging sync shot this way. Using this method is best with the drone or binoculars.
You can use Sync Shot while in drone or binocular view. This means that you can have your drone hovered near a target, select three targets with Sync Shot, and order your squad to fire. You can do this all without having to leave your drone or binocular view.
Press play on the video below to see Sync Shot in action.
A few additional Targeting Tips for Wildlands
When you are using your scope (holding L2) you can tap different buttons on the D-pad to perform certain functions. The functions depends on the weapons loadout and type. For instance, if you have a sniper rifle equipped with a good scope, you can select your zoom by pressing the right button on the D-pad while you are looking through your scope.
Pressing left while using certain assault rifles will change them from fully automatic to single shot or burst. You can choose different loadout options to get different results. Different triggers for example will either have fully automatic, burst fire, or single shot options.
Read through your weapons parts list and see what works best for your playstyle. I like to run with a sniper rifle and an assault rifle that I can double as a sniper rifle as well. When confronted with helicopters, I have a light machine gun handy simply for the damage and clip size. I can usually take down a chopper with ease.
Ghost Recon Wildlands Targeting and Sync Shot Summary
Using Sync Shot will prevent the trouble of being noticed when there are multiple enemies to take out. For instance, if you shoot down just one target, the guy next to him will notice and call for help. If you were to take out both targets, then there is nobody to call for help.
Combining Sync Shot and using the targeting trick of going for the glowing red circles will help you pull off some of those tough missions with multiple enemies.
Don’t forget to use your drone and binoculars to mark your targets. Also, get some skill points into your sync shot ability to allow multiple targets.
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