Ghost Recon: Wildlands Hides Rainbow Six Patriots Easter Egg
Ubisoft launched its latest update for the tactical shooter Ghost Recon: Wildlands, which brought a pretty large offering of content to the table that included a crossover with the world of Rainbow Six Siege. Interestingly enough, some fans have now found that the update also includes a sly nod to the once-in-development, but now totally cancelled Rainbow Six Patriots, with Wildlands‘ development team having hidden an Easter egg in plain sight.
As seen below in the video from the YouTube channel known as Gaming Prime, Ghost Recon: Wildlands fans will notice that Rainbow Six Siege crossover campaign mission features a brief sequence in which a player’s Operative seems to ask Twitch – that is, Siege‘s drone specialist – about Patriots while driving. The Operative says, “Hey, I heard something about an op you guys ran that went south. Operation Patriots ring any bells?”, and it leads to a confrontational discussion.
For those unaware, Rainbow Six Patriots was revealed to the public all the way back in 2011, with the plot centering around Team Rainbow being called New York City to face a terrorist group calling itself the “True Patriots”. Unfortunately, news about the title started becoming noticably absent in the following years, with the project eventually being confirmed as cancelled in 2013. This, of course, led to the series continuing in the form of Rainbow Six Siege, which came out back in 2015.
Taking all of this into consideration, it’s nice to see that Ubisoft can poke some fun at itself, even when the butt of the joke is one of its failed projects couched within the respectable success of Ghost Recon: Wildlands. And while some may not acknowledge it as one of the best video game Easter eggs, Rainbow Six diehards will almost certainly appreciate the nice little reference to the Tom Clancy franchise’s past.
Ghost Recon: Wildlands is available now for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.