Optical camouflage is an advanced technology used by The Ghosts, Bodark, and Phantoms. It cloaks the individual, rendering them nearly invisible. The camouflage is available on uniforms or in a unique cloak. The optical camouflage disengages with sudden movements, such as firing a weapon. The system is voice-activated, and is formed by metamaterials.
The Ghosts used an optical "cloak" on a mission to Chelyabinsk province, Russia. Four members of the Ghost team also used optical camouflage during Operation "Take Down Overlord".
Cedric Ferguson's team also had working optical camouflage during their missions to Bolivia, Africa, Georgia, and Russia. They also faced Bodark troopers with their own cloaks.
They continued to use it on a mission to Colombia and Yemen commanded by Andrew Ross.
The mercenary unit Los Extranjeros make use of Covert Ops specialists led by Luis Rocha are equipped with optical camouflage. They are able to field the units based on their official work with the Bolivian government and their corrupt influences. However, their camouflage can't hide them from IR vision both the Ghost's Cross Com and the Skell Tech drones.
In Operation: Silent Spade, Kozak used Skell Tech's prototype PHANTOM VG52 model as a field test which impressed Nomad's team. Yet standing up, firing an unsuppressed weapon or taking hits will disable it. Major Scott Mitchell even remarked that without Kozak's desire for fieldwork they would have lost him to Skell Tech.
Optical camouflage was first seen in Ghost Recon in the live-action trailer for Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier.
The optical camouflage features in the singleplayer and multiplayer of Ghost Recon: Future Soldier. It allows the player to become almost invisible to enemy forces. On screen the character looks as if light is bending around him so as to let the player know where he is. This is not actually Invisibility because the player is still visible in singleplayer if the enemy is in close proximity to the players position. This also deactivates when the player is moving while not in crouched or prone stances.
In multiplayer the optical camouflage is only available to the Scout class, and the effect is lessened, and the player cannot move around. This is so that this ability is not too overpowered. At level 28, the player may choose the Augmented Camo ability to allow them to move around like in singleplayer (again only while crouched or prone).
- Ghost Recon: ALPHA (used by Bodark)
- Ghost Recon Future Soldier: Future War (First appearance)
- Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier
- Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Choke Point
- Ghost Recon Phantoms
- Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands (Fallen Ghosts DLC and Kozak used it in Silent Spade mission)
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|Assault rifles|| 417 • A-91 • ACR • AK-200 • AN94 • TAR-21|
|Light machine guns|| LSAT • MK 48 • PKP • Stoner 96 • Type 95 • Ultimax MK.5|
|Submachine guns|| MP7 • P90 • PP19 • PP2000 • Skorpion • Vector|
|Personal defense rifles|| AKS-74U • Goblin • L22A2 • PDR-C • SA58 OSW • SR-3M|
|Shotguns||M1014 • M12 • M590A1 • MTS-225 • RMB-93 • SAIGA 12|
|Sniper rifles||KSVK • M110 • MSR • PSL-54C • SRR • VSS|
|Grenade Launchers||Mk40GL • G106|
|Gadgets|| Claymore • Flashbang • Frag • EMP grenade • Demo Charge • Optic Camo|
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