The Wolves are a group of rogue Ghosts, more refined Sentinel Corporation contractors and former special forces personnel that have taken over Skell Technology's new headquarters on Auroa. In addition, Sentinel, a private military company founded by Trey Stone, is hired as extra security. They are led by the charismatic rogue Ghost Team Leader, Lieutenant Colonel Cole D. Walker.
“ I'm a Wolf. Raised to be the Alpha. But trained to follow. Alas, the beast can't be tamed that easily. This wild territory is the perfect den for my kind. A free world where I can roam and explore with no end. But I came here on the hunt. Hidden among sheep focused on their superficial dreams. Moving up the food chain step by step, before I dominated them all. With one target always clearly in my sights. To secure the future with technology others developed, but were too fearful to deploy. By tooth and claw, I took this island, and by tooth and claw, I will rule it. The Wolf knows when a predator nears. Can a Ghost take on the lone Wolf? Maybe. Tracking, analyzing, stalking. Patiently. Tirelessly. But there is no place for the weak and the wounded here. We are Wolves.- Cole D. Walker ”
The Wolves' insignia has a green background with black Wolf logo.
When Walker was promoted to Lt. Colonel and as the secondary commander of the Ghosts, he went rogue, rallied several ex-Ghosts to his side and formed the Wolves. Sometime in 2025, the Wolves took over Auroa, home to Skell Tech, and with the help of Sentinel contractors guarding the island, they took over the entire drone production facilities and started selling autonomous weapon systems to terrorist groups and other corrupt regimes.
When they killed a political candidate using a mini UCAV, the U.S. government and the CIA sent in 32 Ghosts (eight of them in a group) with Nomad as the leader to investigate Auroa under Operation Greenstone. The Wolves took out the four teams and are now hunting the Ghosts who survived their attack, in which they had killed Weaver. While Midas is presumed MIA, Nomad, Vasily, Fixit, Fury and Holt and two unnamed teammates are the only Ghosts who survived the onslaught.
While Walker is the main leader and founder of the Wolves, he has Josiah Hill as second-in-command and four lieutenants as Elite Wolves (Rosebud, Silverback, Flycatcher and Yellowleg) joining the fight. Each Wolf lieutenant has a unique, deadly skill set that will present a considerable challenge to even the toughest Ghost. All are ex-Ghosts with the exception of Silverback who was recruited by Walker on Stone's recommendation.
They are armed with different types of weaponry such as the TAR-21s, 805 Bren A2s, M-32 MGLs, MK14s, L115A3s, P227s, SIG SGs, Kel-Tec KSGs, RAT-4 rocket launchers, etc. In the cinematic trailers, they are armed with Brens and M-32s. While in trailers and in game, each archetype is armed with a specific type of weapon: For riflemen, they are armed with TAR-21 assault rifles; for breachers, they are armed with KSG shotguns; For snipers, they are armed with L115A3 sniper rifles; For rocket gunners, they are armed with RAT-4 recoilless rifles and P227 pistols.
They utilized Skell Tech's military drones to aid their cause and they are Azrael, Murmurs and Aamons, named after different devils from around the world. The Azrael is designed to scan the world from the sky, so it can send a patrol of Wolves to a location if it spots any threats. The Murmurs are a search and destroy machines that can fly up to any position to take down a threat. The Aamons are bulky ground drones that can be heavily armed and armored.
The colors of the Wolves' uniforms and their masks are mostly green, black and different types of grey. In Project Titan, the Wolves on Golem Island (a volcanic island where Skell Tech was developing experimental drones with the assistance of a self-learning AI) are known as "Red Wolves", due to their masks' color are red, not black nor grey.
Wolf Camps serve as mini bases for the Wolves. They are scattered around the islands of Aurora, guarded by varying degrees of Wolves alongside drones and Sentinel forces.
However, there was one "breaking the rules" incident, causing Pike, a member of the Wolves, to desert and being hunted by his former comrades, until Nomad arrived to save him. Another member known as Karel Sekulic faked his death in order to desert due to being romantically involved with Stephanie Burgess that he was assigned to protect.
- The Wolves' uniform, appearance, abilities, and masks bear similar appearance to the Hunters and Black Tusk from Tom Clancy's The Division, Mercs from the Splinter Cell series, and Bodark, Los Extranjeros and Phantoms of the Ghost Recon series. All use highly advanced technology and equipment in the field to gain an edge over their enemies.
- Some speculate that the Wolves are the predecessors of the Phantoms seen some 20 years following the events of Breakpoint.