Gear up for another tour of duty, because another new Ghost Recon is on the way from Ubisoft. After the open-world success of Ghost Recon: Wildlands, a sequel has been announced that retains the open-ended structure and cooperative play, while adding new layers of complexity to the gameplay. Ghost Recon: Breakpoint is the name of the next sequel in the series, which sends the secret military unit on their deadliest mission yet.
Even better, you’ll be able to get early-access privileges if you pre-order any edition of the game. Ubisoft hasn’t stated whether any of the pre-orders get extra priority — the publisher hasn’t even revealed the exact date of the beta. We do know that the beta will be available close to the game’s planned release window. The game is set to release on October 4rth, 2019.
All edition pre-orders will be able to enter the beta, but players that pre-purchase the Gold, Ultimate, and Wolves Collector Editions will unlock a three-day early-access period. That’s three extra days to get acquainted with the new mechanics that Ghost Recon: Breakpoint introduces.
Your team in Ghost Recon: Breakpoint is cut off from any back-up. Their mission has gone horribly wrong. You’ll have to recover gear on your own, heal wounds taken in battle, drink water to recover, and repair weapons before they break.
There’s a new focus on survival mechanics and stealth, with new weather effects that change enemy behavior patterns. You’ll have to craft items and trade for supplies — and you can use new stealth techniques, like covering yourself in mud while prone, to avoid enemies.
For fans of the military-themed series, like me, all these hardcore additions sound like a great step forward after Ghost Recon: Wildlands. More difficulty is exactly what I want from a Ghost Recon game, but we’ll just have to wait and see how these changes pan out when the full game launches for everyone on October 4rth.