Ghost Recon: Breakpoint isn’t an easy game to define. It’s an open-world, cooperative, Live Service, stealth, hardcore survival military simulation — and there’s probably a lot more words I can tack onto that list. This game is packed with features, and they don’t all exactly fit. There’s so much stuff you can do, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. It’s also really easy to miss some important features.
We’re not about to go over everything you need to know about the game. That would take an encyclopedia. After playing for few days, I think I’ve got enough experience under my belt to offer 25 tips and tricks that I absolutely wish I knew before starting the game. These aren’t spoilers, so if you’re worried about anything story-related — don’t!
Scroll down for my quick list of 25 PSAs. They’re short, digestible, and some of them are incredibly useful.
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#1: Look For “!” Symbols For Intel — Easily Unlock New Bivouacs In The Region, Or Mark Collectible / Gun Locations On Your Map
#2: You Can Shoot With Your Pistol While Climbing Ladders! Not That Useful, But Still Cool
#3: Unlock ‘Mountaineer’ Perk To Keep From Sliding Down Hills | You Won’t Lose Stamina For Way Longer
#4: Just Fly Your Chopper Everywhere | You Can Summon Them At Bivouacs From The Start
#5: Fly Close To A Bivouac To Unlock A Fast-Travel Point For Later | You Don’t Need To Unlock Them!
#6: Press [Triangle / Y] While Prone To Cover Yourself In Dirt And Become Invisible
#7: Double Tap [Circle / B] For A Combat Roll! It Looks Cool And Can Get You Out Of Deadly Situations
#8: Don’t Forget To Equip The Skills Labeled As [Perks] | You Can Unlock More Slots For +2 / +4 Skill Points
#9: The Water Canteen ‘Repairs’ Red Damage To Fatigue | Refill Your Canteen At Any Water Source
#10: The Panther Class Can Use Stealth Spray That Makes Them Invisible To AI Enemies
#11: You Can Disable Auto-Turrets By Pressing [Melee] Behind Them | Or Hack Them To Take Back Control
#12: Enemy Commanders Sometimes Have Hidden Side-Missions | Press [Square / X] To Grab Them And Interrogate In Melee Range
#13: Having A Hard Time Interrogating A Commander? Shoot Them In The Legs / Stomach And They’ll Drop
#14: Sick Of Annoying Team / Invite Messages Always Flashing In Your Upper-Right HUD? You Can Disable It In The Settings Menu
#15: Unlock The Rocket Launcher Perk ASAP | You’ll Get x3 Disposable Rocket Launchers In Your Radial Menu That Refill At Bivouacs
#16: See An Incoming Helicopter Or Heavy Drone? Rocket It! Bullets Can Damage Drones Only After Shredding The Armor
#17: If You Hide / Vanish Reinforcements Will Disengage And Leave The Area
#18: On Consoles, Remap ‘Hold Breath’ To Left-Stick To Make It Much Easier
#19: Sync Shot Drones One-Hit Kill Every Human Enemy — Including Heavy Armor Gunners
#20: Pick Up Dead Bodies To Unlock Secure Doors / Gates In Wolf Camps
#21: Suppressors Do Not Lower Muzzle Velocity, But They Do Lower Damage (Unless You’re A Panther Class Using Pistols & SMGs)
#22: Cars Can Drive Up Anything, No Matter How Steep — Give It A Try!
#23: Don’t Bother Buying Cosmetics & Guns With Microtransactions Right Away — Lots Of These ‘Exclusive’ Items Can Be Earned In-Game Free
#24: Rest At Bivouacs To Sneak Into Bases At Night | It’s Much Easier To Avoid Detection And Use Stealth
#25: If You Fail A Mission, Select The Failed Mission Under [Objectives] To Reset And Try Again | This Also Instantly Teleports You To The Mission Area