Ubisoft took to the stage earlier today to announce Ghost Recon Frontline, a free-to-play battle royale game that features more than 100 players vying for intel. It’s still very much like a Ghost Recon game, but with some clear twists. Players are placed in squads of three, and you’ll have your pick of various classes. Ghost Recon Frontline will be playable on October 14 in its first closed beta test, but only for European players.
As mentioned, Ghost Recon Frontline does bring some different ideas to the old formula. The game will be fully first person, discarding the more traditional third-person camera. You can call in air drops, such as armored walls to help on defense, as well as vehicles. The goal is to collect pieces of intel from various objectives located on Drakemoor island. Once you collect enough intel, you converge onto a drop zone for extraction.
Extracting in Ghost Recon Frontline is a situation familiar to those who played The Division. Once you call for evac, red flare smoke ascends into the sky and all players are notified of your extraction’s position. Naturally, your team will have to prepare to defend, likely with aforementioned drop walls, because the remaining players are gunning for your asses. Recalling my time trying to extract goods from the Dark Zone in The Division, extracting sounds like it’ll be chaos. Clever players will likely put up good defenses or hide in bushes while looking for enemy movement. But I imagine it’s going to get messy no matter how prepared you are.
Ghost Recon Frontline closed beta is coming up soon
We’ll know for sure once the Ghost Recon Frontline closed beta test begins next week. However, it’ll only be available for European players on PC at first. Ubisoft notes that there will be more tests “at a later date.” The upcoming closed beta will include three of the available classes: Assault, Support, and Scout. I’m assuming you can guess which class can do what. But if you need a hint, Assault is your run-of-the-mill fighter, Support has “fortification abilities,” and Scout is able to recon the field and use a sniper rifle.
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Ghost Recon, Ubisoft is giving the original away for free. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon can be picked up at no charge on Ubisoft Connect. The developer is also giving away the Fallen Ghost DLC for Ghost Recon Wildlands, and Deep State Adventure DLC for Ghost Recon Breakpoint. The deal only lasts until October 11.
For more on Ghost Recon Frontline, you can check out the official page where you can register for the closed beta test.