Showing posts with label Ghost Recon. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Ghost Recon. Show all posts

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Ghost Recon: Breakpoint Micro-Transactions Issues

Shortly ahead of launch, Tom Clancy shooter title Ghost Recon: Breakpoint is revealed to be riddled with micro-transactions.

When developer/publisher Ubisoft officially announced their latest tactical shooter title Ghost Recon: Breakpoint to release on October 4, 2019 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms, fans of Ghost Recon series really hyped up.

However, that excitement died down real quick even before it was launched when some players discovered predatory micro-transaction structure being present in Breakpoint during pre-release period and shared on social media.

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Ghost Recon: Breakpoint Micro-Transactions Issues

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Only days before going live, people who bought Gold, Ultimate or Wolves Collector's Editions of Breakpoint discovered that there is a trail of micro-transaction, veiled as "time-savers" that shouldn't be on a full-priced AAA-title at all.

Almost all items available in-store is acquirable through in-game currency known as Skell Credits, which you can generally find in chests or dropped by dead enemies but you can also spend real-world money to buy them.

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Ghost Recon: Breakpoint Attachment Bundles

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Titles that support both in-game and premium currency usually separate their cosmetics items from performance, so that it would not affect the gameplay experience for anyone and only cosmetics are up for sell through cash.

Breakpoint store sells everything for Skell Credits and they are exchangeable with Ghost Points, which can be purchased with money. Therefore, those who are willing to spend money will gain everything while the others will keep grinding.

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Ghost Recon: Breakpoint Body Gears

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Initially, character progression items as crafting materials, skill points and even XP bonuses were up for sale, causing quite a stir among fans. Ubisoft quickly backed out by removing those from store and released a statement by calling it a mistake.

Regardless of them taking a step back, developers did try to prey upon player base where they would offer them "time-savers", so that they will not have to go looking for crafting materials or weapons across the map if they pay some cash.

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Ghost Recon: Breakpoint Cosmetic Bundles

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Of course, you can buy cosmetic items for Ghost Points as well but that simply doesn't diminish the fact that they are all exchangeable with Skell Credits. So, players can literally purchase anything in-game with money in a way or other.

Letting people buy some advantage clearly will not allow someone to be an unstoppable force of nature in co-operative mode and secure victory though, even if it means someone is ready to spend a heap of cash to make that happen.

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Ghost Recon: Breakpoint Gear Camos

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In past, Ghost Recon: Wildlands would offer boosters, supplies and skill points for sale only to garner unfavorable reviews from players. Despite their claim to offer fair and rewarding experience, Ubisoft tried to pull the same trick with GRB.

Weapons slightly above your current level will be on store for sale and every other major core stats need crafting for improvement. When you are on GR: Breakpoint PvP mode Ghost War, it will automatically adjust everyone's stats for fair play.

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Ghost Recon: Breakpoint Ghost Points

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Players can at best skip the grind using premium currency at their disposal and in case of a stealth-based game, that is where the fun is at. Essentially, you cheat out of entire gameplay aesthetic and save time in expense of your wallet.

Official statement from a community manager tries to clarify that those "time-savers" weren't supposed to be there and removed quickly. In fact, these items were planned to be included at a later point in Breakpoint post-launch content release.

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Ghost Recon: Breakpoint Guns Bundles

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Apparently, development team was adamant that they won't add any pay-to-win elements or whatsoever that can affect experience, yet they end up doing something completely opposite of what they claim to believe in.

There was a lot of potential in Ghost Recon: Breakpoint to become a staple example of its respective genre but due to Ubisoft being greedy with its micro-transaction system like Activision and Electronic Arts, that hope is gone now.

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Ghost Recon: Breakpoint Open Beta Live Now

Open Beta program for upcoming Tom Clancy tactical shooter title Ghost Recon: Breakpoint goes live now.

Just a few more days ahead of worldwide release, developer/publisher Ubisoft launched Open Beta program of their upcoming tactical shooter title Ghost Recon: Breakpoint for players on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Based on feedback received from Closed Beta, developer team has made a couple of adjustment and improvements. Interested parties can join and play for free when Beta will run from September 26 to September 29, 2019.

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Ghost Recon: Breakpoint Open Beta Live Now

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In a brand-new trailer, actor Jon Bernthal (Fury, The Walking Dead) welcomes players to join GRB Open Beta.




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In terms of gameplay content, you can explore up to six regions, five story missions, drone areas, several modes and more. Also, Breakpoint competitive PvP mode Ghost War is offered to Beta players to try and test their skills.

Venture into drone areas to shoot down swarm of flying Murmurs or engage Aamons land drones before facing heavily armored Behemoths. These tank-sized drones pack massive firepower and taking them down gets you unique reward.

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Closed Beta participants who already visited Auroa once can now get their hands on new content like New Argyll and Infinity provinces, daily challenges on different region, side quests and number of main storyline missions.

Unfortunately, GR: Breakpoint Open Beta will disappoint you when it comes to transferring your progress to full game because that is not available and at best, your time spent in Beta serves you as preparation before launch.

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Find Drone Areas

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An issue regarding Closed Beta save files being lost received a fix and in-game economy is slightly tweaked for balance. Some graphical improvements were made for better experience and more is planned to include before final release.

Ghost Recon: Breakpoint is all set to launch on October 4, 2019 for all major platforms like PC, PS4 and Xbox One. Then on November 2019, GRB is coming to Google Stadia and Ubisoft has yet to reveal an official release date for that.

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Ghost Recon: Breakpoint Closed Beta Live Now

Closed Beta for Tom Clancy shooter Ghost Recon: Breakpoint goes live now and Ubisoft reveals post-launch plans.

Just a month ahead of global release on October 4, 2019, developer/publisher Ubisoft kick-started the Closed Beta program for their upcoming tactical shooter title Ghost Recon: Breakpoint for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One players.

Starting from September 5, Closed Beta will be open until September 8, for a chance to explore Auroa before launch. You can join in for solo adventure or join up in four player co-op game with three of your friends on same platform.

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Ghost Recon: Breakpoint Closed Beta Live Now

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GR: Breakpoint Closed Beta will allow you to go through two main campaign missions and a couple of side missions while it lasts. Also, Ghosts can take up the challenge of eight new Faction Missions per day if they want to.

For those who are feeling extra adventurous, enter special Drone Areas of Auroa and test yourself against some of deadly combat drones like car-sized Aamons, tank-like Behemoths or even get chased by a horde of flying Murmurs.

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Players who already pre-ordered Ghost Recon: Breakpoint, online technical test phase participants, randomly selected people who registered on Breakpoint forums and Uplay+ subscribers will have pre-load access for Beta.

You should remember that Closed Beta offers you a fraction of the game in its pre-release state and therefore, you may encounter issues like features that are not unlocked yet, unfinished elements or visual glitch during your playtime.

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Ubisoft has recently revealed their post-launch roadmap for Breakpoint that unveils a new episode in every four months. Beginning with Operation Greenstone, an endgame challenge titled Project Titan Raid will be included.

A hacking specialist class, Engineer will be introduced in Ghost Recon: Breakpoint and month-long Terminator live event will run. Each episode are to debut new classes, limited time events, raids, story adventures, PvP content and more.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Ghost Recon Breakpoint PvP Mode: Ghost War Revealed

At Gamescom 2019 event, Ubisoft unveils PvP mode Ghost War for upcoming tactical shooter Ghost Recon: Breakpoint.

After military shooter title Ghost Recon: Wildlands made its debut in 2017, new story content were added, Xbox One X enhancement update was released and a team deathmatch-style PvP mode Ghost War was added following launch.

Back in May 2019, developer/publisher Ubisoft announced Ghost Recon: Breakpoint as a follow-up sequel to Wildlands. It was revealed during Gamescom 2019 that Ghost War is returning to the upcoming tactical shooter game.

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Ghost Recon Breakpoint PvP Mode: Ghost War Revealed

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A brand-new trailer showcases a brief glimpse of gameplay from multiplayer PvP mode of GR: Breakpoint.




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Ghost team members are back in action to take down their rogue comrades, so they have to rely more on teamwork aside from skills. Ghost War will force you to adapt a tactical gameplay style in order to take down rival team.

Before getting into each round, select from Assault, Field Medic, Sharpshooter or Panther class and regardless of you playing solo campaign, PvE or PvP co-op, you share the same in-game progression or rewards for each character.

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Communication and Teamwork

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Breakpoint is not exactly inviting you into a multiplayer shooting experience where you go straight to your enemy only to get him. Being able to detect target location from a vantage point or by using drones are among good ideas.

GRB will begin Ghost War with two PvP game mode at launch; Elimination and Sabotage. The former is focused on complete elimination of enemy team and the latter offers an objective to plant a bomb that your adversaries will try to defuse.

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There will be six different maps for 4v4 intense matches and players can switch between modes to try out PvE or PvP. Building up good communication with your teammates will help you win these best of 3 rounds matches in most cases.

There is a surveillance system that activates within a minute once a match is started and claiming it will reveal target locations on map. If you are being spotted by an enemy, it will let you know and that is a great advantage for sure.

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Shrinking Combat Zone

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Although players will jump into considerably large maps but then surrounding perimeter slowly starts shrinking, much like to battle royale games. This puts everyone into a tightening situation and help keeps on their toes by closing in.

Ghost Recon: Breakpoint is currently scheduled to release worldwide on October 4, 2019 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms before eventually seeing launch over Google Stadia in a yet to be revealed date of November 2019.

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Ghost Recon: Wildlands Adds Mercenaries Mode

Get to the choppa from nearest extraction point as Ghost Recon: Wildlands deploys new Mercenaries game mode for all.

Last time developer/publisher Ubisoft released a free content update "Operation Oracle" for their tactical shooter title Ghost Recon: Wildlands, it ended up laying the foundation for upcoming Tom Clancy shooter Ghost Recon: Breakpoint.

Before the sequel eventually releases worldwide on October 4, 2019, one last free update will make it to Wildlands and it intends to feature a brand-new PvPvE mode titled Mercenaries for everyone on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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Ghost Recon: Wildlands Adds Mercenaries Mode

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An official trailer is dropped lately to briefly showcase key-aspects of Mercenaries mode for players of GRW.




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Newest Ghost Recon experience will have eight players competing in a challenge to call for a rescue chopper and then race to an extraction point to get to the choppa, so you can escape Unidad territory first before others.

When you will drop, there will be no gears, items or weapons other than a knife to defend yourself against any attacks but you can always look up for loot on-site to get an upper hand over your rivals and enemy troops of course.

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Phase 1: Recon

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Every match in Mercenaries mode will go through three phases and the first thing to do is Recon. You go look for useful intel to pass via radio transmitters for the chopper narrowing down your position for an extraction zone.

It can also lead you to loot cache nearby and even locations of fellow players for a short time. It is up to you to decide whether or not going after items or taking care of other problems at hand will strategically be your best bet for winning.

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Phase 2: Helicopter Deployment

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Once someone activates three transmitters, extraction zone will be discovered and players move to second phase, Helicopter Deployment. It will start flying towards their location and player who sent the call will know where it will land.

However, everyone else will be aware of the site of your chopper when your rescue finally arrives and you can't just expect to hop right in as it does. Extraction can only begin once a gauge is fulfilled and you need to secure landing zone.

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Phase 3: Extraction

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Expect some hostile confrontation because others will try to get out but there are checkpoints for extraction gauge to respawn so that you don't need to start over each time someone takes you down and start everything from scratch.

Additionally, there are new armor and health system in place that helps you get back to your feet or patch you up when you start bleeding. Loot gear and weapons are hid behind destructible doors that will give away position of your opponents.

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New Destructible Mechanics

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As soon as you complete your first Mercenaries match, you will unlock Lone Wolf costume that belonged to Ghost team leader, Cole D. Walker. Your first win also earns you a Mercenary Patch with more to follow for scoring winning matches.

Players who own a copy of Ghost Recon: Wildlands can jump in with major free update Mercenaries right now. Some bug fixes and required improvements for PvE, PvP and guerilla mode are also inbound within its content.

Monday, June 10, 2019

Ghost Recon: Breakpoint E3 2019 Gameplay Trailer

Ubisoft unveils new trailer featuring gameplay and story bits of Ghost Recon: Breakpoint at E3 2019 presentation.

Last month, developer/publisher Ubisoft officially announced their upcoming tactical shooter game Ghost Recon: Breakpoint as a follow-up sequel to Ghost Recon: Wildlands after it was accidentally leaked on Ubisoft Store only a day ago.

This military shooter brings back protagonist Nomad and his fellow Ghost team members to tackle a new threat who has all of their skills and technology at their disposal but are willing to employ them with a viewpoint that threatens global peace.

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Ghost Recon: Breakpoint E3 2019 Gameplay Trailer

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Breakpoint released a gameplay trailer titled "We Are Brothers" during Ubisoft presentation at E3 2019 event today.




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When a group of former Special Forces operatives took over Skell Technology over Auroa Island and starts using their drones for political assassination, it becomes a concern for United States and they sent Ghost Recon fireteam to check.

The trailer shows scenes from an earlier gameplay walkthrough with Nomad voicing over how he alongside his brothers-in-arms would take down these seasoned predators in their own hunting ground one by one against all odds.

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Mostly focused on four-player co-op play, GRB sends players to face off a skilled army with high-tech weaponry. Those who are playing solo would be assisted by AI teammates so that they can get a helping hand whenever needed.

A brand-new Bivouac system allows players to set camps to heal wounds while features like dialogue choices will be available in story mode. A competitive multiplayer mode will be included to this open-world tactical shooter at launch.

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Next we have a video footage of Walker giving out his manifesto for his vision to establish a new order to his followers.




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After making debut in free story content update Operation Oracle for Wildlands, former Ghost team leader Cole D. Walker is introduced as a badass bad-guy for Breakpoint who has rallied a small army of his brethren into his cause.

Walker is played by actor Jon Bernthal (Fury, The Walking Dead) who came to conference presentation of Ubisoft to introduce his character and brought along his pit bull Bam Bam, who sat quietly the entire time they were on stage.

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Just like developer team supported GRW with tons of post-launch content, GRB will see arrival of the Terminator at some point and this crossover with Terminator: Dark Fate live-action movie is teased with a musical hint during UBIE3.

Nomad would be leading an enraged bunch of Ghosts against a pack of hungry Wolves in Ghost Recon: Breakpoint when it releases worldwide On October 4, 2019 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, then a month later for Google Stadia.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Ghost Recon: Breakpoint Global Threat Story Trailer

New Ghost Recon: Breakpoint story trailer for from Ubisoft reveals how Skell Technology became a global threat.

Getting leaked before making an official reveal, upcoming online tactical shooter Ghost Recon: Breakpoint from developer/publisher Ubisoft will debut on October 4, 2019 as a sequel to Ghost Recon: Wildlands for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Players already have some look at what they are getting into with announcement trailer and gameplay footage on a live-stream last week. Now, another new clip is released today to provide more story context for Breakpoint.

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Ghost Recon: Breakpoint Global Threat Story Trailer

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Following is a trailer showcasing how technology going awry and threatening lives have paved a way for GRB.




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The video opens up with a narration over a rendition of mythical creature golem and how it was an early representation for artificial intelligence back in 500 BC, which was originally designed by its creators to serve and protect.

Fast forward to last two decades and in a not-so-far future, technology has advanced to the point of creating driver-less cars and inventor Jake Skell has helped shaped that future with his Skell Technology by turning many myths into reality.

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He moved further to come up with lethal drones on 2001 that helped save many U.S. lives during war in Afghanistan. Establishing headquarter in Aurora Island, they were successful in making an autonomous system in recent years.

In an unfortunate turn of events, Skell technology drones were used to kill a political candidate and media sees them as a global threat now. All contact is lost with Aurora, leading Ghost Recon team to investigate their radio silence.

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Although actor Jon Bernthal (Fury, The Walking Dead) is roped in to play villain in Breakpoint after being introduced through an operation update for Wildlands, he was nowhere to be seen within the trailer above but hoping to see him in future.

Ubisoft has decided to make PC version of Ghost Recon: Breakpoint skip Steam and making it an Epic Games Store-exclusive title, as usual to their stance with The Division 2 and pre-order for Gold, Ultimate or Collector's Editions are already available up there.

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Ghost Recon: Breakpoint Announced

Ubisoft announces upcoming tactical shooter game Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Breakpoint featuring Jon Bernthal.

Earlier this month, developer/publisher Ubisoft released a free story content update titled Operation Oracle for their tactical shooter title Ghost Recon: Wildlands and it introduced a new Ghost team leader named Cole D. Walker.

This post-launch update indicated a possible sequel of GRW heading our way soon and Ubisoft told everyone to keep an eye on their upcoming world premiere on Twitch and YouTube, which eventually revealed to be Ghost Recon: Breakpoint.

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Ghost Recon: Breakpoint Announced

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Take a first-look at GR: Breakpoint through its official announcement trailer that came straight out of world premiere event.




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The trailer opens up with protagonist Nomad of Ghost team is stranded behind enemy lines within the deep woods of Aurora Island, home of Skell Technology, which supplied them equipment to fight Bolivian drug cartel in Wildlands.

Wounded, he is being hunted down with drones by a mysterious figure who is leading an armed a security team on his tail. This elite soldier survives the night to reunite with his teammates and now, complete their mission together.

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Survive and Fight Back

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Apparently, Cole D. Walker from Operation Oracle of GRW returns for a very specific purpose to play in Breakpoint. Portrayed by actor Jon Bernthal (Fury, The Walking Dead), Walker is the dreaded antagonist hunting for Ghost operatives.

Not only has he gone rogue but he is leading a group of ex-Ghosts who call themselves Wolves, now under employment of Skell Technology. Armed with effective killing machines, they have cut all ties to outside world and hunting Ghosts down.

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Also witness first Breakpoint gameplay walkthrough footage, which gives you an idea of how its experience would be like.




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Auroa Island is a perfect setting for Ghost Recon sub-series open-world tactical shooter as it is filled with different mountains, swamps and even a volcano, something we will probably see to play some key-part it its gameplay or narrative.

Al launch, the game will let you choose from four different classes with specific abilities and you can swap between them at your will. Breakpoint will release more classes over time and plans on to offer new major expansions after each four months.

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Designed for a story-driven experience for four players, GRB challenges your survival skills in a harsh terrain of high stakes and limited resources. It introduces the new Bivouac system, which can be unlocked throughout the map and serves as camps.

Bivouac safe zones allow you to treat injuries and customize loadout or even trade items with fellow fighters in your camp. Expect more limited time crossover events like what Ubisoft had in past with Predator and Splinter Cell in Wildlands.

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Ghost Recon: Breakpoint Pre-Order Bonus

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Pre-order for Breakpoint is already open now and ordering in advance will ensure your Beta access. Plus, you will get Sentinel MK.2 heavy outfit, Hammer MK.2 vehicle, and Valor assault rifle within Sentinel Corp Pack as pre-order bonus.

Ghost Recon: Breakpoint is currently scheduled to launch worldwide on October 4, 2019 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One players. Ordering GRB Gold Edition comes with Year 1 Pass and all DLC packs, whereas Ultimate Edition offers a bonus mission.