The Tom Clancy universe continues to expand with a new entry into the battle royale genre, Ghost Recon Frontline.
Announced today and developed by Ubisoft Bucharest, which previously worked on Ghost Recon Wildlands and Ghost Recon Breakpoint, Ghost Recon Frontline looks to offer “a new and never-before-seen way for players to explore the Ghost Recon universe”. It will be free-to-play and features 100+ players in a PvP first-person military experience.
Check out the reveal trailer below:
Ghost Recon Frontline will have players discovering Drakemoor island, “an open world full of diverse landmarks and biomes”. It will feature a large set of tactical support tools, offering players strategic gameplay that the franchise is known for throughout its various game modes. The core mode on show is Expedition, where teams of three have to work together to complete dynamic objectives across an open map with no converging circle. You’ll need to collect intel and then head to a drop zone and call for an extraction, a la The Division. When initiated, other teams on the map are alerted, so that they can intervene and stop you from getting away with the goods.
There will be other modes at launch as well that haven’t been detailed yet, along with a “unique and advanced class system”, allowing you to upgrade and customise each contractor to fit your strategy. These classes include Assault, for close-range fights, Support for protection and fortification abilities and Scout, useful for recon. You can also switch between contractors even during battles themselves.
“We can’t wait to see players’ reactions during the first test of Ghost Recon Frontline. We will be working hard to adjust the game accordingly throughout the several live phases planned before launch, as we want to deliver the most polished and entertaining experience possible for players,” said Bogdan Bridinel, Creative Director at Ubisoft Bucharest.
This certainly isn’t the first time Ubisoft have given the battle royale genre a crack. Hyper Scape was a futuristic option that launched in 2020, but unfortunately saw player numbers dwindling quite quickly, prompting an overhaul later in the year. It certainly had potential but was lacking the special sauce to really break out from the giants of the genre like Apex Legends, Call of Duty: Warzone and Fortnite. Perhaps the Tom Clancy and Ghost Recon name will be enough to generate buzz and help to make this attempt a success.
If you’re keen to be among the first to check out Ghost Recon Frontline, you can register now at ghostreconfrontline.com for a chance to play in early tests and to get the latest news and updates. The first closed test will run from October 14th to October 21st, for PC players in Europe only, so hopefully us Aussies can get in the mix in a future test.
Ghost Recon Frontline will be available on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Stadia, Luna and Windows PC via Ubisoft Connect, with full cross-play available at launch.