Ghost Recon Frontline aims to take the series in a fresh direction by placing an emphasis on core multiplayer fundamentals, and its reveal trailer has shown that the game will welcome battle royale to the franchise for the first time.
Whilst Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege has positively flourished in the last decade or so, especially with, arguably, its magnum opus – Rainbow Six Siege – the Ghost Recon games haven’t shared the same fortune.
Some details have been revealed regarding Ghost Recon Frontline, and we will cover all of them from its battle royale mode to its expected release date.
At this moment in time, Ubisoft has not announced a release date, nor hinted at one. The game is still very much in its preliminary stages with testing due to begin on the game very soon.
The full reveal of Ghost Recon frontline showed off an exciting new mode called “Expedition mode,” an interesting new take on the battle royale formula.
In Expedition, teams of three players will be dropped onto an island and instead of having to survive some kind of deadly force enclosing the map like Warzone or Fortnite, teams will need to complete objectives instead.
It will host over 100 players at the same time, and every team will be fighting for the same Intel. Once a team has obtained enough, it will be time for them to extract, although it’s not as easy as that.
Players across the island will be alerted to your escape attempt, and you will have to solidify your position to be able to exit. If you’re killed, then another team can swoop in, take the Intel, and try their own escape attempt.
But, the team is dedicated to bringing a pure arena shooter element to the game as well as its battle royale mode. Control will be a 9v9 game mode with a fixed focus on closer, tight-knit deathmatch-style gameplay.
There will be more content and game modes as Frontline progresses through its seasonal-style updates.
Ghost Recon Frontline was described as a “PVP experience” by Ubisoft Bucharest Community Developer Razvan-Gabriel Palea. Meaning there will probably be no sign of any dedicated single-player content.
Ubisoft has announced that players wanting to get their hands on Ghost Recon Frontline will be able to do so from November 4-7.
A blog post on the subject matter said: “Whether you’re a first-time Ghost or a veteran, hop into a free weekend of full access to Ghost Recon Breakpoint from November 4 to 7, available on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PS5, PS4, PC, and Stadia.”
Ubisoft has also confirmed that any progress that players make during this free weekend will also carry over to the full game.
There will be no price tag attached to Ghost Recon Frontline upon its release as it will be free-to-play in the same way that other leading games in this genre are – e.g Apex Legends.
Instead, we’d expect Frontline to follow the successful live-service model that many modern games adopt by offering periodic Season Passes, cosmetics, and other microtransactions to sustain itself.
So far, the reveal of Ghost Recon Frontline has been accompanied by a debut trailer, and an extended look at the game featuring lots of gameplay, and a look at various mechanics that players will be able to take advantage of.
Check out the shorter reveal trailer here:
Or, if you want a deeper look into the inner-workings of Ghost Recon Frontline, watch the extended, full announcement video:
The Tom Clancy name is one of the biggest in video games and Ghost Recon is well-liked and respected, so Frontline could very well go toe-to-toe with some of the biggest free-to-play games on the market.