Tactical gameplay just got larger in Ubisoft's Ghost Recon Frontline

Ubisoft's new Ghost Recon Frontline is a 100-player free-to-play shooter with a tactical twist.


It appears that Ubisoft isn't done releasing free-to-play shooters just yet. After announcing XDefiant and The Division: Heartland earlier this year, Ubisoft just confirmed that it's set to release another free-to-player shooter. However, unlike the aforementioned shooters, which mostly feature squad-based objective gameplay, the upcoming Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Frontline title will be a PvP-focused affair with support for up to 100 players.

Ghost Recon Frontline is Ubisoft's third free-to-play shooter that's in development.

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What is Ghost Recon Frontline?

Ghost Recon Frontline is a live service free-to-play shooter with multiple game modes. However, for its initial reveal, Ubisoft chose to highlight one mode specifically. Expedition is essentially the game's take on the standard battle royale formula. In it, players will team up in groups of three and drop in a huge open-world island map, Drakemoor. The map will feature dynamic objectives and is home to several biome types.

Also, unlike standard battle royale games, Expedition will feature players doing other activities as well. For example, players can gather and protect intel, as well as take down enemies and interrogate them for the whereabouts of their teammates.

Ghost Recon Frontline will also feature different ways to win. Ubisoft Bucharest, the game's developers, claims that Frontline is "built on core Ghost Recon values". This means that the gameplay encourages players to find solutions to certain in-game problems. This might also help explain the different ways to win in the game. Speaking of, players will have the ability to call in vehicles, auto-turrets, and even on-demand sniper towers as well.

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When is Ghost Recon Frontline going to be available?

It's going to be interesting how Ubisoft will make Frontline different from XDefiant and Heartland.

Unfortunately, Ghost Recon Frontline doesn't have a release date yet. The good news is that European players can take the game out for a spin starting on October 14 on Windows PCs. Don't worry, Ubisoft has confirmed that Ghost Recon Frontline will launch on both last-gen and current-gen consoles as well as streaming platforms like Google Stadia and Amazon Luna.

Ubisoft now has at least three free-to-player multiplayer shooters set to launch within the next few years. The studio is in a good position to take advantage of the growing popularity of similar titles going forward.

Ray Ampoloquio
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