Ghost Recon Frontline is a free-to-play battle royale shooter promising a focus on objectives and tactics

    
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Ubisoft has apparently just learned about the battle royale sub-genre. That’s obviously the only explanation for the reveal of Ghost Recon Frontline, an in-development battle royale shooter from Ubisoft Bucharest and other Ubisoft studios that will release as a free-to-play title sometime soon.

OK, we kid, mostly. Ghost Recon Frontline’s primary game mode will pit 100 players, each in teams of three, against one another on the open battlefield of Drakemoor Island. Unlike other battle royale titles, there won’t be a shrinking circle of pain, but instead will involve teams completing dynamic objectives and collecting intel. Once enough intel has been gathered, teams will need to head to a drop zone and call for an extraction, which alerts all teams to the position of the extraction, allowing them the opportunity to intervene. It sounds a lot like the Dark Zone PvP of The Division, just with a much larger map.

The other major wrinkle of Frontline is the ability for players to switch contractors even in the middle of the fight, while tools like auto-turrets, smoke screen drones and massive barricades are touted as ways in which the game is more tactically minded than other battle royale shooters.

Frontline is set to hold its first closed test between October 14th through the 21st for European players only and on PC only, offering selected testers their first chance to test the game and its three initial classes – Assault, Support, and Scout. More classes and game modes are planned to be added to upon release, and the shooter will make it to PC and all PlayStation and Xbox consoles. Those who are interested in trying this one out can register on the game’s official site.

source: press release
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Other Blank

I am really unsure why this was not an added mode to their already current Ghost Recon, why further divide a player base?

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MrEllis

I don’t think that means what they think that means.

Also, only a year or two before they make a F2P, rogue-like, 8bit, Battle Royale, indie, third person, survival FPS.

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MrEllis

Also, Tom Clancy’s Fortnite.

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Utakata

There doesn’t look like there’s a whole lot of pink and pigtail options in the CC for this…

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rk70534

“…primary game mode will pit 100 players, each in teams of three, against one another on the open battlefield of Drakemoor Island.”

Someone should tell Ubisoft that 33 x 3 = 100 is not correct…

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Bruno Brito

Sigh.

Can we PLEASE just get some Tribes:Ascend/Global Agenda clone and be done with this BR fiesta? Get to the goodies already. CYBERPUNK SHOOTERS PLS.

This makes me mad that Rogue Company is even a thing.

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MrEllis

I’d even take another attempt at Shadowrun…

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Danny Smith

Good old Ubishit being ten years behind the times as usual.

Perhaps there might even be a tower to climb! What fun!

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Dug From The Earth

So we are finally seeing the group of games coming out from Ubisoft, largely influenced and decided upon by those upper management trash that got weeded out of the company for all their douche bag behaviors.

Who would have imagined that their idea for the companies games line up would have also been just a bunch of trash as well. /sarcasm

Sucks that those left at the company were probably left with that “well, we spent time and resources making this garbage, we sorta have to release it at this point” decision.

Very similar to how we saw so many bad decisions and such from Blizzard, many of which are being reversed now, after the rotten apples are being removed from the company.

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Leo

Ubisoft did have a more unique battle royale last year, but that flopped all kinds of ways. So I guess instead they once again stapled the Ghost Recon name to a game and copy others as their new strategy.

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Greaterdivinity

And ratiod hard, just like xdefiant. The only team at Ubi that seems to have any direction is the AC team, everyone else is just throwing shit at walls. I guess this is their Hyperscape replacement and they’re going to abandon that to chase after Warzone.

I feel bad for folks that actually like the Tom Clancy franchise, because we haven’t gotten an actual “Tom Clancy” game in decades. Just a bunch of modern shooters with little connection to Tom Clancy’s work using his name.

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rk70534

True that, but then the books published in the last decade under his name have had little connection either beyond using his name.

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Malcolm Swoboda

I like how easy its become to avoid both Blizzard and Ubisoft lol