Ghost Recon Breakpoint: Everything we know about the tactical shooter sequel
Having amassed over 15 million players, Ghost Recon Wildlands was a smash hit for Ubisoft, bringing the tactical shooter into the mainstream like never before. Now, that legacy continues with Breakpoint, a brand-new entry in franchise.
The lush jungles and drug-riddled cartels have been swapped out for a far more futuristic setting, focusing on autonomous technology and highly-advanced military technology. When must human forces step in and put a stop to this situation? You and your team will find out on the island of Aurora later this year.
Trusted Reviews has compiled everything you need to know about Ghost Recon Breakpoint including all the latest news, gameplay, trailers, release date info and more.
Ghost Recon Breakpoint Trailer
A bunch of trailers and gameplay walkthroughs dropped for Ghost Recon Breakpoint during the reveal livestream. We’ve compiled a bunch of them below:
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Ghost Recon Breakpoint Release Date
The tactical shooter will be launching for PS4, Xbox One and PC on October 4, 2019. You can pre-order now to gain access or check out the prologue mission featured in Wildlands starring Jon Bernthal.
Much like The Division 2 and Anno 1800 before it, Breakpoint will be exclusive to the Epic Games Store on PC, and won’t be coming to Steam at release. We’ll hear more about the game at E3 2019.
Ghost Recon Breakpoint Setting
Breakpoint takes place across a sprawling open-world known as Aurora, an island that has been infiltrated by rebel forces who have engineered highly-advanced drones to fight against their makers. You’re behind enemy lines, and must do whatever it takes to survive.
Locations are vast and varied, ranging from rain-drenched jungles to luscious fields filled with wild animals. Whether playing alone or with a group of friends, you’ll need to adapt to environments in order to overwhelm enemies and emerge victorious.
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Ghost Recon Breakpoint gameplay
Following a similar model to Ghost Recon’s previous instalment, Breakpoint is a tactical shooter focusing on fierce gunplay and strategic teamwork across a number of unique missions. We imagine it will once again span a comprehensive campaign alongside multiplayer modes that will be supported for months after launch.
The island of Aurora is a resource in itself, filled with chances for you to camouflage yourself with nature. Mud or foliage can be used as a disguise, perfect for when you want to get the jump on foes. Obviously, you can sprint in through a hail of bullets if you want, but that won’t always end well.
Breakpoint’s gameplay reveal follows a squad initially spread across Aurora before coming together to infiltrate a hostile compound. First, they opt for stealth, planting charges across the site before detonating them and manning a full-frontal assault. It’s suitably epic, darting between claustrophobic corridors and wide-open spaces as allies support each other.
After securing the mission’s target, our heroes are ambushed by a swarm of drones and forced to make an immediate retreat. It’s thrilling, and if the entire game can live up to such a sense a dynamism, we’re in for a treat later this year. Throughout solo and multiplayer, you can choose between four distinct classes, with more coming after release.
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The solo campaign is said to be far beefier this time around. It will feature hundreds of cutscenes and dialogue choices that will presumably impact the moral outcome of the narrative. As for post-launch content, Ubisoft has already promised it, and this will include the first-ever raid in a Ghost Recon title. PvP will also be available right away, so your friends won’t be safe from your bullets either!
Ghost Recon Breakpoint Gold, Ulimate and Wolves Collector’s Edition
Like many Ubisoft games, Breakpoint will be launching with a variety of different editions each with distinct bonuses. We’ve included details of each edition’s content below (via a press release):
- The Gold Edition will include the base game and the Year 1 Pass.
- The Ultimate Edition will include the base game, the Year 1 Pass and the Ultimate Pack.
- The Wolves Collector’s Edition will include the base game, the Year 1 Pass, the Ultimate Pack, a Ubicollectibles high-end figurine of Lt. Colonel Cole D. Walker, a Steelbook, exclusive lithographs, Walker’s dog tag, and a waterproof map of Auroa as well as the soundtrack.
- The standalone Ubicollectibles figurine of Nomad is available for preorder on the Ubisoft store.