Ubisoft unveiled a new player vs. player mode for Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint during the Xbox Livestream at Gamescom 2019.
The mode titled Ghost War will be available for all players on October 4 in addition to regular content updates.
Ghost War is a 4v4 experience built on the tactical squad play from the Ghost Recon series that places high importance on strategy and teamwork in addition to individual skill. Players will have the chance to choose from four classes: Assault, Panther, Sharpshooter and Medic. The new game mode includes new features, like cover mechanics, terrain impact and injury system that were adapted from Breakpoint‘s main campaign.
There will be two modes of Ghost War available at launch: Elimination and Sabotage.
- Elimination is an intense team death match mode with a tactical twist where the new shrinking combat zone mechanics force players to jump into the heat of the fight!
- Sabotage is an asymmetrical bomb mode where attackers have to plant and successfully detonate a bomb at either of the Bomb Sites, while defenders try to stop them.
A beta for Ghost War will be available from September 5 through 8 on Xbox One and Playstation 4, and PC for players that pre-order the game.
“For the first time, Ghost War is seamlessly integrated within the Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint experience. With the new shared progression system, each player will progress in PvE and PvP with the same character and keep their unlocked classes, skills, customization items and weapons across both modes. Specific tuning will be implemented for PvP to ensure a fair and skill-based experience for all players,” Ubisoft said in a press release.
“Ghost War benefits from the development team’s learnings from over two years of support on Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands’ PvP. The team introduced several improvements based on player feedback, such as improved detection mechanics and removed class restrictions per team. In Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint, Ghost War will also have dedicated servers, reduced loading screens and improved matchmaking.
Additionally, Ghost War will receive massive post-launch support. In addition to regular balancing updates and improvements, the development team plans to bring new maps, new classes, new weapons and even new modes and events will be added in the future to enrich and refresh the experience over time.”
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint launches October 4 on Xbox One, Playstation 4, PC and Google Stadia.