Ghost Recon’s 20th Anniversary Livestream featured the unveiling of the free-to-play shooter.
Ghost Recon Frontline is a free-to play PvP shooter. It supports up to 100 players in team combat on a large battleground. It’s a battle-royale game. However, its main mode is based on Hunt: Showdown.
Frontline brings Ghost Recon back into FPS. Recent additions like Wildlands or Breakpoint are third-person shooters. Frontline promises an “advanced Class System” that allows players to upgrade and customize their characters. Different classes will have different skill paths and access to various deployables such as smoke screens, barricades and auto-turrets. And unlike most battle royales, Frontline characters–contractors, as they’re known–can be swapped on the fly, so you can more readily adapt to whatever situation presents itself.
Expedition is the “flagship” mode of Frontline. It will feature 102 players working in three-person teams to accomplish objectives, collect intel, defend it against opposing players, then escape from the map. It is very noisy and visible so other teams can come in and take your ride while you wait. Other modes promise a more casual experience. A Ubisoft rep stated that Frontline will launch with a Control mode, but details have not been released.
In the first closed beta, three classes will be available:
- Assault class – This is the best class for close-up fights.
- Support class – They are excellent for holding ground because of their fortification capabilities.
- Scout Class: Reveal and harass your enemies from afar
Frontline will continue to evolve over multiple seasons. New maps, characters and tactical tools will be added each season. It will support crossplay between PCs, consoles and streaming services at launch.
Although a launch date has not been established, the PC-exclusive first closed beta testing will run from October 14-21. You can sign up for that and future tests at ghostreconfrontline.com, and you can catch the full Ghost Recon 20th anniversary presentation (with the Frontline-specific segment starting at 17:00) below.