Ubisoft has unveiled the next game in the Ghost Recon series, and it’s making a massive departure from the series’ established format. Ghost Recon Frontline is a free-to-play spin on battle royale game format that adds some Ghost Recon-style twists on the established recipe. It also appears to have its sights set on Call of Duty: Warzone’s long-term audience, with a scope that’s set to constantly shift and expand with the arrival of new seasons.
Ghost Recon Frontline is currently set to ship with two game modes. Expedition is what Ubisoft is calling Frontline’s “flagship mode,” and it features 100 players sent to the island of Drakemoor. It’s a landmass of some 16 square kilometres, featuring four distinct biomes and around 20 points of interest. The area has been recently evacuated due to an environmental disaster caused by a mining corporation, which is using the event as the pretext to take total control of the island. It’s up to your team of highly trained contractors to set things right.
To do that, players will compete to gather intel at locations around the island, working as part of a three-member team of soldiers who are generated procedurally from pools of different military backgrounds, national origins, looks, and skillsets. Each one falls under a specific class, and you’ll be able to mix and match operators to suit your playstyle.