Ubisoft announces Ghost Recon Frontline, a free-to-play PvP shooter

It’s been a couple of years since the release of Ghost Recon Breakpoint, and while the game is still being supported with new content, a new Ghost Recon game is on the way. But Ubisoft is doing something a bit different with the latest game in the franchise.

Celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon game franchise this week, Ubisoft announced Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Frontline, the next game in the Ghost Recon universe. Frontline is a free-to-play, PvP shooter that puts a team of three players against other teams equaling up to 100 players a game. The game will be coming to Xbox Series X, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, and Stadia.

The game takes place on the fictional Drakemoor Island, an open world with a diverse environment and biomes, and focuses on the military experience. Developed by Ubisoft Bucharest, the game is separating itself from other battle royale games with its Expedition mode by giving teams missions to collect intel, find a drop zone, and extract that intel. When extraction begins, the team’s location is revealed to everyone in the game so the team must defend its extraction from incoming teams.

The announcement shared three different classes to choose from Assault Class, Support Class, and Scout Class. Each class has unique abilities, like Assault being able to summon turrets, Support class being able to provide walls for cover, and Scouts being able to reveal enemy locations. A cool aspect of the game is that players will be able to switch from class to class in the middle of a match. More classes and abilities will be announced at a later date.

“We can’t wait to see players’ reactions during the first test of Ghost Recon Frontline,” said Bogdan Bridinel, Creative Director at Ubisoft Bucharest. “We will be working hard to adjust the game accordingly throughout the several live phases planned before launch, as we want to deliver the most polished and entertaining experience possible for players.”

A launch date for the game has yet to be announced, however, players will be able to jump in for a technical test this month. The test will begin on October 14 and run through October 21. To join the test, you can sign up at ghostreconfrontline.com.

In addition to the announcement, Ubisoft also announced Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon, the first game in the franchise, is available for free download on Ubisoft Connect. The Fallen Ghost DLC is also free for all Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands players, and the Deep State Adventure DLC is free for all Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint players. They will be available until October 11

Check out the announcement trailer and full reveal of the game below, featuring the developers from Ubisoft Bucharest.