Did you think we were finally over battle royales? Nope. Sorry. Not if Ubisoft has anything to say about it. Today the French publisher announced yet another one, this time in the Ghost Recon universe. It’s called Ghost Recon Frontlines.
In early production at Ubisoft Bucharest and a handful of other studios, Ghost Recon Frontlines looks like it has some neat ideas, and also like it should have come out three years ago. The free-to-play game will feature multiple modes, but the main one will be called Expedition. In it, over 100 players will compete in teams of three for intel that is scattered across a sprawling map full of different landmarks and biomes. Sound familiar?
Once teams get the information they need, they’ll need to call for an extraction which will alert opponents, resulting in shootouts. Players will also get to choose from one of three classes—assault, support, and scout—each with different strengths, weaknesses, and abilities. Class-swapping on the fly will also be a thing. While there’s no release date yet, Frontline will have its first closed test from October 14 to 21 for PC players in Europe.