This week sees the release of Ubisoft’s latest battle royale shooter, Ghost Recon: Frontline. The game has received mixed reviews from players and critics alike; some praising its tactical gameplay while others decrying it as “pay-to-win”. What do you think?
The “new battle royale games 2021” is a new genre that has been gaining popularity recently. The “Ghost Recon Frontline” is a free-to-play battle royale shooter promising a focus on objectives and tactics.
Ubisoft seems to have just recently become aware of the battle royale sub-genre. The announcement of Ghost Recon Frontline, an in-development battle royale shooter from Ubisoft Bucharest and other Ubisoft studios that will be released as a free-to-play game shortly, is clearly the only reason.
Okay, mainly we’re joking. The main game mode in Ghost Recon Frontline pits 100 players in three-person teams against one other on Drakemoor Island’s open battlefield. Unlike previous battle royale games, there will be no diminishing circle of agony; instead, teams will complete dynamic tasks and gather information. Once enough information has been collected, teams must go to a drop zone and request an extraction, which notifies the other teams to the extraction’s location and allows them to interfere. It sounds a much like The Division’s Dark Zone PvP, but with a much bigger area.
The option to swap contractors in the midst of a battle is another key feature of Frontline, and features like auto-turrets, smoke screen drones, and huge barriers are promoted as ways in which the game is more strategically oriented than previous battle royale shooters.
Frontline will conduct its first closed test for European players exclusively, on PC only, from October 14th to the 21st, giving chosen testers their first opportunity to try out the game and its three basic classes – Assault, Support, and Scout. More classes and game types are expected to be introduced after the game’s debut, and the shooter will be available on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Those interested in giving it a go may sign up on the game’s official website.
citation: press release
- first battle royale game