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All contact has been lost with Auroa. This archipelago is home to Skell Technology, a high-tech company. You are sent there with your unit for a recon mission, but your helicopters are shot down: Skell Tech has fallen into the wrong hands. The Wolves, a lethal ex–US military unit gone rogue, have taken over the island. Led by your ex-brother-in-arms, Colonel Cole D. Walker, they have reprogrammed Skell’s drones into killing machines and are ready to use them, no matter the casualties.
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Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Breakpoint is a sequel to Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands and the latest installment int he Ghost Recon franchise, an open world game taking place on a fictional archipelago called Auroa out in the Pasific Ocean. Unlike past games, there is no briefing of the mission and push the true survival experience to the test while overcoming the dangers on a remote island.

Ghost Recon Breakpoint was released on October 4th, 2019 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, with next generation enhancements released in late 2020 for the Xbox Series S and X and PlayStation 5 consoles.

Publisher's summary[]

Somewhere in the South Pacific lies the remote Auroa Archipelago, a vast land of diverse biomes that range from lush rainforests to snowy peaks. Now, it’s home to Skell Technology, an enigmatic technology giant. Initially interested in a remote testing site for its autonomous drones, the Silicon Valley company eventually turned Auroa into its “World 2.0,” a high-tech, high-security utopia of sustainable eco-cities and robotics research.

Face your deadliest enemy yet, The Wolves, former Ghosts who have betrayed their country. Led by the charismatic Colonel Cole D. Walker they have taken control of Auroa for an unknown purpose. Now in control of Auroa’s powerful drone technology The Wolves and their allies Sentinel will hunt you mercilessly across Auroa.

Development[]

The game was mysteriously teased all the way back in April 12th, 2018 in Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands with the release of the Splinter Cell themed live event, with Sam Fisher talking about technology that makes soldiers like him and the Ghosts useless, referring to the drones in Breakpoint.

With the release of Operation Archangel, upon scanning a QR code on Twitch's drone, it would take to a site about the drone's technical information by Skell Technology.

Collectibles in Operation Silent Spade referred to various drones produced by Skell Technology.

On May 2nd, 2019, the last live event called Operation Oracle was released, which included a bunch of references to Breakpoint's lore and the main antagonist, Cole D. Walker.

On May 9th, 2019, the first official announce trailer for Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Breakpoint was released.

At E3 2019 on June 10th, Ubisoft allowed sign-ups for the Breakpoint Beta, which started on September 5th, with a guaranteed beta access through pre-orders.

The first technical test was open from May 31st to June 3rd. The second technical test was also open from July 26th to July 29th. Both technical tests were under NDAs (Meaning that players who were invited aren't allowed to discuss or share any gameplay under any circumstances) and were only available to players around North America and Western Europe.

On August 2nd, Ubisoft revealed unqiue features available for the PC version. That includes full control customization, partnerships from Tobii, Discord, AMD, to a standalone PC Benchmark.[1]

Ubisoft announced the Ghost Recon Rewards Program, which gave the players rewards for completing challenges and milestones in Ghost Recon Wildlands and redeem them for Breakpoint. As a recap, Ubisoft released an article about the list of challenges/milestones and the rewards you get for completing them.[2] The event was live until September 27th, 2020. The players who completed these tasks gain access to the rewards across multiple saves

  • (Note, that after Ghost Experience update, with the gear score turned off by the player's choice, you WILL NOT be able to talk to Holt about the rewards. He can only be talked to about them with the gear score turned on and the dialogue will be available just once per save, unlike the other discussions Nomad can have with him. As a side note, some of the rewards are also only available with the gear score turned on).

On March 5th, 2020, Ubisoft announced a new way to play Ghost Recon Breakpoint with the Ghost Experience starting on March 24th.

On April 9th, 2021, Ubisoft announced the second road map for upcoming content in celebration of the Ghost Recon franchise's 20th anniversary, such as the second Ghost Experience update, community contests, a Tomb Raider themed treasure hunt and reportedly the biggest content update coming to the game, Operation Motherland.

On July 27th, 2021, the Relics of the Ancients Tomb Raider themed treasure hunt was added to the game in celebration of the said franchise's 25th anniversary, which included rewards known from the Tomb Raider franchise.

Plot[]

Main article: Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Breakpoint/Missions

The game is set in the year 2025, six years after the events of Operation Kingslayer and chronologically approximately one year after the conflict involving Raven's Rock and Bodark.

Prior to the events of the game, Skell Technology comes under increasing public scrutiny when they are faced with mounting evidence that its products are falling into the hands of corrupt regimes, whilst its technology is implicated in an assassination of a political candidate by an armed drone. The situation escalates further when the USS Seay, an American cargo ship sinks off the coast of the Auroa archipelago and all contact with both the island and its inhabitants are subsequently cut off from the outside world. Determined to investigate the cause, CIA Deputy Director Peter Miles initiates Operation Greenstone, deploying a platoon size of 32 Ghosts operators under Nomad's leadership from the USS Wasp to re-establish contact with Auroa and determine the circumstances of the USS Seay's sinking. However the insertion ends in disaster when the helicopters carrying the platoon to the island are attacked by a swarm of Legion drones. Nomad is the sole able-bodied survivor of his squadmates, whilst Holt got seriously injured in the crash, and Midas is missing in action.

Shortly after obtaining a weapon and attempting to find a working radio to communicate with the USS Wasp, Nomad Nomad witnesses a firefight between several Ghosts led by Weaver and multiple unidentified individuals. The firefight abruptly ends when Weaver is executed by Cole D. Walker, a former member of the Ghosts who is now leading the assault force, known as the Wolves. Additionally, Nomad discovers a private military company called Sentinel is also operating on the island alongside the Wolves. Eventually, Nomad manages to reach Erewhon, a secret mountain hideout that is kept hidden from both Sentinel as well as the Wolves. With the assistance of ex-U.S. Marine Mads Schulz, Erewhon's de facto leader and his wife Maria, Nomad learns that the drone swarms that ambushed the platoon have imposed a defensive perimeter around the island; preventing anyone from entering or leaving the Archipelago. To help bring down the drones protecting the island, Nomad works with another survivor, fellow Ghost Sergeant Major Josiah Hill and is instructed to locate Maurice Fox, Skell Tech's chief mathematician, his daughter Harmony, and eventually Jace Skell himself.

Upon reaching Skell, Nomad discovers that Hill has been secretly working with Walker and the two offer Nomad a place by their side. Nomad refuses and manages to evacuate Skell to Erewhon.

It is up to the Ghosts to survive and carry out the original mission, as well as taking down the rogue Ghosts and the Sentinel Corporation. 

Gameplay[]

Classes[]

Classes Description
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Assault
Item: Gas Grenade that deals area-of-effect damage over time.
- Proficiency: health, assault rifle, and shotgun buff.
- Technique: True Grit reduces recoil, increases damage resistance.
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Echelon
- Equipped with a sonar scanner that reveals all enemy positions in the surrounding area.
- Deployed with a shock pistol.
- Boosted stealth, more so in dark environments.
- Pistols can auto-snap for headshots when detected.
- Released on March 24th 2020 alongside the Immersive Update and Deep State DLC.
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Engineer
- Has the ability to deploy an attack drone that targets enemies.
- Has supply drones that contain ammo and explode when shot.
- Bonus damage for grenade launchers (GL unlocked at lvl 10).
- Released on March 24th 2020 alongside the Immersive Update and Deep State DLC.
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Field Medic
- Item: Medkit, once thrown can be picked up to heal / buff health of player or teammate.
- Proficiency: faster revives, carry bodies faster, and self-revive.
- Technique: Healing Drone that revives teammates.
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Panther
- Item: Cloaking Spray used to become undetectable by drones.
- Proficiency: buff to stealth and movement speed; suppressed handguns and submachine guns maintain standard damage.
- Technique: "Cloak & Run" to deploy a smokescreen.
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Sharpshooter
- Item: Sensor Grenade Launcher able to mark enemies in a large area.
- Proficiency: buff to hold breath duration while aiming, sniper rifles, and DMRs.
- Technique: Armor Buster ammo for buffed bullet penetration, damage, and muzzle velocity.
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Pathfinder
- Has the ability to hack an Armaros
- Released in late 2020 alongside the third chapter.

Injury System[]

Now when your Ghost takes damage they may also become injured. These injuries will slow you down and reduce your combat effectiveness requiring additional time and resources to heal your Ghost back to peak fighting condition. There are three tiers of injury-

  • Minor Injury: You have a limp when walking/sprinting, stamina is reduced, and aiming can be wobbly.
  • Severe Injury: You are bleeding out, your limp gets much worse, reducing your speed, and stamina is greatly reduced.
  • Critical Injury: You are unable to sprint, stamina is almost nil, prone and crouch speed is severely reduced, you can only walk, and you can only defend yourself with your sidearm.

Bandages will cure any of the above but only one injury stage at a time in descending order. Syringes can be used to heal minor and severe injuries, but cannot be used for critical injuries.

Terrain and Stamina[]

Traversing the world of Auroa will push your Ghost to their limits. Steep slopes will make you slip and fall, traversing water will slow you down, and snow will plow in your wake. Properly managing your stamina will be essential to surviving and fighting back.

The Bivouac[]

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The Homesteaders have prepared safe spaces around the archipelago, where they can rest when out on scavenging runs or hunting expeditions. Each is signposted by a campfire that's been left burning, creating a large plume of smoke. As a Ghost, the smoke brings unwanted attention, so the first thing to do upon setting up a Bivouac is to put out the fire. The location will be marked on the map, and the Ghost can instantly travel to it any time, as long as he's not in combat. There are 115 Bivouacs around Auroa.

Resting at a Bivouac will heal injuries and recover fatigue. It also can be used to craft useful items, change your class, or make tactical preparations for the next trip into the wilds.

  • By opening the Preparation menu, you'll be able to select a topic to focus on that will be apply a buff to your character for the next 60 minutes.
  • If you've purchased any vehicles from Maria in Erewhon, you'll be able to select one of them from your garage and a Homesteader will deliver it to a nearby location once you leave the Bivouac.
  • When breaking camp, you'll also be able to set the time of day at which you deploy.
  • When multiple players are occupying a Bivouac during co-op play, you'll be able to trade consumable items (such as grenades, rations or syringes) between players, and check each other's statistics.

Buddy Carry[]

Leave no man behind. When an ally is down and needs help instead of giving medical attention in the middle of a firefight you can quickly sling them over your shoulder and move to safety to get them back on their feet.

Prone Camo[]

As a Ghost you can disappear into your environment making you nearly invisible to your enemies. Use this feature to setup an ambush or avoid detection when cover is not available.

Advanced Enemy AI[]

The Wolves and their allies are experienced elite soldiers and will communicate amongst themselves to hunt you down if detected. With a wide variety of AI archetypes and behaviors no two encounters will be the same.

Adaptive Cover[]

An innovative cover system will automatically adapt your Ghost’s body position to match available cover and execute advanced tactics such as leaning to aim around corners

Customize Your Ghost[]

Create a unique Ghost to look and play your way. With multiple classes and deep systems featuring thousands of options for both functional and cosmetic customization, no two Ghosts will look and play the same. Weapons, gear, and equipment are craftable, customizable, and upgradeable using items and resources you’ll find across Auroa.

Raids[]

Main article: Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Breakpoint/Raids

Raid 1 - Project Titan[]

Our first raid takes you to a remote island with an active volcano, where you’ll face lethal challenges and opponents. Even with up to four co-op players and top-tier communication, you’ll need to use every skill you’ve learned to survive Project Titan. Free to play and fully replayable, raids are also a chance to earn exclusive rewards. And they'll get even hotter after release, with new weekly rules to keep players on their toes.
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For the first time in Ghost Recon history, Breakpoint included a four-player raid set on the Golem Island test facility.

Due to negative player feedback, a second raid was scrapped, which presumably would have taken place on the Moa Island.




PVP[]

Breakpoint includes a 4v4 PVP game mode, Ghost War. It comes with 6 maps, 4 classes, 2 modes as well as dedicated servers and shared progression between PvE/PvP. The two modes are Elimination and Sabotage. Elimination is essentially a team deathmatch mode, where one team wins when the other has no remaining players standing. Sabotage is an attack/defend game mode, much like 'Search and Destroy' in the Call Of Duty franchise, and much like the 'Bomb' game mode in Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Siege. There are two objectives, which the defenders must defend and the attackers must plant a bomb on. See Ghost War page for more information. 

Weapons[]

Main article: Weapons of Breakpoint
Ghost Recon Breakpoint Weapons
Assault rifles AK-47AK-12AK-74M4A1SC-20KMk 17G36C416VHSD2A2TAVOR
516553805 BRENAUGSilver Stake TacticalAR-18Resistance ASRARX200MK18
Light machine guns L86A1MK48MG121StonerCTMMG6P41T95
Submachine guns Scorpion EVO 3MP5P90MP7Bullpup PDRUMP45SN-9mmMPXVectorUzi 9mmEchelon SMGHoney Badger
Sniper rifles L115A3M82Recon-A1HTITAC-50Scorpio
Designated Marksman Rifles MK14G28FRF-2Dragunov (SVD)
M93G36C Scout
Shotguns M4KSG12SASG-12RU12SGBOSG12SPAS-12ACS-12
Handguns M9PX4F405.7 USGP45TUSP TacticalDesert EagleM1911P227P320C-SFP
Sharp ThunderMaxim 9Stainless Extended .45SC IS HDG
Launchers MGL
Gadgets Frag GrenadesSync Shot DroneC4 ChargesMinesStrike DesignatorRocket LauncherEMP GrenadesFlashbangSensor GrenadeBreaching Torch


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Vehicles[]

Main article: Vehicles of Breakpoint



Other Topics[]

Release[]

Ghost Recon Breakpoint released on October 4, 2019. Customers who purchased the Gold, Ultimate, or Collector's editions had early access to the game on October 1, 2019.

Reception[]

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DLC[]

Main article: Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Breakpoint/Road Map


Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint would ship with three versions of the game; Standard, Gold and Ultimate.

Standard:[]

  • Base game

Gold:[]

  • Base game
  • YEAR 1 PASS:
  1. The Siren’s Call mission available from launch
  2. The Special Operation Forces Pack, the finest military equipment composed of the “Quiet” Designated Marksman Rifle, the Covered ACH, the CRYE G3 combat pants and the cross draw vest, available from launch
  3. Access to two upcoming immersive Adventures: Deep State and Red Patriots
  4. Early unlock of three classes, which will improve both your solo and multiplayer gaming experiences by introducing new skills for your character. 

Ultimate:[]

  • Base game
  • YEAR 1 PASS
  • Dominate your enemies with the Ultimate Pack that includes:
  1. XP Boosters and Skell Credits packs that will give you a headstart right from the beginning of your journey***;
  2. The exclusive Survivor Pack featuring the "Promise" handgun, the "Primal" CQC weapon skin and the Survivor set (Bandana, Pants, ALICE Chest Rig) ;
  3. The Sacred Land Pack that includes an additional mission and a melee weapon to save the Sacred Land from its enemies ;
  4. The Off-Road Pack will give you access to two powerful vehicles, the Trail TX Motorbike and the GX Spider Buggy, along with four customization options for each vehicle.

Deep State []

Check also for Project: CLAW
Our new adventure: Deep State takes you alongside Sam Fisher. He came to Auroa looking for an illegal drone technology. Discover eight new missions, including a free introduction mission, and fight for Auroa with your new ally.
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The first major DLC pack is a direct continuation to Operation: Green Stone and introduces the legendary Sam Fisher coming back in his hunt for the elusive Strategist, who has kidnapped various top US scientists for his own secret project.

Along with the main DLC missions, a new class called Echolon was released, which gives the player the ability to scan for nearby enemies and highlight them on the screen for a short duration of time. New weapons and outfits were also released with this pack.




Red Patriot []

Check also for Red Patriot
You have been alerted by Colonel Scott Mitchell to a conspiracy led by Trey Stone, leader of Sentinel Corp. Allied with the Russian terrorist organization, Raven’s Rock, Stone plans on unleashing a devastating neurotoxic attack on the US. Stop them before it is too late!
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The second major DLC pack is also a continuation to the main story. Colonel Scott Mitchell guides Nomad on stopping a conspiracy between Trey Stone and the Russian terrorist organization Raven's Rock in their plan on releasing a deadly chemical weapon on US soil.

Just like with the Deep State DLC, a new class called Pathfinder, outfits and weapons were released.

The DLC was previously called Transendence with a completely different direction of the plot, but was changed due to major player feedback of the main game.




Live Events[]

In addition to the paid DLC, free DLC would be included over time after the game's release in form of Live Events, with special rewards only awarded for a brief period of time. The missions and only certain items would be stil available to obtain after the events have passed, however, items that were gained during the event will still remain in the player's inventory.

Live Event 1 - Terminator[]

Check also for A Storm is Coming
What day is it? What year? It may not be 1984, but it is time to fight for your life. Prepare yourself for an adventure like no other with an experience inspired by the events depicted from The Terminator and earn exclusive rewards by completing interception and warfare missions during the live event.
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In E3 2019, Ubisoft presented a short teaser of the future Terminator DLC with Brad Fiedel's theme and the 2 glowing red eyes from a T-800 Terminator. When the DLC was released it also included Rasa Aldwin and 2 anti-terminator weapons: the MK14 Termination and the MGL Terminator.





Live Event 2 - Resistance![]

Are you ready to take on your latest assignment? We’re not in Bolivia anymore, but your training there is about to come in handy. Teams of Outcast rebels have been seen scattered around the island of Auroa and they need your help to resist the encroaching Sentinel forces by launching their own counterattack!
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Second live event was the Resistance!, which would run from July 16th until July 29th of 2020. The story would follow Nomad working with the Homesteaders to take down various targets in exchange for weapons and gear, along with a new homing missile gadget.





Live Event 3 - Amber Sky[]

Check also for Amber Sky
Sentinel is producing a new powerful nerve gas called "Amber Ruin". They plan to sell it to terrorist organizations operating all around the globe. Join forces with the Rainbow Six team to stop this new deadly threat.
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Third live event was Operation: Amber Sky released on January 21st of 2021. The map would be updated with toggleable hazard zones filled with gas, which can only be survived with the use of gas masks and the inclusion of operators from Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Siege. The team mates could also be switched between the Ghosts and Team Rainbow.




Live Event 4 - Motherland[]

Main article: Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Breakpoint/Road Map 2



A fourth live event called Operation: Motherland was teased in spring 2021 in a roadmap set for release in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Ghost Recon franchise, with no spesific release date currently set. The marketing artwork seems to hint at the cameo of CIA agent "Karen Bowman" from Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands.

Easter Eggs[]

Tomb Raider: Relics of the Ancients[]

The Tomb Raider led us on a relic hunt. Ghost, you must act swiftly and solve these mysteries!
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As part of the second roadmap for the 20th anniversary of the Ghost Recon franchise and also the 25th anniversary of the Tomb Raider franchise, Ubisoft in collaboration with Square Enix released a Tomb Raider themed series of treasure hunt quests. The player can receive numerous items related to the Tomb Raider series for completing these tasks.



Gameplay changes[]

Due to player feedback, Ubisoft has added various options over the course of the updates to change how the game plays.

The first update was the Ghost Experience, which allowed the player to change between the standard Gear Mode and the classic mode, which plays essentially the same as Ghost Recon Wildlands.

Second update introduced A.I controlled team mates, which can be given similar orders as in Wildlands. They can be turned on and off and be customized. Later the player was given also an option to turn off their and the team mates' second main weapon.

A third update involved the addition of members from Team Rainbow and the player was given the option to switch between Ghosts or Rainbow Six. The player is now also able to level up the team mates' abilities.

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