With the free-to-play Ghost Recon OnlineÂ planned for PC in the same year Ghost Recon: Future SoldierÂ would release for consoles, combined with Ubisoft’s strict DRM policies, it was easy to believe news that Future SoldierÂ wouldn’t come to PC gamers. Instead, to bypass piracy entirely, Ubisoft wouldÂ Ghost Recon OnlineÂ for them instead.Â Fortunately for PC gamers, that’s not the case andÂ PC versions of both games are coming.
Our last look at Ghost Recon OnlineÂ came with a video focused on redefining team play. Today, we delve into soldier specifics as we explore the three different soldier classes players can choose in defining and arming their online combatant.
In Ghost Recon Online, everyone can be a part of the elite special forces team (for free!), joining the digital battlefield as one of three classes, each with their own weaponÂ proficienciesÂ and abilities.
For comparison, the three classes of Ghost Recon: Future Soldier:
- Rifleman (Assault rifles and Light Machine Guns (LMGs))
- Scout (Sniper Rifles and close-range SMGs)
- Engineer (Shotguns, SMGs)
The gameplay video below depicts an Assault class character wielding a light machine gun, a Specialist playing with shotguns with a riot shield on his back and a Recon Ghost with the traditional sniper rifle. Players will be able to customize their Ghosts and weapons and take advantage of special abilities that help them and their squad mates.
Ghost Recon OnlineÂ takes advantage of similar systems and gameplay mechanics as Ghost Recon: Future Soldier, from third-person gameplay and features includingÂ active camo that renders players invisible, and even three character classes instead of the old four. With GROÂ taking place also in the near future, there’sÂ similar weaponry to unlock and utilize as players progress through killing opponents, completing objectives and earning achievements.
Players can sign up for the beta at:Â www.GhostReconOnline.com. The closed beta testing period begins March 5 so sign up now!
Which class will you play as?
Ghost Recon OnlineÂ enters launches is beta on March 5.Â Tom Clancyâ€™s Ghost Recon: Future SoldierÂ releases May 22, 2012 in North America, and May 24, 2012 in Europe, for the PS3 and Xbox 360. A PC version will follow at a later date.
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