Next month, Ubisoft's Ghost Recon franchise is set to make a return and looks to continue to build on the successful formula established by its open-world predecessor. Ghost Recon Breakpoint sets players on a massive fictional island called Auroa, where they're behind enemy lines and up against a former ally and Ghost, Cole D. Walker. In addition to a number of new gameplay features, Breakpoint is changing how it delivers post-launch content which now includes Raid missions.
Earlier this week, Ubisoft released the official Year 1 roadmap for Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Breakpoint, featuring three expansion packs to arrive within the first year. The planned content includes a mix of free and paid content including two adventures in Episode 2 and 3 being exclusive to the Year 1 Season Pass. Free content includes live events, Faction Missions, new PvP and PvE classes, as well as various game updates that have yet to be fully detailed.
Arguably the biggest free piece of content coming to the Ghost Recon Breakpoint are Raids. While Ubisoft has been fairly cagey on these end game missions, the Year 1 pass does reveal a bit more information regarding the first one coming in Episode 1. Known as Project Titan, this 4 player mission will take players to a brand new section of the island chain which also features an active volcano. Ubisoft promises an intense coop experience filled with challenges that will require members of the fireteam to communicate.
While the continued use of paid season pass content will likely disappoint some players, especially in the wake of other Ubisoft games moving to free post-launch support like The Division 2, Ghost Recon Breakpoint will let players try before they buy. New Adventures will roughly take players 5 hours to run through and aim to continue the main storyline. However, the first part of the adventure, roughly about an hour, will be available for all players to try.
Another key piece of the raid description is that it is going to be replayable and adapted to fit all playstyles. It's unknown what exactly this means, but it's more than likely a response to the controversy that erupted earlier this year when The Division 2 launched its first-ever raid content. Operation Dark Hours launched across all three platforms on the same day and while PC players got through the difficult content, it took console players over 36 hours for one team to finally finish it. Unfortunately for players on console, Massive Entertainment doesn't have any plans to lower the difficulty curve for now.
Ghost Recon Breakpoint will release on October 4, 2019, on PC, PS4, and Xbox One.