The unveiling of the next Ghost Recon game is complete. Introducing Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Breakpoint, a third-person shooter described as a, "fantasy where the player is trapped behind enemy lines." Ghost Recon Breakpoint is in many ways a successor to Ghost Recon Wildlands, only with new mechanics and systems built around survival and stealth, and tools that a soldier being hunted will find useful. Helpfully, Ubisoft also provided a lengthy gameplay walkthrough showcasing these new features.
Ubisoft's Ghost Recon Breakpoint gameplay walkthrough offers a slice of what it will be like to play the shooter. It drops straight into the action, showing the player character escaping through the wilderness. And there starts the first of Breakpoint's new features. The player is shown injured and in pain, struggling to walk and run due to bullet injuries. After tumbling down a steep slope, the player has to take some time to treat their own injuries so they can move with ease.
After fixing himself up, the player character moves straight into the next string of gameplay features -- new stealth mechanics. The player takes refuge near a waterfall and cliff to hide from a drone overhead, they sneak around trees, and then they even pull off a move akin to Arnold Schwarzenegger in Predator cover themselves in mud to camouflage them from nearby enemies. After meeting up with a squad, this stealth gameplay continues at the team infiltrates an installation strategically.
From there, a lot of what's shown will be familiar to Ghost Recon Wildlands players. The squad takes on the enemy installation from different angles, covering for each strategically, and otherwise shooting down enemies as they come. Breakpoint clearly doesn't intend to pull back from what made Wildlands fun, but rather build off of it in areas fans want to see more of.
The final moments of the Ghost Recon Breakpoint trailer delivers as much of a message as the first twelve minutes. The trailer flashes between over a dozen different scenes, some from cinematic moments in the game and others from different gameplay sequences. These 12 minutes have been just one sequence in the game. There's a whole game behind it. Expect more information on Ghost Recon Breakpoint in the months to come.
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Breakpoint releases October 4, 2019 on PC, PS4, and Xbox One.