Ghost Recon Frontline: Ubisoft is implementing Battle Royale as a free-to-play game

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Ghost Recon Frontline: Ubisoft is implementing Battle Royale as a free-to-play game

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Ghost Recon Frontline combines large maps with a Battle Royale variation where escape is the goal. Instead of being the last survivor, players must collect intelligence information and then be picked up from the map by helicopter.

However, there are more than 100 players on one map, organized in teams of three and pursuing the same goal. Information is stored in drones scattered around the map, three of which have to be hacked. When collecting, players should also be visible to their enemies. Such a trick replaces the lack of the death zone common in the battle royale segment, because in Frontline the map remains completely accessible for the entire game. In addition, the information can also be stolen from other teams.

In addition, there are “dynamic tasks” that the players themselves create. This is what Ubisoft calls the decision to revive a teammate by going to a radio station, for example. To enable collaboration, a ping system can be used in addition to voice chat. This seems necessary, because a helipad, the position of which is revealed to all players, has to be defended for two minutes before it takes off. Different classes and different equipment are available, which can be found on the map or ordered in the match against request points. The class change will also be possible at any time during a game, so that players can implement different strategies at any time, which allows them to adapt to changing situations. This is supposed to make Frontline more tactical, claims Ubisoft.

Frontline can be tried out from October 14th during a closed beta test on the PC. An application is via the Homepage of the game possible.

Free-to-play strategy

With Frontline, Ubisoft is taking another step towards a stronger free-to-play portfolio. The publisher announced its increased commitment in this area in the middle of the year. Games with the business model should appear for all major brands. The Heartland Division started out, while XDefiant, an Overwatch competitor, bundles all Ubisoft brands.

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