How to survive behind enemy lines with Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint

 
 

Go it alone or work as a team

You’re a Ghost; part of an elite fighting force trained to work together in hostile situations. But unlike its predecessor, when you play solo in Ghost Recon Breakpoint, you’re all alone…

Four-player co-op

Tactical team-play is at the heart of Breakpoint, and every Ghost has their own class and skillset. How you build a team is up to you; stealth, assault, sniping and support are all covered in the class system.

Solo play

Prefer to go it alone? No problem. In Breakpoint, there’s no AI comrades backing you up, so you’ll be alone behind enemy lines. But fear not; you’ll have use of a tactical drone that can be called on for both recon and assault when you go up against the Wolves.

Mix it up

The drop-in-drop-out co-op system means you can be joined by a friend at any time to bolster your squad or earn XP and rewards by joining someone else’s game. Enemy encounters aren’t affected by player level, so there’s no penalty for high and low-level players teaming up.

 
 

Create a Ghost that fits your style

Each class has unique abilities to set them apart, including perks, upgrades and extensive customisation options.

Assault

Lead from the front and draw fire with a perk that boosts health and reduces the damage you’ll take, plus a gas grenade to deal continuous damage to enemies.

Field Medic

Keep your team fighting fit in the heat of battle with supply drops to boost their health or send up a special drone that can heal allies from a distance.

Panther

Stealth is a weapon when you play as a Panther. Drop smoke bombs to blind your enemies and cover your tracks, or use a special cloaking spray to become invisible to drones.

Sharpshooter

Anyone can wield a sniper rifle, but this class is particularly deadly thanks to a sensor grenade that tags enemies and special ammunition for long-range kills.

Class upgrades

Each class has a specific set of skills; the more you put them to use, the higher you’ll rank for that class.

Higher ranks are achieved by completing challenges; they could be tied to weapon use, tactical approach or number of kills. Complete the challenge, and you’ll be rewarded with a skill point to spend in the skills tree.

 
 

Hone your skills

Each class has its own talents, but no Ghost is restricted to a specific loadout. As you gain experience, your weapons, gear and skills will evolve to fit your fighting style.

Fine-tune your weapons

A Ghost’s best friend is their gun – and Breakpoint offers a deep set of customisation options to ensure deadly accuracy.

Most stock weapons have an ‘alternate’ – a variation of that gun which changes its behaviour through unique stats, behaviour and parts. Enhance range, handling or damage on your favourite rifle, for example.

The new Gunsmith system is where you can upgrade your weapon with new parts. The more kills you get with a weapon, the higher ‘mark’ it will achieve, which in turn unlocks even more customisations.

Level up your Ghost

Each class has access to the same entry-level upgrades on the skills tree. These then branch out in a multitude of ways, giving you options to develop any kind of tactical play style.

Follow the weapon branch to make your Ghost more accurate, faster to reload or able to make use of additional upgrades. Go with Recon and you could be the key link in your squad’s chain, marking enemies for your team or taking them down yourself as a sniper.

There’s also branches for stealth, assault and survival, and all have sub-branches with even deeper options.

 
 

Stealth is your weapon

Breakpoint provides a tactical war chest of stealth options that are key to your survival in Aurora.

Stay hidden

There’s more to stealth than just crouching and hoping you won’t be seen. Using prone camo will make you harder to spot, and careful movement keeps sound levels down – your stance and the type of terrain all contribute to the noise you make. 

Use recon

The clue is in the game’s title; reconnaissance is vital to successfully assaulting an enemy position. If you don’t know where enemies are, you’re going in blind – so make use of gadgets (like your drone or a recon grenade) and perks to get the best view possible. 

There are also numerous ways to deal with groups of enemies, like causing a diversion to split them up or lure them to a location. Alternatively, load up your drone with a sync shot ability and take out up to four enemies simultaneously. 

 
 

Adapt to the terrain

The action takes place on the island of Aurora – a diverse archipelago in the Pacific Ocean owned by Skell Tech, whose innovations have created vastly different biomes.

Explore Aurora

The open world plays host to a range of terrain and conditions that Ghosts will need to adapt to. From towering mountains to fjords and swamps, the landscape offers tactical options for how you plan your attack, the cover you can use and where your squad should position themselves. 

Vehicles

Your mission objectives aren’t likely to be close together; fortunately there are vehicles scattered around the island which you can use to get you around including motorbikes, jeeps, helicopters and boats.

 
 

Take your Ghost online

Ghost Recon Breakpoint features a ‘shared progression’ system – meaning you can take the same character you’ve fine-tuned in the campaign into the intense PvP battle modes.

Ghost War

These 4v4 online battles give you the chance to test your tactics against fellow players in two game modes:

In Elimination you’ll need to hunt down and kill the enemy team - but the tactical twist is the switch in the centre of the map that will expose the enemy on your radar.

Sabotage puts a bomb in the hands of one team, with orders to plant it somewhere on the map. The other team need to defuse it before it’s too late.

In Ghost War, you’re able to switch between classes every round – perfect for testing out the skill sets of a less familiar class.

Shared progression

As you gain experience as a Ghost, you’ll hone your gameplay style through your choice of weapons and gear – and all of this can be carried directly over to the Ghost War multiplayer mode.

While you’ll keep all your favourite kit, gear levels are disabled in PvP games, so players with the best loot from the campaign won’t have an advantage over less experienced Ghosts.