Ubisoft's Ghost Recon: Breakpoint will have a 4v4 multiplayer mode named Ghost War on launch, it's been confirmed in the latest trailer from the publisher. Ghost War will be tied to the singleplayer campaign and will offer two game modes.
Ghost Recon: Breakpoint will have a multiplayer mode on launch, Ubisoft officially announced the news with a brand new trailer during Inside Xbox show at Gamescom 2019. The publisher also detailed the new mode in the latest post on their blog.
Named Ghost War, this multiplayer mode is now closely intertwined with the campaign and it brings tactical, class-based, 4V4 PvP skirmishes on days one. You'll get to play Ghost War matches as your customised Ghost, the same one with which you are playing the campaign, including all your gear, modified weapons, custom loadouts, perks and class abilities.
Furthermore, any progression, loot or other rewards you earn while playing PvP will also be available to use in the campaign. "Everything you do in the game – whatever you choose to play, all the time you invest in the game – will feed into your character," says Creative Director Eric Couzian.
At launch, Ghost War will include two game modes - elimination and sabotage - along with six maps with changeable weather and time of day. These maps can also be visited in the campaign but Ubisoft say they've all been hand-crafted specifically with PvP in mind with diverse terrain and features to suit various classes and play styles. Also, the maps have a bit of a battle royale twist - they start out big, but eventually get smaller as the end of the match approaches.
Ubisoft say that one of their main goals with the multiplayer mode was to make it balanced and fair for everyone. To achieve this, the team added PvP-specific tuning to the game, meaning that there are some systems like weapons where the stats are tweaked to ensure there are no overpowered weapons in PvP.
"This, in return, allows players to use all the weapons in PVP as well, choose whatever weapon they like, and whatever weapon fits their playstyle," says Alexandru Rais, lead game designer on Ghost War.