The free-to-play squad-based shooter Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Online will soon be launching on Steam as Ghost Recon Phantoms. Come April 10, players will be able to see just how much the game has changed since they started playing it 21 months ago. From a graphical overhaul to new character classes and much more, Ghost Recon Phantoms is a fresh new identity for the game’s new beginning. Get the full explanation as to why the name of the game was changed in this interview with Producer Corey Facteau.
There are three major updates that will take effect when the game launched in April. The matchmaking system has been redone, to allow for more balanced play sessions. Now, not only will the game take the level each player is at into account, it will also factor in equipment as well.
There are new weapon customization options as well in the form of the ModMaster system and weapon camouflages that will allow you to customize skins for your weapons. 10 skins will appear in-game on day one and more will arrive on an ongoing basis after launch. “We wanted to find a way for players to differentiate themselves on the battlefield and create weapons that fit their style, so we created ModMaster to put that power in the hands of our players. This new system is also more cost savvy for players and creates more than half a million weapon configuration possibilities including fire rate, handling, scope and ready-time,” explained Lead Designer Simon Davis.
There have also been major improvements to the experience for new players. The first two tiers of weapons have been removed to give newcomers a chance to test their mettle with more powerful weapons. In addition, the new user playlist has been extended from level five to level eight. Finally, all weapon prices will be significantly reduced. For a more detailed explanation on how these changes will work, take a look at this video.
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Developed by Ubisoft Singapore, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Phantoms is a tactical, 3rd-person, team-based shooter that allows players to engage in fierce 16-player online matches. The game delivers a premium online-multiplayer-shooter experience that is downloadable and playable for free on PC and Steam. Players can choose between three classes of characters, six special devices and thousands of weapon combinations to suit their particular style of play. Players not only earn points through their individual performance but also for with their ability to support their team. Offering unique gameplay, Ghost Recon Phantoms melds the intensity of a shooter and the tactical depth of a MOBA to provide players with a one of a kind experience.