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Ubisoft outlines plan to fix Ghost Recon Breakpoint’s big problems

Updates to in-game economy, AI teammates, survival elements, and more

A player character files a missile, which explodes a vehicle, in a screenshot from Ghost Recon Breakpoint Ubisoft

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint has not been the success the publisher was hoping for, and on Monday, the developer announced a long-term plan to fix the game’s biggest issues. Those updates include previously announced features, like the addition of AI teammates, plus an overhaul of the game’s survival elements that will deliver a “more radical and immersive version of Ghost Recon Breakpoint.”

But Ubisoft started its somewhat ominous-sounding update on Ghost Recon Breakpoint development with a focus on technical issues plaguing the open-world shooter.

“Our first priority is to improve the technical state of the game,” Ubisoft said. “We know many players had a difficult time with game bugs and unexpected stability issues at launch and we are making every effort possible to address these issues as soon as we can...

“We are working on further improvements that will be coming soon with TU1.0.3 in mid-November, including fixes on the Drone deployment, on changing the fire rate, on NVGs blocking crosshairs and on the Mission Completion notification pop-up.”

Ubisoft said that, like other live service games in its catalog (some of which also got off to a rocky start), it is “dedicated to supporting Ghost Recon Breakpoint in the long term.” The company previously announced post-launch support in the form of raids, a Terminator-themed event, and other special events. It will also adjust Breakpoint’s in-game economy, but offered no specifics other than it will “[make] the experience for players more comfortable.” Promised AI teammates are still in the works, Ubisoft said.

A more substantial update to Breakpoint will lean harder into the game’s half-hearted survival elements, but not at the expense of player choice, Ubisoft said.

“One of the key elements of our vision for Ghost Recon is to immerse our fans in a gritty and authentic military experience,” Ubisoft said. “In line with this vision and the feedback we received, we are working on a more radical and immersive version of Ghost Recon Breakpoint. We also want to let you tailor your experience to the way you want to enjoy the game, since freedom of choice has always been part of the Ghost Recon DNA.”

Ghost Recon Breakpoint is available now on PlayStation 4, Windows PC, and Xbox One.

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