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Ghost Recon Breakpoint cosplayer shows we really need a GI Joe expansion

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Liven up Ghost War with Snake Eyes, Stalker and the Joes

Four images side by side of famous G.I. Joe action figures presented in Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint
G.I. Joe ranger Stalker, and commando Snake-Eyes, in Ghost Recon Breakpoint.
Screenshot by johnhinkerton via Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft

One Ghost Recon: Breakpoint player has found a way to liven up the game’s dull launch and slow march toward respectability: romp around Cobra Isl— er, Auroa cosplaying G.I. Joe characters.

From Redditor jonhinkerton, here are four swivel-arm battle-gripped classics going back 35-years: Cobra Trooper, Stalker, Snake-Eyes, and Roadblock. While the weapons aren’t a perfect match (there is no Uzi for Snake-Eyes, no M-32 for Stalker in the game’s deep arsenal) the looks are all spot-on. Especially Snake-Eyes’ original goggled form.

Four images side by side of famous G.I. Joe action figures presented in Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint Screenshot by johnhinkerton via Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft

Once you pick your gender and skin tone at the game’s startup, you can’t change, so you’ll need multiple toons to do all of your favorites. But as you can see, the same guy (we’re betting that’s him underneath Snake-Eyes’ commando getup) can change hairstyles, facial hair, and hair color to make three different Joes.

Ghost Recon Breakpoint’s wardrobe takes care of the rest, with camo patterns harkening back to the Cold War coming in very handy. And if you haven’t collected one yet … well, we’ll point out again that everything in that shop is effectively for sale, since the in-world money can be bought for real dough.

Over on r/gijoe, fans have gotten into Breakpoint cosplay, too. Here’s Redditor DEehDPOOL’s takes (from three weeks ago) on Cobra saboteur Firefly:

A masked commando with weapons strapped to his back punches a downed foe into submission Screenshot by DEehDPOOL via Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft

The Joes’ explosives expert Tunnel Rat:

A soldier in a gray beanie, holding a green assault rifle, crouches in a swamp Screenshot by DEehDPOOL via Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft

and ranger Beach Head:

A masked soldier with green camouflage pants stands on a rock outcropping with a cloud of dust behind him. Screenshot by DEehDPOOL via Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft

Those are just three DEehDPOOL has tried out so far; they attempted Wild Weasel but had more limited success.

Anyway, one hopes all this cosplaying inspires at least one email between Ubisoft and Hasbro. Breakpoint has been criticized for feeling too similar to Tom Clancy’s The Division 2; Joes vs. Cobra in Ghost War would be one hell of a way to distinguish the two.