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Ghost Recon Phantoms arrives in April

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Affleck you the bomb in Phantoms yo!

It’s alive, it’s alive! There’s been sparse news on Ubisoft’s free to play shooter in recent months, with some fearing that Ghost Recon Online was deader than disco. Turns out the game has been given a new lease of life, and will be known as Ghost Recon Phantoms.

Scheduled for an April 10 release, Ghost Recon Phantoms has implemented several changes, based on feedback gathered from fans during the open beta.

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“The end of open beta is a new start to the game. The difference between where the game started and the game today is so considerable that we felt we should mark it with a fresh identity,” said Corey Facteau, producer of Ghost Recon Phantoms on the UbiBlog and in a press release.

Feedback from our five million players throughout beta enabled us to continuously increase the content of the game and to improve what makes the game unique, the blending of intense shooters with the teamwork and tactical depth of MOBAs.

Ghost Recon Phantoms brings a narrative layer to the game based around The Phantoms, ex-Ghosts and current adversaries who left The Ghosts to pursue personal agendas. We’ve also added new gameplay elements to expand the depth of the game and give new experiences to seasoned veterans. Of course, no accounts will be wiped, and our current players will not have to start over.

So what do you get now for free…mium? Features such as these which I just CTRL+C’ed from the press release:

  • Updated Characters and Maps: The game’s new identity comes with a new art direction, including new character and device design for all three classes as well as a complete reworking of lighting and level design on the majority of maps. Referencing military system prototypes, the art team created realistic new gear for players which delivers an experience representative of tomorrow’s battlefields.
  • Major Changes in Matchmaking and Customization: With the launch of the game, the Development team is also going to address the main concerns of the players. The matchmaking will now take into account both the skills and gear, which will create a fair gaming experience to all users, both new and veterans, paying or not. The team is also going to reveal the new “Mod Master” and weapon camo systems, which will allow countless customization possibilities.
  • Upcoming Features Built With the Community: Post-launch the team will continue to develop new features and weapons to keep the gameplay dynamic. Currently the team is fine-tuning tactical insertions and smoke grenades, which are being tested in large scale playtests by the community before being released in-game in the near future.

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Here’s a few before and after shots as well, to go with the game. Think I might give it a spin next month, and draft the cat into my elite team. Coming up at 11AM, stick around for news on Battlefield: Spectres, SOCOM: Poltergeists and ARMA 3: Phantasms.

Last Updated: March 18, 2014

41 Comments

  1. Battlefield: Spectres, SOCOM: Poltergeists and ARMA 3: Phantasms.

    3 Ghostly games.

    Half-life 3 confirmed!

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    • Kensei Seraph

      March 18, 2014 at 08:40

      Wouldn’t be Counter Strike: Wraiths or Team Fortress: Ghouls be more likely?

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    • General JJ the Fett

      March 18, 2014 at 08:54

      Don’t toy with my emotions emperor.

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      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        March 18, 2014 at 08:57

        Which one? Rage or hatred?

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        • Umar Praise The Golden Sun

          March 18, 2014 at 08:58

          Arousal

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          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            March 18, 2014 at 09:02

            I knew I shouldn’t have worn the eyeliner…

          • Umar Praise The Golden Sun

            March 18, 2014 at 09:03

            You temptress!!!!

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            March 18, 2014 at 09:06

            Stop judging me. I’m not just a piece of meat, I have feelings! er… a feeling… disdain is a feeling right? O_o

          • Umar Praise The Golden Sun

            March 18, 2014 at 09:13

            Shutup and put on the purrrrty dress!!….okay this is weird now….

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            March 18, 2014 at 09:13

            No, what’s weird is I’m already wearing one. How did you know? :/

          • Admiral Chief of comments

            March 18, 2014 at 09:14

            O_O

          • Umar Praise The Golden Sun

            March 18, 2014 at 09:15

            LOLZ!!!! And I ran, I ran so far away!

          • General JJ the Fett

            March 18, 2014 at 09:22

            I just assumed you always wore one. Makes you feel pretty.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            March 18, 2014 at 09:24

            Pretty and witty and WAIT A MINUTE

          • General JJ the Fett

            March 18, 2014 at 09:04

            Valve does that to a pc gamer.

    • RinceIsIngwer

      March 18, 2014 at 10:07

      LOL

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  2. Umar Praise The Golden Sun

    March 18, 2014 at 08:37

    ROFLOL!! Affleck you da bomb!!

    Jay and Silent Bob header for da winz!!

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  3. Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    March 18, 2014 at 09:02

    So… Phantoms because COD stole ghosts? (But didn’t Ghost Recon do Ghosts before? What’s next? Battlefield Poltergeists? Metal Gear Solid Yurei?

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    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      March 18, 2014 at 09:03

      No, Battlefield Spectres & SOCOM Poltergeists. Read the article :/

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      • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

        March 18, 2014 at 09:26

        I never read a DARRYN ARTICLE!!!!

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    • Umar Praise The Golden Sun

      March 18, 2014 at 09:05

      Lol Yurei…..MGS 1 actually had ghosts you know. One of the many easter eggs I found on my own when I was younger

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    • General JJ the Fett

      March 18, 2014 at 09:06

      Titanfall Wraiths.

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    • Unavengedavo(aka. Bilbo)

      March 18, 2014 at 09:09

      But Ghost Recon Ghosts would sound a bit stupid O_o

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      • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

        March 18, 2014 at 09:25

        Casper the Friendly Ghost Ghost!

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        • Unavengedavo(aka. Bilbo)

          March 18, 2014 at 09:31

          Ghost Ghostbusters O_o

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          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            March 18, 2014 at 09:31

            That would be hectic, ghosts who bust other ghosts? Ghost Ghostbusters!!!

          • Unavengedavo(aka. Bilbo)

            March 18, 2014 at 09:37

            Isn’t that the plot for Danny Phantom? O_o

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            March 18, 2014 at 09:41

            Bastards… they clearly traveled to the future, and stole our marvelous idea for a Ghost Ghostbusters….

          • Unavengedavo(aka. Bilbo)

            March 18, 2014 at 09:43

            From the future*

            It must have been an epic success for one to give up everything to move back in time to create a kids cartoon based on our awesome idea O_o

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            March 18, 2014 at 09:44

            Yeah, future us would have been millionaires. I hope they’re happy! Shakes fist at Time-travelling execs.

          • Unavengedavo(aka. Bilbo)

            March 18, 2014 at 09:58

            SO we need to stop time travel from being invented!!

    • HvR

      March 18, 2014 at 09:32

      Should have gone with Ghost Recon: Duty Call

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      • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

        March 18, 2014 at 09:32

        HAHAHAAHAHAHAHA!!

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      • Jedi JJ

        March 18, 2014 at 09:33

        Splinter Ghosts: Solid Duty

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    • RinceIsIngwer

      March 18, 2014 at 10:08

      You know you could get sued now for your use of Gho&t without permission…

      Reply

  4. Uberutang

    March 18, 2014 at 09:07

    Nice! I rather enjoyed the beta.

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