Ghost Recon Online Overview
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Online is the next generation of PC multiplayer shooters. Step into the boots of an elite Ghost and deploy cutting-edge weapons and technology as you link up with your Ghost squad to dominate your enemies on tomorrow’s battlefield. As a Free to Play game, you will be able to download and experience core content without paying a single cent. Read on to find out more.
Ghost Recon Online is a tactical 3rd person squad based shooter that allows you to engage in fierce and visceral 16 player online firefights. Far from the "run and gun" style of shooter games, the "deathmatch" game mode is eschewed in favor of objective-based matches where the player with the quicker trigger finger isn’t necessarily the winner. In Ghost Recon Online, team play is essential—your chances of survival are maximized if you coordinate with your allies! With a fully realized cover system, Ghost Recon Online gives you the power to gain advantageous position over your enemies and utilize real world squad tactics to achieve victory.
Ghost Recon Online features authentic contemporary and advanced military ordnance and technology. Weapons can be upgraded with attachments such as silencers, laser sights and scopes, and armor can be upgraded with special inserts. These modifications impact various statistics and make you more powerful. All attachments and inserts can be exchanged at any time, providing a multitude of ordnance customization options.
For more information on equipment and upgrading see our Upgrading & Tiers section.
In Ghost Recon Online you can play as 3 different classes of soldier – Assault, Specialist or Recon. Each of these classes can deploy unique offensive and squad support capabilities which can be used to gain the upper hand against your enemies during a match. Each class is also specialized in the use of certain types of weapons. The combination of unique devices and weaponry give each class its own strengths and weaknesses on the field of battle. As a player you are not limited to playing a single class —you will be able to level and equip a soldier in each class completely independently and in parallel if you desire!
For more information on equipment and upgrading see our Classes and Abilities section.
What is Free to Play?
To us, free to play means exactly what it sounds like: it means that Ghost Recon Online can be downloaded and played completely for free! The only thing you need to do is create a Uplay account before downloading the game client, then login with your account when you want to play. All classes, game modes, abilities, and maps will be available to everyone for free.
Keep in mind, this doesn’t mean that you will have access to every weapon, armor, and modification at the start. New equipment, items, and abilities will be made accessible as you level up, and it will be possible to speed up the process by spending either real or virtual currency to access items quicker.
For more information on these options, see our using the store section.