Ubiosft announced today that their third-person shooter Ghost Recon Online will be released this April 10th with a fresh identity. Giving consideration to how much the game has evolved since it first began it’s development process, the team has decided to replace the original title with Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Phantoms.

Corey Facteau, producer of Ghost Recon Phantoms, elaborated on the reasoning behind the change, stating “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.”

Along with the new name comes various changes in the art direction, which include fresh character designs and new devices for all three of the classes, which are based on military system prototypes in an attempt to emphasize realism in the available gear. Revamps of the realm such as lighting and level design have also influenced the games change in direction.

Upon the games launch, matchmaking will be designed to take both skill and equipment into account, which should provide a fairness to both neophytes and veterans. More customization possibilities will also be available with the “Mod Master” system.

More details are expected soon as the game approach’s launch in April.

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  1. Dank on March 17, 2014

    Don’t play it unless you like to play against veterans and pay2win tools who both have a dps advantage over you. The latter of the two bought their way up to top tier, whilst the veterans played up to top tier. It’s quite a grind fest as well. The game isn’t bad, but the matchmaking is terrible. As soon as you’re out of the noob-friendly lobbies, you’re pitted against the top level vets and the p2w guys. They have tons of experience, and chances are you’re going to get shit on. Anyway 5/10 because it’s got it’s ups and downs. Seriously though, it’s such a cash grab.

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    • Lol on March 17, 2014

      I agree, but the Level 1-10 games are the best time’s during the game, because usually only like 1 player will have OP pay2win weapons.

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      • Kimwer on March 18, 2014

        Learn to play, maybe then you wont complain about you “OP” weapons. I get ranked top with just the tier 2 sniper. Maybe if you practice instead of whining like a bitch, you will too.

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        • ... on March 18, 2014

          Tell me, you just start the game fresh out of downloading it, you login get in a match, and there is a guy with P2W weapons, he dominates. How do you practice when you are just dieing and dieing.

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          • Kimwer on March 19, 2014

            Play with your team, try to gang up on him, play the match to capture the objectives, not get kills, and trust me, you will get plenty of RP in no time. It’s not about the weapons, it’s about how you use them. If you take the time to flank, you will get plenty of kills even with the worst weapon. With every death you only get better, as you understand the tactics that the other team is using. But sitting around complaining about “P2W” weapons, which you can buy with in game currency, will not get you anywhere.

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    • Cyril on March 18, 2014

      Whoever has played a game in the beta stage know that matchmaking sucks until the launch of the game. Some continue even after the beta. I quote: “Upon the games launch, matchmaking will be designed to take both skill and equipment into account, which should provide a fairness to both neophytes and veterans.”

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    • Yuhroon on April 13, 2014

      I’m a lvl 30 from the beta and guess what man. Ranked all the way up with tier 4 sub machine guns and had alot of fun. Don’t say to people that they don’t need to try it. It’s still a hell of a fun. Oh and if you’re one of those guys who cries about dieing 10 times a match. Learn to live with it thats what the game is about. Learning curve and nothing like headless shooting around like every other shooter out there.

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  2. me on March 17, 2014

    don’t speak nonsences guys. i have played this game a lot.. yes at first it is kind of easy to play with noobs. then u go with normal players and u have to adapt. and after some time u know all maps, u know what to do and how to do what u must do. and u can play like everybody else.. also pay2win ? really? when u are camping and some pay2win guy starts running u kill him. so why he is pay2win? he was running and he died.. this game is really good ant there are no pay2win. he only thing u need is skill. and when u have skill u can kill anyone. this game is awesome and if u think there are “veterans and pay2win guys” that just mean that you really suck. and it is not the games fault or anyone else except you.

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    • Speedy on March 17, 2014

      wait wait wait lol

      did u say camping ? lol its almost like saying “i shot somebody from the back and killed him, so im OP”

      i want to know if u both come across each other from an open door(or across the corner ^) who would win?

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      • Shiro on March 18, 2014

        You really cant play this game … you are the that kind of player, thinking camping is bad or waiting in corners you are a noob… let me tell you something about Ghost Recon Online.

        This game is the first shooter that you have to be really patience and wait till someone show his head up and pff get shoot BUT this doesnt make the game boring… why? Because the devices give you the oportunity to break on their defense and kill them.. This is the only shooter where you have action and strategic combined with passive moves.. So please shut up you go play tetris instead

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        • Razer on March 18, 2014

          Are you people professional morons or just gifted amateurs? Speedy was remarking on how ridiculous it is to call taking cover in this game “camping” (among other things) when it’s an essential part of the gameplay. Encountering enemies in open doorways is something that inevitably happens eventually unless you never move from your spawn area. It doesn’t mean he has an aversion to playing the damn game the way it’s meant to be played.

          No, this is not the only shooter where you “have to be really patience and wait till someone show his head up and pff get shoot (Really? Learn to flank. This isn’t wack-a-mole.)” or “action and strategic” “combined with passive moves (whatever that is supposed to mean)”. I could name several examples off the top of my head.

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        • Ragnar on March 22, 2014

          peaple just do yourself a favor and ignore that smart ass son of bitch Shiro

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    • Razer on March 17, 2014

      The matchmaking is currently broken and doesn’t take tiers into account. Once new players reach a certain level to move on from rookie matches, they are woefully under-equipped. This leaves them with only 3 choices, 1) let their KDR take a nosedive while they spend countless painful hours grinding for higher level gear, 2) quit, or 3) pony up the cash for competitive gear.

      If you think difference is just a lack of skill, then you are an idiot of the highest order.

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      • Dank on March 18, 2014

        Well said, Razer. This is exactly what I was talking about in my first comment.

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  3. ducky on March 17, 2014

    you can buy everything from ingame money, and if you are a better a player you are gonna win most of the game with insane stat. one of the best f2p shooter i guess. i’ve had a lot of fun playing it. :)

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    • K.C on March 17, 2014

      True…I don’t know why so many people hate this games….but really excited for the new stuff

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  4. Jokul on March 17, 2014

    Nice article, one thing though, “Match-matching”.
    c:

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  5. Anon on March 18, 2014

    Er, the game has evolved?
    I played it at launch, and then again maybe two months ago and it was the exact same game. Gets old pretty quick.

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  6. Itachi on March 18, 2014

    dont play this shit its PURE P2W CRAP

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    • Phil on March 18, 2014

      You don’t know what the term P2W means, do you?

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      • Itachi on March 18, 2014

        it means using real money to get advantage in the case of GRO they sell packs ( arctic pack – war pack ) that contain OP weapons with no lv block in the other hand free users have to buy all weapons , the tier system if you payed it

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        • Phil on March 18, 2014

          Try the tier 2 weapons and tell me if you don’t kick ass.

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        • blubbs on March 18, 2014

          you must be really terrible if you really think that the bought weapons make that much a difference. I use a T2 smg and T3 sniper rifle and i still do fine vs someone who is fully stacked in T5 gear. just play smart bro it isn’t a CoD, BF4 type of game.

          Different weapons have different ranges to make use of the damage. If you didn’t bother to read the forums and learn each weapons strength and weakness you’re bound to say stupid things like P2W is OP. paying for the weapons mean nothing if you don’t know how to use them properly.

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          • FpsNAZI on March 18, 2014

            Sieg Heil Fps!
            Correction my fellow american, zis one shud be approached with
            A battleFeld approach where you und your comrades uze tactizs to deVeat the oppozing forzes.
            Seig Heil!

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  7. Cacalips on March 18, 2014

    Disillusion CEO’s at their best. “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.” – Hmmm well, you have forums blazing since CB that the match making is off. The balance is way off. To many teams of all snipers camping the cheap spots, even in game modes that require capture the flag, if everyone is a camping sniper and no one catching the flag, that does not work…Then you have this “MOBA” depth which is a joke. You run up gunning with P2W items, and just bum rush everyone, except snipers. Anddddd the game is dead. The only group supporting this are those sad guys that get life fullfillment by throwing down cash to see their name in small text on a “top kill” list. While deep down inside they are having no fun, and wish people liked to play with them. …
    Meanwhile, in other games that GET IT RIGHT and LISTEN to those “millions of players”, we are having a BLAST! :)

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  8. boomboom827 on March 18, 2014

    the game was great but after leaning to use a semi auto sniper rifle and having loads of exp in fps i was banned for hacking and was not i let it go made a new account a week later was emailed saying i have been banned for hacking this was early beta the people who where playing this game didnt like being beat so they say ur hacking or useing bug the community is bad very bad account number 3 was about 5/6 months ago and was a repeat but at the time i was rec my games and after many emails and showing videos of game in ? was un banned so dont be good unless ur recording

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  9. vixion on March 18, 2014

    can’t say it’s pay to win until you try it

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  10. GamingMaster on March 20, 2014

    I played it for a long time and finally quit, guess why vixion.. because its PAY 2 WIN

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  11. Shiro on March 21, 2014

    Then I have to be the only person on that game who doesnt buy anything and kill every single person with all the VIP items… again I say it… You guys have to be really bad on this game to not make kills or win games… You say the match making its broken a lv 10 goes against lv 30 with VIPS.. WHO CARES? you can easly headshot someone with a sniper or 1-Hit someone with a shotgun so why the hell you guys cry so much… I tell you why I have seen alot of people like you guys who cry for the items or cry about everything when the truth is you guys are bad as hell kill 1 and die 20 … Buy a hand on amazon or ebay and go back again… I dont buy VIP items and Im always at the top killers of my team and winning easly.. Bah im pretty sure 90% of the people who is commenting its a WoW fanatic or League of Legend fanatic… even tough I play both games I can say pretty sure Ghost Recon its a really good FPS game.. Downvoters gonna hate

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    • eagle on March 22, 2014

      STFU SMART ASS you must be one of those GC users STUPID NOOB

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    • egni on March 22, 2014

      suuuuuck myyyyyy diiiiiiiick

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  12. GamingMaster on March 21, 2014

    I did do kills, a lot of kills, I just didn’t like it because it was pay to win, guns are too expensive…

    Also better shooters out there that have better free to play model

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  13. Eviil on March 22, 2014

    Sorry but, if anywhere in a game has an advantage towards the player where they can purchase stuff to gain an advantage, that is not fair to everyone else (even if you can progress after a while with the in-game currency. How can you progress yourself when others more powerful than you are holding you back. I played this as well, I got kills from beta and after it then I start to notice the downfall. Nope, sorry. People hate to lose, but when you know damn well the other players have pay to win e

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    • Eviil on March 22, 2014

      equipment, its a huge let down.

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    • Ragnar on March 22, 2014

      yeah dude GRO is a piece of crap

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  14. Xazur on March 22, 2014

    Well since they say the art is going to change and there will be new gadgets ill try it when it comes out. I played the game a bit already but it just got old fast, plus that p2w cash shop uggh.

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  15. abod on March 25, 2014

    is the game still has IP blocking ?

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  16. WHAAAAA on April 13, 2014

    i dont get the guys that are saying ”this game is p2w”İ have an as-val and i dominate people at the matches im only level 14 you have to camp flank gang up and move passively then you will kick ass

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