Ghost Recon Online Phantom update adds new map, sinister armour, tweaks galore

Michael Dunaway
By Michael Dunaway, News Editor July 10, 2013
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Ghost Recon Online's latest update has taught me many things recently. First I learned that Phantoms are the natural predators of Ghosts. Second, I learned Ubisoft isn't particularly subtle when they choose names for their updates. The Phantom Pack update for Ghost Recon introduces players to the Phantoms. The new recon team on the block whose looking to wipe out the Ghosts. In case you couldn't tell by their all black attire and red power-level scanner -I don't know what else to call it- these guys are the bad guys. They are the Ying to the Ghost's Yang.

The Phantom Pack introduces new armor variants in the Phantom flavor along with new avatars and Phantom versions of several popular weapons. The newly added Xinyil District map features five conquest points and is the shooter's largest map to date. Interestingly, the map was also the first map to be designed using player feedback from Ubisoft's Project: Topos, which allows an organized clan of players to provide early feedback on upcoming maps.

Under the hood, nearly every aspect of GRO's gameplay has been tweaked. This includes everything from individual gun mechanics adjustments and class ability improvements, to lowering the crouch walk speed to make the tradeoff between crouch and standing more clear. Even the player's flinch intensity has been modified to reflect damage modifiers. On the economy side of things, RP earnings have been increased per round and daily wins now grant 200 RP.

If you're interested in seeing the full list of changes be sure to check out the official patch notes here.

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About the Author

Michael Dunaway
Michael Dunaway, News Editor
Michael Dunaway has been part of the MMOBomb team for years and has covered practically every major Free-to-Play title since 2009.

Discussion (12)

mjaybird 8 years ago
I will have to get this. I like Ghost Recon because I am good at it and it is a fun game

Kimwer 8 years ago
When they fix the downloader and stop lying to their customers about the downloader, then I'll care.

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SneezE 8 years ago
pretty much uninstalled it after this update :\, sudden lagg everywhere and i couldnt cover in small spaces anymore or had a huge problem doing so, not just that they tripled the prices for the guns that went from 5k to 17k. im all in for new content and such but i felt like this update made it all p2w :\

Dont come and say to me what is right 8 years ago
The graphics sorry for saying that but is true is for the pecker the quality of ghost recon The old is kind of shit wondering how you still play games just like this one when there is a way much better games with HD GRAPHICS .

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AirSplash 8 years ago
Cool. It's about time for some new content.

Shiunsai 8 years ago
Sounds interesting


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