Ghost Recon Online 12.0 update to feature new map, weapon pack

New patch to feature new Xinyi District, Phantom weapon pack, and graphical tweaks.

Ubisoft has announced the latest update to its PC free-to-play online shooter Ghost Recon Online, which is currently in open beta status.

One could say that this is Ubisoft's version of the phantom pain.

The 12.0 update introduces the Xinyi District map, which is the largest map created so far for the game. The map is specifically catered for the most popular mode in the game, conquest mode.

The update also introduces the Phantom pack, which includes Phantom-themed weapons and items. In addition, new graphical and cosmetic changes have been added which includes signature singe-eye AR displays and realistic shell ejection.

The game's dev-ops director Corey Facteau told GameSpot that the most-requested fix for the open beta was the removal of an exploit on the Korolyov Towers map. He added that Ubisoft will only release the game in its full state once they are completely satisfied with the quality of experience that they will give to players. "We will continue to make improvements and fixes in open beta until we are convinced that we are delivering the best experience possible."

Ghost Recon Online is currently in open beta officially in North America and Europe. Ubisoft did not state when Ghost Recon Online servers outside of those regions would be started. "Just like our launch in Poland," Facteau said, "our focus is to further expand with quality service worldwide, which includes localised service, closer servers, local customer support/community managers or localised payment methods."

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xepha537
xepha537

Sniper infested bollox...

spindie
spindie

This is by far the junkiest game i have ever played. Uninstalled within 30 seconds of playing

pinguin142
pinguin142

I've been playing this game for about a year and its a good game. Definitley prefer this game over COD games and or BF3. But I mostly play Red Orchestra 2. I switch between RO2 and GRO every now and then, but in the end RO2 wins for me. BUT this is a free to play game so, that is a huge plus for GRO! Anyway great game!

Vorheez
Vorheez

its amazing how far this franchise has come! such a great game.

AirDog80
AirDog80 moderator

Big fan of this game. Go Ubi. 

tchanah
tchanah

Finally some recognition for the best F2P game in town :D

It's not a Pay2Win guys! Just DL and see! An awesome game!

There was a lagging issu since 3 months. But it's 80% resolved as of for now! 

spartanx169x
spartanx169x

I just started playing this about 2 months ago.  You can be competitive without paying for upgrades. For me what makes it different than BF3 is that , you can do scans to see where enemies are at. As far as I know that can not be done with BF. Also, When I played BF 3 on console, I was constantly be sniped but I could NEVER tell where they were at to avoid them, with GR, they are easy to spot. And maybe its just me with BF.  I also prefer the small maps on GR without the vehicles.

quakke
quakke

I looked this up in youtube and to me it just looks like if you put Gears of War and Call of Duty together, which is just gonna be bad.

Frk095
Frk095

it was a great great game i have been playing it since closed beta but after patch 11.0 they ruined the game now its  too leggy (not only for me for 90% of the players) now many disadvantages for in game currency players now they are too much concentrating on getting money not on improving the game.........

toshineon
toshineon

Yeah, yeah, same old stuff as always. People online running around in a map, shooting at each other, racking up points, dying, respawning. It's been the same with shooter games for like 10 years now, getting pretty darn tired of it.

holtrocks
holtrocks

@spindie i played it in beta and it was very good your ridiculous. 

Armyboy5
Armyboy5

@tchanah lol I thought i was alone in this, definitely best F2P game in awhile, this kills counter-strike imo

anfunny
anfunny

@spartanx169x I have always preferred GR's multiplayer to BF's. Small maps ARE better, and vehicles are boring. GRAW was so sexy when it first came out. BF1942 could never hold my attention. GR:O was pretty go when it first came out. Haven't played it in awhile (have too many damned games to play. STEAM SALES CAN DIE), but I think when it goes out of beta it will be great.

tchanah
tchanah

@quakke You haven't seen it properly! This is one of the best games! No run and gun! You use strategy! there's a awesome cover system and game is plainly awesome! Give it a go and see. just 2.45GB

spartanx169x
spartanx169x

@quakke The only similarity with Gears is that you can duck behind cover. Other than that they are not even close, but that's just my opinion. GR is a much slower paced game  Gears  is incredibly fast paced and if you camp on Gears you die. Camping on GR is part of the game. Again. Just my opinion.

tchanah
tchanah

@toshineon You got the wrong game. It's not a run and gun game. DL and see the difference! 

arqe
arqe

@toshineon Tell me how FPS games works without dying and shooting eachother ? Guess what FPS = First Person Shooter. 

Only difference in FPS games are graphics and game mods.

What you wanna do ? Pick up flowers and send to enemy team ?

Wanna play house in FPS game ? What you expect from a FPS game ? 

"Aw another Football game same for 10 years getting tired of it."

"Another racing game ? WTF People !"

Please do more stupid comments.

Hobillis
Hobillis

@toshineon I agree with you. All these FPS's nowadays are all the same. Kill, die, kill, die... so bored with that crap. And they want us paying $60 for a "new game". Give me a break.

spartanx169x
spartanx169x

@ruisan101 @spartanx169x I was in one game of BF3  and the the whole team I was on was pinned down by a team of snipers and they would shoot us as soon as would we spawn with us having no chance of defense.  I played that one about 5 minutes and quit that one. And that was just one example.

spartanx169x
spartanx169x

@ruisan101 @spartanx169x I like the style, I really tried to play the game for about month.  But I was either getting sniped and could never tell from where, or I was getting hit by vehicles with no defense of them, or  I was getting overrun by 2 or 3 guys. I always found my self alone  maybe I was just picking the wrong games.  I like sniping I like the idea of sniping. I just want to be able to spot them to have a chance against them.  oh and when I went up against a vehicle when I had a rocket launcher I could shoot them 3 times and the tank would still survive. Maybe I was doing something wrong. lol

m-miky
m-miky

@tchanah @toshineon 

yeah when you shoot from mg 4 shots in the head & dude is still standing.....wow another arcade game with health on fck head.....still in 90's ha......headshot is suppose to be a headshot(meaning youre dead with 1 shot) which is not possible in this game if you dont pay to win ....only sniper do 1 shot 1 kill.....other weapons are like shooting water ballons

toshineon
toshineon

@arqe @toshineon What I expect from an FPS? Something like Far Cry 3 or Half-Life 2, that's what. I do enjoy FPS games, just not online. I'm not gonna get the newest online shooter if it plays the same that Unreal Tournament on the fucking Dreamcast does. But if it's something like Far Cry 3, with the open world, loads of side quests and stuff like that, then sign me up!

"Please do more stupid comments."

Right back at ya, pal.

St0Ne4Ge
St0Ne4Ge

@Hobillis @toshineon Yeah how lazy are developers getting nowadays, it's about time they think of stuff we can do with our guns other than killing and dying...wait

hamza345
hamza345

@Hobillis @toshineon BF3 is different.You can choose vehicles like tanks,LAV,Helis or jets to kill others.Its the best multiplayer game ever made.

toshineon
toshineon

@Skhuff @toshineon I won't, there are FPS games that does not play just like all online-shooters since 98' plays.

tchanah
tchanah

@m-miky You haven't been around enough to understand. Next time you'll talk about how realistic the devices are. How could they work like that and so and so. It's game remember? Not a real life war. So it has differences from conventional games. 

Btw no one told you to play it. Did anyone told you?