is a game that has suffered delay after delay, as has the beta that was supposed to precede the game's release. The last that we heard of the beta was that it had been put back until April with no fixed date. I know that many of you had given up hope of the beta ever being available, but those hopes can now be recalled. All Ghost Recons wil be called to serve on April 19th and will see active duty until May 2nd.
For the first week of the beta, only one game mode will be available. Conflict sees players battle to complete objectives throughout the map over one 15 minute round. The team with the most points at the end of the round will win the game.
Starting on April 26th a second game mode, Saboteur, will be available. In this mode, a bomb spawns in a central location of the map. Players are tasked with locating the bomb and then detonating it within the opposing team's base. There will be a ten minute time limit on each round.
Both game modes allow up to 12 players per game and they can choose from three classes: rifleman, engineer and scout. Mill and Pipeline are the two maps that will be accessible during the beta.MillPipeline
Players can access the beta in one of three ways. First, all owners of Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Conviction
will be able to access the beta directly through this game. Secondly, pre-ordering Ghost Recon: Future Soldier
will grant you a beta key. Finally, and this is the most risky way of doing it, there will be various beta key giveaways online.
In a second piece of important news today, Ubisoft has unveiled the Ghost Recon Network
companion application that can be accessed from smartphones, tablets and here
on the internet. This free companion application will start with Ghost Recon: Future Soldier
and be applicable to all Ghost Recon
games in the future. Players who take part in the beta will be able to try out specific features of the internet and Android mobile apps, but what does the full app entail? Here's a breakdown for you:
Customize and share in-game weapons on the goThe in-game version of GunSmithThe mobile and tablet version of GunSmith
• Use GunSmith mobile to customize weapons down to their inner parts in 3D and sync them to consoles
• Publish weapons to the GunSmith Gallery and browse guns posted by the Ghost Recon Network community
Track player history and friends’ in-game statusCareer StatsThe internet version of Ghost DossierPush notifications on Facebook and mobiles
• Access personal player performance on Ghost Recon: Future Soldier & upcoming Ghost Recon games and compare stats on leaderboards
• Receive challenges, friend activity reports and community updates via the website or push notifications on smartphones and tablets
Receive exclusive rewardsThe internet version of Heat MapsThe mobile version of Heat MapsThe in-game version of Squad ManagementThe internet version of Squad ManagementThe internet version of Squad ShowcaseGhost Recon: Future Soldier
• Download the free Ghost Recon Network app at launch to unlock additional attachment credits in Ghost Recon: Future Soldier
• Earn weapons and weapon skins in Ghost Recon: Future Soldier by playing other Ghost Recon games or interacting with other Ghost Recon experiences
Become a better player
• Study detailed game information and heatmaps to prepare for the next battle
• Build and manage your squad, add recruits and search for competing squads
is due out on May 22nd in North America, May 24th in Australasia and May 25th in Europe. The Ghost Recon Network
website and v1.0 iOS & Android apps will launch on May 25th.