Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Breakpoint

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Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Breakpoint
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Breakpoint cover
Developers
Ubisoft Paris
Ubisoft Bucharest
Ubisoft Montpellier
Ubisoft Bordeaux
Ubisoft Odessa
Ubisoft Kiev
Ubisoft Belgrade
Ubisoft Milan
Publishers
Ubisoft
Engines
AnvilNext 2.0
Release dates
Windows October 4, 2019
Reception
Metacritic 58
OpenCritic 57
IGDB 53
Taxonomy
Monetization Expansion pack
Microtransactions Cosmetic, Currency
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Open world, Stealth, Tactical shooter
Vehicles Automobile, Helicopter, Motorcycle, Naval/watercraft, Off-roading
Themes Sci-fi
Series Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon
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Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon
Subseries of Tom Clancy
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon 2001
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2006
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2 2007
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier 2012
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Phantoms 2014
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands 2017
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Breakpoint 2019

Warnings

This game requires a constant internet connection for all game modes.

Key points

Features extensive hardware support, highly customizable settings, and accessibility options.
Updates to address commonly reported community concerns since release.[1]

General information

Official website for the series
Official forums
Known issues list
Official support page
Official Discord server for the series
Official subreddit for the series

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Epic Games Store
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Gold Edition and Ultimate Edition also available.
Windows
Gamesplanet
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Gold Edition and Ultimate Edition also available.
Windows
Green Man Gaming
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Gold Edition and Ultimate Edition also available.
Windows
Humble Store
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Gold Edition and Ultimate Edition also available.
Windows
Uplay
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Gold, Ultimate, Wolves Collector's editions also available. Ultimate Edition is included with Uplay+.
Windows
All versions require Uplay and Denuvo Anti-Tamper DRM and a constant internet connection for all game modes.[2][3]

Version differences[edit]

All editions but Standard granted 3 days early access - from October 1, 2019.
Pre-orders included the Sentinel Corp Pack and bonus rewards for Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege, Ghost Recon Wildlands and The Division 2.[Note 1]
The Gold Edition includes Year 1 Pass.[4]
The Ultimate Edition includes Year 1 Pass, Survivor Pack, Sacred Land Pack, and Off-Road Pack.[4]
The Wolves Collector's Edition includes Year 1 Pass, Ultimate Pack, physical Cole D. Walker figurine, steelbook, selected soundtrack, confidential file with 3 lithographs, Walker's dog tag, and a waterproof map of Auroa.[4]

Free trial[edit]

A free 6 hours trial is available. Progression is saved.[5]

Monetization[edit]

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Year 1 Pass Siren's Call mission, Special Operation Forces Pack, Deep State and Transcendence adventures, and a week early unlock of 3 character classes.
Windows
Sentinel Corp Pack Valor assault rifle, Sentinel Mk.3 heavy outfit, Hammer Mk.2 vehicle.
Windows
Ultimate Pack XP booster and Skell Credits, Survivor Pack, Sacred Land Pack, Off-Road Pack.[4]
Windows
Special Operation Forces Pack Scorpio Scout - Quiet blueprint, 1400 Skell Credits, Covered ACH Helmet, Crye G3 Combat Pants, Cross-draw Vest.
Windows
Survivor Pack M1911 - Promise handgun, Ultralight TBE - Primal CQC knife, Survivor set (Bandana, Survival Pants, ALICE Chest Rig).
Windows
Sacred Land Pack Sacred Land mission and a melee weapon.
Windows
Off-Road Pack Trail TX Motorbike and the GX Spider Buggy, each with 4 customization options.
Windows

Microtransactions[edit]

Type Notes
Cosmetic Skins and emotes. Some of the weapon color variants are positioned as standalone weapons.[6]
Currency Packs of Ghost Coins are available to purchase with real money. The currency is shared between all save slots and it is the only way to buy items from the dedicated in-game store, separate from Maria's shop containing skins, vehicles, weapons, emotes and other items sold for Skell Credits obtainable through virtually any task for free.

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Remove the intro video files[7]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\videos\
  2. Delete or rename AMD.bk2 and Ubisoft_Logo.bk2 to remove the brand videos.
  3. Delete or rename the TRC folder to remove the epilepsy and autosave warnings.
A game update may restore the files.

Game data[edit]

Gameplay settings.
Gameplay settings.

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Ghost Recon Breakpoint\

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <Uplay-folder>\savegames\<user-id>\11903\
3 character slots available.
Character and campaign progress is stored on Ubisoft servers; only game options and key bindings are stored locally.[8]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Epic Games Store
Uplay

Video[edit]

Video settings.
Video settings.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Vert+ gameplay, letterboxed cutscenes and menu screens at 16:10.[9]
Multi-monitor
Hor+ gameplay, pillarboxed cutscenes, dialogue and menu screens. HUD scaling choice between Fixed Aspect (16:9) and Fit To Display in Interface options.[10][11]
Ultra-widescreen
Hor+ gameplay, pillarboxed cutscenes, dialogue and menu screens.[11]
4K Ultra HD
[12]
Field of view (FOV)
As Extended Fov of 0-100 in increments of 1.[7]
Dynamic, Close, and Far Camera Distance options in Gameplay settings.
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
2x, 4x, 8x, 16x.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Temporal AA and Temporal Injection toggles, FidelityFX sharpening of 0-100 in increments of 10, SSAA through Resolution Scaling up to 200% in increments of 10.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
[7]
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Optional limit of 20-160 FPS in increments of 1.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
As a toggle. Paper White and HDR Intensity calibration options are available.[13]
Color blind mode
Protanopia (red-green), Deuteranopia (red-green), Tritanopia (blue-yellow) - each with Normal, Darker, and Lighter contrast presets.
The game also includes a benchmarking tool available from the video settings menu, and a dedicated photo mode.

Input[edit]

Default keyboard and mouse on foot control scheme.
Default keyboard and mouse on foot control scheme.
Default Xbox controller on foot control scheme.
Default Xbox controller on foot control scheme.
Keyboard and mouse remapping options.[Note 2]
Keyboard and mouse remapping options.[Note 2]
Controller remapping options.[Note 2]
Controller remapping options.[Note 2]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Up to two keys per each action; choice between Press, Double Tap, and Hold for some of the actions; ability to save custom bindings as presets.[7]
Some menu actions keys are not remappable.[Note 3]
Mouse acceleration
Separate values of 0-100 in increments of 1 at X, and Y axis for look; 1st, 3rd person, sniper scopes aim; driving, and drone.[7]
Mouse sensitivity
Separate values of 0-100 in increments of 1 at X, and Y axis for look; 1st, 3rd person, sniper scopes aim; driving, drone, helicopter, and airplane pitch.[7]
Mouse input in menus
Cursor and scroll menu speed options available.
Mouse Y-axis inversion
X and Y axis inversion toggles for aim, look, menu, ground vehicle, helicopter, and airplane pitch.[7]
Controller
Controller support
Full controller support
UAC may need to be disabled for a seamless Steam Big Picture launch.[Note 4]
Controller remapping
Choice between Press, Double Tap, and Hold for some of the actions; ability to save custom bindings as presets.[16]
Controller sensitivity
Separate values of 0-100 in increments of 1 at X, and Y axis for look; 1st, 3rd person, sniper scopes aim; driving, drone, helicopter, and airplane pitch. Acceleration values for X, and Y look; 1st, 3rd person, sniper scopes aim. 3 presets for left, and right stick deadzones. Adjustable aim assist snap and magnetism.[16]
Controller Y-axis inversion
X and Y axis inversion toggles for menu, look, aim, ground vehicle, helicopter, and airplane pitch; Y axis for menu scroll.[16]
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
[16]
Xbox button prompts
Choice between Auto, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PS4 Controller icons.[16]
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
DualShock button prompts
Choice between Auto, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PS4 Controller icons.
Light bar support
Connection modes unknown
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
[16]
Haptic feedback
As a toggle with three intensity presets; adjustable menu cursor vibration.[16]
Simultaneous controller+KB/M
[16]

Audio[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Master, Music, SFX, Voice, UI.
Surround sound
[17]
Subtitles
Three additional size and background shadow options.
Closed captions
[18]
Mute on focus lost
Background sound options of Voice Chat Only, On, and Off.[7]
Language settings.
Language settings.
Accessibility settings.
Accessibility settings.

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Arabic
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
Czech
Dutch
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Polish
Brazilian Portuguese
Russian
Spanish
Latin American Spanish
Thai

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
LAN play
Online play
8 Co-op, Versus
Up to 4 players in co-op, 4 vs 4 in Ghost War.
Year 1 Pass ownership is not required to join adventure missions, although no rewards will be received by the non-owners.

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Matchmaking
Optional choice of preference between 5 regions.[Note 5]
Dedicated
[19]
Self-hosting
[20]
Direct IP

Ports

Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)[21]
TCP 80, 443
UDP 3074, 4000-4050, 9103
Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) support status is unknown.

VR support[edit]

Third party settings (Tobii and Discord).
Third party settings (Tobii and Discord).
3D modes Native Notes
vorpX
Z3D
User-created game profile. See the vorpX forum profile introduction.
Devices Native Notes
Tobii Eye Tracking

Issues unresolved[edit]

Crashing during gameplay[edit]

Some players have reported crashes to desktop unrelated to having files remaining from the beta.[22][23][24]
Downclock Nvidia graphics card to reference speeds[25]
  1. Open the NVIDIA Control Panel by right-clicking on the desktop background or by other means.
  2. From the Help menu at the top, enable the Debug Mode by clicking on it.
Disable the option to retain optimal performance in other games.

Sounds missing[edit]

A number of surround sound users have reported audio issues ranging from missing sound effects to no sound in the game.
Switching from surround to stereo output may serve as a workaround.[26][27]
Set speaker configuration to stereo
  1. Open the Sound applet from the Windows Control Panel or search bar.
  2. Select the default playback device and click on Configure.
  3. Set the audio channels configuration to Stereo and proceed through the following confirmation steps.
In the event of unexpected loss of all audio output, restarting the game may help.[28]

Resolution locked below 1080p[edit]

A number of dual monitor users have reported their 16:9 game resolution being locked to values below 1080p in fullscreen.[29][30]
Set Window Mode to Windowed, and maximize it to fill the screen.[31]

Game freezes[edit]

The game may occasionally completely freeze for seconds. High CPU usage is a possible cause for the issue.
Limit FPS through the Foreground Framelock option in the video settings.[32]

Game elements loading slowly[edit]

Various game elements, including guns, and menu contents may appear as invisible before displaying correctly seconds later.[33][34]

Issues fixed[edit]

Crashing on launch[edit]

The game may crash on launch for players that have participated in the open beta.
Remove a game file remaining from the beta[35]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\
  2. Delete DataPC_TGT_WorldMap.forge

Mouse stuttering[edit]

A number of players have reported stuttering of mouse and cursor movement in the game.
From the video options, set Vsync to on and off, applying the change each time.[36]

Inability to Alt-Tab[edit]

The game may not always allow to task switch between itself in fullscreen and other applications.[34]
Press Alt+ Enter twice or set Window Mode to Windowed and back in the video options.[37]

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11 [38]
Vulkan
Added on March 24, 2020.[39]
Accessible through the Play button on Uplay.
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware[edit]

Uses RAD's Oodle compression and supports Nvidia's Ansel.
Middleware Notes
Physics Havok [40]
Audio Wwise [40]
Cutscenes Bink Video Version 2.7J/1.300J
Anti-cheat BattlEye [41]

Disable BattlEye[edit]

PvP will be unavailable with anti-cheat disabled.
Use /belaunch -be launch option[42]
  1. If unsuccessful, navigate to <path-to-game>\BattlEye.
  2. Run Uninstall_BattlEye.bat.
  3. Open BELauncher.ini.
  4. Set SilentInstall to 0.
  5. Run the game and turn down any prompt to install BattleEye again.

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5 4460
AMD Ryzen 3 1200
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960
Radeon R9 280X
4 GB of VRAM
Additional requirements for Ultra graphics settings, 2K, and 4K resolutions are listed on the Ubisoft store page.

Notes

  1. 7-day 5% renown booster for Rainbow Six Siege, Military P416 Wolves weapon skin for The Division 2, Pack of 1700 Ghost Recon Credits for Ghost Recon Wildlands.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Showcasing the first part of the Player controls customization tab. The Combat & Squad, Vehicles General, Ground Vehicle, Helicopter, Plane, Drone, and Photo Mode tabs all contain actions for remapping, but are not shown here.
  3. G, X, and Space are always used for Loadout management. Space is always used for in-menu confirmation.[14]
  4. Uplay Service may require elevated privileges at every game launch, resulting in a User Account Control prompt that can't be navigated with a controller. Look for User Account Control in the Windows Control Panel or through the search on Windows 10, and temporarily disable all of the related notifications.[15]
  5. The regions are listed as EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa), USCA (United States, Canada), ASIA, CSAM (Central America and South America), and OCEA (Oceania).

References

  1. Ghost Recon Breakpoint, trying to win back fans, is free for everyone this weekend - last accessed on 2020-03-28
  2. Verified by User:Rose on 2019-10-01
    The presence of Denuvo is evidenced by dbdata.dll in the game folder, as well as denuvo: yes for the game in the Uplay configuration files.
  3. @GhostRecon tweet - last accessed on 2019-09-27
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Content of Ghost Recon Breakpoint editions - last accessed on 2019-09-27
  5. TRIAL AND FRIEND PASS NOW AVAILABLE - last accessed on 2020-03-30
  6. Verified by User:Rose on 2020-07-21
    For example, the 416 Shorty assault rifle is a weapon obtainable for free but the store offers its version 416 Shorty - Brown without marking it as technically identical.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 7.6 7.7 Verified by User:Rose on 2019-10-01
    Verified as working.
  8. Is campaign progress stored locally or only on Ubisoft's servers? - last accessed on 2019-12-06
  9. Verified by User:Rose on 2019-10-03
    Tested by selecting the 16:10 aspect ratio and 1680x1080 resolution in the settings, taking screenshots and comparing to 16:9.
  10. Ghost Recon Breakpoint: PC Features Trailer - last accessed on 2019-08-03
  11. 11.0 11.1 Verified by User:Rose on 2019-10-01
    Screenshots taken at 5760x1080, 3840x2160, 3440x1440 and 3840x1080 on a single monitor and compared.
  12. Verified by User:Rose on 2019-10-01
    Setting the game resolution to 3840x2160 resulted in significantly less FPS.
  13. Verified by User:Rose on 2020-07-06
    Tested on an HDR TV.
  14. Verified by User:Rose on 2019-10-08
    Changed every action assigned to X and G to no effect. Clearing all bindings had no effect on the menu buttons' functionality either.
  15. Verified by User:Rose on 2019-10-02
    Added GRB.exe to Steam, disabled UAC, launched the game, navigated each menu and tapped through most options with a controller.
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 16.3 16.4 16.5 16.6 16.7 Verified by User:Rose on 2019-10-01
    Tested with an Xbox 360 Razer Onza controller.
  17. Verified by User:Rose on 2019-10-01
    The rear speakers of the 5.1 system used for testing had positional audio output.
  18. Verified by User:Rose on 2019-10-02
    Having each subtitles option enabled does not result in AI soldiers' chatter being captioned.
  19. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint PvP Mode: Ghost War - last accessed on 2019-09-30
  20. Verified by User:Rose on 2019-10-26
    "Host migration" message is shown upon co-op squad leader leaving the game.
  21. Connectivity troubleshooting guide for Ghost Recon: Breakpoint - last accessed on 2019-09-30
  22. Game Keeps Crashing Every Few Minutes of Play - last accessed on 2019-10-03
  23. Breakpoint crashes constantly - last accessed on 2019-10-03
  24. Early Release but the game on PC will not stop crashing - last accessed on 2019-10-03
  25. Game crashes - last accessed on 2019-10-04
  26. No sounds at all - last accessed on 2019-10-04
  27. No voices - last accessed on 2019-10-04
  28. Verified by User:Rose on 2019-10-07
    Adjusting the volume through the game options or logging out to the main menu did not solve the issue.
  29. Resolution locked 1280 x 768 - last accessed on 2019-10-02
  30. Resolution locked - last accessed on 2019-10-02
  31. Locked to 720p, unable to change (screen resolution and display options Greyed out) - last accessed on 2019-10-02
  32. Intermittent game freezing every couple of mins for 30+ seconds - last accessed on 2019-10-09
  33. A lot of loadings... everywhere - last accessed on 2019-10-02
  34. 34.0 34.1 Verified by User:Rose on 2019-10-02
  35. For those on PC whose game keeps crashing after launch - last accessed on 2019-09-30
  36. mouse problem - last accessed on 2019-10-07
  37. Unable to Alt-Tab to windows - last accessed on 2019-10-07
  38. Verified by User:Rose on 2019-10-01
    RivaTuner displays D3D11, and DX11-related files are found in the game folder.
  39. Ghost Recon Breakpoint - Patch Notes Title Update 2.0.0. - last accessed on 2020-03-24
  40. 40.0 40.1 Verified by User:Rose on 2019-10-01
    As seen at the end of the credits.
  41. BattlEye – The Anti-Cheat Gold Standard
  42. Game not working without Battleye anymore... Loss of customer... | Ubisoft Forums