Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Online is being released on Steam and PC on April 10 as Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Phantoms. Confused? That’s okay. We’ve got answers. With all the changes the game has undergone since it’s conception, the team felt it deserved a “fresh identity,” as Produce Corey Facteau explained. For more on the name change including why exactly it happened and what changes have been made, take a look at this full Q&A with Facteau.

Ghost Recon Phantoms Releases on Steam in April

This new identity comes with a slew of new changes and features. Even the game’s graphics have been overhauled with different level design and lighting. There are now new character classes, new gear and plans for even more following the launch of the popular free-to-play tactical, third-person shooter. When the game launches there will also be some new changes made to the matchmaking and customization options in the game. When joining a match, both your skills and your gear will be taken into account to ensure a more fair and balanced experience. There is also a new “Mod Master” and weapon camo system coming for launch, the details of which will be revealed in a community video coming soon.

Following the launch the team has plans to continue developing new features and weapons to further enhance play. As we’ve discussed on the blog before, they are currently playtesting and tuning Tactical Instertions and Smoke Grenades. Keep an eye on the blog as the official launch date draws closer, and start playing now (for free) at the official website.

Ghost Recon Phantoms Releases on Steam in April

For more information on Ghost Recon Phantoms, check out these posts:

Why Ghost Recon Online Became Ghost Recon Phantoms

Ghost Recon Online – Veteran Rewards Program and Public Playtest

Ghost Recon Online Introduces the Ghosts Pack

Ghost Recon Online Meets Splinter Cell Blacklist

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Phantoms

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Phantoms

Release date — April10, 2014
Developer — Ubisoft Singapore
Developed by Ubisoft Singapore, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Phantoms is a tactical, 3rd-person, team-based shooter that allows players to engage in fierce 16-player online matches. The game delivers a premium online-multiplayer-shooter experience that is downloadable and playable for free on PC and Steam. Players can choose between three classes of characters, six special devices and thousands of weapon combinations to suit their particular style of play. Players not only earn points through their individual performance but also for with their ability to support their team. Offering unique gameplay, Ghost Recon Phantoms melds the intensity of a shooter and the tactical depth of a MOBA to provide players with a one of a kind experience.
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Anne Lewis began her career as an editor at PlayStation: The Official Magazine, where she worked under Gary Steinman. She can now be found skulking around the UbiBlog, once more working for Gary. Alas. When Anne isn’t writing about games, she's alphabetizing her comic book collection or shooting at stuff with a bow. Follow her on Twitter: @BDRAnneLewis

2 comments
Ethan
Ethan

Will this wonderful game that I've been watching for a long time, ever come to Mac or be ported to mac?

Ulf
Ulf

Will there be any changes to the player models?