To begin, Ubisoft says it should prioritize addressing Breakpoint’s most annoying bugs and stability points. Gamers can count on the sport’s subsequent upkeep patch to reach in mid-November, with one other replace to comply with on the finish of the month. Amongst different points, the primary patch will handle Breakpoint’s drone deployment bug, which prevents gamers from utilizing one of many recreation’s most necessary instruments. In the meantime, the second replace will embody enhancements designed to additional handle “essentially the most urgent group suggestions.”
Earlier than the top of the 12 months, Ubisoft says it additionally plans to launch new post-launch content material — together with Breakpoint’s first raid, in addition to an in-game occasion known as The Terminator. Furthermore, the corporate claims it is nonetheless dedicated to including computer-controlled teammates, along with firming down the sport’s aggressive microtransactions.
Notably, Ubisoft does not present lots of particulars on precisely the way it plans to handle folks’s extra elementary grievances with Breakpoint. As an illustration, the longest a part of the writer’s submit, a piece titled “Freedom of Alternative,” acknowledges that lots of Breakpoint’s new mechanics have not been fashionable with gamers, however stops wanting saying how they will be tweaked. As an alternative, Ubisoft merely says, “it is nonetheless too early to share particulars,” and notes it is engaged on a “extra radical and immersive model of Ghost Recon Breakpoint.”
At this level, a damaged launch is an outdated track and dance for Ubisoft. When the writer launched Rainbow Six: Siege in 2015, it featured a number of the identical points as Breakpoint. To its credit score, nonetheless, Ubisoft caught with Siege, listened to participant suggestions and stored sharpening the sport. Greater than 4 years later, the multiplayer title has greater than 35 million gamers and is taken into account probably the greatest on-line shooters. Nonetheless, should you spent the $60 that Breakpoint prices, it is most likely small comfort that the sport could get higher sooner or later.