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Ghost Recon Frontline: Battle royale, release date, trailers & free-to-play

Ubisoft has unveiled Ghost Recon Frontline, the latest entry into the franchise, and it’s a free-to-play shooter featuring battle royale.

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Tactical shooter fans can brace themself for another dose of Tom Clancy as Ghost Recon Frontline has been announced. The free-to-play shooter will predominantly focus on multiplayer, and we have information regarding its new battle royale mode, release date, trailers, and closed test.

Ghost Recon Frontline aims to take the series in a fresh direction by placing an emphasis on core multiplayer fundamentals, and its reveal trailer has shown that the game will welcome battle royale to the franchise for the first time.

Whilst Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege has positively flourished in the last decade or so, especially with, arguably, its magnum opus – Rainbow Six Siege – the Ghost Recon games haven’t shared the same fortune.

Some details have been revealed regarding Ghost Recon Frontline, and we will cover all of them from its battle royale mode to its expected release date.

Ghost Recon Frontline release date

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At this moment in time, Ubisoft has not announced a release date, nor hinted at one. The game is still very much in its preliminary stages with testing due to begin on the game very soon.

Ghost Recon Frontline battle royale

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The full reveal of Ghost Recon frontline showed off an exciting new mode called “Expedition mode,” an interesting new take on the battle royale formula.

In Expedition, teams of three players will be dropped onto an island and instead of having to survive some kind of deadly force enclosing the map like Warzone or Fortnite, teams will need to complete objectives instead.

It will host over 100 players at the same time, and every team will be fighting for the same Intel. Once a team has obtained enough, it will be time for them to extract, although it’s not as easy as that.

Players across the island will be alerted to your escape attempt, and you will have to solidify your position to be able to exit. If you’re killed, then another team can swoop in, take the Intel, and try their own escape attempt.

Ghost Recon Frontline multiplayer

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But, the team is dedicated to bringing a pure arena shooter element to the game as well as its battle royale mode. Control will be a 9v9 game mode with a fixed focus on closer, tight-knit deathmatch-style gameplay.

There will be more content and game modes as Frontline progresses through its seasonal-style updates.

Ghost Recon Frontline was described as a “PVP experience” by Ubisoft Bucharest Community Developer Razvan-Gabriel Palea. Meaning there will probably be no sign of any dedicated single-player content.

Ghost Recon Frontline closed test

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To get the ball rolling early in terms of testing, Ubisoft has already announced an upcoming closed test for PC players based in Europe.

Registration has already begun for it, and the test is scheduled to begin on October 14, 2021.

Ghost Recon Frontline free-to-play

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There will be no price tag attached to Ghost Recon Frontline upon its release as it will be free-to-play in the same way that other leading games in this genre are – e.g Apex Legends.

Instead, we’d expect Frontline to follow the successful live-service model that many modern games adopt by offering periodic Season Passes, cosmetics, and other microtransactions to sustain itself.

Ghost Recon Frontline trailer

So far, the reveal of Ghost Recon Frontline has been accompanied by a debut trailer, and an extended look at the game featuring lots of gameplay, and a look at various mechanics that players will be able to take advantage of.

Check out the shorter reveal trailer here:

Or, if you want a deeper look into the inner-workings of Ghost Recon Frontline, watch the extended, full announcement video:


The Tom Clancy name is one of the biggest in video games and Ghost Recon is well-liked and respected, so Frontline could very well go toe-to-toe with some of the biggest free-to-play games on the market.

For other guides and news, stay with Charlie INTEL to keep up-to-date with all the latest on some of the industry’s biggest titles – including Rainbow Six Extraction.

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How old is Master Chief in Halo Infinite? John-117 age

Halo Infinite sees the return of the legendary and iconic character, Master Chief, but how old will he be in the next installment?

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Halo Infinite is almost here, and although players already know quite a lot about the next installment of the franchise, many are wondering just how old Master Chief is.

Halo Infinite is set to bring the franchise back with a bang, offering players a Campaign mode with a new story and the classic Multiplayer with a fresh take on the battle pass system.

Even those who aren’t fans of the series will know who Master Chief is, the main protagonist of the series.

Many are wondering what his depiction will be like in the new game, and some are even asking how old the iconic character is now.

Halo Infinite Master Chief game cover

Master Chief, otherwise known as John-117, is the main protagonist in the Halo franchise. The character is extremely iconic, especially the armor, as Master Chief has become the face of the franchise.

We know Master Chief is returning in Halo Infinite, as well as Cortana, the artificial intelligence that helps the Petty Officer on missions.

Halo Infinite will take place in 2560, so players are wondering just how old Master Chief is now, and whether that will have any effect on the character’s future in the franchise, as rumor has been going around that it could be his last adventure.

How old is Master Chief in Halo Infinite?

How old is Master Chief in Halo Infinite?

The community has worked out that Master Chief is biologically 49 years old in 2560, as he was born in 2511. As many fans will know, John was genetically mutated to become a super-soldier by Dr. Halsey. Players know this gives the character inhumane reflexes and capabilities, but they’re also wondering if this affects his age.

Further, Master Chief can also be found in cryosleep when he isn’t out on a mission, potentially further slowing down the aging process. So, although he is 49 years old, he could be much younger, perhaps by around ten years.

So there you have it, biologically Master Chief is 49 years old, but his genetic mutations and time in cryosleep may have halted the process and have made him younger when it comes to his physical condition.

For more on Halo Infinite, check out our article on all the confirmed weapons so far.

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FIFA 22 Team of the Week: TOTW 6 & featured players

EA have announced another FIFA 22 Team of the Week. We’ve got everything you need to know, as well as the full FIFA 22 TOTW 6 lineup.

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It’s time for another FIFA 22 Team of the Week. In FIFA 22 TOTW 6, there are some huge names for people to add to their teams, and the featured player is a former FUT favorite.

Ultimate Team remains the most popular mode in the FIFA series. One of the many reasons for this is incorporating real-world football into its addictive gameplay loop through special cards, such as Icons or the new FUT Heroes.

One of the mode’s oldest special items is the Team of the Week, which offers players a weekly batch of new upgraded cards to help build out their squads. We’ve got everything you need to know about FUT TOTW right here.

We’ll be updating this hub with the latest FIFA 22 TOTW, so be sure to check back here every week.

Team of the Week 6 has reportedly been leaked thanks to Weaver – FUT, and we know the cards that are expected to be revealed on Wednesday.

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FIFA 22 FUT TOTW 6

The FIFA 22 TOTW 6 is here, and it’s full of big names from across the world.

Check out the full, rumored squad for the FIFA 22 TOTW 6 here:

What are TOTW cards in FIFA 22 Ultimate Team?

Team of the Week items are special cards that boost stats based on that player’s performance in the previous week of real-world games. Any player awarded an in-form will see both their ratings and in-game stats get a permanent increase.

Every week, EA unveils a 23-man squad of the stars who had the best games in the previous domestic or international fixtures round. They could be awarded for a last-minute winner in a big game or a heroic performance from a goalkeeper to keep a clean sheet.

Each TOTW is available in packs for an entire week until it is replaced by the next squad on the following Wednesday. Player’s can not receive an in-form two weeks in a row.

While the in-form card is in packs, it replaces the base version of that player. The normal card will return to packs when that TOTW is over.

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FIFA 22 Ultimate Team Featured TOTW

In FIFA 22, EA has addressed fans’ complaints that TOTW items are often quickly rendered useless by the other promotional cards added to the game throughout the year.

Every week, one player will receive a special Featured TOTW card. These players will receive a larger boost than the rest of the squad in an attempt to make them more desirable to those building their teams.

To qualify for this additional stat-boost, the player must have a base card that is under 80-rated and not have any other performance-based card in packs – such as a Ones to Watch.

Screenshot of Jude Bellingham card.

When is the TOTW released?

Historically, EA announces the latest TOTW every Wednesday so that any Monday night games can be considered.

No specific time has been set for when the team will be announced. However, so far, they have tended to surface at around 9 AM PT / 12 PM ET / 4 PM BST.

We’ll update this post with an exact schedule as and when it is available.

Team of the Week pack in FIFA 21

For more on FIFA 22 Ultimate Team, check out the top player ratings and our guide on which strikers you should buy.

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How to get Planestrider emblem in Destiny 2 Season of the Lost

The Planestrider emblem is one Destiny 2’s newest emblems, and our quick guide will run you through how to get it.

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Destiny 2’s Planestrider emblem is a new addition thanks to Season of the Lost, but players are confused as to how to get their hands on it. Our simple guide will walk you through the process.

Customization is a big part of many modern games with a ridiculous amount of cosmetic items for players to choose from almost being mandatory. Destiny 2 is no stranger to this, and the Planestrider is a cool-looking emblem for players to add to their collection.

Each new Destiny season adds a hefty amount of new goodies for players to collect and browse through, especially emblems. The Planestrider emblem is one such item that players can get in Season of the Lost.

Find out how to claim one for yourself, using our guide, in Destiny 2 Season of the Lost.

How to unlock Planestrider emblem in Destiny 2

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To unlock the Planestride emblem in Destiny 2 Season of the Lost, players must obtain the Vanguard ornament for the Season 15 ritual weapon to complete the “Display of Supremacy” weekly challenge.

At the time of writing, the Planestrider emblem is currently unavailable as it only drops during Destiny 2 Season of the Lost Week 10’s challenges.

Bungie introduced weekly challenges during Destiny 2 Season of the Chosen and they added a ton of playability to each season by adding in extra objectives that rewarded XP and bonuses.

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It’ll still be a bit of time until players can complete this objective and gain access to the special emblem.

It’s expected that the Polanestrider emblem will be an item exclusive to Season of the Lost, so all Guardians should focus on acquiring it as soon as the challenge is active.


For some more news and guides on Destiny 2, check out everything we know about Destiny 2’s The Witch Queen expansion.

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