The 360 and PS3 multiplayer beta for Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier will kick off on April 19 and run until May 2. The beta will allow for up to a dozen players to battle it out on one of two maps (Pipeline or Mill) in two modes as one of three classes (Engineer, Rifleman, or Scout). The first mode available will be Conflict, an objective- and point-based mode comprised of one 15-minute round. Starting on April 26, Saboteur will be available, which will pit two teams against one another in a single 10-minute round as each struggles to retrieve a bomb and detonate it in their opponent’s base.
Multiplayer is slated to feature stat tracking, leaderboard support, push notifications from friends and the community on smartphones and tablets, and the ability to unlock new weapons and weapon skins by playing other Ghost Recon titles. Weapon customization will also be emphasized through GunSmith mobile, a new system that allows for even the inner parts to be tweaked and for finished items to be uploaded to a gallery for others in the community to check out.
Ubisoft has also announced a new series-spanning free service that will tie in all future Ghost Recon titles, the Ghost Recon Network. The service will be accessible from smartphones, tablets, and web browsers running iOS and Android. Beta testers will be able to try out the network as well, which is also in beta, with the final version set to launch with the 360 and PS3 versions on May 22.
Players can access the beta by signing in through the 360 copy of Splinter Cell Conviction, pre-ordering Future Soldier for the 360 from GameStop, or by subscribing to PlayStation Plus.
Official Site: GhostRecon.com