In a new blog post, Ubisoft has revealed that Ghost Recon: Breakpoint will be available to play for free as a part of Stadia’s Free Play Days feature. Starting on January 21, 2021, you can jump into the game and see if it’s for you. Your free access will run out on January 25, 2021, so you’ve got four days to celebrate the release of its upcoming live event Amber Sky, and TU 3.10. It’s funny how they’re calling it the Free Weekend, while in reality, it’s just as much a part of the week as it is the “week-end”. Oh well, tomato, tomato (see? It looks the same on the screen).
You’ll need a Stadia Pro subscription in order to take part in Breakpoint’s free weekend, but that should be easy to accomplish considering everyone gets a free trial of Stadia Pro thanks to Google’s amazing marketing efforts. These Free Play Days are pretty dangerous though – they allow you full access to a game with little to no restriction and will often give you enough of a taste to make you buy the game outright. That is, of course, the point, but it’s still a super cool way to experience something as opposed to a trial that gives you a 30-minute timer or just one level to speed through.
During a specified period of time, you’ll be able to play the complete game. If the Free Play Days event is for a bundle, you’ll be able to play with any add-ons the bundle includes. After the Free Play Days event ends, you’ll need to purchase the game if you want to keep playing. Please note that consumable add-ons, such as in-game currency, won’t be included for free.Stadia Help
As a quick round-up, Ubisoft has made significant changes to the game since its last Free Weekend event and took time to highlight several of them. When you play this time, you’ll be able to try out the following:
GHOST EXPERIENCE UPDATE– The update includes the addition of the Darkest Night setting, improvements to the stealth playstyle, bullet lure, cooking grenades, quicker inventory management, and more.
GUNSMITH CHANGES– Players will experience more customization freedom and see improvements to the Gunsmith experience with the addition of custom stocks, shared stocks, under-barrel options, new/variant weapons, and unique cosmetics.
EPISODE 3 CONTENT– Episode 3 content includes the addition of 10 story missions, 26 high-quality exclusive adventure rewards, a new PvP map, and two PvP mission milestones.
GOLEM ISLAND UPDATES– The update includes new missions, the ability to traverse Golem Island solo, and the addition of two new modes, Raid Threat: Critical and Raid Threat: Low.
PATHFINDER CLASS– This class utilizes their abilities and tools to discover new approaches to plan and execute their missions. Their special Armaros Interface ability allows players to call a rogue Azrael Drone, which can detect enemies and mark them for allies, distract patrols to control a stealth approach, flash or stun enemies, and deploy a tactical strike.
Bug fixes and more!
While you will no longer be able to access the game after the free period ends, your progress remains saved so that you can pick up where you left of when and if you purchase it. Ubi’s blog post mentions that they will provide an 85% discount after the Free Weekend ends, but they did not specify that this would also apply to Stadia gamers. Though that’s unclear at this time, we’re inclined to believe that it may, since games that take part in Stadia’s Free Play Days event usually go on sale right afterward.
I’m not going to lie – I really didn’t like Breakpoint when I played it by myself. The gameplay was way, way too difficult for me alone, and the environments seemed drab and lifeless. Only when I picked it up for a few bucks and began to play with a friend, I sank several hours of my time into it and it leveled out for me. If you are interested in trying Breakpoint this weekend, just make sure that you play with someone on your friend’s list – trust me now, thank me later. If you end up hating it, you can always go and buy the better-looking Ghost Recon – Wildlands, or get them both via Ubisoft Plus.