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Ghost Recon Breakpoint beta: Open beta start time, how to play the beta

It's not long until Ghost Recon Breakpoint is out, but there's one more chance to play before its release date. This Ghost Recon Breakpoint open beta will give those who play it a chance to explore the archipelago of Auroa, a region where former comrades in arms and their drones generally make a nuisance for the local populace. It's time to see just how lethal these chaps are, with their flying machines of death.

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Ghost Recon Breakpoint open beta start time

The Ghost Recon Breakpoint open beta start time depends on your region, but the Ghost Recon Breakpoint open beta begins on Thursday, September 26th and ends on Sunday, September 29th. The start times for the open beta are below:

Ghost Recon Breakpoint Open beta start time

  • UK: 11am (BST)
  • Europe: 12pm (CEST)
  • East Coast US: 6am (EDT)
  • West Coast US: 3am (PDT)

Ghost Recon Breakpoint Open beta end time

  • UK: 3pm (BST)
  • Europe: 4pm (CEST)
  • East Coast US: 10am (EDT)
  • West Coast US: 7am (PDT)

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How to play the Ghost Recon Breakpoint open beta

In order to access the Ghost Recon Breakpoint open beta, you will need a Uplay account and the Uplay store installed on your PC. Once you've done so, you should see in the news section that features the Open Beta and the ability to preload it. You can do so right now and the file size is 35.1GB. Simply click on the banner and you'll see the option to preload it.


What is in the Ghost Recon Breakpoint open beta?

If you were lucky enough to play the Ghost Recon Breakpoint beta before, then you will already have a vague idea of the stuff that will be featured in the open beta. However, the open beta adds a few more things on top of that, making it worth jumping back in to see more of the game. You won't be able to save your progress to the launch version of the game. Here's what's in the open beta:

  • Five main story missions.
  • Six regions to explore.
  • Auroa and Daily Faction missions for each region.
  • Co-op support for up to four players.
  • Ghost War PVP modes accessed from the main camp.
  • Four progression trees for your character.
  • Several vehicles, including choppers, SUVs with miniguns, boats, and bikes.
  • Weapons and armour found in chests that scales with your character's level.
  • A plethora of camps to discover.
  • Collectables to discover more intel on each area.

One thing to note is that Ubisoft have a rather nasty way of ensuring you stay within the regions. If you get a warning sign above your head and can hear humming in the distance, it is because some drones have been dispatched and will eliminate you very quickly if you stick around outside the playable area. They don't seem to discriminate either, so no matter if you're on foot, in a whirlybird (chopper) or sticking to the high seas, they will find you, and they will kill you.

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