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Ghost Recon Breakpoint survival guide: 5 tips

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Written by James Busby
Adapt to the tactical gameplay and take down the Wolves with this Breakpoint guide.
While the open-world environment of Ghost Recon Breakpoint’s fictional island may look picturesque, it’s filled to the brim with deadly enemies and Skell Technology that aims to make your stay far from a welcome one. Players will need to have their wits about them if they wish to survive the harsh conditions of Auroa as well as fend off the fearsome threats that inhabit it.
While blasting your way through hordes of grizzled mercenaries may seem easy in the early stages of the game, you’ll need to take a little extra care when facing Breakpoint’s more experienced units. Just like Wildlands, Ghost Recon Breakpoint offers plenty of side missions, lethal weapons, rare gear, and exciting new skills for players to master and unlock. There’s certainly a lot to get to grips with, especially for those new to the series' tactical gameplay. To help you survive against the Wolves and their deadly allies, we’ve put together a list of Ghost Recon Breakpoint tips that will help you put an end to their tyrannical reign.

1. Use your drone to scout out potential threats

Your drone is crucial for gathering information
Your drone is crucial for gathering information
Just like any good special forces operative, you should always gain intel on who you’re dealing with before engaging your targets. Auroa is teeming with groups of mercenaries and deadly rogue Ghosts who can make short work of you if you’re unprepared. Fortunately, you can use your drone to pinpoint enemy locations, equipment, item caches, and even gain valuable insights into the surrounding area. Not only does this arm you with the knowledge needed to swiftly take out your foes, it also greatly minimises any frustrating deaths that arise from enemy ambushes.
It can often be tempting to simply raid nearby enemy camps whenever you see them, but your firefights will be much smoother if you take the time to scout ahead. The drone also gives you vital information on each enemy’s overall gear level and faction, allowing you to assess just how powerful your foes are. It’s also not uncommon for Breakpoint’s baddies to have a few civilian hostages detained nearby, so it’s important that you check the surrounding area before letting the bullets fly.

2. Always be on the lookout for weapon caches

Weapon caches can reward you with some of the best gear in the game
Weapon caches can reward you with some of the best gear in the game
As you might expect, Ghost Recon Breakpoint’s Auroa island is bursting with plenty of guns and gear for you to find and collect. Of course, not all weapons are made equal and there are a few that you may find yourself prioritising, especially if you want to increase the lethality of your current build and playstyle. You’ll naturally come across plenty of new equipment as you journey through the mountainous landscapes, but if you want to find some of the best gear Breakpoint has to offer, then be on the lookout for the various weapon caches hidden around the island.
These caches can usually be found in enemy camps, concealed near military wreckages and located in hidden areas that require a keen eye. While not every cache will give you the best loot, it’s always worth paying special attention to your surroundings. You don’t always need to takedown deadly enemies to fill your loadout with decent equipment, so always scour the environment for new looting opportunities.

3. Locate bivouacs and use them before heading out on missions

Use bivouacs to your advantage before starting a mission
Use bivouacs to your advantage before starting a mission
Breakpoint’s Auroa island is absolutely massive and it can take a long time to trek around it, especially if you’re planning to search every nook and cranny for rare loot. Fortunately, your island commute needn't be a long nor arduous one. In fact, there are plenty of bivouacs that are conveniently littered around the island. To locate these time-saving base camps, simply scour the sky for any smoke signals. Once you’ve pinpointed the rough location of the smoke, it’s time to head on over to the camp. It's recommended to use a helicopter when travelling around Auroa as this not only allows you to easily spot any bivouacs, it will also drastically cut down your travel time.
When you’ve finally found your new base camp, be sure to interact with the bivouac to access its benefits. Breakpoint’s bivouacs allow you to prepare for missions by either increasing your injury resistance, fatigue resistance, drone range, stamina, weapon accuracy, and even experience gain. You can also switch between your classes, craft offensive equipment and purchase weapons and attachments. The time of day can be adjusted as well, allowing you to take out enemies under the cloak of darkness or surprise them during the early hours of the morning. To make matters even better, these base camps can be used as fast travel locations, so it’s worth unlocking nearby bivouacs to receive all these benefits.

4. Experiment with your class and skills

You can freely swap between Breakpoint's four classes
You can freely swap between Breakpoint's four classes
At the start of the game, you’ll have the choice of choosing between four classes: Field Medic, Assault, Panther, and Sharpshooter. It’s a pretty tough decision to make as each class has its own unique perks and benefits that make them stand out. Fortunately, Breakpoint allows you to switch between these classes on the fly, so don’t be afraid to experiment with each one to see which suits your playstyle.
Some classes are better suited for certain missions and if you’re planning to play co-op, it’s a good idea to fill a certain role if you wish to increase your chances of success. You can swap between each of the four classes when resting at the game’s bivouacs, giving you plenty of choices when it comes to tackling the obstacles that lie ahead. However, you’ll need a decent amount of XP if you wish to unlock each class and its perks, so be prepared to put in the time needed to grind out those levels.

5. Use weapon attachments to your advantage

Every weapon has up to 22 different attachments
Every weapon has up to 22 different attachments
From muzzles that reduce shot spread to magazines that increase reload speed, there are plenty of weapon attachments to experiment with in Ghost Recon Breakpoint. As a result, it can be rather tricky to know which ones you should prioritise and which you should simply avoid. For example, the ASR Suppressor highly reduces the sound made from the TAVOR, but it reduces the weapon’s damage by 20%.
It’s important that you weigh up the negatives of each attachment and equip those that help boost your combat effectiveness. There’s often no point using attachments that drastically decrease your DPS if you’re not aiming for headshots or picking those that increase a gun’s already lengthy reload time. Whenever you find a new attachment, simply head on over the Gunsmith section of your inventory and check out its bonuses and be ready to switch them out. With up to 22 different options per weapon, there’s plenty of options when it comes to customising your favourite guns.