Can you play with AI teammates in Ghost Recon Breakpoint?

Players are trying to figure out if you can play Ghost Recon Breakpoint with AI teammates.


Players loading into Ghost Recon Breakpoint without a co-op squad of friends to play with might find that it’s a bit lonely. Back in Ghost Recon Wildlands, players were given three AI teammates to roll with and live out that spec ops fantasy. In Ghost Recon Breakpoint, however, those AI teammates are missing when players first head out.

Can you play with AI teammates?

AI Teammates Ghost Recon Breakpoint

As of launch, there is no way to play with AI teammates in Ghost Recon Breakpoint. If players don’t have friends to join for a co-op session, or don’t want to play with other random players, they must go it alone. This decision was met with backlash when Ubisoft Paris first announced it, and the developer has stated they will be bringing AI teammates back to the game for solo players to utilize. Unfortunately, the timeline for AI teammates making their way into Breakpoint is sketchy, with Ubisoft stating in a blog post, “We’re still working on the AI Teammate implementation, and we’ll have more to share with you later in Year 1. Keep an eye out for updates along the way!”

Year 1 is quite the large window to implement a feature that came at launch in Ghost Recon Wildlands a couple years ago. It’s hard to imagine what the thinking was here. Many players either don’t have three other friends playing the same game to join or have no interested in playing with other people. I sunk about 100 hours into Ghost Recon Wildlands solo and working with my AI teammates was a lot of fun.

Once AI teammates are implemented for solo players in Ghost Recon Breakpoint, utilizing them should be automatic. This means that when you head out into the world as a solo player, three AI teammates should just load in and follow you as they did in Wildlands. If that’s not the case, we’ll update this guide when the time comes.

Since you can’t currently roll out with AI teammates, you’re going to need better weapons and gear. Try the Tac 50 blueprint for a capable long-range option, or the AK47 blueprint for something more up close and personal.

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    September 30, 2019 7:40 AM

    Bill Lavoy posted a new article, Can you play with AI teammates in Ghost Recon Breakpoint?

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      September 30, 2019 7:45 AM

      Year 1 addition? Yeah I'll wait.

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      September 30, 2019 7:46 AM

      I don’t know

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      September 30, 2019 7:55 AM

      Oh, wow I assumed that would be part of the initial release. Playing solo w/ AI teammates was a lot of fun with Wildlands, it wouldn't have been nearly as much fun playing without your team.

      I'll definitely be waiting until they patch that back in before giving this one a shot.

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        September 30, 2019 11:45 AM

        Yeah, I remember they said the removed it and players were upset, so they were adding it in. I thought it was supposed to be in for launch, but now it looks like it'll just be at some point during Y1.

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          September 30, 2019 11:56 AM

          I think I would be kind of pissed if I had bought it already. Definitely going to wait until sometime next year, there should be some pretty good sales on it by then as well. I think I got wildlands for $20, which was a steal considering how fun it turned out to be.

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            September 30, 2019 4:34 PM

            I'll be doing a full review of Wildlands. Should be done in about a week when I'm able to get through the entire game. Maybe I can provide some further insight for you.

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              September 30, 2019 5:37 PM

              You mean Breakpoint? Yea send me an SM with the link when you're done, I would like to check it out.

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                October 2, 2019 9:07 AM

                I meant Breakpoint. I've been doing that for a few days now, haha.

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        September 30, 2019 6:41 PM

        Honestly, I was in the same boat, but after playing the betas, playing solo feels pretty darn good. I'll still be happy to get AI teammates back, but in Wildlands it was a bit hokey at times where enemies are all over your AI teammates but miraculously can't see them. So either way, I think it will still be good, but they obviously designed the game without them so they probably have to re-work things to make them work again. Probably should have just kept them in the game from the start.

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