UPDATE 11/04 9.15AM GMT: Ghost Recon Phantoms is out now on Steam and has a fancy new trailer to mark the occasion.

ORIGINAL STORY 17/03 5PM GMT: Ghost Recon Online has been renamed Ghost Recon Phantoms.

The free-to-play online tactical shooter moves out of open beta to release worldwide on Steam and PC on 10th April, Ubisoft said.

"The end of open beta is a new start to the game," producer Corey Facteau said.

"The difference between where the game started and the game today is so considerable that we felt we should mark it with a fresh identity.

"Feedback from our five million players throughout beta enabled us to continuously increase the content of the game and to improve what makes the game unique, the blending of intense shooters with the teamwork and tactical depth of MOBAs.

"Ghost Recon Phantoms brings a narrative layer to the game based around The Phantoms, ex-Ghosts and current adversaries who left The Ghosts to pursue personal agendas. We've also added new gameplay elements to expand the depth of the game and give new experiences to seasoned veterans. Of course, no accounts will be wiped, and our current players will not have to start over."

Ghost Recon Phantoms features a new art direction, Ubisoft said, new character and device design for all three classes as well as a "complete reworking" of lighting and level design on the majority of maps.

Matchmaking will now take into account both the skills and gear of players to create a fair gaming experience, Ubisoft added.

Screenshots showing off how the visuals have changed are below.

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