Ubisoft details The Division 2’s first year of content

With just a couple of weeks to go until the launch of The Division 2, Ubisoft has released a trailer to show players what will be coming to the game throughout its first year, and it includes new areas of Washington D.C. and the series first ever raid. All of the content will be free to all players, but there will be a Year 1 Pass that gives 7 days early access to the new content as well as cosmetic bonuses. Check out the trailer below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=165&v=HyXV2XGaFwQ

The first update that will come to The Division 2 post-release will be Tidal Basin, adding a new challenging enemy Stronghold for players to invade. After that, the next update will be Operation Dark Hours, which will add the first raid ever featured in The Division series. No details are known about how raids will work in The Division 2 yet, but Ubisoft says that “team play and coordination will be the key to success”. We do know that raids will support 8 players, and I can’t wait to see what they will entail.

Once the raid is added to the game, focus will shift to three episodes that will release throughout the rest of the games first year. The first episode, D.C. Outskirts: Expeditions, will begin in the Summer, taking players to the surrounding areas of Washington D.C. in two new main missions, and it’ll also add a new game mode where players have to investigate a lost convoy. The second episode, Pentagon: The Last Castle, will release in Autumn, adding even more new missions and sending players to storm the Pentagon to “unveil the secrets that hide beneath one of America’s most iconic locations.”. The third episode is currently untitled, but it will release during the Winter and will “close the first chapter of The Division 2’s storyline and pave the way for even more content to come”.

Additionally, Ubisoft will also add three new specializations throughout the year, adding new end-game classes that possess unique weapons and skill trees.

There’s no news on any exact dates for when any of these updates will launch, but it does give players a good look at exactly how the game is going to evolve over the next year. Offering the content to all players for free is a great move from Ubisoft that should keep players interested, and offering a week of early access for Year One Pass holders should also help them bring in some additional revenue to keep the game supported. It seems like a win-win situation for everyone involved, and I think it’s a move that should be applauded.

We’re massively hyped for The Division 2 here at BuffNerfRepeat. We loved the first game, but as much as I loved it I had a lot of frustrations with it and saw it as somewhat of a massive missed opportunity from Ubisoft. From what I’ve seen of The Division 2 so far it appears as though Ubisoft has learned from their mistakes, and I can’t wait to get my hands on it.

Don’t forget that The Division 2’s public beta takes place this weekend from Friday 1st March until Tuesday 5th March and it’s available to all players if you want to give the game a test run.

The Division 2 will launch on PS4, Xbox One, and PC on Friday 15th March.

Chris is our resident FPS-obsessed football fanatic who, when not playing an FPS or FIFA, can probably be found spending the odd 100 hours or so building his perfect farm on Stardew Valley. Chris has grown up on gaming and loves nothing more than talking about games and hearing the opinions of his fellow gamers before stubbornly arguing with them until they agree with him. Chris comes to you with a hint of cynicism and plenty of sarcasm.

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