The Division finally makes its way into consoles and many players are already ridding the world of terrorists as we speak (well, in-game anyway). Just like any other respectable open-world online-only videogame, Ubisoft explains how it plans to keep this particular title feeling fresh even when months have gone by after its original release.
Ubisoft Plans to Keep The Division as Fresh as Possible for a Good Long While
Aside from the regular weekly updates to bring minor fixes and resolve some bug issues to the game, Ubisoft’s Mike Reparaz, Editor at the company, outlines what their plans are for The Division. The editor’s post in the company’s blog reads, “Two free updates, available to all players, will hit in the months following launch. Beginning in April, the Incursions update will add an endgame activity designed for squad play, challenging teams of four players to face nigh-unstoppable enemies for high-level loot.” The post continues further and states, “Also coming with the Incursions update is loot trading. Players in the same squad will be able to trade loot that’s collected during their co-op game session. The Conflict update will follow in May, adding new Dark Zone feature and an incursion into New York’s Columbus Circle.”
It always nice to expect brand new content, especially when it’s free. Also, there’s information that those who spent the extra cash to get the Gold or Collector’s edition for Tom Clancy’s The Division will receive special bonuses.
There will be three paid expansions to expect that will happen throughout the year. Also, it will be available to players that have a Season Pass or those who purchase the aforementioned Gold or Collector’s edition of the game. For instance, in June of this year, the Underground expansion will go live and it will send players to hunt enemies inside vast networks of tunnels and subways that run under Manhattan’s underground world. This expansion will then be followed by “Survival” that will be released later in the summer of the same year. In Survival, it will challenge players to, well, survive for as long as possible. Players will be placed inside very hostile environments while gathering needed supplies and equipment.
The last update mentioned for The Division was Last Stand, wherein it will arrive sometime during winter. It will let players take on the challenge with a new, relentless threat. As to what that threat is, we are only left to wonder.