Ubisoft and Massive Entertainment have revealed more details about the live services segment of the plan for The Division 2. As anyone would expect, the options teased in this trailer are varied and very interesting, so let’s check them out.
The big focus for this new trailer is on promoting the Year One Pass. This $40 content bundle includes multiple planned pieces of DLC for The Division 2, but there’s a special early adopter bonus in there too. Anyone who grabs the Pass will get instant access to endgame specializations and seven-day early access to all Year One episodes.
Each Episode in Year One will feature a different story beat, as well as a variety of new gameplay modes and mechanics. Players can expect to see things like new narratives and missions, and new PvP and PvE modes. Plus, each Episode will add a fresh Agent specialization that has its own unique signature weapon.
Episode 1 is dubbed “D.C. Outskirts: Expeditions”, and it will drop into combat in The Division 2 later in Summer 2019. Autumn 2019 will see the release of Episode 2, “Pentagon: The Last Castle”. An unnamed third episode is planned for the end of the year.
These Episodes are like major expansions, but they’re backed up by smaller free releases with add things like new Raids and Strongholds. The first of these, Tidal Basin, is a faction stronghold where players can take on the Black Tusks.
The developers recently released a bunch of details showcasing the various special editions of The Division 2, and their included rewards, in a recent trailer. The Division 2 is still getting an open beta test, set to start on March 1st. The Division 2 is also getting a console bundle for the Xbox One X too.
The publisher/developer also teased the various multiplayer modes, called Dark Zones, in another trailer. The most recent trailer showcased some of the endgame content and loot which players can take on.
Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 is scheduled to release on March 15, 2019 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Keep in mind that the PC version of The Division 2 will be exclusive to UPlay and the Epic Games Store, as it’s skipping Steam entirely.