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Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Tom Clancy’s The Division
Tom Clancy’s The Division – Incursions, the first of two free updates, has gone live. Players can now take part in Falcon Lost, with player teams helping the Joint Task Force to fight the Last Man Battalion, and timed assignments that offer new rewards. New global events add Dark Zone supply drops of non-contaminated gear that don’t require extraction. Also added is the ability to trade within groups, and see the strength of other agents by a gear score. Several new gear sets will also offer build-based stat perks: Tactician’s Authority (electronics and support), Striker’s Battlegear (assault), Sentry’s Call (marksman), and Path of the Nomad (lone wanderer). Operation ISAC, an in-game weekly video series that offers missions and intel, also debuted earlier today, and will air every Tuesday at 3 a.m. (PT).
Tom Clancy’s the Division will be receiving three major expansions, according to Ubisoft. The online open-world role-playing shooter will receive both free updates and for-pay add-ons. The free updates will include standard balance tweaks and bug fixes along with new modes, such as group challenges in co-op. For-pay additions will be released throughout the year and add an underground area for up to four players in co-op, a survival mode, and another, unspecific mode called Last Stand. All three are included with the Season Pass, which also comes with an exclusive sawed-off shotgun and customize sidearm, in addition to outfits, weapon skins, and access to special events and content drops. Players can sign up for the upcoming beta here, which is set to kick off on January 28 for Xbox One and 29 for PC and PS4.
Ubisoft has released a new walkthrough video and screenshots from Tom Clancy’s The Division. Players get a chance to see what’s in store as they fight their way through a dynamic open-world New York in search of a cure for a deadly virus. Xbox One owners will be able to try the game a little early when a beta goes live this December.
Gamescom has brought some welcomed news for PC gamers who have been eying Massive’s upcoming open-world persistent single- and multiplayer action title Tom Clancy’s The Division. Ubisoft has announced that the previously console-only release, revealed earlier this summer at E3, will be available for PC next year. Gamers who have enjoyed Massive’s previous work, such as Farcry 3 and World in Conflict, will find the studio well suited to the platform.
It seems as though Ubisoft has had an ace up their sleeve for some time with Tom Clancy’s The Division. Announced during their E3 conference, the Massive Entertainment-developed title is an open-world action-RPG set in New York three weeks after a pandemic hit the city during Black Friday. Since the outbreak, social order has collapsed and The Division, a secret unit of self-supporting agents, has been activated and sent in by the President. The trailer shown during the show has been made available, and it’s looking very good, with a mixture of co-op player-versus-environment and player-versus-player gameplay.