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Ubisoft Adds Free Content Updates For 'The Division'

Before Tom Clancy’s The Division arrives next week, Ubisoft revealed more details about the company’s post-launch content. We already knew that there would be three expansion packs later this year, but there will be some free content updates in the coming month,s as well.

The first free update, called “Incursions,” arrives in April. Incursions will introduce a new endgame activity, and players will need to form a squad with their friends in order to face a stronger set of enemies. If you manage to survive the onslaught, you’ll be rewarded with high-level weapons and equipment. The same update will also introduce loot trading, which allows you to trade your spoils of war with other teammates in your squad.

In May, another free update called “Conflict” will arrive. It will include a new Incursion mission in the Columbus Circle area, and it will also add a new, unknown feature in the Dark Zone.

We have an idea as to when the paid expansions will be available. Underground, which will take you and your team to New York City’s subways and tunnels, comes out in June. Survival arrives sometime in the summer, and it will challenge your squad to find supplies and other essential items in a difficult hostile area. The final expansion, Last Stand, comes in the winter. Part of the expansion will require you to defend your base (with the help of some automated turrets) against waves of enemies. The expansion will also add another relentless foe that you will need to defeat.

Throughout the course of “Year One,” Ubisoft will also continue to add bursts of free content such as gear sets, additional Dark Zone features, and weapons. You will also get daily and weekly assignments for another chance to gain experience and items. The company also mentioned the addition of a “Challenge” Mode, but specifics weren’t provided.

The game’s open beta attracted many players — a little over 6.4 million people, according to Ubisoft. With that many gamers potentially playing the finished product next week, the developers want to keep them busy with activities and missions. The combination of free and paid content is a step in the right direction, but we’ll have to wait until next week to see if The Division is worth the full investment.

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  • Gam3r01
    What happened to gaming?
    The game hasnt even launched and free (and paid) DLC is already slated. The game will only be out for a month before new content is added, then more the next. Why not just put this in the actual launch title?
    I dont mind spending money on content, but not this early on. Games like Starcraft and Diablo did this well. SC2 has 3 expansions (note: not DLC) that actually added valuable aspects to the game. Same for Diablo 3. Its only expansion more than doubled the amount of game play (plus countless patches that add content larger than these DLC).

    Say what you might, but I for one am dissapointed.
    Reply
  • bak0n
    This is gaming business. To many people are o.k. with spending vast amounts of money on games that if they actually had a little patience they could get for half price or less and ruin the scheme altogether.
    Reply
  • jasonelmore
    What happened to gaming?
    The game hasnt even launched and free (and paid) DLC is already slated. The game will only be out for a month before new content is added, then more the next. Why not just put this in the actual launch title?
    I dont mind spending money on content, but not this early on. Games like Starcraft and Diablo did this well. SC2 has 3 expansions (note: not DLC) that actually added valuable aspects to the game. Same for Diablo 3. Its only expansion more than doubled the amount of game play (plus countless patches that add content larger than these DLC).

    Say what you might, but I for one am dissapointed.


    at least the DLC is coming out before you get burned out on the game.. in the old days, DLC game a year or more later, and we were already burned out on the game.
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  • turkey3_scratch
    17604206 said:
    What happened to gaming?
    The game hasnt even launched and free (and paid) DLC is already slated. The game will only be out for a month before new content is added, then more the next. Why not just put this in the actual launch title?
    I dont mind spending money on content, but not this early on. Games like Starcraft and Diablo did this well. SC2 has 3 expansions (note: not DLC) that actually added valuable aspects to the game. Same for Diablo 3. Its only expansion more than doubled the amount of game play (plus countless patches that add content larger than these DLC).

    Say what you might, but I for one am dissapointed.

    Games are not the same anymore. I, too, miss paying for my game and getting a nice game with a ton of content that is bug-tested top to bottom and works smoothly.
    Reply
  • Gam3r01
    But there is the problem. If you want the content while the game is still fresh it might as well come as part of the base game.
    Months down the line maybe, but one month after launch?
    Reply
  • memadmax
    It's about the "reward" aspect...
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  • d_kuhn
    I don't buy Ubisoft games since they started forcing you to use UPlay... which requires you to open your firewall to an ad site that's considered adware by my firewall vendor.
    Reply
  • WarWolverineWarrior
    I don't buy Ubisoft games since they started forcing you to use UPlay... which requires you to open your firewall to an ad site that's considered adware by my firewall vendor.
    I don't buy Ubisoft games since they started forcing you to use UPlay... which requires you to open your firewall to an ad site that's considered adware by my firewall vendor.

    i didn't have to disable any firewall or anti-virus to play the beta, so idk what you are talking about
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  • bak0n
    But there is the problem. If you want the content while the game is still fresh it might as well come as part of the base game.
    Months down the line maybe, but one month after launch?


    It already is part of the base game, they just tear the base game into pieces to charge you more.
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  • thor220
    This is gaming business. To many people are o.k. with spending vast amounts of money on games that if they actually had a little patience they could get for half price or less and ruin the scheme altogether.

    Agreed. I can wait and save some money. Maybe take that and go have some fun in real life.
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