UbiBlog is to expect a new patch for The Division tomorrow to update the
open-world shooter to version 1.8. They also announce plans for a free trial
weekend for the game that will run from December 7-10.
promotes the free trial, while
this one covers the
patch, which is also discussed in further detail
in this post. Here are all the details:
The Division’s free Update
1.8, codenamed Resistance, launches tomorrow on PS4, Xbox One, and PC, bringing
a raft of additions and changes to the battle for post-pandemic Manhattan. The
most immediately noticeable is a whole new area of the map, West Side Pier,
which also hosts two new game modes: Resistance and Skirmish.
In Resistance, up to four Agents can team up to fight off Manhattan’s enemy
factions, who have united to take down The Division with waves of attackers.
Using cooperative tactics is strongly encouraged, as is using the resources
dropped by enemies to set up defenses or extend the battlefield. The longer you
can survive, the greater the rewards you’ll earn. The PVP Skirmish mode,
meanwhile, pits two teams of four agents against each other in a competition to
get the highest kill count in timed matches. And it’s not enough to just “down”
an enemy player – you have to eliminate them to make it count.
Update 1.8 also lets players upgrade their favorite Gear, ratchets up the
challenge and rewards of the Underground DLC, and overhauls how players go Rogue
in the Dark Zone. Division Agents can also meet up and gear up in a new social
space, Camp Clinton. To celebrate Update 1.8’s release, all of The Division’s
paid DLC expansions – Underground, Survival, and Last Stand – will be freely
accessible to all players from December 5 through December 10. And if you
haven’t yet tried The Division, you’ll be able to play the full game and its DLC
at no cost during the free weekend, which runs from December 7-10. Additionally,
The Division will be on sale for 70% off from December 5-10 on the Ubisoft Store
and from December 7-10 on Steam, PS4, and Xbox One. Both free events will be
available on all platforms, and any progress you make will carry over if you
decide to buy the full game or its DLC afterward.