a State of the Game Recap
for Tom Clancy's The Division 2
a livestream broadcast
on the topic. This includes a discussion of upcoming
content releases for their open-world shooter sequel. The main focus is Episode 1,
which will come on July 23rd for Year 1 pass holders and on July 30th for other
owners of the game.
has more specifics on that, which will include game improvements
as well as new content. Here's more:
Today, Ubisoft announced new details
and the release date of its first episode, the latest major update for Tom
Clancy’s The Division® 2, available on the Xbox One family of devices including
the Xbox One X, PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and Windows PC. Tom
Clancy’s The Division 2 will also launch on the new generation gaming platform,
Stadia. Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 will also be available on Uplay+, Ubisoft’s
subscription service. More details on Uplay+ can be found on Uplay.com**.
Part of the game’s Year 1 free content plan, Episode 1 – D.C. Outskirts:
Expeditions takes the fight outside the streets of Washington D.C. The fresh
content for Episode 1 features new locations to explore and picks up where the
story leaves off after the final boss at Tidal Basin. Episode 1, along with the
new Expeditions experience, will release July 23rd for all Year 1 Pass holders
and July 30th for all players.
Episode 1 – D.C. Outskirts: Expeditions takes players to the surrounding areas
of Washington D.C. in two new main missions and a new game experience where
players will investigate the fate of a lost convoy, encountering unexpected
threats along the way. Players can look forward to the following content in
Episode 1 – D.C. Outskirts: Expeditions:
- Two New Main Missions
- Camp White Oak: Division Agents stage a
well-planned attack into the presidential compound, as they seek to
bring the now-traitor President Andrew Ellis to justice.
- Manning National Zoo: Emeline Shaw,
leader of the Outcasts, fled after her defeat in D.C. and is now held up
at the Zoo regaining strength. Agents are on the hunt to eliminate Shaw,
nipping the Outcasts’ reawakening in the bud.
- New experience: Expeditions
- In this new experience, players enter Kenly
College, where contact has been lost with a military convoy full of
vital supplies. When they receive what appears to be a final broadcast,
they form an expedition to find any surviving members in need of rescue.
Expeditions will be split in three different wings for players to
complete. Each wing will have a specific theme and tone, to be released
on a week-by-week basis. Completing all three wings grants access to an
exclusive treasure room full of rewards.
- New Weapons and Gear: Players can obtain:
- One exotic weapon: Diamondback Rifle
- One exotic gear: BTSU Datagloves
- Two weapons: Stoner LMG and Carbine 7
- Classified Assignments: Agents can take on
two new classified assignments in Washington’s Central Aquarium and NSA Site
B13 (Exclusive only to Year 1 Pass holders).
Alongside content, Episode 1 will also bring game updates based on player
- New Discovery Difficulty setting for the “Operation
Dark Hours” Raid
- The new Discovery Difficulty, along with its
corresponding matchmaking option, will allow more players to experience
The Division 2 in its entirety. While Operation Dark Hours Exotic loot
remains exclusive to the Normal difficulty, Agents playing the Discovery
Difficulty can expect a variety of great rewards, while training for the
- Crafting improvements
- Players can now craft their gear up until Gear
Score 500 and share blueprints across characters (available after
reaching World Tier 1). Additionally, crafted weapons can now be
- Weapons balancing and skills buff.
- As part of the ongoing updates to answer
community feedback, awaited balance and buffs will be added to the next
title update. This update will include an overhaul of Skills, as each
Skill power will be fine-tuned, adding more to agents’ build.