. This comes with a
reminder that Thursday will bring the opportunity for those who don't own the
game to try it for free.
has details on the free weekend, an accompanying sale, and how
progression in the game will carry over for those who decide to buy it. Here's
word on the content of Episode 2 and the accompanying title update for the base
“Episode 2 – Pentagon: The Last Castle” features escalation in
Washington D.C. for Division Agents, as Black Tusk forces continue to wreak
havoc around the city. In Episode 2, players must fight to solve the ongoing
outbreak crisis. It will be up to Agents to uncover the secrets inside the
Pentagon before it falls into the hands of The Black Tusk.
Content featured in “Episode 2 – Pentagon: The Last Castle” includes:
Two New Main Missions
At the beginning of Episode 2, players will investigate a transmission from a
fellow Agent scouting the Pentagon for the perfusion bioreactor. Securing the
bioreactor would allow Agents to replicate the antiviral samples recovered at
Tidal Basin. Agents must navigate flood damage and Black Tusk forces to take
back The Last Castle. After securing their safe house, players will be able to
access the two replayable main missions of Episode 2.
- First Main Mission - Pentagon: Agents will
discover the location of the perfusion bioreactor inside the Pentagon’s
underground research facility. The Black Tusk have already infiltrated the
lab and are attempting to extract the reactor.
- Second Main Mission - DARPA Research Labs:
Players must make their way through the Pentagon and into the DARPA Labs, as
the Black Tusk are in the process of transporting the perfusion bioreactor
through an abandoned Cold War tunnel network.
New “Technician” Specialization: Effective October 15, Year 1 pass
holders and UPLAY+ subscribers will instantly unlock the Technician
Specialization. Players who do not own the Year 1 pass can unlock the
specialization by completing a series of objectives. Additional rewards,
including a signature weapon skin, are also available once the specialization is
unlocked. The latest specialization includes:
- Signature Weapon: P-017 Launcher – a
multi-missile launcher. Agents can lock-on and hit up to six enemies
(depending on available ammo). With a simple push of a button, six missiles
are unleashed to seek out their targets.
- Sidearm: Maxim 9
- Skill Variant: Artificer Hive
- Grenade Mod: EMP Grenade
Classified Assignments (Exclusive only to Year 1 Pass holders and
UPLAY+ subscribers): Agents can take on two new Classified Assignments at a
Boathouse and Embassy.
- Marina: Outcasts have been moving weapons
and supplies into a boathouse on the Potomac River, which was used as a
transport depot during the outbreak to move assets to the Potomac Center and
Roosevelt Island. Agents must investigate and seize all the weapons they can
- Embassy: A Joint Task Force helicopter
filled with supplies was shot down by the Outcasts and crashed through the
roof of the Mexican Embassy in Washington D.C. Agents will be tasked to
locate the helicopter, rescue the pilot and secure the supplies before the
Outcasts get there.
The Return of Expeditions: Expeditions, along with the new Mastery
system, is also part of Title Update 6, with all investigation areas at Kenly
College being open at the same time for the next two weeks. After two weeks,
Expeditions will then close for two weeks, and return again for one week. The
“two weeks down, one week up” cadence allows players to regularly jump into
Kenly College each time it opens to acquire the Mastery rewards, and guaranteed
access to the elusive Diamondback.
The latest title update also brings an unprecedented number of fixes and
improvements, as well as a brand new PvP mode.
Major Fixes and Improvements
Players will see significant game improvements in The Division 2 effective
October 15. These improvements were developed thanks to community feedback on
game forums and following last month’s Elite Task Force workshop, during which
community members visited Ubisoft Massive studio in Malmö, Sweden to share
thoughts and ideas about the game. Fixes and improvements include:
- Targeted Loot
- Named Items overhauled
- Crafting Changes
- Recalibration Changes
- Filled Brands
- Inventory Management 2.0
- Increased stash space
- Rebalance of talents and weapons
- Dark Zone Server Transfers
- Updated Thieves’ Den Vendor
- Dark Zone Supply Drops Changes
- Occupied Dark Zone Ambushes
- Normalization in Dark Zone changes
- Conflict: Loadout Selection during map voting
- Bonus armor visualization increased
- Conflict: End of Match Rewards changes
- Stored tutorials
New Conflict PvP Mode
The new Team Elimination PvP mode pits two teams of four into a best-of-seven
round battle in D.C. Rounds will end once an entire team has been eliminated or
time has expired. Team Elimination provides a teamwork focused tactical
experience for players. Team Elimination takes effect on October 15.
New map: The “Wharf”
The new map ‘Wharf’ is on par with previous PvP maps in terms of size and takes
players to an abandoned fishing harbor. It offers tactical gameplay
opportunities, through flanking routes and raised positions.