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The Division 2 Getting Hardcore Beta and Snowball Fights Next Week

Ubisoft announces plans to release a version 6.1 title update for Tom Clancy's The Division 2 on December 10th, saying this will add some seasonal cheer to the first-person shooter including Santa hats and snowball fights. This will also bring a beta version of the new hardcore mode which features permadeath for an added challenge. Here are the details:
Today Ubisoft announced that Title Update 6.1 (TU 6.1) for Tom Clancy’s The Division® 2 will be available for all players on December 10. To ring in the holiday season, Title Update 6.1 brings a themed in-game event, Situation: Snowball. Some of Washington D.C.’s most elusive enemies are taking a special pride in celebrating, wearing a bright red Santa Hat and taunting you about it! Taking these enemies down will drop a new, exclusive weapon that shoots… snowballs.

As part of this in-game holiday event, all players logging in the game between December 10 and January 7 will get their own Santa Hat to celebrate the holiday season.

The Silent Night apparel event is also included in TU 6.1, bringing with it a dark winter theme. The Silent Night Apparel Cache features 35 new apparel items to collect All players who log into The Division 2 during the event receives one free key, with Year One Pass holders earning an additional three keys as a bonus, available until the event ends.

Starting with the Silent Night apparel event players will now also have the option to purchase Apparel Event caches with Premium Credits and directly send them as gifts to friends and clan members.

In addition, a beta version of the new Hardcore Mode will be part of Title Update 6.1. In this new mode, death is permanent, making the entire The Division 2 campaign the ultimate challenge for Agents. Since there is no chance to respawn, Division Agents must be tactical and careful to see how far they can get. Play in co-op for a better chance to reach endgame and overcome Washington D.C. threats and enemies.