There’s no doubt that 2017 has been a big year for Ubisoft, as the company has released plenty of major new games such as Assassin’s Creed Origins and South Park: The Fractured But Whole. Of course, that hasn’t stopped Ubisoft from supporting its older titles like 2016’s Tom Clancy’s The Division. In fact, the developer Massive Entertainment is ready to release the “largest ever free update” for the third-person shooter tomorrow, and as a way to celebrate, the studio is offering free access to the game’s three DLC packs this weekend, starting on December 7 and ending on December 10.
Agents should expect Update 1.8 of Tom Clancy’s The Division to contain two new modes–a 4v4 Team Deathmatch game type named Skirmish, and a PvE Horde mode called Resistance–a new PvE map expansion dubbed West Side Piers, and new Exotic weapons. Not to mention, the update brings about new Rogue 2.0 engagement rules in the Dark Zone, as well as changes to Underground mode.
When it comes to Update 1.8’s new modes, Skirmish will have three arenas for two teams of four to battle one another in “first-to-20-kills” matches, while Resistance will offer players the chance to band together to fight ever-increasing waves of enemies within the West Side Piers. As far as the new Exotic firearms in The Division’s next update go, Agents will have the chance to get their hands on a submachine gun called The House, a light machine gun named Big Alejandro, and two marksman rifles–one dubbed Devil, and the other branded Heel.
The trailer found further above definitely provides a solid surface-level summary of what’s in store for those who engage with The Division’s Update 1.8, but there may be some who would enjoy a more comprehensive breakdown of its contents, particularly when it comes to the specifics of the new Rogue system in the Dark Zone, and the tweaks being implemented in Underground mode. Thankfully, Ubisoft has released the complete patch notes to Update 1.8, and fans can find them in full right here.
All things considered, it’s great to see Ubisoft continuing to provide such sumptuous content drops to The Division so long after the title’s release last year, especially since the base game was initially introduced with a litany of problems. With this being the case, one can only hope that Massive Entertainment keeps injecting the title with even more quality content for the foreseeable future.