Ubisoft has released some more details about the next The Division 2 update along with a cool surprise — this next batch of content will introduce "a game mode that is entirely new to the franchise."
Tom Clancy's The Division 2 has been out for some time now and there's been a bit of a drought in terms of new content. That's not to say the developers are done, though — Ubisoft has officially announced plans for a new major update.
"The development of this content will be led by a group of project veterans at Ubisoft Massive," read a news post on The Division 2 website. "This will see Adrian Trasca and Yannick Banchereau staying at the helm of the project as producer and associate creative director. We are also excited to announce that the new content will be made with the support of a talented group of developers at Ubisoft Bucharest."
A total of 40 million unique players have participated in The Division franchise as of the end of 2020. The highest activity, however, was during the release of the Warlords of New York expansion, and that was all the way back in March 2020. This new batch of content should breathe some fresh life into the game.
Ubisoft will be exploring ways for players to progress with a specific focus on increasing the variety and viability of builds. Of course, there will be new content, too — the next The Division 2 update will also introduce a mysterious new game mode. unfortunately, Ubisoft declined to share more about this new game mode just yet.
When is the Next The Division 2 Update Release Date?
The next The Division 2 update will launch sometime later in 2021 at the earliest, although it's certainly possible that it might not arrive until Early 2022.
That leaves us with one remaining question, though — what are players to do for the next few months? As Ubisoft explains, Season 5 will effectively be a re-run of Season 1 content, giving players a chance to collect on rewards that they may have missed the first time around. New Apparel Events and minor title updates will also arrive throughout the year.
The Division 2 isn't quite done and players will be getting some new content in less than a year. If you haven't yet jumped into this online multiplayer game, you can start a free trial or buy The Division 2 for PC and consoles starting at $29.99 or your regional equivalent.
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