After an open beta weekend last month, Tom Clancy’s The Division is set to launch on March 8th. The open world RPG not only includes a post-outbreak New York story line, but Ubisoft has plans to keep players busy with new content. Of course there’s that Season Pass you can purchase which will give you access to future DLC, and there will also be new tasks and challenges within the game — both through the main storyline and end game content — that will be added in the form of daily and weekly missions.
Ubisoft has also announced two free updates that will be available to all players, regardless of which edition of the game they purchased.
Incursions: In April, the first free update will introduce the first incursion, a new challenging end-game activity developed specifically for squad play. Teams will be able to test their skills as they face seemingly unstoppable enemies to gain high-level weapons and equipment. This update will also add one of the community’s most-wanted feature, loot trading; allowing players in the same group to trade loot collected during a co-op game session.
Conflict: In May, the second free update will add new features to the Dark Zone and add a new incursion in the iconic Columbus Circle.
As previously mentioned, the Season Pass will give you access to the next three DLC expansions which build on The Division with new content, gameplay, and gear.
Expansion I: Underground
Available in June, this first major expansion lets players explore the uncharted underworld of New York City. Players will chase deadly enemies with up to three other Agents through an endless maze of tunnels and subways.
Expansion II: Survival
Available this summer, this expansion will challenge players to survive as long as possible by gathering essential supplies in a very hostile environment.
Expansion III: Last Stand
Next winter, a new threat rises as players and their squad must prepare to defend against a relentless foe.
Check out more details on the free and DLC updates in the Year One trailer below from Ubisoft.
Are you looking forward to picking up The Division next week? What do you think about the free and paid DLC content Ubisoft has planned? Let us know in the comments below, or on Google+, Twitter, or Facebook.