Tom Clancy’s The Division is getting an exclusive Xbox Live free weekend from Wednesday December 6th until Sunday December 10. This comes hot on the heels of the massive 1.8 update launched earlier this week.
With update 1.8 arriving on December 5, a whole new area of the city will be opened up for exploration. The West Side Pier is an industrial port in the northwest corner of the map dominated by a massive aircraft carrier, and it will play host to two new game modes. Resistance will pit Division agents against an unprecedented alliance of enemy factions, challenging players to fight off waves of powerful foes and formidable bosses. In Skirmish, two teams of four will fight to subdue each other in a trio of new arenas. New rules for going rogue in the Dark Zone, new exotic weapons, and the spread of sinister Hunter enemies will ensure that returning players have their hands full.
The Division was originally released in March 2016 and is another great example of the trend of ‘ongoing’ games, which continue to be supported and get free updates long after release.
Set just a few weeks after a deadly pandemic plunges New York City into the chaos of quarantine and evacuation, The Division is a striking vision of the collapse of a city. You play as an elite agent called upon to infiltrate the devastated boroughs and help bring vital services back online, but to do so you’ll need to confront the hostile factions that have seized control. Playing solo or in co-op with up to three other players, you must fight your way through the streets, buildings, and tunnels of the city. As you level up and grow stronger, you will outfit your agent with increasingly sophisticated gear and face even deadlier enemies as you strive to restore order and discover the origin of the deadly virus.