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Ubisoft officially announce The Division 2

Ubisoft have today officially announced that they are working on The Division 2. In a Tweet posted earlier they don’t give any details apart from telling us that we will learn more at E3 2018.

However, in a (possibly leaked) press release on a German website there was much more info to be found on both the sequel and the still-supported first game. Julian Gerighty the Creative Director at developer Massive Entertainment said;

“The past few years have been incredible for the team here at Massive! When we started working on The Division, it was immediately clear to us that we had something very special here and something we really wanted to do right from the start. But we also knew that we would not be able to achieve this ambitious goal without your help.

Since the release of The Division two years ago, we have remained true to this philosophy. We have repeatedly used opportunities to interact with you. Be it via livestreams, polls or just social media. Also, the introduction of the Public Test Server was a way to immediately get feedback from you before we implement new extensive features or make changes to the game. We’ve never stopped striving to make The Division even better, and our recent update 1.8 is testimony to how we can see your overwhelming feedback and support.

All these new opportunities and experiences have also improved the team’s internal processes. We have become quicker and can thus respond better to your feedback. But our vision of what matters to us and what makes The Division so memorable for so many people has never been clearer. However, when we released our game in 2016, it was clear to us that it was just the opening chapter of a much bigger saga, so we’re excited to share more with you today about what awaits you in The Division Universe next.

We are very pleased to announce that we are currently working on Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 .The development is led by Massive Entertainment and driven by close collaboration with Ubisoft Annecy, Redstorm, Reflections, Ubisoft Bucharest and Ubisoft Shanghai. The Division 2 will be based on an updated version of the Snowdrop Engine that will help us realize our ambitions for this title. More importantly, we can also invest all the experience we’ve accumulated over the past two years in this sequel to make sure everything is going well.

But that is not all. The Division continues. After the celebrations of our 2 year anniversary, we will support the game with two more title updates. These will be two brand new Global Events; Include more Legendary difficulty missions and an Xbox One X update that will rediscover the beautiful and emblematic New York City with all its stunning details in both 4K and 1080p. In addition, as of June 2018, players will also be able to play ‘Crests’, which are specific achievements that will allow them to unlock The Division 2 rewards.

The teams are extremely grateful for all the support over the past two years and we can not wait to show you what we have planned for The Division 2 during the E3 2018 in June.”

The Division – TiX’s hints and tips

The Division is consuming all my game time, to say I’m hooked would be a massive understatement – as more of my friends join The Division as new agents I keep getting asked for any tips I have to start them off on the cold streets of New York… and here they are.

Don’t forget the collectibles

There’s a stack of things to find in New York, 293 to be exact, these collectibles (intel) not only give you an XP reward and work towards achievements, but more importantly they tell the story of New York’s demise. There’s also some pretty entertaining phone recordings.

Once you complete all Encounters and Side Missions, all intel will be marked on your map making hunting them as easy as pie.

Stats

Don’t be too hasty to equip a new piece of gear that has a higher armour rating. Instead pay attention to the Firearm, Stamina and Electronics value – by increasing these stats you will unlock weapon talents that can give a far greater edge in firefights than a slightly increased armour value.

Collect and sell

Stick with a favoured kit and sell the rest – you’ll need the credits for when you hit level 30. The weapons, gear and mods that are available from safe house vendors scale with your level, so don’t waste your credits until you’re level 30. There’s also an advanced weapon vendor in the security wing of your base – available once you unlock the Armoury.

You like wings?

Speaking of unlocks, when you upgrade the Medical, Tech and Security wings save up and unlock the upgrade that cost 1000 supplies – this will allow you to equip a signature skill.

Get into cover, then snap out

Can’t get past a heavily armoured enemy? There’s a sneaky trick that you can use when snapped against cover – preferable a doorway – pull out of cover and edge round with your gun raised until the reticle is red, you should be able to shoot around the door post without getting any return fire.

SMGs are king

Once you add some range mods and an extended magazine, SMGs are the most powerful weapon at your disposable. The amount of bullets they spew out beats the powerful but slow bolt action sniper rifle, the cumbersome LMG and the accurate assault rifles. Then again, if you like getting up in the face of your enemy a shotgun will be your best friend.

Fire is your best friend…

…well not when the cleaners are torching you, but how about you give them a taste of their own medicine? Once unlocked, you can add a fire mod to the turret – a stream of fire will engulf anyone who comes near – distracting them while you take some cheeky shots without getting any return fire. The turret’s fire mod is particularly useful against elites, although the big LMG guys will kick them over so don’t place them too near.

Hold to the right

Hitting right on the dpad will give you a medkit hit when your health is low, but if you hold the button down a radial wheel comes up with some rather useful options – Explosive and Incendiary bullets are great for giving your firepower an extra punch and bottled water can boost you an additional 20% damage to elite enemies for a limited time.

Scavenge for more supplies to keep these topped up – you can even hand out supplies to needy citizens and get some extra XP and often a new piece of gear to cutsomizse your agent’s look.

Going dark

The Dark Zone scales with player bracket so you needn’t worry about getting bullied by high level players – you will get bullied by groups so always go in as a pack. If you have no friends online then jump to safe house and matchmake with another group – safety in numbers.

Power level

If all else fails (or you’re lazy) then jump in with a level 30 player and let them take carry you through a couple of levels – you can go up several ranks with minimal effort.

Ubisoft reveal Tom Clancy’s The Division post-launch plans

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Today, Ubisoft revealed details on the post-launch plans for Tom Clancy’s The Division including what players can expect in terms of content from the Season Pass.

To keep the experience fresh for all players, the development team has a complete post-launch plan that includes several free updates, new features and functionality, as well as 3 major expansions to give its players and fans a renewed gameplay experience after launch.
 
The free updates that will be available for all players will add new game modes such as challenging group-oriented operations to test players’ abilities in co-op mode and win unique rewards.
 
The three paid expansions are included in the Season Pass and will be released over the next 12 months. Each expansion builds on The Division, continuing your agent’s journey and progress with new content, gear and gameplay as you fight to take back New York:
 
  • Expansion I: Underground -This first major expansion opens a new territory to players as they explore the uncharted underworld of New York City with up to 3 friends for intense co-op action.
  • Expansion II: Survival – In this expansion, the map turns into a Dark Zone for a hardcore multiplayer experience. Stay tuned for more information.
  • Expansion III: Last Stand – Stay tuned for more information.

 

At launch, Season Pass owners will also unlock the exclusive sawn-off shotgun, a unique sidearm customized for short-range destruction. Season Pass owners will also receive a set of exclusive outfits and weapon skins, as well as access to special monthly benefits including exclusive content drops and special events. The Season Pass is included in the Gold Edition and Sleeper Agent Editions of the game.

Players can also sign up for the beta program that has started today, January 28th on Xbox One here
 
Tom Clancy’s The Division will be available on Xbox One on March 8th and for more information please visit here.