Monday, December 4th 2017

The Division Update 1.8 Drops Tomorrow with Free Weekend & Free DLC Week

Today, Ubisoft announced that "Resistance," Update 1.8 for Tom Clancy's The Division will launch simultaneously on PlayStation4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One and Windows PC platforms tomorrow, December 5th. Coinciding with the release of Resistance, The Division Free Weekend is coming to all platforms from December 7th to December 10th. Additionally, all The Division owners will have free access to all of the expansions included in The Division's Season Pass (Underground, Survival, and Last Stand) from December 5th to December 10th. "Resistance," Update 1.8 is the largest free update thus far for Tom Clancy's The Division and expands the game map with a new area accessible to all players: West Side Pier.
In addition to the variety of open world activities available across the whole map, West Side Pier will be home to two new game modes:
  • Resistance (PvE mode) - In Resistance, the different factions are teaming up for the first time to fight against Division agents. Varied enemy NPCs continuously spawn in waves as up to four agents try to survive for as long as they can. Enemies drop resources that can be used to either set up defenses or extend the battlefield, offering more tactical options to the players. Players need to cooperate and find the best strategy to complete as many waves as possible and get greater rewards.
  • Skirmish (PvP mode) - In Skirmish, two teams of four players compete against each other to get the highest number of kills before the time expires. Teams earn points each time a downed enemy player is eliminated.
Additionally, "Resistance," Update 1.8 will include a new social hub, improvements to the Underground DLC, a revamp of the rogue mechanics, as well as an optimisation of the gear system letting players improve the stats of their favorite equipment.

To celebrate the release of the 1.8 "Resistance" update, Tom Clancy's The Division will offer a free DLC week as well as a free weekend:

Free DLC Week
From December 5th - 10th, all The Division players will get free, unlimited access to all three expansions included in Tom Clancy's The Division's Season Pass offer, including Underground, Survival and Last Stand. This free period will be available across all available platforms and accessible to free weekend players.

Free Weekend
From December 7th - 10th, the full game will be accessible to new players on all available platforms. The current free trial offer, which gives players full access to the main game until they reach level 8 or complete six hours of playtime, will be on hiatus during the free weekend but reinstated once the free weekend promotion ends. Players who have downloaded the free trial before December 7th will see trial restrictions lifted until the end of the free weekend.

In conjunction with this free weekend, there will be discounts on Tom Clancy's The Division's Standard and Gold Editions on the Ubisoft Store. All progress from the free weekend will carry over to the full game if players purchase it.
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11 Comments on The Division Update 1.8 Drops Tomorrow with Free Weekend & Free DLC Week

#1
Dj-ElectriC
In other news, The Division is still being patched.

Huh...
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#2
BadFrog
Looking forward to this update, but prob not enough to bring back the gamer base.

¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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#3
neatfeatguy
I thought the game was okay. This update may require me to try it out.....not sure yet, though. So many other games and not enough time on my hands.
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#4
Vayra86
BadFrog said:
Looking forward to this update, but prob not enough to bring back the gamer base.

¯\_(ツ)_/¯
I feel bad for Massive, the developer. You can see in everything they had best intentions in creating this fantastic and refreshing experience, and their wonky infrastructure with no cheat detection and clientside checks destroyed their game, something they never managed to recover from. I played until after release of Underground, which was a pretty meaty DLC offering repeatable PVE missions. By then, competitive multiplayer was a wasteland...

Having played this game a lot shortly after release I really can say it was unique in many ways. The Dark Zone still is a great concept and the PVE was maddeningly challenging and fun at higher levels. I think when my new rig is up n running, I'll get back into it again, see whats new. Maybe they *finally* managed to fix their RNG crafting system a bit (more)...
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#5
Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
The game was fun enough for a grinder and it certainly looked amazing. I doubt I would reinstall it again though...
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#6
Upgrayedd
Was this a season pass game or a "year 1 pass" game like R6Seige? That yearly pass thing is another joke all together.
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#7
silapakorn
Upgrayedd said:
Was this a season pass game or a "year 1 pass" game like R6Seige? That yearly pass thing is another joke all together.
No, Season Pass includes every DLC. I guess they only do the yearly pass thing on best selling games.
However, The Division still has cosmetic items that you can buy/grind from the game.
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Upgrayedd
silapakorn said:
No, Season Pass includes every DLC. I guess they only do the yearly pass thing on best selling games.
However, The Division still has cosmetic items that you can buy/grind from the game.
No what? No, it has a season pass? No, it has a year 1 pass like R6Seige?
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#9
Prima.Vera
Got bored pretty quick with this game after 2H. Good thing I was playing for free last year with the same promotion...
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rtwjunkie
PC Gaming Enthusiast
silapakorn said:
No, Season Pass includes every DLC. I guess they only do the yearly pass thing on best selling games.
However, The Division still has cosmetic items that you can buy/grind from the game.
Upgrayedd said:
No what? No, it has a season pass? No, it has a year 1 pass like R6Seige?
Here, I'll replay part of this for you, with emphasis:
No, Season Pass includes every DLC.
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Upgrayedd
rtwjunkie said:
Here, I'll replay part of this for you, with emphasis:
No, Season Pass includes every DLC.
Yeah I know that season passes usually include all DLC. Ubi also does Year 1 passes with some games. I was asking if this was 1 OR the other. A simple "No" does not really state which type of DLC pass this game is using. Then briefly describing what a season pass is does not really answer the question either. If there was maybe "No, IT HAS Season Pass" or "No, IT DOES NOT HAVE Season Pass" it would have made sense. But it doesn't. Can't just answer "No" to two questions.
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