Tom Clancy's The Division 2 is not even released yet but Ubisoft has already laid out what's in store for the game as post-launch updates. An entire year's worth of content was detailed today by the company, heading to all players as free updates, with season pass holders gaining early access akin to other Ubisoft titles.
"Year 1" entails three episodes of free major updates - with smaller updates scattered in between - which are said to expand on the storyline and add new specialization options for players to work towards. With more detailed information to come later, here's how Ubisoft currently describes the three episodes:
- The first Episode, D.C. Outskirts: Expeditions will take you to the surrounding areas of Washington as you chase down elite members of the Outcasts and the Black Tusks and fight for the liberation of the city in new locations.
- The second Episode, Pentagon: The Last Castle will bring you to one of America's most iconic locations to unveil what secrets lie inside this well protected maze.
- Our third Episode will conclude Year 1 of The Division 2 and pave the way for more thrilling content.
The company was also transparent on how it will be further monetizing the game, saying in addition to the season pass, there will be an in-game premium shop for purchasing cosmetic items at launch. Down the line, Ubisoft will be introducing purchasable "Apparel Caches" that also only contain cosmetic items.
As for the season pass itself, its owners will receive seven days of early access to the narrative elements of the aforementioned episodic content. Instead of unlocking through regular gameplay, season pass owners will also receive all specializations instantly, along with eight exclusive assignments, extra projects and bounties, as well as cosmetic items.
The Division 2 is heading to PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 on March 15. Ubisoft elected to skip Steam this time around, with the game only being available on PC through Uplay and the Epic Games Store. The company is also giving away a free game to those who pre-order the title on PC.
Don't forget that The Division 2 open beta is kicking off on March 1 for those wanting to try the game out beforehand.