First details are released about The Division’s next expansion, Last Stand, which will add a new eight-player PvP-focused mode and another Incursion this year.
The Division has debuted its next and third expansion, titled Last Stand. It will add a new PvP mode in the Dark Zone, as well as PvE content by way of a new Incursion. There are more details to come on that Incursion, but the game’s developers have provided details on the new PvP mode, Last Stand.
According to The Division development team, Last Stand adds a dedicated, separate player combat arena to the game, which is something many players have wanted. Last Stand once again combines PvP with PvE, as the Dark Zone does; however, it pushes the gameplay further into PvP with forced engagements with other players.
Last Stand is an 8v8 mode in the Dark Zone, which tasks two separate 4-person teams to work together and reach terminals spread out across the map. In each match, teams will need to move to three terminals to take control of the area, transfer data, and, in turn, capture them. Those captured terminals also become spawn points as they are captured. To add even more urgency and chaos, options open up late in a match to allow players to spawn onto their teammates and get back into the fight faster.
Last Stand matches have a 20-minute limit and take place in their own dedicated version of the Dark Zone, but use the same map and landmarks that players will recognize. So while players won’t encounter any non-Last Stand participants in the Dark Zone, they will still encounter the usual PvE enemies. These enemies are still roaming the streets and landmarks, so players will have to deal with them in addition to the enemy team.
Speaking of teams, players can matchmake into the mode solo or in teams of four (but can’t go in with a team of eight). And while the mode takes place in the Dark Zone, normal Rogue penalties do not apply—a death does not result in players losing their gear.
As for the rewards and loot given out in Last Stand, there is a dedicated progression system, similar to Underground. Players will level up as they play, up to Level 40, and will unlock exclusive items at new levels. Rewards will be given out at the end of a match, similar to how it works in Survival, and the winners will get extra rewards. There will not be a Gear Score increase with this DLC.
A release date has not been revealed for Last Stand, but when the DLC does hit, it will release on every platform simultaneously. It is included in the Season Pass or can be purchased on its own.
The Division is available now on PC, Xbox One, and PS4.