About a month ago, the developers at Ubisoft Massive put out Update 1.7 for its third-person shooter Tom Clancy's The Division, adding new features, modifiers, and much more to the 2016 release. Now, the company is prepared to give PC gaming fans who have yet to try the title out a free trial this weekend, with pre-loads in the Uplay client officially beginning today at 6:00 PM CEST.
Those PC gamers who decide to take a free tour through The Division's post-disaster New York City will be able to do so starting on September 14, 2017 at 7:00 PM CEST, with the trial closing out on September 17, 2017 at 10:00 PM CEST. Fans will have access to the entire base game, including the campaign and Dark Zone.
In addition to The Division's free weekend on PC, Ubisoft has decided to sell the standard and Gold Editions of the game for up to 60% off for a limited time, and the Season Pass has been discounted too. So, those who enjoy the content they experience this weekend would do well to hop on the deal while they can. Not to mention, all progression during the trial will be saved just in case fans convert their no cost weekend to a full purchase of the third-person shooter.
Existing players and newcomers who buy The Division following the free weekend on PC will have plenty more content to look forward to, as Ubisoft Massive detailed some of the assets to come in Update 1.8 by way of a reveal trailer a couple of weeks ago. The Division's 1.8 Resistance patch is set to be the second of the two free updates planned for the Year 2 of the game, and it includes a West Side Pier map area, a new PvE mode, a new PvP Skirmish mode, a new social club called Camp Clinton, and more.
Bearing all of this in mind, it will be interesting to see whether or not the concurrent number of players of The Division rises during its free weekend on PC. With much more content to delve into than that which was offered at the game's launch, there's at least plenty of incentive to try the title out at no cost.
Tom Clancy's The Division is available now for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.