Despite having launched back in March of last year, Tom Clancy's The Division keeps going strong with new updates and fresh content drops well after its initial release date. As a matter of fact, the developers at Ubisoft Massive plan on continuing its expansion of the third-person shooter's materials, as the studio has now released a brand new reveal trailer for the free content on the way in the game's Update 1.8.
As seen below in the trailer for The Division's Update 1.8, the fresh patch is coming this fall, and it will include two new modes – a co-operative and competitive game type, respectively – alongside a new area and social space. The co-op mode is called Resistance, and it's set to be a Horde-like experience involving four players teaming up against increasingly difficult odds as enemies keep swarming the would-be Agents, while the PvP mode named Skirmish pits two teams of four to face off against each other in a competition for the greatest number of kills before time expires.
Furthermore, The Division players will also be able to access a new area called West Side Pier that will expand upon the game's existing map. According to Ubisoft, "The Division must investigate the area to confirm that factions are indeed forging an alliance and determine the reason of their sudden interest in this location." Interestingly enough, the new modes mentioned above will take place in West Side Pier.
The Division's Update 1.8 will also add the Camp Clinton social space that lets players team up and change gear without risking the encounter of enemies. Not to mention, the patch will also feature some noticeable tweaks, overhauls, and balance refinements, as rogue mechanics are being altered, the Underground DLC is getting some changes, and the gear system will be more fully optimized. Ubisoft has declared that it will discuss these changes more fully in the upcoming weeks.
The most recent patch to come to The Division is Update 1.7, which brought about numerous features, modifiers, customization options, Global Events, and more to the action-RPG, paving the way for the forthcoming assets in Update 1.8. So, taking all of this into consideration, it's good to see that Ubisoft Massive is still planning to keep the post-launch content train rolling for The Division's players, and it will be interesting to see what else is on deck in the next update.
Tom Clancy's The Division is available now for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
Source: Ubisoft US – YouTube