Ubisoft has released details about its content plans for year one of Tom Clancy's The Division 2. For any "live services game" to survive in this market the developer must have a wealth of content planned to keep players coming back and it looks like Ubisoft will be doing just that. Now things do get confusing because there is both free and premium content planned for year one, with the premium only being available to those that purchase the Year 1 Pass.
Everyone who purchases the base game will get access to the following content:
- Tidal Basin, releasing shortly after launch, will reveal a new challenging stronghold held by the Black Tusks.
- Operation Dark Hours, also releasing soon after launch, will be the first 8-player raid in the history of The Division.
- Episode 1, D.C. Outskirts: Expeditions, releasing in Summer 2019, will take players to the surrounding areas of Washington to fight for the liberation of the city in two additional main missions, a new game mode to investigate the fate of a lost convoy, encountering unexpected threats along the way.
- Episode 2: Pentagon: The Last Castle, releasing in Autumn 2019, will have additional main missions, with players storming the Pentagon and unveil the secrets that hide beneath one of America’s most iconic locations
- Episode 3, releasing in Winter 2019 will close the first chapter of The Division 2 story and pave the way for more content to come.
For those that purchase the Season 1 Pass get the following content:
- 7-day early access to All Year 1 Episodes narrative content
- Instant access to all Year 1 Specializations as they release
- 8 Classified Assignments revealing more about the fall of D.C.
- Exclusive cosmetics and additional in-game activities, such as base of operations projects and bounties
Tom Clancy's The Division 2 will be available on March 15 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC (exclusively on the Epic Games Store). Also remember that a open beta of the game will be available from March 1-4 for those interested in giving it a try.