Sorry that I wrote this up I have the brain worms.
Ubisoft has announced today that all new content upcoming in The Division will be completely free for all players. To kick off this new batch of content, a Year One anniversary celebration will be starting March 9th, and running until March 16th.
While this sounds like a nice way to congratulate the players that have stuck around with The Division this past year, the content offerings detailed on Ubisoft’s official blog are sparse and vague. While the first expansion will include some features die-hards have been clamoring for like separate loadouts, modifiers and leaderboards, there is a noticeable lack of story based content featured.
Players have not just been vocal about the lack of content after the main story, but also frustrated that the three expansions already out for the game have been deprived of new story content at all. They’ve featured things like a new horde mode or replayable randomly generated multiplayer missions, but there just haven’t been any more directed narrative missions for players to sink their teeth into.
The expansions for Year Two don’t seem that much different. Julian Gerighty, Creative Director at Massive Entertainment, promises that the second major upcoming expansion of Year Two will be more content heavy, and regarding story content specifically:
“Story missions are tricky, but that doesn’t mean we won’t have narrative content. We can’t really deliver story missions that will fit into the RPG aspects of the game in a simple way. So we’re not going to be doing the classic main mission type of thing, but narrative content is something that we are definitely looking at.”
So, yeah. Seems pretty up in the air what The Division players will have to look forward to for new content this upcoming year.
Still, if you’ve been a fan of The Division and are itching to jump back in, the Year One anniversary celebration this weekend looks like a good place to start. All active players that log in during March 9th – 16th will receive a celebration emote, 200 premium credits, and two times the field proficiency caches. On top of that, players who hop back in between the weekend of the 9th – 11th will get a 2X multiplier on high-value target rewards.
Hopefully more concrete info on The Division’s Year Two content offerings pops up soon.