The Division 2: Release Date, Gameplay, Everything You Need to Know

November 16, 2018
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Massive Entertainment has now extensively presented The Division 2 at Ubisoft’s E3 2018. We have collected all information about the co-op shooter for you. The Game is a sequel to The Division and can be played as a single player or in Co-op mode with up to three players. 

The Division 2 is a third-person shooter under development by Massive Entertainment and will be published by Ubisoft.  This time around, Massive Entertainment has partnered with other developers to make the game a pleasant experience. Below is a list of the developers that have taken part in the development of Division 2.

  • Ubisoft Annecy: Responsible for the multiplayer of Splinter Cell, Assassin’s Creed, Their first own title was Steep.
  • Redstorm Entertainment: Responsible for Ghost Recon, The Division and Far Cry.
  • Ubisoft Reflections: Responsible for the driver series and driving physics in various games, including The Division.
  • Ubisoft Bucharest: Half helped with the multiplayer of Assassin’s Creed.
  • Ubisoft Shanghai: Responsible for wildlife animations and AI for Far Cry and others.

The Division 2 has been in development for over two years. The work began in 2016 about a week after the release of The Division. Meanwhile, just under 1,000 developers are working on the game.

The Division 2: Release Date

Release date: The Division 2 now has a specific release date. The game will be available from March 15, 2019, for PS4 and Xbox One. There will be a beta before: So you can sign up for the beta.

Preorder & buy The Division 2: Now you can pre-order The Division 2, for example on Amazon.

There is a closed beta: There will be a closed beta for The Division 2, for which you can register now:

The Division 2: Story & Setting

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Washington, DC

Not much is known about the story yet. All we know is that the game story plays seven months after its predecessor. In addition, the setting changes. The Division 2 no longer plays in New York, Manhattan, but a little further south along the US East Coast in Washington, DC

New adversary faction

The goal here is to stop the enemy factions that have conquered the Capitol and restore order. There will be at least one new faction called “The True Sons,” a group of military warlords led by a former JTF officer.

It gets hotter

The change of location also brings with it a change of climate. The Division 2 plays in the hottest day of December, so there’s warm weather, sunshine, and much more vegetation, which adds to the visual variety.

There are animals

In the new trailer of the E3 was a horse and a deer to see. Apparently, there are finally animals (aside from the dogs) in The Division 2, which should liven up the game world even more.

The Division 2 is to offer a “content-rich” campaign which might mean that the game will be heavily story-driven with loads of cinematics.

The Division 2: weapons and skills

The Division 2 brings along some weapons and skills that existed in its predecessor, including, for example, a castable gun. But there are also some innovations.

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These new weapons are there: The new weapons include grenade launcher and also Crossbows for stealth kills.

First look at the new skills: The Sticky Bomb seems to have been modified and now shoots a kind of poison gas that can be exploded by shots (the teammates). Or maybe it’s a completely new skill. In addition, there are drones.

Gameplay: Settlements & Opponent Adjustments

In Gameplay The Division 2 remains true to its roots, but there are also some new features.

No more bullet sponges: Normal opponents take fewer hits. But there are again thick-armored enemies, which can be shot down by first shooting down their armor plates the weak spots and then shooting those spots.

Upgradable Settlements: If we capture certain points, civilians and other NPCs settle down. These achievements can be upgraded with accumulated resources.

Endgame: Dark Zone, Raid & Specializations

The Division 2 will also provide a dark zone, in which you can dust Loot, but you have to deal again with PvE and PvP opponents

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The Dark Zone should be fairly balanced, Massive has already collected a lot of experience and feedback from the players with the first part. But there is no more information yet.

Once you have completed the campaign and reached the maximum level, the endgame begins. Then you can opt for a specialization using which you can further customize your style of play. The following specializations will be available:

  • destroyer
  • sniper
  • Survivalist

In addition, Ubisoft has confirmed raids for the first time. These are intended for up to eight players and represent the toughest challenge in the endgame. Raids are likely to give The Division 2 a new, exciting facet.

The following endgame content should exist:

  • Dark Zone
  • Specializations (subclasses)
  • Signature Weapons
  • 8 player raids
  • free content after release

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