Ubisoft has unveiled Warlords of NY, a brand-new paid expansion for online shooter The Division 2 that's heading to Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC on 3rd March. It'll release on Stadia later in March.
Anyone buying the expansion will be able to start with a pre-made level 30 character if you don't want to go through the grind of the existing Division 2 game. The Ultimate Edition, which gives players both the game and its expansion, as well as all of The Division 2's Year 1 content, classified assignments and unlocked specializations, will also be available. All in all, it sounds like Ubisoft is really working to inject new life into The Division 2.
Players will be assisted by Alani Kelso, Paul Rhodes, and Faye Lau and will form a new base of operations again in New York City.
Seasons will bring more than the Manhunts to the cities of The Division 2. Set in a new area of NY, the DLC will see you embarking upon a manhunt for ex-Division Agent Aaron Keener, who's gone rogue. Along with his rogue agents, Keener is described as a major threat to the burgeoning rebirth of civilization. Each of the four districts in Lower Manhattan houses an investigation leading to one of Aaron Keener's four rogue agents. If you want that skill, you'll need to take them down to get it.
The marquee gameplay changes come by way of what Ubisoft is calling an "RPG overhaul" of the game, which seeks to redefine build diversity, streamline gear, and provide better loot across the board.
"Additionally, players will see a more streamlined gear recalibration system, with item and stat usefulness indicators, as well as permanent attribute and stat storage at the recalibration station". This will apparently allow for greater flexibility when building your Agent.
"The well-known Dark Zones from DC are also being revamped, returning to a simpler rogue mechanic". The focus is on rewarding player-to-player interaction, whether it's fighting against each other or helping a fellow Agent against a tough Rogue player.
New "Infinite Progression System" which will allow for fine-tuning of player stats and play style after hitting level 40.
The Division 2 expansion, Warlords of NY, will be available for Xbox One, PS4, and PC on March 3.
New gear, weapon, exotics and skills. The new DLC is expected to be released soon, possibly as early as March 3, and we can expect an official reveal anytime now. The first season begins a week after launch, offering new activities and rewards alongside the Seasonal Manhunt. Even I was impressed by the open-world take on the Big Apple, apparently fans have also been asking for a return. Players interested in collecting additional rewards can acquire a Season Pass. The new campaign will kick off starting on March 3 and Year 1 pass holders can access a prologue mission, Episode 3 - Coney Island: The Hunt beginning on February 12. Those that just want Warlords of NY will be able to purchase it separately. The two main missions and two classified assignments will serve as a prologue to the Warlords of NY, with a new "Firewall" specialisation, new rewards, and new weapons also included.
The Division 2 is available now for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.