Tom Clancy’s The Division Year 2 content will be free to all players, and compromise of two separate expansion packs, Massive Entertainment Creative Director Julian Gerighty has revealed.
In a post on Ubisoft’s blog, Gerighty spoke of rewarding fans after such a successful first year with The Division:
“The one-year anniversary is a celebration of everything we’ve done in the first year of the game’s release,” explained Gerighty. “But we also want to turn ahead and look at Year 2 and how we’re going to support the game for everyone, for free.”
Massive Entertainment, who recently announced that it will develop a AAA game set in the universe of James Cameron’s blockbuster franchise Avatar, will release 2 further expansions for The Division but it’s unlikely either will feature a continuation of the story.
Gerighty detailed the first of two expansions, but with the second so far away Ubisoft wouldn’t comment on it other than to say that, “story missions wouldn’t necessarily be part of the package“.
Expansion 1: The first unnamed expansion will be based on an event system that drives players to activities that feature modifiers, leaderboards, and unique vanity items that will only be available through these activities. In addition, Gerighty says the team has plans to include a loadout feature that will let players switch efficiently and quickly between their favorite gear combinations, as well as a system to mark a player’s feats. “[It] will reward players for different activities – long-term activities, short-term activities, and medium-term activities within the game.
Tom Clancy’s The Division is out now on Xbox One, PS4 and PC.