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The Division Update 1.8 - new game modes and free access
By Sam Jones - 4th Dec 2017Games
Chance to play the action RPG and its new content
Two new game modes are heading to Tom Clancy's The Division tomorrow - as well as a weekend of free access to the game for those who don't currently own it.
Resistance Update 1.8 is the largest free update for The Division, released in 2016, and expands the game map with a new area accessible to all players - West Side Pier. In addition to the variety of activities available across the whole map, West Side Pier will be home to two new game modes.
New game modes
Resistance (PvE mode) – In Resistance, the different factions are teaming up for the first time to fight against Division agents. Varied enemy NPCs continuously spawn in waves as up to four agents try to survive for as long as they can.
Enemies drop resources that can be used to either set up defenses or extend the battlefield, offering more tactical options to the players. Players need to cooperate and find the best strategy to complete as many waves as possible and get greater rewards.
Skirmish (PvP mode) – In Skirmish, two teams of four players compete against each other to get the highest number of kills before the time expires. Teams earn points each time a downed enemy player is eliminated.
Additionally, Resistance Update 1.8 will include a new social hub, improvements to the Underground DLC, a revamp of the rogue mechanics, as well as an optimization of the gear system letting players improve the stats of their favorite equipment.
Free DLC weekend
From December 5th to December 10th, all The Division players will get free and unlimited access to all three expansions included in Tom Clancy’s The Division’s Season Pass offer - including Underground, Survival and Last Stand. This free period will be available across all available platforms and accessible to free weekend players.
Free to play weekend
From December 7th to December 10th, the full game will be accessible to new players on all available platforms. The current free trial offer, which gives players full access to the main game until they reach level eight or complete six hours of playtime, will be on hiatus during the free weekend - but reinstated once the free weekend promotion ends.
Players who have downloaded the free trial before December 7th will see trial restrictions lifted until the end of the free weekend.
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