Ubisoft said last week that the 1.8 update to The Division would be out sometime this week. This update adds a whole new area to the map in addition to adding two new modes, and players will be able to try it all out for free this weekend. The first of these is Resistance, where different factions team up to fight against Division agents while enemy NPCs span in waves, while Skirmish is a PvP mode where two teams of four battle it out for the highest number of kills in a time limit. The latter is a wave-based survival mode where players must hold out against continuous AI-controlled enemy assaults. The former is essentially a team deathmatch mode with two teams of four pitted against each other. Defeated enemies drop resources that can either be used to set up defenses or extend the battlefield.
To mark the occasion, Ubisoft are making the game free to play for Xbox Live Gold members from this Wednesday through to Sunday December 10, 2017. If you already own The Division, you'll have free access to every add-on included as DLC in the game's Season Pass from 5 December until the 10th.
Version 1.8 also includes a new social hub, revamped rogue mechanics, changes to the Underground DLC, and optimization of the gear system.
You can check out a trailer flaunting the free weekend and update below.
As you would expect, any progress made will carry over to the full game if purchased.
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