The Division’s Big “Resistance” Update Hits Tomorrow, Will Be Followed by a Free Weekend


Tom Clancy’s The Division may be almost two years old at this point, but Ubisoft isn’t giving up on their surprisingly resilient MMO shooter yet. The publisher has announced The Division’s big “Resistance” update will launch tomorrow (December 5). You can check out a trailer for the free update, and a quick refresher on what’s included, below.

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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 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.

Of course, The Division Update 1.8 also includes the usual long list of tweaks, balance changes, and fixes. You can check out the full patch notes, right here.

Thinking it’s finally time to give The Division a shot? Well, Ubisoft is offering a free weekend. From December 7 at 10 am PT until December 10 at 1 pm PT, everybody will have a chance to play The Division and all its expansions, including Underground, Survival, Last Stand, and the newly-released Resistance. Those who dig the experience will be able to buy The Division for 70 percent off during the weekend.

Anybody out there still into The Division? Or are you planning to try it for the first time this weekend?