The Division Gets a Huge Update Tomorrow With New Gear and Features, Free Survival Expansion Weekend

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If you're part of that hardcore tactical remnant still playing The Division, you can look forward to an enormous update tomorrow. Ubisoft revealed that tomorrow, The Division players on PC and consoles will finally be getting update 1.7, the first of two major updates planned for year 2. Not only that, Ubisoft also revealed that its fan-favorite DLC Survival will be free to all players this weekend.

But before we get to all of that, let's outline this update. Version 1.7 brings with is some ambitious new features and improvements, and for you gear heads (that'd be me), there is plenty of new gear on the way as well. Here's everything you can look forward to:

  • Global Events – The update will introduce a new event system that will challenge players to find new ways to play through time-limited activities featuring new gameplay modifiers. New Events will be available regularly and grant exclusive rewards upon completion. Players will also be able to activate additional modifiers for some missions and incursions, adding an extra layer of challenge that gives them a chance to yield more rewards.
  • Commendations – Previously called Feats, Commendations are a new built-in achievement system that will provide players with a series of tasks and subsequent rewards.

  • Encrypted Caches – Caches are loot boxes with random customisation items and emotes inside. Players will be able to obtain Caches by gathering keys in the world, or purchase them with Premium Credits.

  • New Gear and Customisation Options – New gear includes Classified Gear sets, new facemasks and Arm Patches. Players will also be able to re-customise their agents for free at the Barbershop.

  • Survival DLC improvements – New scoring items will allow players to achieve higher scores. The reward economy has also been reworked so that time investment is more on par with other activities.

Now then, if you're a big fan of games like PLAYERUNKNOWN'S Battlegrounds, then you'll definitely want to check out Survival, The Division's most ambitious DLC expansion. This weekend console and PC players will be able to check out Survival for free, and discounts on the DLC and on The Division's season pass will be available should you decide to dive in.

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"In this session-based mode hosting up to 24 different players in either PvP or PvE, agents are stripped of gear and must survive both the hostile environment and the threat of other agents and deadly Hunters scattered around the open world. Finding supplies, warm clothes and survival equipment is vital as players attempt to make it out of the Dark Zone in the midst of a devastating blizzard."

Seriously, don't miss this. Survival could very well be the thing that sucks you back into The Division, and it's the most fun we had with the game. Play it for free while you can, and don't forget to let your old squad buddies know.