Following huge success in 2016 with the original game, The Division 2 is official and is set to come to PC and consoles in early 2019. The loot-focused co-operative shooter offers something different to the likes of Battlefield and Call of Duty, allowing gamers to operate in squads in an open-world environment.
Details are scarce right now despite new trailers popping up at E3 2018, but we’ve scoured the internet and compiled everything that there is to know about The Division 2 so far, including the latest news, release date news, platforms and gameplay.
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When is The Division 2 being released?
The biggest question is, when are we likely to be able to get our hands on The Division 2? While there was no release date provided at the initial announcement of the game, a release date was showcased alongside two new trailers (viewable above and below) during E3 2018.
As we speculated prior to the announcement, Ubisoft's The Division 2 will be available from 15 March 2019, the same month that the original was released back in 2016.
Don’t worry about the first game either; Ubisoft has stressed on its Twitch channel that support for The Division will continue once the newer title has launched, and that gamers can still look forward to frequent updates for some time.
Which platforms will The Division 2 support?
Again, like with most aspects of The Division 2, nothing has been announced regarding platform support. But, as with most games in development in 2018, we expect it to be released on PS4, Xbox One and PC.
Nintendo Switch users might not be as lucky, but with a surprising number of AAA games appearing on the platform (Wolfenstein 2, Ark: Survival Evolved, Fortnite, etc) post-launch, we’re not writing off an eventual Nintendo Switch release.
Division 2 gameplay news
As part of the initial reveal, Ubisoft revealed scarce details about the upcoming title. First up, the game is being developed by Massive Entertainment – the team behind the first game in the series. It’s being supported by Ubisoft Annecy, Redstorm, Reflections, Ubisoft Bucharest and Ubisoft Shanghai.
The company also revealed that The Division 2 will be built using an updated version of the Snowdrop Engine from The Division that’ll allow the devs to “fulfil [their] ambitions for this title”.
There will also be an update headed to The Division in June that’ll introduce ‘Crests’, specific achievements that’ll allow fans of the series to unlock The Division 2 rewards before the game is released.
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