Ubisoft has announced that Tom Clancy’s The Division is getting the ‘Resistance’ update 1.8 tomorrow (December 5) on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.

The launch has been timed to coincide with the free weekend that starts on December 7 – 10 and which will be available on all platforms. The current free trial that offers free play up until level 8 or six hours of game time, will be lifted during the free weekend, allowing unlimited play. Discounts will also be available for the Standard and Gold Editions on the Ubisoft Store during this time, and should you decide to go ahead and purchase the full game, your progress from the free weekend will be carried over.

In addition, everyone that owns The Division will have access to all of the expansions included in The Division’s Season Pass (Underground, Survival, and Last Stand) from December 5th to December 10th.

The update will introduce West Side Pier, a new area accessible by all players and will host a number of activities, including two new game modes:

  • Resistance (PvE mode) ā€“ 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) ā€“ 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.

A new social hub will also be added with the update, as well as a revamp of the rogue mechanics and a more optimized gear system which will allow players to improve the stats on their equipment.

Tom Clancy’s The Division is available now on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.