We got a look at the co-op game for The Division 2 at the Xbox conference, with some scripted playthrough but Ubisoft is now showing off a beautiful albeit haunting trailer highlighting the struggles of the new broken world.
Opening with an idyllic shot of a child playing, the footage pans out to show off the bleak reality you’ll be trying to fix. With emaciated animals and people all over the place, citizens are also being rounded up and told that “examples will be made” with off-screen prompts insinuating execution style justice. Oh, also the child playing with a paper aeroplane is actually sending a note for help… cheery.
Set seven months after a deadly virus was released in New York City, The Division 2 raises the stakes for players by launching them into a fractured and collapsing Washington D.C. – built as a one-to-one recreation of the city. In the wake of the virus, storms, flooding and subsequent chaos have radically transformed the city. From flooded urban areas to ravaged historic sites and landmarks, players will plunge into a dynamic open world with a wide variety of environments and biomes. As veteran Division agents, players are the last hope against the complete fall of society as enemy factions vie for control of the city. If Washington DC is lost, the entire nation falls.
On Day One, Tom Clancy’s The Division 2’s main campaign will organically flow into a robust endgame complete with new challenges and narrative twists. Once players reach Level 30, they will be able to choose from different Specialisations, such as demolitionist, sharpshooter or survivalist. The game will also feature new signature weapons, a complete range of PvP experiences, scalable World Tiers, and a fully redesigned and rebalanced Dark Zone. The Division 2 will also introduce a franchise first: eight-player Raids, which will test the teamwork of the most experienced agents.
Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 promises to offer players continuing content throughout its lifecycle. Post-launch content will provide new challenges and fresh gaming innovations. On top of that, players will have access to a full year of free story-driven missions, map expansions and new game features. Additionally, an optional premium pass giving players access to one year of exclusive and premium extra contents will be available, with more details to be revealed at a later date.