Year 3 Roadmap
Before we go to the big announcements of The Division 2, let's look at the road ahead of Year 3:
The Roadmap as an image: Link
April - Update 1.8.1 (Strawberry)
Update 1.8.1 or Strawberry, will be the first big update this year and will contain two new missions on Legendary Difficulty and two new Global Events:
With Update 1.8.1, we will get two new Legendary missions, that will join Napalm Factory, Warrengate Powerplant and Time Square.
- Amherts Appartment
- Grand Central Station
In addition to the four already established Global Events - we will get two new Global Event with new modifiers.
- Global Event 5 – Blackout (April)
- Global Event 6 – Onslaught (May)
Drop Rate Changes
As announced in the State of the Game a couple of weeks ago, they were already working on the new Drop Rates for Classified Items and the whole Division Tech progression. These changes will be implemented with Update 1.8.1.
June - Update 1.8.2 (Parsnip)
The second update this year will add another two Legendary Missions to the game and a completely new feature, that will bridge the gap to The Division 2. Currently, we have no information about what these Legendary Missions are, but it will be existing ones on Legendary Difficulty.
This is a completely new feature: Shields is a new achievement-system, that enables you to unlock rewards in The Division 2. They will add new achievements on a monthly basis, so you will have plenty to do.
Roadmap after that:
- July - Global Event: Assault, with the continuation of Shields.
- August - Global Event: Strike, with the continuation of Shields.
- September - Global Event: Ambush, with the continuation of Shields.
With the Year 3 roadmap out of the way, let’s focus on the big announcement:
They are thrilled to announce, that they are working on The Division 2.
Why a Sequel?
It was not an easy decision. There are so many stories and experiences to explore, that they felt it was the best way to do it in a sequel. This also enables them to take all the learning experience they had from The Division 1 and translate that with the next generation of the SnowDrop engine into a new chapter of The Division Saga.
Studios involved in The Division 2
This is another global endeavour that involves multiple studios: Massive, Ubisoft Annecy, Redstorm, Reflections, Ubisoft Bucharest, Ubisoft Shanghai and Ubisoft Sophia.
How long have you been working on The Division 2
They have been talking about The Division 2 since before the first title was launched. But in essence, a small team has been working on The Division 2 since one week after the launch of Division 1.
When can we know more?
They will reveal more information about The Division 2, at E3 2018 in June – until then, they will not reveal any more information about The Division 2.