It’s been a couple of years since Ubisoft’s The Division and they knew it was about time to give folks something new. Well, they switched up the location and brought some new elements to the title. How much do you know and are sure you’re ready for it?
As it so happens, I’ve been playing The Division 2 but still working out a few things. While the opening of the game is simply what you knew from the Beta just a weekend or so ago, it means I didn’t want to write a hands-on until I could get further out from the Beta’s content. I’m pretty excited to do a write-up for you guys though based on what I’ve learned so far. Let’s just cross our fingers for a patch or two to address some current weirdness. Other than that, hanging with my friends is just as happy as I recall, but I’m still wanting to do more before I tell you guys what I think.
Be that as it may, I know not everyone has kept up with The Division series since the excitement of the first outing. So, I thought it may be good to give people a few good well rounded doses of information before my hands-on account. You get not just a trailer, a featurette by Ubisoft, a Tips & Hints video and Before You Buy piece which I like to make sure I check out before stepping into a new series. I want to know, if it’s multiplayer, what I’m getting myself into. Let’s check these out.
The Division 2: Official Launch Trailer – Ubisoft
This final launch trailer was released a week ago and in true Tom Clancy x Ubisoft fashion — it’s all the government espionage craziness you should expect. There’s something I will always give Ubisoft credit for and that is making a damn interesting trailer. Ubisoft’s passion for music and a good cinematic always shows through. At times, The Division got a bit too dark and moody for me and I felt like a better balance needed to be found. I kinda dig what the visual changes in biomes mean for this one because the dark gray world was just oppressive from the first game and not in a sustainable visual set piece. I can at least say that The Division 2 showcases some very appealing tilesets and skyboxes which is always a plus to me.
The Division 2: Year One Content – Ubisoft
What I love about this little trailer is that it shows you what to expect from the content within the coming year. In a gaming world where DLCs, expansions and micro-content are usually left in the hidden void of the unknown future — folks like Bungie and Ubisoft are at least letting us know what is flowing through the pipelines.
10+ Things I WISH I knew Before Playing The Division 2 – Mtashed
This fella Mtashed here has already taught me more than I knew to keep an eye on for despite my beta experience. While the Beta is different from the base game when it comes to enemies and placement of lootable stashes (in some locations) it has me actually watching for colors and reminding myself when to armor up and when to not engage. For those of us who don’t play shoot-and-cover games constantly, it’s a good thing to watch just as a refresher. The Division is a crazy beast at times and this game is no exception.
10 Things You NEED To Know: The Division 2 – Gameranx
Now, if you’re already familiar with The Division, this video is going to be useful for you on if you want to dive back into this series or not. For those who are new about these parts, this will showcase some Ubisoft responses to questions from the community. I can already confirm there are some bonkers amounts of personalization options right off the bat. I dig that. This video is also rad at explaining how the PVP (Player-Versus-Player) modes will work and what it means to Campaign players. And did I mention RAIDS?? Destiny players are ready for this.