The Division 2 second raid and a return to NYC confirmed in Episodes 2 and 3

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Ubisoft has outlined the contents of all three post-launch Episodes for Tom Clancy’s The Division 2, confirming a second raid and a return to NYC.

As expected, a portion of Ubisoft’s E3 conference was dedicated to post-launch content for Tom Clancy’s The Division 2. As previously revealed, The Division 2 will have a full year worth of free content in the form of three episodes.

Since the game’s release earlier this year, post-launch content has been building towards the release of Episode 1: D.C. Outskirts, which will take players outside of the city and into the woodlands to spearhead an attack on a presidential compound.

The Washington National Zoo is the setting of the next mission, where you and your team will hunt down the surviving Outcast leader. The zoo will feature 11 different biomes to fight through, which should provide some interesting backdrops for the combat.

The episode will wrap up in Kenly College, which is home to an entirely new gameplay experience called Expedition mode that will take “exploration, investigation, and logic to uncover the fate of a military convoy gone dark.” Ubisoft expanded upon this by adding it will “confront players with cooperative challenges to take on every week as they progress through different wings of Trinity College.” I’m going to guess that last part is a typo on their behalf since the conference showed Kenly College.

Following D.C. Outskirts, we’ll be getting Episode 2 Pentagon: The Last Castle in fall 2019. Overtaken by the Black Tusks, who are threatening to reveal its secrets, it’ll be up to you to secure “what lies behind the walls of this last castle.”

The highlight of Episode 2, however, will be the addition of a second 8-player raid. Details are scarce at the moment, but you’ll be traveling to a “remote foundry” where you’ll fight the True Sons.

Operation Dark Hours was The Division 2‘s first 8-player raid, which went live last month alongside Title Update 3. While the raid has been met with wild enthusiasm by the players, one of its biggest criticisms is a lack of built-in matchmaking functionality. Hopefully, Ubisoft will implement this before the arrival of the second raid.

Wrapping up the first year of The Division 2‘s post-launch storytelling will be Episode 3, which is titled Brooklyn: Homecoming. Yes, as the name suggests, players will be returning to New York City where they’ll battle at Coney Island against a nemesis “trying to spread the Green Poison virus.” Episode 3 Brooklyn: Homecoming will arrive in early 2020.

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Of course, in between each of these massive episodes will be updates that introduce new areas, modes, rewards, Specializations and exotic gear/weapons. Ubisoft has been pretty good at delivering title updates at a regular pace and introducing new content to keep players engaged.

Ubisoft had one more surprise, however.

The long-awaited movie inspired by The Division will be releasing on Netflix. It doesn’t have a release date yet, but Ubisoft did reiterate it will star Jake Gyllenhaal and Jessica Chastain, and will be directed by David Leitch (Deadpool 2, John Wick).

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The Division 2 is currently available on Xbox One, PS4, and PC, and will also be available on Google’s Stadia streaming platform. If you haven’t yet purchased the game, Ubisoft is hosting a free weekend that’ll run from June 13 through June 16.