The Division 2 returns to New York tomorrow with Episode 3 release

As part of a live stream in which Ubisoft unveiled the next chapter of The Division 2, it was revealed that Episode 3 – Coney Island: The Hunt will arrive tomorrow.

The eagerly awaited third DLC chapter for Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 will unlock tomorrow, February 12, for Year 1 pass holders. As per usual, all players will receive the new content a week later on February 12.

Episode 3 – Coney Island: The Hunt is the final episode of The Division 2‘s free Year 1 post-launch content plan. It will see players return to New York, specifically Coney Island, in search of the scientist who is believed to know where a cure for the virus can be found.

As revealed in today’s live stream, Episode 3 – Coney Island: The Hunt will also serve as a prologue to Warlords of New York, the newly announced expansion for The Division 2. The Warlords of New York is a much larger-scale expansion that’s not part of the free Year 1 content plan, although it is included in the Ultimate Edition of the game (or available for purchase separately).

As for the contents of Episode 3 – Coney Island: The Hunt, players will have two new missions to tackle as well as access to a new specialization, “Firewall,” and new weapons, including an exotic weapon. There will also be two classified assignments available for Year 1 pass holders.

Think of Episode 3 – Coney Island: The Hunt as an appetizer for the full course that will arrive in March. While the meat and potatoes will come with Warlords of New York, the release of Episode 3, which wraps up the free Year 1 content, provides a nice jumping-off point for newcomers to the game. Or, if you’re like me and have taken a break from the game, this could be an opportune time to familiarize yourself with the mechanics ahead of the big expansion next month.

The Division 2 has felt a little stale of late, so to see a massive expansion on the horizon is some exciting stuff. Who else plans to return to New York with tomorrow’s DLC and the future expansion?

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