'Tom Clancy's The Division 2' Title Update 6.1 Releases December 10th
Just in time for the holiday season, Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 is getting Title Update 6.1 which brings with it an in-game Christmas event called Situation: Snowball. Take down enemies wearing bright red Santa hats to get an exclusive new snowball gun, plus if you log in between December 10th and January 7th, you’ll get a Santa hat of your own.
Want more? How about the Silent Night Apparel Cache, with 35 new apparel items to collect. Log in during that same 10th-7th window and you’ll get a free key to open a cache. If you’re a Year One Pass holder, you’ll get another three keys to use before the event ends.
In non-holiday items, there’s a beta for the Hardcore Mode that players have been asking about for ages. This mode isn’t for everyone, with permadeath of your character bringing the ultimate penalty for failure, but it would be the pinnacle of bragging rights.
I’m not sure I’ll give that a shot, as I often play late at night before heading to bed and drowsy Rod plus Hardcore Mode would equal disaster.
Here’s the press release:
IN-GAME HOLIDAY EVENT, SITUATION: SNOWBALL, HIGHLIGHTS NEXT UPDATE
FOR TOM CLANCY’S THE DIVISION® 2, RELEASING DECEMBER 10
Today Ubisoft announced that Title Update 6.1 (TU 6.1) for Tom Clancy’s The Division® 2 will be available for all players on December 10. To ring in the holiday season, Title Update 6.1 brings a themed in-game event, Situation: Snowball. Some of Washington D.C.’s most elusive enemies are taking a special pride in celebrating, wearing a bright red Santa Hat and taunting you about it! Taking these enemies down will drop a new, exclusive weapon that shoots… snowballs.
As part of this in-game holiday event, all players logging in the game between December 10 and January 7 will get their own Santa Hat to celebrate the holiday season.
The Silent Night apparel event is also included in TU 6.1, bringing with it a dark winter theme. The Silent Night Apparel Cache features 35 new apparel items to collect All players who log into The Division 2 during the event receives one free key, with Year One Pass holders earning an additional three keys as a bonus, available until the event ends.
Starting with the Silent Night apparel event players will now also have the option to purchase Apparel Event caches with Premium Credits and directly send them as gifts to friends and clan members.
In addition, a beta version of the new Hardcore Mode will be part of Title Update 6.1. In this new mode, death is permanent, making the entire The Division 2 campaign the ultimate challenge for Agents. Since there is no chance to respawn, Division Agents must be tactical and careful to see how far they can get. Play in co-op for a better chance to reach endgame and overcome Washington D.C. threats and enemies.
Led by Massive Entertainment in collaboration with seven other studios around the world*, Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 is the next evolution in the open-world online shooter RPG genre that the first game helped establish. Set seven months after a deadly virus was released in New York City, Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 brings players into a fractured and collapsing Washington D.C. The world is on the brink, its people living through the biggest crisis ever faced in human history. 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 D.C. is lost, the entire nation falls. Building upon more than two years of listening to and learnings from The Division community, Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 will offer a substantial campaign that organically flows into a robust endgame, to create a cohesive and meaningful experience for all types of players, helping players emphasize their freedom to make strategic choices and hone their own approach.
Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 is available on the Xbox One family of devices including the Xbox One X, PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Windows PC, UPLAY+**, Ubisoft’s subscription service. Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 will also launch on the new generation gaming platform, Stadia.
For more information on Tom Clancy’s The Division 2, please visit: tomclancy-thedivision.ubisoft.
*Associate studios are Ubisoft Reflections, Red Storm Entertainment, Ubisoft Annecy, Ubisoft Leamington, Ubisoft Shanghai, Ubisoft Bucharest and Ubisoft Sofia.
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