Posted December 6, 2017 by Dian Raval in Gaming

The Division Rolls Free Update, Free Weekend, and Free DLC Access


Ubisoft just released the free 1.8 “Resistance” Update for Tom Clancy’s The Division simultaneously on PlayStation®4, Xbox One and Windows PC platform. 

Coinciding with the update is a The Division Free Weekend coming to all platforms from December 7 to December 10. Moreover, all The Division owners will gain free access to all available expansions included in The Division’s Season Pass (Underground, Survival, and Last Stand) from December 5 until December 10.


 Update 1.8 “Resistance” is the largest free update to ever grace The Division, expanding the game map with an entirely new area accessible to all players: West Side Pier. Aside from the variety of open world activities available across the whole map, West Side Pier will be home to two new game modes:

  • Resistance (PvE mode) – Different factions will be teaming up for the first time to fight against Division agents. A variety of enemy combinations continuously spawn in waves while up to four players try to survive for as long as they possibly can. Enemies drop resources that can be used to either set up defenses or extend the battlefield, offering a multitude of tactical options. Players need to cooperate and find the best strategy to complete as many waves as possible. The more waves you complete, the greater the rewards.
  • Skirmish (PvP mode) – Two teams of four compete against each other to get the highest number of kills before the time expires. Teams earn points each time a downed enemy player is eliminated.

Additionally, Update 1.8 “Resistance” will include a new social hub, improvements to the Underground DLC, a revamp of the rogue mechanics, as well as an optimization of the gear system letting players improve the stats of their favorite equipment.

Players who have downloaded the free trial before December 7 will see trial restrictions (full access to the main game until they reach level 8 or complete six hours of playtime) lifted until the end of the free weekend. From December 5-10, all The Division players, including free weekend players, will get free, unlimited access to all three expansions included in Tom Clancy’s The Division’s Season Pass offer, including Underground, Survival and Last Stand. This free period will be available on all platforms.


 That’s not all, both the Tom Clancy’s The Division’s Standard and Gold Editions will be discounted on the Ubisoft Store. All progress from the free weekend will carry over to the full game if players purchase it. Ubisoft is clearly making a noticeable effort to bring The Division back on the map. Whether the effort has been in vain remains to be seen.

Dian Raval

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