The massive online-only action role-playing video game, "Tom Clancy's The Division," gets a huge free content update this Thursday, the 31st of August. The game was developed by Massive Entertainment and was published by Ubisoft, with assistance coming from Red Storm Entertainment and is released for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The game was launched worldwide on March 8, 2016, and to the delight of fans and players, continues to receive good content and support from the game developers.

In this day and age, video games thrive through continuous and consistent DLC which keeps the games interesting and relevant.

In rare occasions we see crossovers from different titles or franchises, pretty much like the recently launched Assassins Festival (a crossover between 'Final Fantasy XV' and 'Assassins Creed'), to keep the games current and fresh. These innovative undertakings make games worth playing and following, something Ubisoft has plenty of.


The people behind "Tom Clancy's The Division" have big plans to expand the game's material. They have included two new game modes in its recent update, a co-op mode called Resistance, and a PvP mode called Skirmish. In its co-op mode, four players will team up as they fight alongside each other against a horde of enemies with increasing difficulty. In Resistance, enemy groups band together in an effort to defeat the players, a first in the game according to Ubisoft.

In Skirmish, two teams of four players will go toe to toe in a timed deathmatch. The objective of the PvP mode is to stack up a number of kills before the allotted time is elapsed, and points will be awarded after the enemy team is defeated. The two game modes are seemingly designed to encourage players to work more as a team.

Further expansion

The 1.8 update also adds a new area, the West Side Pier, expanding The Division's existing map. Both Resistance and Skirmish are set to take place in West Side Pier. Ubisoft explained that the game's current patch takes The Division to West Side Pier in an attempt to investigate and confirm suspicions about an alliance between enemy factions.

Apart from the expansion of the current maps, the latest update will also include Camp Clinton, a social space for players and a bit of an answer to 'Call of Duty: World War II's' Headquarters.

Like Blood Orchid, update 1.8 includes a long list of enhancements and improvements to deliver a unique gaming experience.