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tom-clancys-the-division-2Source: Blue’s News

Ubisoft now offers a free content update for Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 and the Warlords of New York expansion for the open-world action/RPG. This adds a second eight-player raid and sees the return of the Race to World First competition and Twitch drops for the game. There is also a level 30 version of the new raid that will launch on July 7th. Here are the details:

Today, Ubisoft announced the release of “Operation Iron Horse,” the much-anticipated second eight-player raid in the Tom Clancy’s The Division® franchise. Operation Iron Horse is a free content update for owners of Tom Clancy’s The Division® 2 and the Warlords of New York expansion.

In this raid, Division Agents will head to a foundry, where the True Sons are manufacturing weapons as they devise a plan to re-establish their grip over Washington D.C. For this challenge, teamwork and the ability of even the most experienced agents will be tested.

Players who have reached Level 40 after playing The Division 2 Warlords of New York expansion will be able to participate in the raid. Players who own The Division 2 base game can participate in the Level 30 version of Operation Iron Horse, which will be released July 7. Operation Iron Horse can be played in Normal and Discovery Difficulty modes. Discovery mode will come at a later date and will feature matchmaking for the raid.

In addition to the second eight-player raid, the Race to World First competition is back. The first team on each platform to complete Operation Iron Horse after it goes live will be forever immortalized in-game by having their team photo and names displayed in a portrait in the White House in The Division 2 for all players to see.

Alongside the return of Race to World First, Twitch Drops are also back, allowing fans to receive drops from selected Twitch partner streamers who are streaming the raid on their platform. Twitch Drops will be available until July 2 at 5 am PT.

mount-blade-2-bannerlord-logoThe studio also published today a summary of the most relevant changes and additions to the game during its first 10 weeks in Early Access

TaleWorlds Entertainment announces today that Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord is now available on the Epic Games Store. First released on Early Access on March 30th to the universal praise of critics and gamers alike (with an 87% approval rating on Steam), it quickly became one of the most successful games released on Steam of this year.

Applauded for its deep and engaging gameplay, its vast and alive world and the sense of freedom that is the mark of the franchise, Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord reaches the Epic Games Store at last with a 20% release discount. The game is also available from today with the same 20% off on taleworlds.com, Steam, and partner stores such as Humble Bundle or Greenman Gaming, etc.

Since its first Early Access launch, TaleWorlds has released dozens of patches and updates, not just fixing performance issues but also adding new content and features, paving the road for the months to come until full release. The studio just published a summary of the most important improvements and new content implemented since March 30; you can read more info about all the changes that have been released so far HERE.

Massive Update Brings Improvements and Fixes on 16th June - Ahead of the Warlords of New York Season 2 Release on 23rd June

Ubisoft has announced that Title Update 10, a major update for Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 will go live from on 16th June, bringing massive improvements and fixes. On 23rd June, Season 2 for Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 Warlords of New York will be available, bringing exciting new endgame content to players. Then, soon after the deployment of Season 2, the much anticipated Second Raid will bring back players’ ultimate challenge.

Title Update 10 – Major Improvements and Fixes
In advance of Season 2, core changes and improved balancing will be introduced. These changes were tested on the game’s Public Test Server, which gathered feedback from players, allowing the development team to finetune gameplay and deliver on community requested improvements in key areas including:

Player Power

  • Increased damage for nearly all weapons, including exotics
  • Gear set improvements
  • Brand set improvements

Loot Generosity

  • Increased overall loot quality
  • Improved loot quality scaling with difficulty
  • Improved quality of crafted items
  • Improved vendor stocks

Fixes and balancing

  • Major balancing pass
  • Large amount of bug fixes

The Division 2 Warlords of New York: Season 2
On 23rd June the second season of progressive endgame content will be available. Seasons are part of the Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 Warlords of New York expansion and are a series of 3-month long narrative-driven mini campaigns. In Season 2 – Keener’s Legacy, Division Agents are tasked to take on a new rogue cell and stop them from continuing the plan left by Aaron Keener. Players must own The Division 2 Warlords of New York expansion in order to participate in Seasons.

Much like Season 1, Season 2 will give players the chance to unlock unique rewards, including two new exotics, a skill variant and a gearset. Players with the Warlords of New York expansion can play Season 2 for free and can purchase a Season 2 Pass to earn additional rewards for their progression. The Pass also offers more opportunities to unlock Season specific gear and exclusive vanity items such as a unique Season outfit. Players have until 15th June to complete Season 1 before Season 2 kicks off on 23rd June.

Other in-game activities will continue in Season 2 as well, including:

  • Leagues: A series of challenges for players, with opportunities to unlock rewards based on players’ ability to complete challenges
  • Global Events: Time-limited in-game events during which a global modifier is applied to the entire game and players will be rewarded for completing specific tasks

During each Season, players will grow their Season level to unlock various rewards by participating in seasonal activities and playing the game.

Operation Iron Horse
In the Second Raid players will face a new challenge that teams of eight must work together to overcome. Additionally, exclusive rewards will be available for both Level 30 and Level 40 players as they tackle the most challenging mission in the game thus far. The release date of Second Raid will be revealed in the near future.

More game information can be found on the official Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 website.

tom-clancys-the-division-2Ubisoft has announced Tom Clancy’s® The Division 2 Warlords of New York, a narrative-driven expansion for The Division 2, available on March 3rd, 2020 on the Xbox One family of devices including the Xbox One X, PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Windows PC and UPLAY+*, Ubisoft’s subscription service. Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 and its expansion will also launch on the new generation gaming platform, Stadia, later in March.

Watch the Tom Clancy’s The Division 2: Warlords of New York: World Premiere Cinematic Trailer HERE.

Current The Division 2 players will be able to purchase the expansion on its own, whilst new players can purchase the Standard Edition, which includes The Division 2 base game and The Division 2 Warlords of New York expansion. The Ultimate Edition, which gives players both the game and the expansion, as well as all of The Division 2’s Year 1 content, classified assignments and unlocked specializations, will also be available. All players must be at Level 30 and have reached World Tier 5 to join The Division 2 Warlords of New York. As such, each edition of the game will come with a Level 30 boost that players can activate if they wish to do so, to immediately jump into the New York expansion. After completing The Division 2 Warlords of New York campaign, Agents can then fast travel freely between Washington DC and New York City to enjoy the entire range of The Division 2’s content.

All players pre-purchasing** the expansion will be granted a free Level 30 boost that they can use at their discretion to jump their character to Level 30 in The Division 2, ahead of the expansion’s release.

A Narrative Expansion to Discover a New Area in New York City
In Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 Warlords of New York, Division Agents will go on the ultimate manhunt for Aaron Keener, a former Division Agent who has now gone rogue. Keener, along with his network of Rogue Agents, is now a major threat to the rebirth of civilization. To track down Keener, Agents will roam the untamed living open world of Lower Manhattan, a former Dark Zone recently hit by a devastating hurricane that hit New York City harder than anywhere else in the US. Agents are tasked to explore new zones, each with iconic locations such as Two Bridges, Chinatown, and Wall Street. To get to Keener, players must take down each of his Rogue Agents. Each Rogue Agent has their own unique back story and skill – which you discover once you take them down.

The Ultimate Vision of Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 Warlords of New York
After taking the time to hear and gather community feedback, core gameplay enhancements have been implemented across various areas, including build diversity, gear streamlining and even more meaningful loot.

Along with The Division 2 Warlords of New York, Title Update 8 will include an RPG overhaul, allowing players to read and manage their gear inventory more easily. The UI screen will be updated to always show the roll ranges for each stat on a piece of gear or weapon. The overhaul also includes the return of god rolls, improving readability and helping players make better decisions on the gear’s usefulness to their build. Additionally, players will see a more streamlined gear recalibration system, with item and stat usefulness indicators, as well as permanent attribute and stat storage at the recalibration station. This will allow Agents the flexibility to plan the perfect build.

The existing Dark Zones in The Division 2 are also being revitalised, returning to a simpler rogue mechanic. The focus is on rewarding player-to-player interaction, whether it’s fighting against each other, or helping a fellow Agent against a tough Rogue player.

In The Division 2 Warlords of New York, the players’ level cap will increase from Level 30 to Level 40, but it doesn’t stop there. The Division 2 Warlords of New York is also introducing an infinite progression system, the SHD level, and 4 new skills that can be used throughout the game. Owners of the expansion will also get access to new gear and new weapons.

Introducing Seasons, including Leagues and the Return of Global Events
The expansion will also introduce a new post-launch philosophy: Seasons – a 3-month-long themed endgame event with a new main target and his network to track down, introducing them at a regular pace, each with their own stories and unique rewards. The first season begins one week after the release of The Division 2 Warlords of New York. In addition to the Seasonal Manhunt, Seasons will offer new in-game activities.

Leagues are a series of challenges for players with opportunities to unlock rewards based on players’ ability to complete these challenges. Players will also see the return of Global Events, time-limited in-game events during which a global modifier is applied to the entire game and players will be rewarded by completing specific tasks.

During each Season, players will grow their Season level to unlock various rewards by participating in the various seasonal activities or even simply playing the game. Players interested in collecting additional rewards can acquire a Season Pass.

For more information on The Division 2 Warlords of New York, please visit: https://www.ubisoft.com/en-us/game/the-division/the-division-2/expansions/warlords-of-new-york

Available Tomorrow: Tom Clancy’s The Division 2: Episode 3 – Coney Island: The Hunt
Starting tomorrow – Wednesday February 12th – for Year 1 pass holders (February 19th for all players), Episode 3 – Coney Island: The Hunt, the last episode of The Division 2’s free Year 1 post-launch content plan, will be available to play. Episode 3 serves as the prologue to The Division 2 Warlords of New York.

Episode 3 – Coney Island: The Hunt features two main missions, two classified assignments (for Year 1 pass holders), a new specialization, “Firewall, “and new rewards as part of the referral program, as well as new weapons and exotic weapon.

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tom-clancys-the-division-2Source: Blue’s News

Ubisoft announces title update 6.1 is now available for Tom Clancy’s The Division 2, bringing new content to the tactical shooter, including some seasonal content. This also includes the beta version of a new hardcore mode. Here’s word:

Today Ubisoft announced that Title Update 6.1 (TU 6.1) for Tom Clancy’s The Division® 2 is now available for all players. TU 6.1 includes a themed in-game event, Situation: Snowball. Take down elusive enemies wearing Santa Hats and they will drop a new, exclusive weapon (called “The Sleigher”) that shoots snowballs.

As part of the in-game holiday event, all players logging in the game between now 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 cache 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 now 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 is part of TU 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.

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tom-clancys-the-division-2Ubisoft has 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.

More game information can be found on the official Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 website.

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tom-clancys-the-division-2You can play The Division 2 for free this weekend, in celebration of the release of Episode 2: Pentagon—The Last Castle and a massive free update bringing wide-ranging improvements to all players. From now through October 20, you can download and play the full game on Xbox One (Xbox Live Gold required), PS4, and PC. Take to the conflict-ravaged streets of Washington, DC and fight against diverse enemy factions as you level-up your Agent, expand your arsenal, and explore the city in solo or co-op play with up to three other players. Any progress you make during the free weekend will carry over should you decide to purchase the game, which will be on sale for up to 70% on the PlayStation Store (Oct. 15-28), Microsoft Store (Oct. 17-27), Uplay Store (Oct. 17-28), and Epic Store (Oct. 17-20).

For more details, visit The Division 2 Free Weekend site, and to check in on the latest updates and new content drops, peruse our Division 2 news hub.

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tom-clancys-the-division-2Source: Blue’s News

Ubisoft announces the release of Episode 2 – Pentagon: The Last Castle for Year 1 Pass holders in Tom Clancy’s The Division 2. This comes with a reminder that Thursday will bring the opportunity for those who don’t own the game to try it for free. This page has details on the free weekend, an accompanying sale, and how progression in the game will carry over for those who decide to buy it. Here’s word on the content of Episode 2 and the accompanying title update for the base game:

Episode 2 – Pentagon: The Last Castle” features escalation in Washington D.C. for Division Agents, as Black Tusk forces continue to wreak havoc around the city. In Episode 2, players must fight to solve the ongoing outbreak crisis. It will be up to Agents to uncover the secrets inside the Pentagon before it falls into the hands of The Black Tusk.

Watch the Tom Clancy’s The Division 2: Episode 2 Overview Trailer HERE.

Content featured in “Episode 2 – Pentagon: The Last Castle” includes:

Two New Main Missions
At the beginning of Episode 2, players will investigate a transmission from a fellow Agent scouting the Pentagon for the perfusion bioreactor. Securing the bioreactor would allow Agents to replicate the antiviral samples recovered at Tidal Basin. Agents must navigate flood damage and Black Tusk forces to take back The Last Castle. After securing their safe house, players will be able to access the two replayable main missions of Episode 2.

  • First Main Mission – Pentagon: Agents will discover the location of the perfusion bioreactor inside the Pentagon’s underground research facility. The Black Tusk have already infiltrated the lab and are attempting to extract the reactor.
  • Second Main Mission – DARPA Research Labs: Players must make their way through the Pentagon and into the DARPA Labs, as the Black Tusk are in the process of transporting the perfusion bioreactor through an abandoned Cold War tunnel network.

New “Technician” Specialization: Effective October 15, Year 1 pass holders and UPLAY+ subscribers will instantly unlock the Technician Specialization. Players who do not own the Year 1 pass can unlock the specialization by completing a series of objectives. Additional rewards, including a signature weapon skin, are also available once the specialization is unlocked. The latest specialization includes:

  • Signature Weapon: P-017 Launcher – a multi-missile launcher. Agents can lock-on and hit up to six enemies (depending on available ammo). With a simple push of a button, six missiles are unleashed to seek out their targets.
  • Sidearm: Maxim 9
  • Skill Variant: Artificer Hive
  • Grenade Mod: EMP Grenade

Classified Assignments (Exclusive only to Year 1 Pass holders and UPLAY+ subscribers): Agents can take on two new Classified Assignments at a Boathouse and Embassy.

  • Marina: Outcasts have been moving weapons and supplies into a boathouse on the Potomac River, which was used as a transport depot during the outbreak to move assets to the Potomac Center and Roosevelt Island. Agents must investigate and seize all the weapons they can find.
  • Embassy: A Joint Task Force helicopter filled with supplies was shot down by the Outcasts and crashed through the roof of the Mexican Embassy in Washington D.C. Agents will be tasked to locate the helicopter, rescue the pilot and secure the supplies before the Outcasts get there.

The Return of Expeditions: Expeditions, along with the new Mastery system, is also part of Title Update 6, with all investigation areas at Kenly College being open at the same time for the next two weeks. After two weeks, Expeditions will then close for two weeks, and return again for one week. The “two weeks down, one week up” cadence allows players to regularly jump into Kenly College each time it opens to acquire the Mastery rewards, and guaranteed access to the elusive Diamondback.

The latest title update also brings an unprecedented number of fixes and improvements, as well as a brand new PvP mode.

Read the Title Update 6 – Episode 2 Patch Notes HERE.

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world-of-warcraft-classicAll current World of Warcraft subscribers can start playing Classic today at no additional cost

WoW® Classic rings in the game’s 15th anniversary, with celebrations in Battle for Azeroth to follow in the coming month

Grizzled veterans and hardy newcomers alike can now experience Azeroth as it was in its earliest days with World of Warcraft® Classic, which is live starting today and included at no additional cost as part of everyone’s WoW® subscription globally. World of Warcraft Classic has been a labor of love for Blizzard, and the result is an authentic re-creation of the pre-expansion game in its most feature-complete state, as it was during 2006’s “Drums of War” update (patch 1.12.0). Blizzard has continued to bring WoW Classic realms online around the world to accommodate the more than two million players who have created characters in anticipation of today’s launch, and will work to add more based on player population trends.

Watch the World of Warcraft Classic Launch Trailer HERE.

World of Warcraft®, which has been played by more than 140 million players over the past 15 years, has evolved considerably across seven expansions, with numerous features, enhancements, and quality-of-life improvements. In many ways, World of Warcraft Classic is more unrelenting and demanding of self-direction from players than today’s version of the game. Bonds among the community are paramount—activities like raids and dungeon runs must be organized collectively by players on the same realm, with the toughest challenges requiring 40 coordinated and committed souls to surmount.

Classic’s Azeroth is equal parts wonder and hazard, and its trials will push players to their limits. The Alliance and the Horde, in the midst of outright war, are made to reckon with forces whose powers transcend their own brutal conflict—including some of the most iconic and love-hated of villains of the Warcraft® universe, like Ragnaros the Firelord and the Archlich Kel’Thuzad.

It’s been a long time coming, but we’re overjoyed to welcome our friends new and old to classic Azeroth,” said J. Allen Brack, president of Blizzard Entertainment. “The community’s excitement is infectious and deeply motivating—it’s clear they’re as thrilled as we are to relive the World of Warcraft Classic experience. We look forward to rediscovering its wonders and challenges together with them, starting today.

World of Warcraft Classic will continue to expand in the weeks and months following today’s launch, allowing players the opportunity to live through pivotal moments in Azeroth history previously lost to time. Among the host of features and activities set to be introduced to the game across six phases are iconic raids like Blackwing Lair, Zul’Gurub, and Naxxramas; player-versus-player battlegrounds like Warsong Gulch, Arathi Basin, and the classic version of Alterac Valley; and time-limited server-wide events like the Ahn’Qiraj War Effort, and the Scourge Invasion.

More information is available on the official World of Warcraft Classic website.

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tom-clancys-the-division-2By Chris Watters @ Ubisoft

All right, Agents, who’s ready for a field trip? Starting today for Year 1 Pass holders and July 30 for all players, Episode 1 – DC Outskirts: Expeditions introduces a host of free new adventures that take Agents outside of Washington, DC. Two new main missions let you pursue the modern-day Benedict Arnold, President Andrew Ellis, at Camp White Oak, and hunt the ruthless Outcast leader Emeline Shaw at the Manning National Zoo. A new mode, Expeditions, takes players to Kenly College on an episodic series of missions. A new wing of the college unlocks once a week; complete all three wings to earn valuable loot. And speaking of loot, a new exotic rifle, exotic gloves, and two new weapons (Stoner LMG and Carbine 7) can be found within Episode 1′s content. There are also two Classified Assignments — accessible to Year 1 Pass holders only — that take place in Washington’s Central Aquarium and NSA Site B13.

In addition to Episode 1, today’s free update also includes a new difficulty setting for the Operation Dark Hours raid. Discovery difficulty will allow Agents to matchmake with other players, if they so choose, and take on a more forgiving version of The Division 2′s first eight-player raid. Complete the raid on Discovery difficulty to earn hefty rewards, then give it a go on Normal difficulty for the chance to earn exotic loot.

There have also been major changes to the skill system (check out our State of the Game recap for more details) that create new opportunities for powerful skill-focused builds. And the crafting table can now create gear up to the maximum Gear Score, giving players more flexibility to craft their optimum loadout.

You can watch the Tom Clancy’s The Division 2: Episode 1 Launch Trailer HERE.

More game information can be found on the official Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 website.