As promised a few days ago, we want to provide you with an update on the current status of The Division 2, its upcoming content and the game’s cadence moving forward.
THE DIVISION 2 IN 2020
We are proud of what we were able to achieve with The Division in 2020. Like most of you, our team had to adapt to this new normal, yet it was in that time that we reached an amazing milestone for The Division franchise: We are thrilled to announce that The Division franchise has reached over 40 million unique players! We wanted to take a moment to thank you Agents for your continued support and passion for the games we create. The release of the Warlords of New York expansion in March 2020 also saw the highest monthly active users for The Division 2. This strong activity has been maintained throughout the past year as we continue to see new Agents on the streets of Washington D.C. and New York, thanks to title updates bringing new changes and additions, such as Seasons, Operation Iron Horse and The Summit.
We wouldn’t be here today without your passion and continuous support. It is your support that fuels the future of The Division, so again: Thank you!
WHAT’S NEXT FOR THE DIVISION 2?
As announced a few weeks back, we have begun work on new content for The Division 2. The development of this content will be led by a group of project veterans at Ubisoft Massive. This will see Adrian Trasca and Yannick Banchereau staying at the helm of the project as producer and associate creative director. We are also excited to announce that the new content will be made with the support of a talented group of developers at Ubisoft Bucharest.
In the next major update, we are looking to bring a game mode that is entirely new to the franchise. Along with the game mode, we are investigating new ways to progress your agent with an emphasis on increasing build variety and viability. We will be revealing more about what lies ahead as the update gets closer.
The development of this new update is still in its early stages and will take several months to complete. As a result, our next major update is currently scheduled for release late 2021 at the earliest. We will be taking this time to make sure we bring a meaningful change to the game.
CADENCE FOR THE COMING MONTHS
While we’re hard at work on the next content update, we will re-run previous seasons released during Year 2. In other words, the next season (Season 5) will be a re-run of Season 1, giving you the chance to collect rewards and collectibles that you might have missed out on. This also means there will be regular Leagues and Global Events for you to participate in. On top of re-running seasons, we will continue to support the game with new Apparel Events and some minor Title Updates focused on game health.
Lastly, we want to provide you with an update on our State of the Game streams. Hamish Bode - our long-term host and one of the original architects of the State of the Game streams - has recently taken on a new role within Ubisoft, meaning that he will no longer be hosting the stream or be part of the stream setup. We want to take the time to congratulate Hamish and thank him for everything he has accomplished in his 7 years working on The Division, and we’re certain many of you will miss him as much as we already do!
Again, we want to thank you again for your amazing support and we can’t wait to get your input on the future of The Division 2!
We will return with more information as soon as we are ready.
Until next time,
/ The Division 2 Development Team