Our first ever expansion for The Division 2 is launching next week and this article is meant to provide a clear overview of when you can begin your journey back to New York City.
Title Update 8 Maintenance and Expansion download
We kick things off on Monday, March 2nd by performing a maintenance to deploy Title Update 8. This Update will prepare us to release Warlords of New York worldwide and also brings Gear 2.0 and the rest of the free RPG changes for all players, including the ones who chose to stay in Washington D.C.
The maintenance will start on Monday, March 2nd at 9:30 AM CET / 3:30 AM ET / 12:30 AM PT and we estimate a 2.5-hour downtime to deploy the Update. Soon after the maintenance starts you will be able to download Title Update 8, which includes all files you need to start your journey to New York.
All players will be required to download the full update, including Warlords of New York exclusive content. Due to The Division 2 being a live game, all players are required to have the same version of the game installed to be able to play, however only owners of Warlords of New York will be able to access the expansion’s content in-game.
Download & Install Sizes
Xbox One: If you are performing a fresh digital installation, you can expect a 70-74 GB download. When performing a fresh install from The Division 2 base game disc, expect a 44 GB installation and an additional ~76 GB download afterwards. Players who have the latest Title Update 7 patch already installed can expect a ~60 GB download to be ready for Warlords of New York.
PlayStation 4: A fresh digital download will first install the base game at 44 GB and will then automatically patch to Title Update 8.1 with an additional 70-74 GB. Similarly, a fresh install from The Division 2 base game disc will first install 44 GB and requires an additional 70-74 GB download. Players who have the latest Title Update 7 patch already installed can expect a 14-16 GB download to be ready for Warlords of New York.
PC: A fresh install digitally or from the base game disc will prompt a 59.83 GB download to install Title Update 8.1. Players who have the latest Title Update 7 patch already installed can expect a 42 GB download to be ready for Warlords of New York.
Listed download sizes are estimates and can shift up until release due to ongoing optimization.
Approximate full installation size for all platforms is 75-80 GB.
Warlords of New York Expansion release – Mind the spoilers!
The exact timing on when you can talk to the helicopter pilot to take you to Lower Manhattan depends on your platform:
PlayStation 4 and Xbox One: The Division 2 Warlords of New York expansion will become available on March 3rd, midnight local time for all players in every country. Players from Australia and New Zealand will therefore have access to Warlords of New York immediately after our maintenance to deploy the Title Update.
PC: The Division 2 - Warlords of New York will become available worldwide March 2nd, immediately after the maintenance to deploy Title Update 8.1 is completed.
We want all players across all platforms and across the world, to access Warlords of New York as soon as possible on March 3rd Midnight local time. To allow this, we decided to perform our maintenance on Monday taking into account time zone constraints.
Due to technical constraints, accessing content on PC is tied to the end of the maintenance while it is tied to local times for other platforms, explaining the time difference.
Keep in mind that you can expect videos and press coverage to start being published immediately when the access to the game is live. If you want to stay away from spoilers, it’s it is a good idea to stay off Social Media for a bit! If you don’t mind the potential spoilers and want to celebrate, discuss and give feedback for the Warlords of New York expansion, tweet at @TheDivisionGame!
We will see you in New York, Agents!
// The Division 2 Team