The Division 2’s second episode launches next week, second raid delayed
Ubisoft has confirmed that The Division 2’s second post-launch episode, Pentagon: The Last Castle, will be going live on October 15th alongside Title Update 6.
In Episode 2, players are sent to investigate a transmission from a fellow Agent who was scouting the Pentagon for the prefusion bioreactor, which will allow Agents to replicate the antiviral samples found in Tidal Basin. After taking back The Last Castle from the Black Tusk and securing a safe house, two new main missions will open up: Pentagon and DARPA Research Labs.
Joining these missions will be a new specialization called the Technician. The Technician will be automatically unlocked for Year One Pass holders and grants access to the P-017 Launcher, a missile launcher that will automatically lock on up to six enemies.
The above content will be available to Year One Pass holders from October 15th, with everyone else gaining access on October 22nd.
Also on the way for all players on October 15th is a new Team Elimination PvP mode, which pits two teams of four in a best-of-seven round battle, and a new map called The Wharf.
Finally, the upcoming update will include numerous fixes and improvements, including the targeted loot system, recalibration changes, increased stash spaces, talent and weapon balance changes, and more. A full list of upcoming improvements can be found below:
- Targeted Loot
- Named Items overhauled
- Crafting Changes
- Recalibration Changes
- Filled Brands
- Inventory Management 2.0
- Increased stash space
- Rebalance of talents and weapons
- Dark Zone Server Transfers
- Updated Thieves’ Den Vendor
- Dark Zone Supply Drops Changes
- Occupied Dark Zone Ambushes
- Normalization in Dark Zone changes
- Conflict: Loadout Selection during map voting
- Bonus armor visualization increased
- Conflict: End of Match Rewards changes
- Stored tutorials
- UI improvements
In other news, Ubisoft revealed that the release of The Division 2’s second raid has been pushed back to 2020 in order to deliver an “optimum experience.”
“Reading the feedback on our forums and listening to the discussions with the community, it became apparent that releasing our second raid at this stage would not allow us to deliver the optimum experience that you expect,” a post on Ubisoft’s site reads. “With that in mind, we’ve made the decision to delay the launch of our second raid until 2020. The extra time for our teams will help ensure the second raid not only meets our standards, but yours as well.”
The Division 2 is available now on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.