The Division’s 1.7 update comes with a Survival DLC free play weekend, new lockboxes, and global events

The Division has this week patched up with Update 1.7, a whopper of a patch that introduces an epic new time-limited global event system, new commendations and patches, face masks, facial customization, new gear sets, account-wide sharing of bits and bobs like blueprints, a weapon rebalance, skill tweaks, the works. Oh, and new lockboxes dubbed “encrypted caches” from the Premium Vendor. Yes, they require dropped or cash-shop-bought keys, and yes, they “contain unique appearance items, emotes and skins.”

Ubisoft is opening up last winter’s Survival DLC to a free-play event starting this Friday and running through Sunday as part of its promotion of the patch. “Experience a completely new way to play The Division: cold, stripped of gear, and beset by a brutal snowstorm, you must survive until extracting safely in the Dark Zone,” Ubisoft teases newbies. “Finding warm clothes and survival equipment will be vital to your success.”

The trailers for both the update and the older DLC are down below!

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N7 Spectre
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N7 Spectre

I’ll have to try it out again as it’s been awhile for me being on. I had no trouble before getting to 256 just following the story. Twice.

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DrSteinman

Tried to jump back in on PC as a GS 190ish level. Sat in matchmaking for 30 minutes for the daily hard mission, literally no matches.

Went to Underground, saw 2 (yes 2) people there. I’m not sure how this weekend will help if there’s literally nobody below Gear Score 256 playing. It makes getting to that point a chore for new players unless there’s a massive wave.

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Greaterdivinity

Pretty excited, will be diving back in to see how it changes up endgame. I’m down with playing some more post-apocalyptic barbie now that we can more effectively recustomize our characters.

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