The crown jewel of the update is the addition of the West Side Piers, a new map zone that will host the Camp Clinton social hub and see enemy factions working together instead of separately.
Past the West Side Piers, Update 1.8 has quite a lot else for players to do. There’s the new PvE Resistence mode, skirmishes for small-scale PvP encounters, a revamped underground region, a new way to upgrade gear, and additional exotic weapons.
Ubisoft is hoping to address some of the Dark Zone balance issues with the introduction of Rogue 2.0: “Going Rogue will be a voluntary action and will prevent accidental Rogue. If a member of a squad goes Rogue, all players in the squad have the choice to accept or decline. Manhunts will now have an objective for all players in the DZ to see. This change aims to create more action during Manhunts and make rewards more fulfilling. Both Rogues and non-Rogues on each side on the Manhunt will have the opportunity to receive rewards.”