The Division 2 reveals its post-launch plans as it gears up for open beta

This could be darker.

Although Ubisoft’s upcoming MMO shooter The Division 2 isn’t set to launch for another week and change, the studio is already setting its sights on the future with its year one content trailer, which lays out a roadmap for the game’s post-release plans. The first content update will come “shortly after release” in the form of the new Tidal Basin faction stronghold, which will be followed shortly thereafter by Operation Dark Hours, the game’s first eight-player raid.

Then, over the course of the year, the game will be receiving three new episodes — one in summer, one in fall, and one in winter — which will introduce “additional narratives and missions, new PvE and PVP modes, as well as three entirely new specializations.” The first of these episodes, DC Outskirts Expeditions, will introduce two new main missions as well as a new game mode in which players “must form an expedition to investigate the fate of a lost convoy, encountering unexpected threats along the way.”

Episode two will take the action back to DC proper, where players will have to storm the Pentagon, while episode three will conclude the first chapter of The Division 2’s storyline and “pave the way for even more content to come.” All of this content will be free for everyone, but players can choose to shell out a bit of additional cash for the Year One pass, which will grant them seven-day early access to new narrative content, instant access to new specializations when they release, eight exclusive classified assignment missions, and more.

If you can’t wait to get your mitts on The Division 2, remember that this weekend is the game’s open beta, and you can preload the game client right now. The download weighs in at a whopping 44.5 GB, so if you want to make sure you’re ready to lock and load as soon as the open beta servers go live tomorrow morning, you might wanna go ahead and get on that. And if you need a way to pass the time between now and the beta’s beginning, you can check out a new, Dark-Zone-focused trailer just below.

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