Surprise! The Division 2’s Expedition area Kenly College is now no longer available after being online for everyone only three weeks. Even more confounding is the fact that Expeditions were apparently always meant to be on a rotating schedule; I had to do a double-take on that one because I don’t ever recall any patch notes or official videos mentioning as much, which apparently is a reaction that most players of the online shooter had as well.
The news broke last week on the forums, where a reminder of activity schedules mentioned that the Kenly College Expedition would close today, August 13th, but would return again later this year. A response from one of the game’s devs on the Division subreddit confirmed that not only would this piece of content go away, but that Expeditions in general will always be on a rotating schedule, at least until the Mastery system is tightened up.
“We always envisioned Expeditions as a rotating experience that will be open for some time, close for a limited duration and become available again later. Part of that intention includes making sure that this experience offers new ingredients for replay-ability, which is where Masteries would normally come in.
Since the Mastery system was not ready for Episode 1, we had to make a decision between delaying Expeditions altogether or still open them for a full rotation to give all of you a taste of this experience. We would prefer to bring Expeditions back once the Mastery system is at the correct level of polish.”
A time frame for when Kenly College’s Expedition will come back is still not announced, so we can only assume either “Done when Masteries are done” or “Soon™.”