Division 2’s new expansion Warlords of New York is on the way but for now, Episode 3 Coney Island: The Hunt is live.
A brand-new expansion for The Division 2 is officially on the way. And it’s title is, Warlords of New York. It is bringing with it a ton of new narrative content and major gameplay changes to Ubisoft’s shooter. For those unfamiliar with the game, Division 2 is set in a world in the not too distant future in which a genetically-engineered form of Smallpox has wreaked havoc on the nation. The game focuses on the effort to stop a civil war and restore Washington DC while fighting off various enemy factions.
What is the synopsis of the Warlords of New York expansion?
The new Warlords of New York expansion will take players back to New York City. Which is the setting for the original The Division, which came out in 2016. In it, players will go on a manhunt for Aaron Keener, a former Division Agent who has now gone rogue. “Keener, along with his network of Rogue Agents, is now a major threat to the burgeoning rebirth of civilization. To track down Keener, Agents will roam the untamed living open world of Lower Manhattan. A former Dark Zone that was recently hit by a devastating hurricane that hit New York City harder than anywhere else in the US.” says Ubisoft in a news release. Players will explore new zones, each with iconic locations such as Two Bridges, Chinatown, and Wall Street.
Ubisoft says that each agent will have their own unique backstory, and will grant the player powerful new skills after they’re killed. However, those new skills appear to be just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to gameplay changes. “After taking the time to hear and gather community feedback,” Ubisoft said, “core gameplay enhancements have been implemented across various topics such as build diversity, gear streamlining and even more meaningful loot”. Ubisoft is also increasing the level cap from 30 to 40, and adding what it calls “an infinite progression system.”
What else can we expect from the new expansion?
The expansion will also come with “thematic three-month seasons”. That will continuously give new late-game content for players to continue exploring. The seasons will award you with apparel and exclusive drops. Multiplayer will also be getting a revision. Players must be level 30 and World Tier 5 to access the new content in Warlords of New York. However, each new edition of the game will include a level 30 boost. So players can “immediately jump into the New York expansion.”
In the meantime, Division 2’s eagerly awaited third DLC chapter, Coney Island: The Hunt has now been unlocked for Year 1 pass holders. As per usual, all players will receive the new content a week later on February 12. In it, players will journey to Coney Island in an effort to find the scientist who can cure the virus. A Division 2 gear overhaul is also following the Episode 3 update. So, players can think of Episode 3 as an appetizer for the Warlords of New York expansion that will arrive in March.
Division 2 is available now on PC, Playstation 4, and Xbox One. The $30 Warlords of New York expansion comes out on March 3 on the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and the Windows PC. It arrives Google Stadia sometime in March. If you purchase the DLC before April 3, you’ll get a level 40 weapon and outfit.