Today, Ubisoft has begun celebrating their release of the ambitious third-person shooter MMO hybrid title Tom Clancy’s The Division. Since its release, the game has hit its 20 million players worldwide milestone. Since the game’s launch, millions of players on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One have stormed the streets of New York City during a global pandemic known as “The Dollar Bill Flu” also known as “Green Poison” in order to bring order to the chaos that ensues.
Since the game’s launch, players have explored new experiences featured in content drops such as the DLC packs Underground, Survival, and the Last Stand Expansions. In order to help celebrate the games two year anniversary, Ubisoft has planned out a month of in-game activities for Division Agents to enjoy. These events include four Global Events that will take place from March 1, 2018, until March 29, 2018, with one global event per week.
These global events continue on the tradition of live features within the game, which alter the gameplay experience through the addition of modifiers to all in-game activities while granting players who participate in the events, a chance to unlock new cosmetic items to enjoy alongside the gameplay rewards such as weapons, armor, and items. Along with the in-game content, Ubisoft has also announced that those who tune into the Official The Division Twitch channel can also earn in-game rewards for tuning into the livestream events for 30 minutes.
Through this activity, players can automatically unlock prizes for their Ubisoft account as long as they have it linked to their Twitch account. You can read the official statement about the game’s success down below:
Before its launch, Tom Clancy’s The Division broke the record with the largest Beta phases for a new franchise (6.4 million players). At launch, Tom Clancy’s the Division became the fastest-selling new franchise within the gaming industry. Since its launch, the teams released three expansions and nine significant updates that included new gameplay modes, Dark Zone map expansions, new incursions, gameplay rebalancing and quality of life improvements along with a wealth of customization options and live activities.
Most recently, Massive studio released Update 1.8 – Resistance in December 2017, which signified a new step forward into making the current version of the game, the best it has even been. Update 1.8 was the biggest free content update so far, doubling player engagement and generating positive feedback amongst the player community.
“We are very proud of what we have achieved during these past 2 years. Listening and giving back to the community has always been our first objective and we would like to thank all The Division players for their valuable feedback and their support,” said Julian Gerighty, Creative Director.
Today, Tom Clancy’s The Division contains a number of different modes, including multiple PvE activities, two PvP game modes, a heart pumping survival mode, continuous live activities like Global Events and Double Reward Weekends, and much more. All of this, plus Massive team’s dedication to listening to players illustrates perfectly Ubisoft’s commitment and engagement to offer them the most unique experiences.
As a continued effort to keep Tom Clancy’s The Division going, Ubisoft has been hard at work offering players new ways to play their game, engage with one another, and experience the post-pandemic streets of New York. Stay tuned to our site for our thoughts on the current state of the game in the upcoming days.
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