Ubisoft is bringing a big shakeup to The Division 2 as we head into the game’s first anniversary. The big release of Episode 3 is just a prelude to the year two content, which begins in March with a paid expansion: Warlords of New York. The “narrative-driven” add-on will take us back to New York City, and there are much more sweeping changes afoot for the game.
Warlords of New York will take place in Lower Manhattan, described as a former Dark Zone that’s been hit hard by a hurricane, and now serves as the base of operations for rogue Division agent Aaron Keener. New zones will include landmarks like Two Bridges, Chinatown, and Wall Street. You’ll have to take down Keener’s team of Rogue Agents – each one has a unique skill that you steal when you beat them, Mega Man-style.
A full-on paid expansion is a notable divergence from Ubisoft’s previous monetisation model for The Division 2, which included smaller, free updates that players could pay for early access to. So is this the path for all future Division 2 content releases?