The Division – Ubisoft’s online only shooter – just turned a year old today. After a solid year of patches and new content, the team at Ubisoft held a stream that was packed full of new information about the game’s future to celebrate. The biggest announcement of them all? Two major expansions are currently planned for 2017, and both of them will be completely free.
According to Ubisoft both of the expansions are currently under heavy development, and they’ll add “engaging new activities” to the game. Both of them will be alongside the regular bug crunching updates, which will continue throughout the year. Ubisoft says that all current activities in the game will end up being improved as time goes on, which certainly sounds interesting.
The first of the two updates is set to release this Summer, and includes a new feature called Seasons. Seasons are special mission playlists with gameplay modifiers applied, and are designed so you’ll have to play differently than you usually do. New seasons will come and go as the year goes on, so you’ll probably want to complete them while you can.
Other features in the first update are loadouts – which are self explanatory – and Feats. Feats are special goals and challenges, and you’ll get rewarded with different patches for completing them. Some of the example Feats given were kill challenges, exploration, and helping out other players.
It’s nice for Ubisoft to reward players who have stuck around – and potentially invite new ones – with additional content, and both Feats and Seasons seem like they’ll keep completionists coming back for more.
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