The group end-game activity – titled Falcon Lost – is coming in a free update, and according to Ubisoft, will reward teams that come out victorious with high-level loot.
Falcon Lost is set in a completely new, underground water-treatment facility that’s been turned into a stronghold for the Last Man Battalion.
It has two difficulties: hard mode, which is recommended for players whose gear score is equivalent to level 31; and challenge mode, which is even tougher.
Also, there aren’t any checkpoints in Falcon Lost; if your team goes down, you’ll have to restart from the beginning.
Notably, the update will also include a loot-trading feature, letting you swap items with your squadmates.
Following the release of Falcon Lost, we will update our review of The Division with a score.
Other features of the update:
◆ New gear is a vital centerpiece of Incursions, which introduces four rare gear sets: Sentry’s Call, Striker’s Battle Gear, Path of the Nomad, and Technician’s Authority. Each set is meant to bolster a specific play style; Sentry’s Call promotes consistent precision, Striker’s Battle Gear is for assault-focused players, and so on. Finding and equipping four pieces from a single set unlocks a new, never-before-seen talent for your Agent, which the developers aren’t revealing yet.
◆ Agent level is still capped at 30, but your gear score can boost your abilities beyond your level, and are touted as a new way of leveling up for top-level players.
◆ Assignments are new tasks – killing 10 Cleaners, for example – that are meant as brief, optional side goals that update daily and can earn you Phoenix Credits, Division tech, and other rewards.
◆ Supply drops will periodically fall from the sky in the Dark Zone, giving you and other groups something to battle over. They’re also protected by tough enemies, but the loot doesn’t need to be extracted, as it’s uncontaminated, and can’t be stolen once acquired.
◆ When your Agent dies, you can now camera-follow your teammates, seeing what they see and offering tactical support.
◆ Enemies can now employ drones, aerial enemies that will be tricky to hit. You’ll also be pitted against an armored personnel carrier, which acts as a boss and is impervious to bullets, forcing you to find another way to deal with it.
Another free update, Conflict, will add a special incursion into New York’s Columbus Circle as well as new Dark Zone features later this year.
There will also be three paid DLC expansions – Underground, Survival, and Last Stand – which introduce new areas and threats to The Division’s open-world New York.
Xbox One players will have 30-day exclusive early access to Underground and Survival.