During today’s Ubisoft Forward digital event pre-show, Ubisoft announced The Division 2 Title Update 11 release date is set for September 22! In addition to balance changes, those who own the Warlords of New York expansion will get a new mode, as well as the start of Season 3.
If you’ve been keeping tabs with MP1st’s coverage of The Division 2, the new mode included in TU11 shouldn’t come as a shock, as it’s The Summit, which we’ve broken down last week. But for those curious, check out the details from the press release.
The Summit (Warlords of New York Players)
Playing in squads or solo, The Summit will take Division Agents to a high-rise building, where they can scale up to 100 floors of action. Players will face different challenges and enemies on each floor as they progress toward the rooftop, where a special battle awaits. Using Rally Points (permanent checkpoints), players can also choose to focus on select sections of the building. This allows them to play at a preferred difficulty level and be rewarded accordingly for their efforts. The Summit will bring a new way to experience The Division in a single mode and offers high replayability as each attempt with be different. TU 11 will release on September 22 on all platforms for free.
Season 3 (Warlords of New York Players)
Also, on September 22, the third season of The Division 2 Warlords of New York will be available with a new manhunt. Players will target Bardon Schaeffer, the elusive leader of the Black Tusk as he recruits four disavowed agents to form and lead a new rogue cell. They will earn new gear and rewards as they progress through the season.
Seasons are part of the Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 Warlords of New York expansion and are a series of three-month long narrative-driven mini campaigns.
There are also major changes coming to all players regardless if they own the expansion or not.
Major Improvements (All Players)
Core changes and major improvements will be introduced as part of TU 11. These changes were tested on the game’s Public Test Server from September 4 to September 10.
Main Title Update 11 improvements:
Appearance Mods – or Transmogrification – is a new system to the existing character menu for The Division 2. Players can change the appearance of their gear beyond the normal dye and coloration. Masks, backpacks, kneepads, gloves, holsters and all armor gear will be changeable. Appearance Mods will allow players to finally get the specialized look they always wanted or change the style of their setup.Appearance Mods will become a mainstay of the game for all players, Level 1-40.
The improved ‘Rainbow’ loot will bring an update on how gear is assigning the first attribute on a gear piece. The first attribute will now have a percentage chance to roll the same as the core attribute. Players will experience less rainbow loot, meaning that items for a skill brand (Wyvern) are more likely to roll a skill-related attribute.
With Agnostic Mod Slots, all gear pieces will change (mask, chest, backpack) to accept any gear mod type. This means players can add some armor regen into their pure red build without sacrificing a recalibration on the mod slot.
Finally, while The Division 2 doesn’t seem to be getting a PS5 and Xbox Series X upgrade, Ubisoft announced that it will be backwards compatible! It will also offer crossplay support!
Today, The Division 2 also announced that the game will be backward compatible on the Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S and PlayStation® 5, allowing you to play The Division 2 on the new generation of consoles. In addition, the game will be cross-play compatible with next-gen consoles. This means Agents on PlayStation 4 can battle it out with Agents on PlayStation 5. Players on Xbox One can also take on Agents on Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S.