Tom Clancy's The Division Trailer: Survival DLC Update - Expansion II

In DLC Expansion II: Survival, SHD agents have run out of supplies in the middle of a harsh Manhattan winter and will have to survive as long as possible in a very hostile environment. Vulnerable, stripped of all gear, wounded and freezing to death, search for the cure in these unforgiving conditions and find a way to be extracted from this chaos. Your survival depends on it.

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Specter229761d ago

I wanted this game time be good. Which it was , for about 2 weeks. Now ... now it sits there reminding me that Ubisoft has broken my heart ... again.

warriorcase761d ago

Playing the PTS at the moment. God damn its good fun. Can't wait to play this mode in coop.

smolinsk761d ago

How is it, is it like the whole city to walk around in or? and is it like you have to get from a to b? and last, are the enemies all over you?

warriorcase760d ago

after the intro cinematic for the mission you spawn in a random shelter which is like your safe houses were you can craft. You need to scavenge for materials and craft everything as you only start with a pistol and very simple gear but crafting for example takes 2 fabric to create a new jacket for a better cold rating or 2 gun parts to craft a gun. Same goes for your skills which are crafted with electronics. From what I can tell so far from my few runs it is the whole city including the dark zone which is where you need to get to in order to extract yourself. Your aim is to reach the center of the dark zone, obtain the virus sample and extract yourself. All loot boxes in the dark zone seem to be caches now which is cool but you can only grab 6 at a time and flare guns cost materials to make also. You start with an infection that gives you a 1 hour times but finding meds can either slow it or stop it for a limit of time expanding the time limit by a fair amount if you can find meds, most i've extended to was just over 2 hours. Your not prompted to get from any A to B in a sense your not micro managed at all, your objective is to get to the center of the dark zone and extract from where ever you start and how you go about doing it seems to be entirely up to you. As for enemies there doesn't seem to be very many at all. In the dark zone there are still mobs of a few enemies and the odd boss here and there but they pose much more of a threat as medkits and ammo are also scarce. So far from what i've played its very well balanced and adds a very different take on the game making you play it a lot differently and really think about not only how your going to get to an objective but also how you plan on dealing with it when you get there. It makes stealth and avoiding fights a much viable option at times.

smolinsk760d ago

Wow thanks :-) great update on the game so far :-) good reading. Is the pts the survival mode you talk about? Is this survival mode with the whole city coming in co-op? Sorry for all the questions:-)

warriorcase760d ago

not a problem. the PTS is the Public Test Server. A separate game download that is just for testing and none of the progress carrys over on I believe. I would guess the survival mode will be in the main game in about 2-4 weeks after balancing and testing feedback as 1.4 was. When the mode starts you are involved in (another) helicopter crash, so yes you can meet up with friends and group up with each other but at the beginning you will be separated from falling out of the chopper at different places.

The basic notes on survival are:
-2 game modes PvP Survival OR PvE Survival – Groups can meet on the map and help each other but not kill each other in PvE mode

-24 players on the LZ map

-WHEN YOU DIE ==> GAME OVER! (you can be revived from the downed state)

-hunger, cold mechanics

-you are sick and need to extract yourself

-you start with a pistol only and with no / bad gear

-clothings have a ‘cold’ rating that protect from the blizzard

-crafting plays an important role

-there are ‘hideouts’ – like apartments (those are not safe house)

-there are crafting benches in the hideouts

-you need to build a new mask / virus filter when you want to enter the DZ / contaminated zones

-on the borders of the map the enemies are weaker and get stronger when you move closer to the center of the map

-No need to be L30 to play Survival – Just need access to the BoO

-No link to World Tier – every player plays as the same difficulty level (you start with a simple green pistol) and work your way up

smolinsk760d ago

Great thanks again :-) this DLC sounds amazing, just my type of game. Great details thanks.