Tom Clancy’s The Division is coming out in less than two months from now and among the slew of titles that will arrive over the first six months, not many have been revealed for a longer period of time than this game. Through the close to three years that we’ve known about Tom Clancy’s The Division, there have been many, many questions unanswered, but we hope to answer many of them today.
Once players get into New York City and pass the introduction part of the game, Tom Clancy’s The Division will have a Base of Operations (BOO) that must be restored. You will be able to do this through the missions that can be found from the three wings of your BOO. In an interview, Ubisoft talked about the role each person’s BOO will play.
“Players are invited to take back New York and restore order in the city. This process has a visual representation in the Base of Operations. The BOO is a bastion that players save from a siege, and that they restore progressively as they complete missions in the open world,” Ubisoft said.
Each player will have their own Base of Operations and within each of the three wings (Medical, Security and Tech), a tale of its own. We do have exact details of what the stories for each of the three wings will entail, however, in the effort to prevent spoilers that you may not want to read, we’ve omitted the info from this article.
Gamers will interact with the unique characters at each wing and learn more about the game’s world through these missions. If you are worried about having to play missions in a specific order, don’t worry because that doesn’t seem to be the case. “Players can alternate between BOO wings and choose the order in which they complete the missions.”
The firm went onto note four specific NPC characters that will help provide context to the world around you and they include: Paul Rhodes, Ray Benitez, Jessica Kandel and Faye Lau. For those who played the alpha, you’ll know Faye from the opening cinematics you saw.
The game’s max level will be 30, which may sound a bit low to some. It’s important to keep in mind level tweaks can always be made, and that your overall progression will correlate to the 30 level max. Ubisoft detailed the type of experience people will find once they reach the max level and the mode that will be waiting for them.
“At maximum level players unlock ‘Challenge Mode’ difficulty for a few select missions, the hardest difficulty in the game at launch and offering some of the best rewards for the most hardcore players. Crafting is another end-game activity, players will have to gather the Blueprints and materials to make some of the best items in the game. Often these Crafting materials drop in the DarkZone and at Maximum Level there is a dedicated DarkZone bracket meaning that players will only encounter other Level 30 Players.
“Between the DarkZone and Challenge Mode you have the perfect places to try out your latest top tier item acquisitions offering a mix of both PvE and PvP content. And finally there is still the rest of the open world to explore, players can return to anywhere in the world to finish off any side-missions or collectibles they missed while leveling,” Ubisoft said.
Tom Clancy’s The Division will be finally released on March 8 for the PS4, Xbox One and PC. Ubisoft has a closed beta for PS4, Xbox One and PC and it will begin first on Xbox One on Jan. 28, Jan. 29 on PS4 and PC. The beta will conclude on Jan. 31.