Close to a month ago, Ubisoft released the highly anticipated open-world shooter Tom Clancy’s The Division on PS4, Xbox One and PC. Gamers have had plenty of time to disappear into the immersive world of New York City, but now Ubisoft is ready to detail one of the first pieces of new content coming to Tom Clancy’s The Division, Incursions.
Over on The Division’s Twitch channel today, Ubisoft revealed loads of new information about the new feature Incursions, which is coming to the game in update 1.1 on April 12. Incursions are free and are described as very difficult activities for more advanced teams.
Falcon Lost is the name of the first Incursion and better loot or gear can be found within this Incursion and others. Incursions will have matchmaking and there are no checkpoints for each Incursion.
The Incursion Falcon Lost will be located underground at a water treatment facility and it does have narrative implications. There will be two difficulties for every Incursion, and Hard Mode is the easiest mode. Challenge Mode is the other mode that players will be able to play Incursions under.
Gear sets have been created and there are four unique sets, and if players find all of them, they will then receive a “very powerful talent.” This is one of the features that is coming to The Division update 1.1. Sentry’s Call, Striker’s Battle Gear, Tactician’s Authority and Path of the Nomad were named as Gear sets.
Sentry’s Call is apparently tailored to players who are marksmen or snipers. Striker’s Battle Gear is built for combat assault minded players. Tactician’s Authority is good for healing fellow players as well.
Gear sets can be acquired by playing Incursions and then other sets can be found in the Dark Zone. At Level 30, gamers will no longer have item scores and instead will have gear score. This measurement is like the equivalent of getting Level 31 or Level 32-type gear. Incursions will have a required Gear score for players to meet.
Trading wasn’t a feature that was in the game at launch, but it will arrive in update 1.1. You can trade items with players within your group or area, and there seems to be a time limit of two hours involved with the process.
Restrictions in trading is only for the Dark Zone as players must go to a Dark Zone gate in order to trade. If a player picks up an item, they can then drop it and someone else within the group can pick it up.
Assignments are given out to players weekly and daily, and players can find them on the right hand of the screen when looking at the world map. Players will also get Division Tech as well as Phoenix Credits for completing them.
Supply Drops is another element coming in update 1.1. These are sky drops that happen every hour in the Dark Zone and in different spots. There will be different rewards in each drop and only one group can pick up a Supply Drop. There will be enemies waiting for when players get there. These items don’t need to be extracted and it is a true finders keepers situation. Pick up items and use them right away.
A new camera will be given to players who have been killed but still want to observe players in their group. This will help folks stay tactical and helpful even though they have been killed. You can jump around from player camera to player camera. Lastly, enemies can use drones so gamers will need to be on the lookout for those as well.
Tom Clancy’s The Division has joined both Assassin’s Creed and Watch Dogs as three of the top four best-selling new IPs in gaming’s history. The Division is available now for PS4, Xbox One and PC.