Following huge success in 2016 with the original game, The Division 2 is official and is due to be revealed during Ubisoft’s E3 2018 press conference in June. The loot-focused co-operative shooter offers something different to the likes of Battlefield and Call of Duty, allowing gamers to operate in squads in an open-world environment.
Details are scarce right now, but we’ve scoured the internet and compiled everything that there is to know about The Division 2 so far, including the latest news, release date rumours, platforms and gameplay.
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The Division 2 release date: When is it coming out?
The biggest question is, when are we likely to be able to get our hands on The Division 2? Massive Entertainment’s Creative Director Julian Gerighty has confirmed that we’ll get our first look at The Division 2 during Ubisoft’s E3 2018 press conference in June. It’s also possible that we’ll see a release window or even a release date, as Ubisoft has confirmed that the game has been in development for two years.
We’re hoping for a late-2018 release date, although if we go by the release of the first title in the series, we may not see The Division 2 launch until March 2019. Hopefully Ubisoft will clear this up at E3 2018!
Don’t worry about the first game either; Ubisoft has stressed on its Twitch channel that support for The Division will continue once the newer title has launched, and that gamers can still look forward to frequent updates for some time.
The Division 2 platforms: Where will I be able to play it?
Again, like with most aspects of The Division 2, nothing has been announced regarding platform support. But, as with most games in development in 2018, we expect it to be released on PS4, Xbox One and PC.
Nintendo Switch users might not be as lucky, but with a surprising number of AAA games appearing on the platform (Wolfenstein 2, Ark: Survival Evolved, Fortnite, etc) post-launch, we’re not writing off an eventual Nintendo Switch release.
The Division 2 news: What’s the latest?
As part of the initial reveal, Ubisoft revealed scarce details about the upcoming title. First up, the game is being developed by Massive Entertainment – the team behind the first game in the series. It’s being supported by Ubisoft Annecy, Redstorm, Reflections, Ubisoft Bucharest and Ubisoft Shanghai.
The company also revealed that The Division 2 will be built using an updated version of the Snowdrop Engine from The Division that’ll allow the devs to “fulfil [their] ambitions for this title”.
There will also be an update headed to The Division in June that’ll introduce ‘Crests’, specific achievements that’ll allow fans of the series to unlock The Division 2 rewards before the game is released.