Ubisoft has just released Patch 1.8 – Resistance for Tom Clancy’s The Division. The update is live now on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and it weighs 10.41 GB. This is the largest update released for The Division, and as per the details revealed in the Patch Notes/Changelog, it expands the in-game map with new area – West Side Pier.In this new area West Side Pier, two new game modes will be playable – Resistance which is a PvE mode and Skirmish which is a PvP mode. Details of both these modes are provided below.
Resistance (PvE mode): In Resistance, the different factions are teaming up for the first time to fight against Division agents. Varied enemy NPCs continuously spawn in waves as up to four agents try to survive for as long as they can. Enemies drop resources that can be used to either set up defenses or extend the battlefield, offering more tactical options to the players. Players need to cooperate and find the best strategy to complete as many waves as possible and get greater rewards.
Skirmish (PvP mode): In Skirmish, two teams of four players compete against each other to get the highest number of kills before the time expires. Teams earn points each time a downed enemy player is eliminated.
Two days from today i.e. on December 7, Ubisoft will release The Division Free Weekend. Starting from December 7 until December 10 – the full version of Tom Clancy’s The Division will be available for free. For those who already owned The Division, during this Free Weekend promotion, all Season Pass DLC content will be available.
Free DLC Week (From December 5th – 10th) All The Division players will get free, unlimited access to all three expansions included in Tom Clancy’s The Division’s Season Pass offer, including Underground, Survival and Last Stand. This free period will be available across all available platforms and accessible to free weekend players.
Free Weekend (From December 7th – 10th) The full game will be accessible to new players on all available platforms. The current free trial offer, which gives players full access to the main game until they reach level 8 or complete six hours of playtime, will be on hiatus during the free weekend but reinstated once the free weekend promotion ends. Players who have downloaded the free trial before December 7th will see trial restrictions lifted until the end of the free weekend.
The full Patch Notes/Changelog of The Division Patch 1.8 is provided on game’s official website and as per the details provided in it – the update adds a new Social Hub, improvements to the Underground DLC, Revamp Rogue Mechanics, and many others. The sad part is that Update 1.8 does not add Xbox One X support.