Over on its official blog, Ubisoft has revealed that the first of two free content updates (dubbed “1.1) for The Division will drop on April 12, and as expected, will add a new endgame activity for those already at level 30. Not only that, but a host of new features will be introduced as well.
The first Incursion, titled Falcon Lost, is set in a completely
new, underground water-treatment facility that’s been turned into a
stronghold for the Last Man Battalion. The Incursions update also
includes the following changes and additions:
• New gear is a vital centerpiece of Incursions, which introduces
four rare gear sets: Sentry’s Call, Striker’s Battle Gear, Path of the
Nomad, and Technician’s Authority. Each set is meant to bolster a
specific play style; Sentry’s Call promotes consistent precision,
Striker’s Battle Gear is for assault-focused players, and so on. Finding
and equipping four pieces from a single set unlocks a new,
never-before-seen talent for your Agent, which the developers aren’t
• Agent level is still capped at 30, but your gear score can
boost your abilities beyond your level, and are touted as a new way of
leveling up for top-level players.
• Loot trading is now possible; if you get good loot, you can now
drop it on the ground and make it available to other players. In the
Dark Zone, you can only drop loot inside the Dark Zone gate.
• Assignments are new tasks – killing 10 Cleaners, for example –
that are meant as brief, optional side goals that update daily and can
earn you Phoenix Credits, Division tech, and other rewards.
• Supply drops will periodically fall from the sky in the Dark
Zone, giving you and other groups something to battle over. They’re also
protected by tough enemies, but the loot doesn’t need to be extracted,
as it’s uncontaminated, and can’t be stolen once acquired.
• When your Agent dies, you can now camera-follow your teammates, seeing what they see and offering tactical support.
• Falcon Lost has two difficulties: Hard mode, which is
recommended for players whose gear score is equivalent to level 31; and
challenge mode, which is even tougher. Also, there aren’t any
checkpoints in Falcon Lost; if your team goes down, you’ll have to
restart from the beginning. Additionally, you can replay Falcon Lost and
other upcoming Incursions as many times as you want and still be
rewarded with new loot.
• Enemies can now employ drones, aerial enemies that will be
tricky to hit. You’ll also be pitted against an armored personnel
carrier, which acts as a boss and is impervious to bullets, forcing you
to find another way to deal with it.