Incursions (1)

Ubisoft have revealed what's coming in the free content update for Tom Clancy's The Division.

Announced during a dedicated stream and Ubiblog post, the 1.1 update called "Incursions" will release on April 12th and will be adding a meaty chuck of endgame content, as well as some new mechanics.

The cornerstone of the Incursions update is the raid called Falcon Lost. Referred to in-game as an Incursion, the raid will send players to an underground water treatment facility in an attempt to eliminate retreating LMB forces. Falcon Lost will have two difficulty settings, Hard and Challenging, but the caveat is that there are no checkpoints, so If your team goes down, you'll have to restart from the beginning.

As rewards, there will be four new gear sets added to the game; Sentry's Call, Striker's Battle Gear, Technician's Authority and Path of the Nomad, each designed to complement different play styles. Sentry's Call is made for marksmen, Striker is tailored for tanks and frontal assault and Tactician's Authority is perfect for healing and electronics support. The final set, Path of the Nomad, is a dedicated PvP set for those who like to roam the Dark Zone.

You can find the pieces for each gear set in the incursion, the Dark Zone, as challenge mode mission rewards and via blueprints to be crafted. As an added bonus, if you gather and equip four pieces from a single set you will unlock a new talent unique to that specific gear set.

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The Division 1.1 update will also be adding some new features to help spice up team play and keep you busy when you're not on mission or in the Dark Zone.

To spice up combat, enemies will be able to employ small aerial drones to flank and attack players from above. There will also be a new boss type in the the form of an armored personnel carrier, which "is impervious to bullets, forcing you to find another way to deal with it."

Players will now be able to trade loot with other players in their group by having the option to drop it on the ground, making it available for others to pick up. This can also be done with loot found in the Dark Zone, but you can only drop loot inside the Dark Zone entrance gate..

A new Assignments system will also be added. Much like the Bounty system in Destiny, the Assignments will reset daily and give you an objective, such as killing 10 Cleaners, to earn Phoenix Credits, Division tech, and other rewards.

For those who like the PvP of The Division, Supply Drops full of loot will appear in the Dark Zone. The drops will be protected by enemies and once collected, the loot can't be stolen by other players, so expect a tough PvEvP battle when you see a Supply Drop fall from the sky.

Finally, the kill-cam will be tweaked so you can change the camera to your teammate's perspectives when you die, allowing you to provide tactical support via chat till you are revived.

The 1.1 update will release on April 12th and will be first of five major content drops - two free updates and three paid expansions - released thought the first year.