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Division 2 Expansion Takes You On a Manhunt in Manhattan in March

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The Division 2 is taking players to Manhattan in a new expansion, out on March 3.

The expansion, called The Division 2 Warlords of New York, is set to hit Xbox One, PS4, and PC. It’ll release on Stadia later in March. You’ll go on the ultimate manhunt for Aaron Keener, a former Division Agent who has now gone rogue. Keener, along with his network of Rogue Agents, is now a major threat to the burgeoning rebirth of civilization. To track down Keener, Agents will roam the untamed living open world of Lower Manhattan; a former Dark Zone that was recently hit by a devastating hurricane that hit New York City harder than anywhere else in the US, according to the accompanying press release.

You’ll explore new zones, each with iconic locations such as Two Bridges, Chinatown, and Wall Street. To get to Keener, players must take down each of his Rogue Agents.  Each Rogue Agent has their own unique back story and skill – which you gain once you take them down. 

Additionally, core gameplay enhancements have been implemented across various topics such as build diversity, gear streamlining and even more meaningful loot. The new expansion is set to introduce seasons, which will be a 3-month-long themed endgame event with a new main target and his network to track down, introducing them at a regular pace, each with their own stories and unique rewards.

Leagues will also be introduced, offering a series of challenges. Global Events are also returning. During the season, you’ll work to increase your season level to unlock more rewards, very much like a traditional battle pass.

Starting tomorrow, players can experience the prologue with Episode 3 - Coney Island: The Hunt, available free on February 12 for Year 1 pass holders,  February 19 for all The Division 2 players. It’ll feature two main missions, two classified assignments (for Year 1 pass holders), a new specialization, “Firewall, “and new rewards as part of the referral program, as well as new weapons and exotic weapon.


Poorna Shankar

A highly opinionated avid PC gamer, Poorna blindly panics with his friends in various multiplayer games, much to the detriment of his team. Constantly questioning industry practices and a passion for technological progress drive his love for the video game industry. He pulls no punches and tells it like he sees it. He runs a podcast, Gaming The Industry, with fellow writer, Joseph Bradford, discussing industry practices and their effects on consumers.