The Division, a multiplayer RPG shooter from Ubisoft, has had quite the first year. It sold a lot of copies right out of the gate, but lost a lot of people due to constant bugs and errors. It then got a lot of people back the arrival of DLC like Underground, Survival, and The Last Stand, and now it’s trying to get even more people to play it via a special event. Ubisoft has announced that The Division will be free-to-play on PC/Xbox One/PS4 until May 7th.
By “free-to-play” they likely mean you can download it digitally for free and play the game for the weekend without having to pay a dime.
Why you should partake in such a thing? Well, The Division is a unique game that blends many genres together for what many have found to be a fun experience. The game takes place in Manhattan, where a virus has been spread among the population, and because of it, help can’t come from the outside very often. So to restore order to the city, a group of sleeper agents are activated, and told to find the source of the virus and stop any who are trying to exploit the situation.
The Division lets you play alone, with friends, or with other online players, it’s completely your call. There’s a large cityscape to explore, complete missions in, have fights in, and more. This truly is a shooter/survival game/RPG, as you’ll need to find supplies that are hidden around the city to help your player progress. There’s also the Dark Zone, “a seamless multiplayer area” where battles can happen in the blink of an eye, and some of the best gear in the game can be found.
This isn’t even talking about the DLC like Survival, where you’ll get an all-new Survival Mode feature that shows Manhattan overtaken by a blizzard, supplies funneled to one area, and everyone trying to make it there.
So, if you’re looking for something fun to do this weekend, and don’t want to spend money on anything, why not try out The Division?