The Division Update 1.8 This Fall Brings Two New Game Modes, New Area

August 30, 2017 Written by Jason Dunning

Ubisoft has announced that The Division Update 1.8, Resistance, will be the biggest free update so far when it launches in fall 2017 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

With Update 1.8, you’ll find two new game modes – Resistance and Skirmish – and a new area, West Side Pier:

West Side Pier is a completely new area spread across two new zones and accessible for all players. Defeated factions were last seen converging towards the sector and seem to have started working together for the first time. The Division must investigate the area to confirm that factions are indeed forging an alliance and determine the reason of their sudden interest in this location.

In addition to the variety of open world activities available across the whole map, West Side Pier will be home to two new game modes:

  • 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 and earn 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.

You’ll also find a new social hub, Camp Clinton, where you’ll be able to group up with other agents and adjust you gear “before taking the fight to West Side Pier.”

More details on Update 1.8 will be given in a livestream on August 31 starting at 5pm CEST, but for now, we know it will also come with improvements to the Underground DLC, a revamp of the rogue mechanics, and an optimization of the gear system letting players improve the stats of their favorite equipment.

Update 1.8 is the second of two major free updates planned for The Division Year 2, but there will still be gameplay and quality of life updates in the coming months as well.

The Division Update 1.7 launched earlier this month.