Latest Update to The Division Goes Live Tomorrow, Adds New Area

December 4, 2017Written by Anthony Nash

The Division Update 1.8

Today, Ubisoft announced that the “Resistance” update for Tom Clancy’s The Division will launch simultaneously across all platforms tomorrow, December 5. The update not only adds a brand new area of the map to the game but also adds in some new game modes as well as improvements to the overall user experience.

The 1.8 update to The Division is the largest free update to the game in its time, and expands the game map with a new area accessible to all players: the West Side Pier. In addition to brand new open world activities across the map and area, West Side Pier is also 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. Enemies drop resources that can be used to either set up defenses or extend the battlefield, offering more tactical options to the players. Players need to cooperate and find the best strategy to complete as many waves as possible and get greater 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.

The new update also adds a brand new social hub to the game, improvements to the Underground DLC, a revamp of rogue mechanics, and an optimization of the gear system that lets players improve the stats of their favorite equipment.

In addition to the 1.8 update, The Division will be hosting a free weekend to all platforms from December 7 to December 10. Adding on to that, Ubisoft also announced that all Division owners will have free access to all of the expansions included in The Division’s Season Pass from December 5 to December 10.

Tom Clancy’s The Division is available now.