The Division has been one of the more interesting releases of 2016, as it was once being heralded as the game that Destiny should have been before losing a big chunk of its playerbase after a few months. However, the game has received solid support and new content that has lured people back into the game, and now Ubisoft will be doing something to get even more people to try the game out. The game will be free-to-play this weekend, though only for the PC version of the game.
Despite this being coined as a free-to-play weekend, the game is actually free-to-play today and will be until December 18th. You will need to use uPlay in order to play the game for free, though the free-to-play version is unrestricted and lets you play through the game’s entirety. Of course, the game’s DLC will not be included, so you’ll need to pay if you want to check out that content. If you like what you play then you’ll be able to carry over your progress to the paid version when you buy it, which will also be discounted by 50% during this promotion.
The Division most recently got the Survival expansion, which has players trying to survive the elements while facing off against deadly hunters. You can check out the complete patch notes for that by clicking right here. Ubisoft said that the game saw a large amount of players returning to the game after the big 1.4 update, which had them tweak a lot of things in order to address fan complaints. They said the following:
“Some players left the game earlier than what we thought, then we had to make that tough call – do we keep providing them with extra content or do we stop everything for a while, settle down, fix everything and then once the game is where it should be, then we start providing more content.”
The Division is available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.