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The Division 2 gameplay debuts at E3 2018

It may well have leaked out before the show begins, but The Division 2 has now officially debuted at the Xbox E3 press conference and the first big question has been answered.

The action is moving to Washington D.C.

The timeline is a mere six months later on from the first game, but even so, the devastation in Washington looks pretty epic. The early gameplay shown off is set around a crashed Air Force One, and shows off some new weapons that will be available in the game.

It looks a little more post-apocalyptic than the first game, and we see such things as anti-personnel foam, modular armor and new abilities.

Oh, and drones. Something that noticeably missing from the first Division.

We also got a launch date, and we're set to hit the streets on March 15, 2019. Beta signups are now live over on the Ubisoft website (opens in new tab).

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