The Division gets damage-boosting 'Blackout' event on Xbox One and PC

Recently, The Division received a 4K patch on Xbox One X, but Ubisoft isn't done with the game just yet, even though the team has officially announced The Division 2. Today, the company revealed a new event which lasts until the end of the month. "Blackout" brings new gear and mechanics to the title which originally launched all the way back in early 2016.

It's great to see that Ubisoft is supporting The Division after all this time. The Xbox One X upgrade brought a lot of people back so keeping them engaged is a priority. As long as there's compelling content which changes up the gameplay, gamers will be attracted to it.

Introducing The Division's latest Global Event: Blackout, available from April 23 to April 30. During this event, shooting or running builds your charge meter – and more charge means more inflicted damage. Join the event today to earn new masks and classified gear!

The Division is a third-person shooter which takes place in the United States right after a deadly biological attack. In our review, we said that the game "represents a massive ambition to combine a modern third-person tactical shooter with role-playing mechanics in a huge and connected world. Ubisoft's industry leading open-world design takes center stage, painstakingly reconstructing New York City wrapped in a near-apocalyptic vision of social breakdown."

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Asher Madan

Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.