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What is The Division 2 Year One Pass?

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What is The Division 2 Year One Pass?

Best answer: The Division 2's Year One Pass grants players 7-day early access to the game's first year of DLC drops along with exclusive missions, bounties, and immediate access to three Specializations. It does not include the Warlords of New York expansion. Now that the first year of content is almost over, there's no reason to buy it.Buy Warlords of New York: The Division 2: Warlords of New York (opens in new tab) ($30 at Microsoft)Buy The Division 2: The Division 2 Gold Edition (opens in new tab) ($100 at Amazon)

Should you buy the Year One Pass?

No. Now that the game's first year of content is already available to everyone, there's no reason to buy the Year One Pass. You'd essentially be paying $40 for a handful of classified missions. There is no reason to spend that kind of money on what amounts to practically nothing.

Does it include Warlords of New York?

No. Warlords of New York is an entirely separate expansion from the Year One Pass. You'll need to buy Warlords of New York for $30.

What does Ubisoft plan to release during The Division 2's first year?

The developer has a lot planned (opens in new tab) going forward after The Division 2 initially releases. There will be three large content Episodes that expand the story, three Specializations that release alongside the Episodes, and an 8-player raid.

And as with most live service games, quality of life improvements, performance optimization, bug fixes, and new events will be released throughout the year as well.

Detailed by Ubisoft, the Episodes are as follows:

  • D.C. Outskirts: Expeditions: Hunt a traitor to a wooded presidential retreat, cut the head off the Outcasts at the zoo, and experience the new Expeditions.
  • Pentagon: The Last Castle: Fight your way through flooded environments and Black Tusk troops to reach the Pentagon. Explore the building and the DARPA labs beneath it, and retrieve a perfusion bioreactor before Black Tusk can smuggle it out through a Cold War tunnel network.
  • Coney Island: The Hunt: Kidnapped virologist Vitaly Tchernenko may hold the key to curing the Green Poison, and he's about to be handed to the Black Tusk on Coney Island. Episode 3 adds new areas to explore in two main missions, two Classified Assignments, a new Firewall Specialization, and a familiar enemy: the Cleaners.

Isn't the first year of downloadable content free for everyone?

Yup! Ubisoft plans to release The Division 2's first year of content free for all players. Even if you don't buy the Year One Pass, you will still be able to play through all three content Episodes. You won't be locked out of major content just because you didn't purchase it.

Jennifer Locke has been playing video games nearly her entire life, and is very happy Xbox is growing a stronger first-party portfolio. You can find her obsessing over Star Wars and other geeky things on Twitter @JenLocke95.