Best answer: Yes. Ubisoft has stated that content released during The Division 2's first year, including three major DLC episodes, will be free for everyone.
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What does Ubisoft plan to release during The Division 2's first year?
Ubisoft plans to release three large content "episodes" throughout the first year that expand the story with new narrative-driven content, alongside new Specializations. The Division 2 is even set to receive an 8-player endgame raid.
The company has detailed the first two episodes of content and has teased that the third will "pave the way for more thrilling content."
- The first episode, D.C. Outskirts: Expeditions will take you to the surrounding areas of Washington as you chase down elite members of the Outcasts and the Black Tusks and fight for the liberation of the city in new locations.
- The second episode, Pentagon: The Last Castle will bring you to one of America's most iconic locations to unveil what secrets lie inside this well-protected maze.
Do I need the Year One Pass to access the DLC?
No, you do not need the Year One Pass to play any of the major DLC content drops. The Year One Pass grants players 7-day early access to these Episodes and comes with a few additional mission assignments and bounties. It is not necessary to purchase it in order to play the DLC.
Will DLC after the first year of content be free as well?
At this point, it is unknown if Ubisoft plans to continue going down the route of free DLC after the first year or if the company will end up charging for content packs. Considering Ubisoft wouldn't want to split up the player base or upset them, it would seem like a smart move to monetize the game through other avenues. We'll need to wait and see further down the line when the studio comes to a decision.
Take back Washington
Civil war has fallen upon Washington D.C. after the pandemic. It's up to you and your fellow Agents to band together and save the city. And in a nice turn of events, its first year of DLC will be completely free.
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