Ubisoft confirmed recently that it would be focusing more on free-to-play games going forward, and the upcoming The Division Heartland is an early step in that direction. The game was recently announced, and though details on it are still scant, a new leak has spilled the beans on some of them. Ubisoft recently held closed tests for the game, which is where these details come from.
A little bit of gameplay footage has also become available, via @SkyLeax on Twitter. Meanwhile, an internal developer briefing (via VGC) also details the game. Apparently, it will have two main modes- a PvE mode set in a small town called Silver Creek called Expedition, and a 45-player PvPvE mode called Storm.
Lead game designer Taylor Epperly explained in the leaked video that both modes will see players “scavenging, exploring, looting, fighting and surviving, all while avoiding the most aggressive and unpredictable virus contamination The Division has ever seen.”
The Division Heartland is set to launch for PC, consoles, and cloud some time before April 2022.
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— SkyLeaks (@SkyLeax) May 15, 2021