The Division 2 is preparing for the upcoming expansion, Warlords of New York, with a free-to-play weekend to entice new players. From February 27 to March 2, the loot-shooter RPG will be temporarily free for gamers on Xbox One, PC, and PS4. By March 3 (the launch date of Warlords of New York), you will need to purchase the game to keep playing.
A new animated short film has also been released to celebrate the upcoming expansion. It’s embedded below.
There’ll not be a level cap, time limitation, or content over the weekend, which means that you can play with your heart’s content. Furthermore, any progress will move over to the full game should you buy it, which means you won’t have to begin over.
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The game is also discounted right now, but it’s most heavily discounted on Xbox One–you can get it for a ridiculous $3. If you enjoy the free weekend, you can keep it going for very little money.
PlayStation Plus and Xbox Live Gold subscriptions will be required to play the game across the weekend, as The Division 2 is an always online title.
In his hands-on experience with the upcoming expansion, Alessandro Fillari said that Warlords of New York–which ups the level cap to 40–is a great addition to The Division 2. “The new batch of content for the game doesn’t seek to reinvent The Division 2, but rather, give more reason to want to engage with its particular approach to the familiar looter-shooter dynamic–which is OK with me.”