Tom Clancy's The Division Gets a Free Weekend on PC

With The Division's 1.8 update still on the horizon, Ubisoft is preparing to offer PC players a chance to catch up this weekend for free.

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Tom Clancy's The Division continues to fight on across the streets of dystopian New York. After 18 months, Ubisoft is looking to inject the game with some new blood, so the publisher is offering the PC player base a free weekend.

The Division's official website offers up the details. The free weekend is set to begin this Thursday, September 14 from 1PM ET through Sunday, September 17 at 4PM ET. Given that the game is a hefty file package, players can begin preloading the game now. Those that like the game well enough will have the option to purchase the game for 60 percent off from the Ubisoft Store.

The Division first released in March 2016 to mixed reviews, but to a positive one from Shacknews. The game has grown substantially in the months since its original release, having most recently teased the free 1.8 update, which will include some new PvP modes, among other things. To get an idea of the full features coming in the update, check out the video below.

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    September 12, 2017 9:50 AM

    Ozzie Mejia posted a new article, Tom Clancy's The Division Gets a Free Weekend on PC

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      September 12, 2017 9:52 AM

      Is this one still alive?

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      September 12, 2017 6:02 PM

      I haven't played it in a while, but it's a good game.

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        September 12, 2017 9:48 PM

        to expand: It's a very enjoyable third person shooty shooty thing with a bunch of RPG'ish elements, but the endgame turns into a major bulletsponge grindfest.

        Fun journey to get there though, and the atmosphere of the recreation of a deserted new york city is utterly fantastic.

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          September 12, 2017 9:49 PM

          The atmosphere and visuals alone are worth a download for sure. The detail of the world is astonishing.

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            September 12, 2017 9:51 PM

            Plus all the "texture" stuff, the voicemails on phones and whatnot.

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          September 13, 2017 3:31 AM

          I found enemies start out as bullet sponges already. Never got more than a few hours in.

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      September 12, 2017 9:55 PM

      Will all DLC be free to try on top of the base game, which I own?

      Base game only free weekend does nothing to get new players

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      September 12, 2017 11:02 PM

      Such wasted potential this one. I was addicted to this rpg diablo-ish loot, builds and ability to slowly plow through content with friends in a shooter. Hoping Division 2 or Anthem gets it right in the future.

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      September 12, 2017 11:19 PM

      The world / art is pretty damn good imo.
      My friends like the pvp.
      I enjoy the underground missions and the end game PvE stuff.
      I enjoyed the base game but they have really done a good job on post game support imo.

      My friends still play it but I ain't got time to sort through loot.

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      September 13, 2017 3:45 AM

      cant believe the shooting was so bad in a ghost recon game.
      PUBG has shown theres room for a more realistic shooter without the gadgets and UI prompts above enemies heads.