Update 1.7 is coming to Tom Clancy’s The Division tomorrow, and ahead of its release, Ubisoft has broken down everything players can expect to find in this latest free expansion.
Probably the biggest addition waiting for Division agents will be Global Events, a dual set of modifiers that can impact all PvE content (including DLC expansions) while offering some special rewards. With the Global modifiers, the game’s entire map can be affected while the event is running, changing things such as damage levels, giving unique properties to certain kinds of enemy kills, and more. The first of these events will be Outbreak, which will be tied to the pandemic that caused the fall of New York in the first place. Activity modifiers, meanwhile, can be activated on specific missions and Incurious to increase difficulty while boosting loot, and they can be stacked on top of the Global modifiers while those are active.
During Global Events, players will be able to collect new Classified Gear sets, reworkings of previous sets which offer better primary stat roles, additional recalibration options, and new five- or six-piece bonuses. Completing Global Events can also give players some fun vanity options as well, thanks to a new set of face masks. Speaking of showing off, Commendations can now reward agents with arm patches that’ll proudly display a player’s accomplishments, and in a move that I’ve been asking for for over a year now, agent hair styles and glasses can finally be changed.
Lastly, Update 1.7 will be bringing Encrypted Caches with it. These special loot boxes will hold exclusive emotes, outfits, and skins, and can either be opened by assembling key fragments gained by completing commendations or killing named bosses, or through cypher keys purchased with premium credits.
Check out the trailer above for a deeper look at Tom Clancy’s The Division Update 1.7, which hits tomorrow on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.