Ubisoft have shared a first story trailer for the upcoming looter shooter The Division 2. The trailer offers a sneak peek at the enemy factions which will vary from religious fanatics, fascists and roaming riders to military-like groups.
Judging by the new story trailer, the main theme in The Division 2 will be unity. Players will have to work with civilians to "save the nation from a total collapse" in the aftermath of a deadly virus. The trailer also mentions civil war which started after the continuous conflicts between the new factions.
Of course, every faction will have a different theme and background, just like in the original game. Some of these factions and their leaders can be seen in the trailer. Terms like "religious outcasts", "depraved fascists", "roaving packs of hyenas" are used to describe these new groups and judging by the shots in the trailer, one of them looks similar to Cleaners from The Division with suicide bomber enemy types.
At the very end of the trailer, a fourth faction has also been revealed along with a character that looks like their commander. It's a more military themed faction similar to the Last Man Battalion from the original game and the mysterious character is giving them the order for "terminating any Division agent with extreme prejudice".
It's possible that this faction will actually be the strongest of four revealed factions, and their commander the ultimate boss fight like Colonel Bliss in the previous game.
Along with the faction info, the trailer showed the new base of operations which will be set in White House just like some earlier leaks suggested.
Ubisoft also revealed the private beta dates for those who pre-order The Division. Players will get to test the game from 7 to 10 February 2019 and those who want to check the reviews before buying the game will have to wait for open beta to try it out. The open beta date is yet to be revealed but it should come soon after the private beta.
Also, those who signed up for private beta on Ubisoft's website may get their invitation but Ubisoft doesn't guarantee that everyone will be invited.