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The Division is free and yours to keep on PC for limited time

Published: 08:12, 01 September 2020
A screenshot of The Division showing an agent with a Tao mask.
The Division - Tao mask

Ubisoft are feeling generous these days and this time it's not a timed trial either. Namely, Tom Clancy's The Division is free to download and yours to keep.

Note that this is not The Division 2, the latest instalment in the franchise, but rather its predecessor. Look at it from the bright side though - you're getting a polished article of a game, as Ubisoft had ample time to tune it to perfection. 

"Ubisoft is pleased to offer you Tom Clancy's The Division. You can claim your free game from September 1st at 09:00 am to September 8th at 10:00 am (your local time) and you will be able to play it at any time!"

We have a few The Division veterans among our ranks and to say they're fond of the game is a severe understatement. It had a bit of a rough start but Ubisoft did great work in bringing up to the community's expected standard for an online action-RPG, or looter-shooter if you prefer.

As the story goes, a viral epidemic ravages the US and the government responds by putting all the major cities in quarantine. They also activate sleeper agents of the Strategic Homeland Division, hence the name, whose job is to investigate what actually went down and tackle some criminal activity that's risen in Manhattan in the wake of the tragedy. 

Ubisoft Concept art of the Cleaners faction from The Division The Division

In terms of gameplay, The Division offers the standard looter-shooter formula sprinkled with a healthy dose of realism that's characteristic for the games bearing the name Tom Clancy's. In short - beat missions, cash in XP and currency, upgrade your gear and do it again, all the while investigating where the virus came from. 

You can pick up The Division over at Ubisoft's website .

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A man with an axe running through a forest in SCUM
The Division - Yup, close enough.

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