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The Division's surprise Global Event kicks off a month's worth of weekend specials

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The Division is launching surprises at its players left and right, and I don't mean those bewilderment axes to the face from the Underground. Following the Global Event weekend announcement, Ubisoft revealed a Global Event month.

The Division is turning into a gift that keeps on giving these days, as Ubisoft's previous surprise Global Event weekend now doesn't appear to be a one time thing. The game will host Global Events every weekend in the March 2018.

Apparently Massive Entertainment planned to surprise us with another announcement but a reddit user named iamunkn0wn beat them to it. The person in question mined data from the game revealing the planned dates for each of the events.

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According to the mined data iamunkn0wn posted on reddit, the first event should be Outbreak, starting tomorrow - 01 March 2018 and will be concluding on 05 March 2018. The Assault event should be running from 08 to 12 March 2018, while Strike is scheduled for 15 to 19 March 2018 and Ambush kicks-off on 22 March and concludes on 26 March 2018.

Just to avoid any confusion, these dates are datamined and not official UbiSoft timetables.

In case you have missed out on masks from one of the previous events like I did, this will be your chance to grab them. You will also be able to complete your classified sets, with your best chances being whenever the corresponding Global Event occurs.

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For example the Assault global event will reward Striker, Sentry's Call and Reclaimer classified sets. While this event's masks aren't highly sought after, its classified gear certainly is.

The Strike global event will award Banshee, Predator, FNC and Nomad sets, with Ambush yielding Alpha Bridge, Hunter's Faith, Firecrest and Tactician's Authority sets.

Details for each Global Event and its drops can be found on The Division's website