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Ubisoft really loves their futuristic third person shooter series, as they are once again offering up another free weekend for The Division 2 this week from September 24th until September 28th. Oh, and if you already played the free weekends from back in February or October last year, all your progress will carry over so you don’t have to start from the beginning again.
UPDATE: Right on cue, Tom Clancy’s The Division 2: Warlords of New York was officially revealed yesterday evening. The all-new story expansion takes agents to Lower Manhattan, produced at a 1:1 scale, and embark on a campaign to take down rogue agent Aaron Keener.
Like a ton of Ubisoft games, The Division 2 is one of those titles which feels like it came and went without a splash and yet Ubisoft has claimed it’s the bestselling game of the entire year. A bucketload of folks are surely still playing it then, and a brief respite from the loot grind is now on its way. 
Ubisoft’s biggest game launch for the early part of the year was, unsurprisingly, Tom Clancy’s The Division 2. The French publishers’ expectations were huge for the sequel to its biggest new IP launch in history, yet The Division 2 has ended up falling somewhat short of Ubisoft’s internal targets.
UPDATE: More credence has been lent to the Assassin's Creek Viking-themed game after notorious inside scooper Jason Schreier confirmed as much over on Kotaku.
UPDATE: The Invasion: Battle for D.C. content is set to roll out for The Division 2 tomorrow, kicking off with the arrival of the Tidal Basin enemy stronghold and World Tier 5 difficulty and loot.
UPDATE: Just as we suspected, Epic CEO Tim Sweeney has confirmed Epic Games paid Ubisoft to prevent keys for The Division 2 from being sold on third-party sellers.
We’re now less than a week away from The Division 2’s early access launch, which can mean only one thing - it’s launch trailer time.
In case you somehow missed it, the open beta for Tom Clancy's The Division 2 went live today. This is a chance to go hands-on with the co-op loot shooter for four days in one final test ahead of its March 15th launch.
Ubisoft has taken a pretty comprehensive look at the post-launch plans for The Division 2, detailing the first year of free content that it hopes will keep people hooked in.
The end-game was probably the sorest point of the original The Division when it launched, but in the intervening years, Ubisoft worked wonders in turning things around. All those lessons learned appear to be going straight into The Division 2 at launch, hopefully ensuring we should have some really rather special indeed.