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PSA: The Division is free to play this weekend (on PC)

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“The Division is a strong start for a game that Ubisoft is clearly aiming to keep alive for a long time. It gleefully fulfills promises instead of just making them, even if some of its later elements fall prey to the inevitable wait for more content.”

That’s what Alessandro had to say about The Division when he reviewed it earlier this year, way back in March. Yes, he thought the game was good, but he did also say that it lacked the sort of proper endgame content that would keep players hooked for the long run.

Fast forward some time though, and The Division is in much better place in that regard. Ubisoft have dropped a plethora of content updates over the past few months that have made the MMO a greater game overall.

If you’ve somehow missed playing it at any point in 2016, now’s as good a time as any to dive in. In fact, if you’re on PC, you can look forward to playing The Division for free this weekend (via VG247):

New York is in peril. Its population has been decimated by a terrible virus, while violent factions fight for control. As an Agent of The Division, you’re tasked with infiltrating the streets of the city to save what’s left.

From December 15 at 10AM PST to December 18 at 1PM PST, The Division will be free on Uplay PC, allowing you to play through the entirety of the core game, along with all of its free content updates, for zero dollars. Season Pass content is not included, but the progress you make during this free period will transfer over if you purchase the full game.

The only downside to all this i suppose, is that if you do play on exploring snowy New York, you’re going to have to deal with Uplay. It’s a small hassle to overcome though, considering that you’ll get to play The Division to your heart’s content for the next 72 or so hours. Better yet, if you do plan on grabbing the game at any point this weekend, it’s currently on sale with a 50% discount.

Last Updated: December 15, 2016


  1. Hmmmm…..


    • Ottokie

      December 15, 2016 at 09:50

      Yes yes….


      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        December 15, 2016 at 09:56

        I might. It’s a long weekend, I have time.


        • Ottokie

          December 15, 2016 at 09:57

          I’d rather drink Whiskey


          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            December 15, 2016 at 09:57

            I can do both!

          • Admiral Chief Argonian

            December 15, 2016 at 09:59

            uPlay though…

  2. Admiral Chief Argonian

    December 15, 2016 at 10:00

    Is survival DLC free as well?


    • Matthew Figueira

      December 15, 2016 at 10:12

      Season pass content is not included. I don’t know if that entails the survival DLC or not 😛


  3. Magoo

    December 15, 2016 at 10:17

    What size about is the download?


  4. Matthew Holliday

    December 15, 2016 at 10:24

    if youve “somehow” missed playing it
    You saying it like its shocking that I havent bothered with this game.


  5. VampyreSquirrel

    December 15, 2016 at 10:30

    Hmmmm I wonder if there will be more people buying it thanks to this. I still want the underground DLC.


  6. Thorsten

    December 15, 2016 at 11:08

    The F2P weekend worked quite well so I hope this does too. Div and TiF2 are the only games I play at the moment.


  7. MonsterCheddar

    December 15, 2016 at 11:43

    After the 1.5 update, The Division is a good game to play again. You can even have fun in the Dark Zone. I think most complaints came from PC Lords because of cheaters and hackers. Console wise the game has had a strong following since release, if the Facebook groups are anything to go by.

    I’m still hooked.


    • Ottokie

      December 15, 2016 at 11:45

      SOCO is bestest Whiskey


      • MonsterCheddar

        December 15, 2016 at 12:11

        Otto. For the last time. SOCO is not whiskey. Its Whiskey’s gay brother.


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