The Division 2: Warlords of New York Reviews
A strong story and brilliant RPG systems make Warlords of New York a real shot in the arm for The Division 2, but a lot of initial excitement is soaked up by bullet-sponge enemies in the endgame.
A fun, fairly brief campaign that offers plenty of memorable scenarios and a suite of improvements that turn The Division 2 into a true contender for the looter shooter throne.
Warlords of New York isn’t The Division 3. But it does feel a lot like Division 2.5 or even 2.6. It’s a big step forward for the game, fixing problems that have been around since last year and giving players more to do and a better end game progression.
Warlords of New York is a welcome addition to The Division 2 and it probably marks the most fun I've had with the series to date. While some content falls a little flat, each one of the special encounters is a manic and explosive experience that will bring you to the edge of your seat. The quality of life changes, including the refined loot systems, also breathe life back into one of last year's more enjoyable looter-shooter titles.
Massive brings us back to the Big Apple in an expansion that has everything ... albeit in small quantities.
Review in Spanish | Read full review
Warlords of the New York is a rich expansion pack for The Division 2, which relies on a magnificent environmental storytelling and great boss battle, but also on a over-used and over-spoiled game structure and a lackluster narration. The end game revolution works, but the collection of rinse and repat mission is something to work on. Overall, anyway, it's a good expansion pack for die hard fan of the game.
Review in Italian | Read full review
Warlords of New York proves to be an enticing and rewarding addition to one of last year's best shooters, and is certainly worth a return trip to Manhattan.
Warlords of New York is just more of The Division 2, and while that may sound appealing to some, there's little here to entice new or lapsed players to return to the run-down streets of the first game.
Warlords of New York is easily the best expansion for the game to date. With fresh foes, a new portion of New York to explore, great gear, and some brand new reasons to care about loot, it delivers on its lofty promises. Now, we just need Massive to settle in and swat some of these bugs…
Overall, I enjoyed my time with the latest expansion. The level of detail on display is eye dropping, the enemy A.I. is still fun to battle against and most of all the loot just keeps coming. Whether or not I continue to play this expansion in today’s current pandemic with bullet sponge bosses remains to be seen when there’s more distant escapism to be had.
Warlords delivers a huge step forward for The Division 2, fixing a lot of the problems that have been around for a long time, bringing some much-needed variety into the map. The big city creates tighter and more chaotic fights, adding to the experience. With the new missions and Skills for players to try it breathes some fresh air into the game. The new rewards system helps make players feel valued for their time invested, and this is great for the elite among us. It is well worth jumping back into the game to explore New York once again and finally hunt down Aaron Keener.
We fail to see how The Division 2: Warlords of New York is supposed to rejuvenate the looter shooter's playerbase. New York might be so much more interesting to explore while the missions themselves are smartly designed, but what you're actually doing there remains very much the same. Coupled with a copious amount of bugs and glitches, this is an expansion the vast majority of players can very safely skip.
A solid campaign utilizing some of the best third-person cover shooter mechanics around, even if the stories of the four rogue agents leading to Keener are poorly implemented and the ongoing seasonal content fails to use the incredible locations and enemies added in the expansion.
It remains to be seen how and if the contents of the season pass, including the raid coming this spring, will be able to break the monotony of the gameplay, which becomes particularly heavy during the endgame. For this reason, at present, we cannot consider Warlords of New Yotk an inevitable purchase for all looter shooter enthusiasts.
Review in Italian | Read full review
Warlords of New York is a massive leap forward for The Division 2, a fun diversion that aims to be less repetitive and more engaging. There's a big picture being developed here, one that'll make the trademark grind of The Division 2 more addictive than ever before as civil war rages on in the streets of the divided states of America.
Warlords of New York adds a solid new campaign and some needed end-game changes to The Division 2, but ultimately feels like more of the same.
The Division 2 Warlords of New York is the cherry on top of Massive's looter. The return to New York is a confident one, where overhauled systems improve and clarify build diversity. While the new play space is underutilized, forward-thinking endgame content will surely drive engagement for the long haul.
A new content expansion adds to a solid, fun cover shooter which improves the overall loot game by simplifying the skill and perk system, and is best played with friends.
A long awaited conclusion to the Keener saga, some welcome quality of life improvements, the game feels more complete than ever.
A great deal of improvements for both campaign structure and engdame structure mark Warlords of New York as a great expansion to The Division 2, an already stellar game