The Division 2: Warlords of New York
Top Critic Average
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.