The Division 2 Season 2 Kicks Off Today

The Division 2 Season 2 Kicks Off Today

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If you've been keeping up with The Division 2: Warlords of New York's first season, you may want to dive back in for season 2. It kicks off today for all players who own the paid expansion which launched earlier this year.

In the second season, titled Keener's Legacy, players must take down a new cell of rogue agents looking to continue the work of the defeated Aaron Keener, traitor to his country. The three month-long story arc will continually add new lieutenents to take down with a new villain arriving every three weeks. They'll collectively remain available for a showdown until the end of the season. 

The final boss of season two is Codename Hornet, a rogue agent which, according to the story, was thought defeated in the first game but is still out causing chaos. As before, players can earn unique rewards by participating in the season. This time around that includes a new gear set, two exotic weapons, and a skill variant.

Though players must own the Warlords of New York DLC to access the seasonal content, no further charge is required. Players can elect to buy into the season pass to earn additional cosmetic items, as is the case with many live-service games today.

The Division 2 launched in March of last year to "Strong" reviews on OpenCritic. Today it has an average of 83. Its first major expansion, Warlords of New York, arrived in March to more Strong reviews, this time averaging a 77 overall from 44 critics. No plans for another paid expansion have yet been revealed, though it would fit the typical model for a game like this, even as Ubisoft has reported the game underperformed commercially.

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