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The Free Update Conflict brings High-value Targets and Risks in Dark Zone



The Division team has released the first details on the free Conflict update – the second of two free updates for The Division, which arrives May 24 on Xbox One, PS4, and PC. The free "Conflict" update brings high-value targets and greater risks in the Dark Zone. One of its biggest additions is Clear Sky, a brand new Incursion in Columbus Circle. Pitting Division Agents against Rikers, Clear Sky challenges you to take back a formerly LMB-controlled anti-air missile site, restore safe passage to the skies over Manhattan, and reclaim supply drops stolen by Rikers.


Ubisoft and Massive Entertainment are willing to try quite a few things to keep you coming back to The Division, but their latest approach is particularly direct: they're upping the ante. Ubi has revealed that its second free update, Conflict, will include "high-value targets" where you only get one shot at success. If you die or take too long, you'll miss out on a nice reward. Also, the Dark Zone is that much more dangerous now that other players can hijack your loot during extraction. Don't assume that you can relax just because you've dropped off your gear, then.


There's more than those two additions, of course. You'll get new Incursion mission (Clear Sky) targeting an anti-air missile site, and there's the obligatory round of fresh equipment. There's enough to keep you around for at least a little while when the update arrives on May 24th. The big question is what happens when the attention shifts to paid add-ons, which start arriving in June. Will gamers pay to keep The Division fresh, especially when rival MMO-style shooters like Destiny are vying for their attention?