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The Division 2 Is Finally Getting The Upgrade You've Been Waiting For

According to a community developer at Ubisoft, update TU12.1 will be released for Tom Clancy's The Division 2 on Feb. 2, 2021. This free update includes both a new event and some hotly anticipated upgrades for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X consoles.

The Division 2 was initially released on March 12th, 2019 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Google Stadia, and Microsoft Windows. The TU12.1 update provides support for next-generation consoles such as the PS5 and Xbox X, both of which have far superior graphics capabilities. According to the community developer Johan Lindholm, the next-gen version of The Division 2 will support 4K resolution at 60 FPS.

Late last year, fans of The Division 2 received bad news when the popular "Codename Nightmare" event was canceled. Developers cited a year of development that was difficult for everyone — likely canceling the event due to the limitations imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Players were still treated to cosmetics that were intended for release with "Codename Nightmare," but not the gameplay changes or new experiences.

But players wanting new Division 2 content won't need to wait long. In addition to boosting next-generation console support, Division 2's TU12.1 update brings with it the Resident Evil 25th Anniversary Crossover Event. According to Ubisoft, this crossover event will run from Feb. 2 to Feb. 15, 2021. During this limited time event, players will be able to unlock special Resident Evil caches with cosmetic items that include weapon skins and outfits. Those who log in during the event will also receive a Leon Kennedy-themed outfit.

Division 2's last update, TU12, was a large one. That update included a new Seasonal Manhunt, a new Optimization Station, and a number of new rewards. Additionally, TU12 rebalanced The Summit, adding new challenges and rewards to the popular game mode. It's not known what further tweaks, adjustments, and upgrades will be coming to The Division 2, but Ubisoft's Division 2 blog covers updates as they are released.

Gamstat reports that The Division 2 still maintains about 100,000 active players on the PlayStation Network alone, meaning that there's still a healthy player base for the title. While The Division 2 may not still be the price of a coffee, at a price point of less than $10, it's still a good bet — especially for those who want to play in 4K 60 FPS on their brand new, next-generation console.