Popular online third-person shooter The Division is getting two new expansions to celebrate its second year of life (or its second year of decay, despair, and ruin, depending on how you want to look at things). Both expansions are free, but it doesn't seem as if story missions are part of the deal.
Ubisoft outlines the nature of the expansions on its official blog. It also eases concerns players might have about the lack of story-driven content, and whether Ubisoft has enough manpower to work on the expansions (Ubisoft is also working on a game based around James Cameron's Avatar universe, and fans of The Division worried that the development of the former will cut into updates for the latter).
The first expansion, yet unnamed, is "based on an event system that drives players to activities that feature modifiers, leaderboards, and unique vanity items that will only be available through these activities." According to Julian Gerighty, the Creative Director at Massive Entertainment, it's "basically, our Division achievements, if you will."
We don't have a lot of info about the second expansion yet, but Gerighty says it won't necessarily contain new story content, even though the expansion is "more content focused."
"That doesn’t mean we won't have narrative content," he says. "We can't really deliver story missions that will fit into the RPG aspects of the game in a simple way. So we're not going to be doing the classic main mission type of thing, but narrative content is something that we are definitely looking at."
The Division is on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.