Tom Clancy's The Division 2: Story Trailer Highlights Dystopian, Virus-Plagued DC
A new trailer for Tom Clancy's The Division 2 depicts Washington D.C. in a state of ruin as the United States descends into anarchy. It's a post-apocalyptic setting seemingly caused by some sort of virus outbreak that "crippled our country." A civil war has erupted in its wake, and it is up to agents of The Division to restore order.
The trailer doesn't reveal a ton of details about the game, only that everything has gone to manure. America is "slipping into civil war" and headed to "total collapse." So yeah, the stakes are obviously high in this one. "Only you and your squad can bring the nation back from the brink," the trailer's description reads.
It's sort of like watching a Walking Dead episode, minus the zombies and country setting. Bad people prey on the innocent as "ruthless factions threaten to destroy the fabric of our democracy," and it seems pretty clear that there are decidedly good and bad guys and gals, rather than a blurring of moral lines (which isn't always the case on the Walking Dead).
The trailer also gives a glimpse of some of the new weapons you'll be able to use in The Division 2. You'll have access to various guns, of course, and also a crossbow, which is shown in the latter half of the trailer. You can also expect armed drones, though it's not clear if you'll be able to fly them, or have to defend against them.
You can pre-order The Division 2 now starting at $59.99. Naturally, there are more expensive versions, culminating in a Phoenix Shield Collector's Edition for $249.99, which comes with a bunch of collectables and a 1-year digital content pass.
System requirements are not all that steep to run the game at 1080p on PC, even at 60 frames per second. If you want to push 4K at 60 fps, though, you'll need a beefy PC with a Core i9-7900X or Ryzen 7 2700X paired with 16GB of RAM and either a GeForce RTX 2080 Ti or Radeon VII graphics card.
The game releases to PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 on March 15, 2019. Anyone who pre-orders will gain access to a private beta that runs from February 7-10.