Big update this week on future of The Division, including Heartland and Resurgence

Ubisoft will preview what's coming next for the growing series of The Division games on April 20, at 11AM PDT / 8PM CEST / 2PM EDT / 6PM GMT. That'll include a new look at gameplay from The Division Heartland, a roadmap of Year 5 updates for The Division 2 alongside the new Descent game mode, and an update on the mobile spinoff The Division Resurgence.

You'll be able to watch all that on Ubisoft's Twitch or Youtube channels.

The big hook with Heartland, which I think most people will be there to see, is that it'll be a free-to-play game. We got a good look at Heartland last year during Ubisoft Forward 2022, where it was described as a "free-to-play survival action shooter" that takes from The Division's core gameplay, but isn't a mainline game. Ubisoft will premiere The Division Heartland's cinematic introduction and show off a gameplay preview.

Heartland was supposed to come our way in 2021–22, but nothing in game development is ever certain. This has, after all, been a rough few years for Ubisoft games actually coming out rather than just being teased. For example: Skull and Bones.

The Division 2's upcoming game mode Descent, which also suffered some delays, will be a roguelike-inspired four-player cooperative mode where you lose your gear and have to fight your way through ever-harder levels while collecting new stuff to fight with. That'll come with whatever's on the docket for Year 5 of The Division 2.

Which honestly blows my mind, because I feel like Tom Clancy's The Division just came out a few years ago. Except there's a second one up to Year 5 now and two spinoffs in the pipe. This is how it feels to get older, I guess.

Jon Bolding is a games writer and critic with an extensive background in strategy games. When he's not on his PC, he can be found playing every tabletop game under the sun.