UPDATE 4: The Division 2 server maintenance has ended and the game is back online.
Ubisoft confirmed the news on Twitter, telling fans that Battle for D.C. is live and ready to play.
UPDATE 3: The Division 2 maintenance has been extended by Ubisoft.
“Agents! Maintenance has been extended for roughly 45 minutes,” reads an Ubisoft post. “We are sorry for the inconvenience and will update you as soon as the servers are online!”
UPDATE 2: The Division 2 developer Ubisoft has released the full set of patch notes for Tidal Basin update 1.05.
The update is out now on PS4, Xbox One and PC. You can check them out by clicking the link below.
The Division 2 PATCH NOTES: Tidal Basin update revealed for PS4, Xbox One, PC
UPDATE: The Division 2 Tidal Basin server maintenance has started on PS4, Xbox One and PC.
The servers should come back online before 11.30am, while full patch notes can be seen by clicking the link below.
“Agents, planned maintenance to deploy Invasion: Battle for D.C. will start in 30 minutes,” reads an earlier tweet. “Estimated down time is 3 hours! We will update you when the maintenance has completed!”
ORIGINAL: The Division 2 is about to get a major game update on PS4, Xbox One and PC.
The first part of the Invasion: Battle for D.C. storyline begins with the huge Tidal Basin update on April 5.
But before you can get stuck into the new content, you’ll first need to download a big update.
The Division 2 Tidal Basin update will be accompanied by a lengthy list of patch notes and three hours of server downtime maintenance.
“The servers will shut down for a scheduled maintenance Friday, April 5th at 09:30 AM CEST / 03:30 AM EDT / 12:30 AM PDT,” reads an Ubisoft tweet.
“Estimated downtime is approximately 3 hours. We will be releasing the Invasion: Battle for D.C. update during this time.”
For UK fans, the servers will go offline at 8.30am BST, before returning at around 11.30am.
According to the early patch notes, the Tidal Basin update introduces Heroic difficulty level, which provides more of a challenge.
There’s also the Ongoing Directive, True Patriot, and Hard Wired gear sets, as well as a new WTS world tier and a 500 score cap.
That’s on top of Weekly Invaded Missions and perhaps most exciting of all, the Tidal Basin faction stronghold.
“Upon logging into D.C., you will be met with a brief radio call informing you of developments nearby that require your attention,” Ubisoft explains. “Completing this new side mission unlocks the Tidal Basin Stronghold.”
Ubisoft reminds fans that the content will only be available with a 425 gear score at World Tier 4.
Ubisoft also explains how to unlock the Weekly Invaded Missions, which can be played to unlock the new gear sets.
“After completing Tidal Basin, Coordinator Manny Ortega at the Base of Operations will have intel on surrounding Black Tusk operations in D.C,” Ubisoft continues. “This unlocks Weekly Invaded Missions, available on any difficulty! These missions will reset on a weekly cadence and apply to the previous story missions.
“If you are after the new gear sets, the Black Tusks will have a chance to drop pieces in World Tier 5.”
The Tidal Basins update will be followed by the release of the Operation Dark Hours 8-player raid on April 25.