This week at Ubisoft, the Division Day showcase unveiled what's next for The Division 2, The Division Resurgence, and The Division Heartland; the mobile roguelike game Mighty Quest: Rogue Palace launched exclusively for Netflix members; and the Ubisoft Store is offering major discounts on major Ubisoft games. Check it all out and more in this week's roundup of Ubisoft news.
On April 20, Ubisoft hosted the Division Day showcase and highlighted what's to come for three games in the franchise. The Division Heartland had a cinematic debut, teasing at the danger lurking in Silver Creek, where players will have to face off against each other and the environment just to survive. The Division Resurgence announced an upcoming test phase for which players can register - and don't miss The Division 2's upcoming Year 5, which is kicking off with a new season, Broken Wings, and introducing a new game mode, Descent.
Mighty Quest: Rogue Palace, the new mobile game for iOS and Android devices, launched on April 18. The game is a roguelite action story in which you fight your way through the King's mental maze in order to save the kingdom from falling into oblivion. On your quest, you'll unlock 20 playable heroes, discover 15 different zones, and find loot that will let you power up your heroes. Mighty Quest: Rogue Palace is available exclusively for Netflix members through the Netflix mobile app.
The Ubisoft Store's Digital Dealz Sale is happening now through April 27, offering up to 80% off select Ubisoft titles. Don't miss this chance to take up your axe and raid ninth-century England in Assassin's Creed Valhalla, join Libertad in the fight against a vicious dictator in Far Cry 6, or step into Odin's shoes as the Norse god attempts to prevent the apocalypse in Assassin's Creed Valhalla: Dawn of Ragnarök.
Ubisoft+ Spotlight - Watch Dogs 2
(Editorial note: This is a series of quick weekly highlights written by Ubisoft News team writers that feature games available with a Ubisoft+ subscription. We hope you'll enjoy reminiscing with us, or perhaps discover something new.)
Brittany Spurlin, Writer/Editor: Marcus Holloway has been framed for a crime he didn't commit, thanks to the digital information system ctOS 2.0, which has been installed throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Fortunately for him, the hacktivist group DedSec is recruiting. Now it's time to join a rebellion where hacking is your primary weapon as you take control of electronics across the city, including cell phones, security systems, drones, cars, and more. The Bay Area is an open world for you to explore as Marcus and the rest of DedSec investigate Blume - the corporation behind ctOS - and work to undermine the company at every turn.
Hacking your environment is a big part of what makes Watch Dogs 2 so fun, as it provides many pathways for creativity. You can hack into someone's phone and gather valuable information, make their phone ring to distract them while you sneak by, or even plant incriminating evidence in their data so other gangs or cops will attack them. Hacking cars (or even traffic lights, for a more chaotic option) is a great way to manipulate the world around you for a major distraction or quick getaway. Plus, the game incorporates social media into its leveling system, and the more you do for DedSec, the more followers Marcus will get. Gaining followers will unlock additional missions, as well as get you valuable Research Points to spend on your skill tree. But beware being too bold with your actions - while they'll gain Marcus followers, if the cops get wise to your antics, they'll try and arrest you.
As fun as hacking is, it won't be enough to take down Blume - you'll need some weapons, too. Fortunately, Marcus has a cache of 3D-printed guns to use as needed, explosives that can be remotely detonated with his phone, and the bungee cord with a pool ball fixed to the end of it. For a stealthier, less violent approach, you can also use Marcus' taser to temporarily stun your enemies.
You can play Watch Dogs 2 Gold Edition today with a Ubisoft+ subscription.
The Crew 2 underwent server maintenance on April 18, implementing infrastructure and handling updates.
The Maserati MC20 (2021) - HC and the McLaren 765LT (2020) - HC now have improved performance
The Saleen S1 (2020) - SR, Saleen S1 GT4 Cup (2020) - TC, and Saleen S1 Icebreaker Edition (2020) - SR now have correct rear wheel drive
Leaderboards have been cleaned up after the Lamborghini Countach LP5000 Quattrovalvole (1985) - SR fix
On April 17, The Settlers: New Allies launched a patch that fixed several bugs in the game.
Fixed an issue that prevented players from playing online
Building placements no longer risk causing player territory to be cut off
Ember banner textures now show correctly