The Division Heartland: 20 minutes of gameplay revealed by a leak

The Division Heartland: 20 minutes of gameplay revealed by a leak

The Division Heartland

Not long ago Ubisoft announced The Division Heartland, a new free-to-play multiplayer action game coming to PC and consoles. Currently we do not have many official details, but thanks to the classic leaks we can see 20 minutes of gameplay and find out some details about the modes.

The Division Heartland video leak has been shared on Vimeo at this address. The cutscene shows the gameplay of the game, with various sections of shooting and collecting loot. We know that the entire Silver Creek is contaminated with the virus, so players must protect themselves by using masks unless they want to start taking damage.

The leaks also allows us to discover that The Division Heartland offers various classes, like Shooter, Medic and Survivalist, each offering unique abilities and perks. Players must move around the map to activate markers that reveal information about areas that may contain loot, such as enemy camps.

There will be a PvE co-op story mode called Expedition, plus a 45-player PvPvE mode called Storm. Both modes are based on the same type of gameplay: exploration, resource gathering, firefights and survival.

Another video leak recently showed free-to-play gameplay and characters.

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The Division Heartland’ Closed Test Leaks Reveal What The Game Actually Is

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Details about The Division Heartland have leaked via the release of a video that specifically tells players not to leak it. That did not stop SkyLeaks from posting it and watermarking it, and you can watch it now at that link before it’s inevitably taken down.

I don’t really consider this “spoilers” as it’s just nice to know what we’re getting into here. And it does seem to confirm a theory about this game that’s been circulating since it was announced.

Some details:

  • We are moving away from big cities like NYC and DC to Silver Creek, a small town.
  • You will get to know the town and its “mysterious story” through a co-op PvE mode called Expedition.
  • After that, you will then unlock “Storm,” a 45 player PvPvE mode.
  • Both modes involve scavenging and fighting and dealing with “the most unpredictable virus contamination The Division has ever seen.”
  • So, in short, yes, a big chunk of this game does seem to be an expansion of The Division 1’s famous Survival mode, which was a battle royale before battle royales really became a huge thing, echoing games like Rust or DayZ back in the day.

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    Storm appears to be larger than Survival ever was, and presumably there will be no more “cold” mechanic like there was on the frozen streets of New York. But we’ll see about hunger, thirst, contamination and all of that.

    Ever since Heartland was announced people suspected it might be standalone Survival, and everyone seemed to be on board with that. It explains why despite everyone asking for it for two years, Survival never came to The Division 2.

    It’s interesting to note that there’s also a pure PvE mode here with story components, so fans who don’t like The Division’s PvP may still have something to do. But how expansive that mode is compared to the Storm mode remains unclear.

    This seems like a promising project, even if Ubisoft didn’t want this info getting out yet. If anything it encourages me to hear more about it. I’m not in the closed test (if I was I don’t think I could have posted this), but as the video says, that test will be key in getting the game ready for launch. The tentative date was 2021 or 2022, but given how game development usually goes, let’s just say that’s going to be 2022.

    We’ll see when we get more public-facing info about this, and also about more Division 2 content which is still supposed to be coming to that game this year. Stay tuned.

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