Ubisoft Forward is just around the corner and it looks like someone at Ubisoft is a little too excited to reveal details of an upcoming game.
Details about The Division Heartland accidentally ended up online via a Ubisoft Store listing. The French publisher quickly deleted the erroneous list, but not before fans caught on to it.
The video was shared by Twitter user and Division content creator Unknown1Z1. This confirms some of the details we already know about the game.
The Division Heartland is now available in the Ubisoft Store listed as “Coming Soon” #thedivisionheartland #the division #Coming soon #f2p @TheDivisionGame https://t.co/pydu6vY2mn pic.twitter.com/tuBbNpcdDK
— Unknown1Z1 (@Unknown1Z1) September 4, 2022
The accidental list started talking about the game’s upcoming announcement.
Two game modes
There will be two game modes for The Division Heartland: Storm Operations and Excursion Operations.
The Storm Operations will be a 45-player PvEvP game mode where players will face off against other players (called Agents) and an aggressive faction called the Vultures. Players must also survive a deadly virus, presumably the Dollar Flu, which is part of the game’s lore.
The second Excursion Operations mode is a player versus environment mode where agents complete missions and gather materials. There will also be six agents and three classes for players to choose from for each match. Each class will have its own unique perks and skills.
Twitter user @Mr_Rebs_ also shared screenshots from the game. One screenshot appears to be agents fighting in a PvEvP environment while another is a squad against some NPCs.
The Division Heartland has once again appeared on the Ubisoft Store. Here is information and images of the upcoming f2p survival game with a 45-player PvEvP mode. #The division #xbox #PlayStation #pcgaming pic.twitter.com/diAE6H8LCF
—Rebs Gaming (@Mr_Rebs_) September 4, 2022
There is a response to his tweet that the game will be similar to the Dark Zone in The Division but on a smaller scale. Anyone familiar with The Division knows that the Dark Zone or DZ is a PvEvP area of the game that players venture into to get the best loot and fight higher levels of enemies. Players killed in the DZ will lose all of their items.
Longtime Division players have speculated that Heartland will incorporate elements of the Dark Zone into its core gameplay. The DZ has been a big part of why players keep playing The Division 1 & 2 as it offers a challenging mode even for seasoned players.
The Ubisoft Forward event will take place on the 10th. The showcase event will feature some of the games Ubisoft is currently working on that should have been announced in the now canceled E3. Fans expect Assassin’s Creed Mirage to be one of the highlights of the series. We should also get more information about the upcoming release of the much-delayed Skull & Bones.
With The Division Heartland’s unexpected roster, that’s to be expected at the showcase. It should have a more specific release window now that we are almost halfway through the current fiscal year.