Whilst I enjoyed my time with The Division, it lacked the endgame content to keep me around. It was super atmospheric, it’s abandoned, crime-ridden vision of New York post-epidemic proved a really cool setting to go galavanting around with your mates, mopping up baddies. But once the initial series of missions were completed, I wasn’t compelled to keep playing. Still, I’m really excited to see what the Massive Entertainment helmed sequel has in store, and based on what I recently saw as part of an early look at their Beta, I think I’m right to be excited.
The Division 2 builds upon the formula and lore established by its predecessor but offers so much more. It includes everything that was added through numerous content drops in the original and promises more through free added content after launch. A generous amount of objectives quickly populate the map, each of varying difficulty. I didn’t experience much variance in gameplay, with each task seemed to involve you sweeping through a place clearing it of enemies, but it more than makes up for it in its environmental design.