You’ll be entering a new battlefield in The Division Heartland, the forthcoming entry to the Ubisoft looter shooter franchise. Moving the action away from both New York City and Washington D.C, players will be looking to survive in the fictitious town of Silver Creek, a rural American locale that supports up to 45 players. If you’ve been wondering when you’ll be able to dive in, then it could be sooner than anticipated, as The Division Heartland launch window is purportedly fast approaching.
We all love playing a myriad of the best multiplayer games on PS5 and Xbox, and Ubisoft could contribute to this growing list when The Division Heartland release date arrives. According to a recent certification under the Game Software Rating Regulations board, the Tawainese listing below details that The Division Heartland was rated on November 14, 2023. Typically, age ratings appear as the launch window draws closer to release.
Though Ubisoft is yet to comment on this, it is possible that rather than a fully-fledged launch, The Division Heartland could be preparing to open up the servers for a beta test period. With the game taking the franchise’s PvE gameplay into a dedicated PvEvP experience, the transition to a free-to-play model makes it a prime candidate to test the foundations before releasing the game properly. Spotted by leaker ‘Kurakasis’, they allege that “the game was rated on all platforms”, which are currently slated as PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC.
Word on The Division Heartland’s gameplay, modes, and customization is still considerably light ahead of launch. We do know that it will incorporate stronger survival elements than previous entries, such as managing your hydration level and accessing air purification utilities like Breathing Filters. These will be used to gain access to areas that are otherwise near-impossible to explore, granting the player better loot in return for their dangerous exploits.
Additionally, the game will have a day/night cycle, where enemies will be more alert at night as they patrol the streets of Silver Creek. The Division Heartland will arrive before the franchise’s next major entry, as Ubisoft confirms recently that The Division 3 is officially in development. We’re hoping that The Division Heartland massively improves its player customization features, giving players far more flexibility to truly craft a unique character to do battle with.
In the meantime, the latest developments in the franchise are geared toward The Division Resurgence, a mobile-based title with many of the franchise’s hallmark features. Before The Division Heartland does arrive, keep updated with all the new PS5 games and new Xbox games set to drop over the coming months.