When is The Division Heartland release date? Ubisoft’s next Division experience has been a long time coming. Delayed and pushed back multiple times due to the pandemic, we now finally know a bit more about it.
Until The Division Day stream on April 20, 2023, not much was known about The Division Heartland. Now we have seen it though, we are excited to go hands-on and you will be able to as well, as there are playtests planned for this Summer. You can sign up for those upcoming playtests here. Chances are it will become one of the best free shooting games when it does finally launch.
The Division Heartland release date speculation
The Division Heartland release date is expected to be in late 2023 or early 2024 for PS5, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC. This is due to the fact that the game is scheduled to have playtests in Summer 2023, announced during The Division Day stream in April 2023. So after some tweaking it should be set to release.
The first of the closed beta tests is set to start on June 27. This is exclusive to PC players and is only available in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Future tests may include other platforms and regions.
The Division Heartland gameplay
The Division Heartland is a third-person shooter game similar to the previous entries in The Division series. However, it has a focus on PvPvE matches, where you must focus on extracting great loot or risk losing it in the town of Silver Creek, similar to other extraction shooters like Escape from Tarkov.
However, like the rest of The Division games, Heartland still puts a focus on earning the best loot you can. Within Silver Creek, areas of the map will be covered in contamination, requiring filters to enter and survive. And in these areas, some exciting gear can be found and kept, so long as you make it to the extraction zone safely.
The Division Heartland story
The Division Heartland follows your agent character finding the town of Silver Creek in rural America. You start by rebuilding the Base of Operations for the area alongside Division agent Mackenzie Reed, who has had her team wiped out by their commanding officer, who has become a rogue agent.
Heartland is a live service or “living game” as the developers call it, meaning that the story will progress with updates over time. The main focus in Heartland is seeing how the Green Poison, also known as the Dollar Flu, has affected small towns across America as opposed to large metropolitan areas like we’ve seen so far in the series.
Details are still light ahead of the upcoming playtests. So, for now, we can only talk about how The Division Heartland will now reportedly launch with four modes instead of two ahead of the release date.