It has been a long and winding road for The Division since it was first released back in 2019, with the title going through various growing pains that other live service titles do. Ultimately, players have received lots of the improvements they demanded, and while there are still a few lingering problems, Ubisoft Massive is adding Resident Evil crossover content which is now available to indulge in.
The event adds a new uniform to the game inspired by Leon Kennedy’s RPD outfit from the classic Resident Evil 2 title. Players don’t need to do any quests to receive the character skin as they will immediately receive it as a login bonus to all players that jump in the game now until February 15. The outfit consists of three pieces of clothing – one for the chest, one for the legs, and some boots. The set is immediately recognizable but blends well with The Division 2’s post-apocalyptic setting.
Aside from the Leon Kennedy skin, a few others have been added to the game. Players can unlock the S.T.A.R.S uniforms of Rebecca Chambers, Jill Valentine, and Chris Redfield as well as an Umbrella Corporation Operative uniform via caches earned by playing or by spending premium currency during the event. The Resident Evil event also introduces weapon skins and several other rewards for players to redeem.
During the event, players will be able to finish daily projects that will net some of the cosmetic rewards. Every daily task finished will earn players a backpack trophy as well as an arm patch. It’s worth noting that the event will only be available until February 15, so fans will want to obtain as many rewards as possible while they still can. However, there is a closing event phase that will be held from February 16 to February 22, during which time players will be able to use any leftover rewards they have in their inventories.
Revealed during the Resident Evil Village reveal livestream, the time-limited is part of the commemoration of the 25th anniversary of Resident Evil. The Division 2 frequently runs time-limited events but the Resident Evil anniversary festivity is something new for the series. It’s uncertain if this will mark a new generation of crossover events for the title or if it’s just a one-off for all those involved.
Nonetheless, the event is a great way to create hype for Resident Evil Village while drawing fans back into playing The Division 2. In addition, the update included several next-gen improvements for The Division 2, so it’s all-around a good time for returning and new players to see what they have missed out on recently.