Get Ubisoft’s ‘Tom Clancy’s The Division’ for free until Sept 8 on Uplay

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  • Wednesday, 02 Sep 2020

Get your free copy of ‘Tom Clancy's The Division’ from now till Sept 8. — Ubisoft

Bored of all the latest video games after months of lockdown? How about revisiting a classic shoot-‘em-up instead?

Ubisoft is giving away its 2016 blockbuster game Tom Clancy’s The Division from now until 10am on Sept 8 via its UPlay digital distribution service, which is also free to use.

The French video game company made the announcement on its official Twitter account on Sept 1, which gives gamers approximately one week to claim their copy. Categorised as “an online-only action role-playing experience set in an open world”, the game is a third-person shooter set in a dystopian New York City following a smallpox pandemic.

Players take on the role of an agent of the Strategic Homeland Division – more simply known as The Division – who has to take on the rebuilding of The Division’s operations in Manhattan, while simultaneously investigating the nature of the outbreak and fighting widespread crime in the wake of the pandemic.

While the game was considered more accomplished in its multiplayer mode vs single-player, which a LifestyleTech review found to be more of a grind, our reviewer Davin Arul found the “stunning environments, fluid combat and the chance to gun down scumbags, deranged fanatics and mercenaries good enough reasons for a multiplayer-averse gamer to invest time and heartache in Tom Clancy’s The Division”.

So successful was The Division that Ubisoft even developed a movie based on the game, with A-lister Jake Gyllenhaal as star and producer, although it appears the project ultimately stalled.

To grab your copy of the game, visit the Ubisoft Giveaway page. Those who already have a UPlay account just need to log in to add the title to their library, while those without will have to register first.

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