16 May 2021 11:50 AM +00:00

The Division: Heartland Gameplay And Details Leak From Closed Test

Despite signing an NDA and being told not to, players in The Division: Heartland's closed test have leaked gameplay of the upcoming free-to-play title, as well as a number of details.

The more than 20 minutes of gameplay has since been taken down by Ubisoft and another leak showcased an introductory video explaining what the game is and the experience it offers.

That video, led by Lead Game Designer, Taylor Epperly, describes the title as an open-world shooter set in the small American town of Silver Creek.

The Division: Heartland will offer two modes of play (that we know of right now). Expedition is a co-op PvE mode, while Storm is a PvPvE mode that supports 45 players.

Both modes have the traditional staples of the franchise, including scavenging, looting, exploring, and fighting. Players will also have to avoid "the most aggressive and unpredictable virus contamination The Division has ever seen".

This closed test is still ongoing and it isn't clear when the general public will be able to get their hands on the game. However, a gameplay unveiling at Ubisoft Forward during E3 2021 seems likely next month.

Developed by Red Storm Entertainment, this will be the first of Ubisoft's upcoming AAA free-to-play games as the publisher aims to shift away from focusing solely on AAA premium releases.