The Division Heartland’s Storm Operations 45-player mode confirmed

A store page for The Division Heartland has gone live ahead of the upcoming Ubisoft Forward stream, confirming details for the game’s Storm Operations mode.

Ubisoft originally unveiled Heartland in May 2021, promising a free-to-play experience in The Division universe. The creator of the series, Massive Entertainment, however, is not the head of this particular project.

Instead, Red Storm Entertainment, the studio co-founded by Tom Clancy behind the first Rainbow Six, is leading the charge for The Division’s next chapter.

Neither the publisher nor the development team shared many concrete details about the project. However, many expected that to change with the Ubisoft Forward event on September 10. But the cat is already out of the bag for some details.

Ubisoft leaks The Division Heartland’s Storm Operations mode

Over the weekend, the official Ubisoft Store page revealed gameplay details for The Division Heartland. The editor hastily deleted the list, but not before a few bits started making the rounds.

Part of the game’s product description (via news ledge) describes an all-new PvEvP game mode. The mode in question, Storm Operations, will see 45 players battle “a group of dangerous Rogue Agents – an aggressive faction known as the Vultures – while surviving a deadly virus”.

In addition to Storm Ops, The Division Heartland will also feature a “PvE Excursions Mode”, which prompts users to “complete PvE missions, gather gear, activate alerts, and prepare the battlefield in Excursion Ops.” .

Twitter user and content creator Unknown1Z1 shared a video of the store page pre-removal. Notably, he hinted that Heartland should be “coming soon”.

The Division 2 Twitter account has since confirmed that Heartland will indeed appear during Ubisoft Forward, alongside new updates to The Division 2 and the Resurgence mobile game.

Ubisoft Forward is set to air live on Saturday, September 10 at 12:00 p.m. PT. Other confirmed games include Skull and Bones, Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope, and the recently revealed Assassin’s Creed Mirage.

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