The Division Reveal Coming August 27, According to Clues Hidden Around Internet

PDF treasure hunt primes fans for something new.


Ubisoft has released a breadcrumb trail of clues leading to an indication it will show something new for Tom Clancy's The Division on August 27.

The company released a PDF with the filename "answer goes here" and, as noted by Twitter user David Rayfield, the sharper-minded cryptographers in the game's community discovered a hidden code in the file.

Deciphering this reveals the message "move off Manhattan Island now." Using these words in the original PDF's URL unlocks a second PDF pointing to the reveal of "more on August 27."

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Tom Clancy's The Division is a four-player online co-op shooter set in an apocalyptic New York. The game is in development at four separate Ubisoft studios, and is set for release in March 2016.

The game is scheduled to launch in March for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. A beta for the game will be available first on Xbox One in December, before coming to other platforms later.

At E3 2015, Ubisoft revealed a DLC pass which comes as part of the announcement of two premium versions of The Division. The Gold Edition comes with the game, an "exclusive" National Guard Gear Set, and the Season Pass, which comes with a "full year of major expansions and exclusive benefits."

The Division's Collector's Edition, meanwhile, contains everything from the Gold edition, as well as "an array of exclusive memorabilia including the Agent Watch Replica." All preorders for The Division will come with guaranteed access to the game's beta.

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