The 6.1 update for Ubisoft’s The Division 2 released with a winter holiday event, a beta test for a new mode, and other changes and fixes.
Situation: Snowball is a limited-time event where “Ambusher Hoarder” enemies with “Holiday Hats” roam the Washington D.C. environment. Eliminating them will drop The Sleigher Tommy Gun, a weapon that shoots snowballs and headshots with the weapon can confuse enemies.
Players who log in during the event currently ongoing will also receive a care package of three Standard Apparel Keys, three pieces of equipment, and a Holiday Hat. The fifth Apparel Event is also live until Jan. 7, adding more outfits and skins to the game.
The Division 2 is testing a new Hardcore mode with the 6.1 update, where players create a new character and must survive the entire game without respawning. The new mode is a beta right now.
Players can choose any difficulty of missions, matchmake, and enter the Dark Zone as the normal game, but dying deletes all progress made with the character. Hardcore players will only face other Hardcore players in the Dark Zone.
The 6.1 update also comes with a list of changes and fixes, such as Cassie Mendoza’s stock, Negotiator’s Dilemma changes, and a list of fixes that can be found in the official patch notes.