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The Division's first free add-on hits April 12, adds new endgame raid and loot-trading

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New gear, gameplay changes and more

The first free expansion for Tom Clancy's The Division will hit PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One on April 12, Ubisoft confirmed today. The downloadable content will add the first of two announced free Incursions, endgame activities designed with squad play in mind, and new features like loot-trading.

The Division's first Incursion is titled "Falcon Lost" and will send players to a new location: an underground water-treatment facility that serves as a stronghold for a faction known as The Last Man Battalion.

Here's a little more detail on the Incursion, from Ubisoft's blog:

Falcon Lost has two difficulties: Hard mode, which is recommended for players whose gear score is equivalent to level 31; and challenge mode, which is even tougher. Also, there aren't any checkpoints in Falcon Lost; if your team goes down, you'll have to restart from the beginning. Additionally, you can replay Falcon Lost and other upcoming Incursions as many times as you want and still be rewarded with new loot.

The update will include four new gear sets — Sentry's Call, Striker's Battle Gear, Path of the Nomad and Technician's Authority — which are designed for specific play styles, Ubisoft says. Complete a set, and that new gear will unlock a new talent for your character. New gear will also push your agent's abilities beyond the current level cap of 30.

The update will feature a few gameplay changes, including the ability to swap loot with your squadmates and the option to camera-follow them if your agent dies. Enemies will also be able to deploy drones in battle.

Falcon Lost will be followed by another free Incursion, titled "Conflict." After that, Ubisoft has three paid DLC expansions planned: Underground, Survival and Last Stand.

For more on The Divisionread Polygon's review.