“Codename Nightmare,” a special gameplay event that Ubisoft teased for Tom Clancys The Division 2 back in September it was canceled. In a live streaming discussion yesterday, a developer at Massive Entertainment implied that disruption caused by the global COVID-19 pandemic was partly to blame.
“It’s been a tough year for everyone. It’s been a tough year for us too, and one of the consequences of that is that we had to change our plan, ”said Yannick Banchereau, Associate Creative Director of the studio, at 1:20 pm in the video above.
Codename Nightmare is now just a clothing event – which means players have a limited amount of time to collect outfit items and skins. That will start halfway Department 2Season 4, more precisely on February 2nd.
“We decided to focus Codename Nightmare only on apparel,” said Banchereau. “It’s going to be a collection of really good-looking, unique outfits that you can unlock in Season 4.”
Codename Nightmare was teased at the end of a trailer for “The Summit”, a game mode released on September 22nd, during the Ubisoft Forward event in September. Massive Entertainment shared few other details about codenamed Nightmare other than that it would be set in the largely unused Kenley College area of Department 2
Banchereau added that the February 2 patch, which is codenamed Nightmare garment, will also unlock frame rate on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, meaning these consoles can deliver 4K resolution at 60 frames per second.
Season 4 of Tom Clancys The Division 2 begins with a title update released on December 8th for PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One. An update that Ubisoft posted yesterday says it will play Faye Lau, an NPC from the start division who became a villain last spring Warlords of New York Event. The December 8th update will also bring improvements to The Summit, a new seasonal outfit and gear set, and a new ability for the Pulse tool that reveals enemies’ weak points.