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The Division 2 Update 1.38 Patch Notes For Season 9 Today (May 12)

Season 9: Hidden Alliance begins!

May 12, 2022

After many months of waiting, a new update for The Division 2 was officially deployed today (May 12) and marks the beginning of Season 9: Hidden Alliance.

There hasn’t been a brand new season of The Division 2 since Season 4 back in December of last year, as all the seasons in between have been re-runs of previous ones. However, with update 1.38, players will finally find some brand new content to jump into.

If you’re eager to find out what exactly is included in the latest season of The Division 2, check out the official patch notes for Season 9: Hidden Alliance further down this article.

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The Divison 2 Season 9: Hidden Alliance Patch Notes (May 12 Update)

Below you will find the official patch notes for the May 12 The Division 2 update, which marks the beginning of Season 9: Hidden Alliance.


We believe that the core message and plot of The Division should not be locked behind the interconnected stories of numerous collectibles. Hidden Alliance opens with a cinematic flashback showing the immediate consequences that followed the confrontation with Faye Lau at Camp White Oak. The story picks up immediately from this point as Kelso, Benitez, and Rhodes all cope with what has happened.
This moment acts as a catalyst for The Division going forward. The addition of cinematic language will make the stakes and motivation crystal clear and moved out of the darkness. We are taking this new approach, to show the changing motivations and feelings of our core characters.
In order to give players a safe space to dive into our story, these main story collectibles will now be delivered to the player by meeting with Kelso at the Base of operations when a manhunt target has been eliminated. This focused delivery will help players avoid missing critical story details.


The Hidden Alliance manhunt focuses on a new gallery of high-profile enemies, but this time they are not Rogues. Instead, we will see the evolution of the True Sons following the death of Antwon Ridgeway. A new charismatic leader rises within the “True Sons” ranks, and they are moving their operation nationwide. Meanwhile, a new leader, known as Captain Lewis, will descend upon Washington D.C with a mission of his own.
The new lieutenants and the prime target himself range from monstrous to sympathetic. The ideology and tactics of the True Sons have changed, which in turn starts to alienate some of their most zealous members, while attracting a new wave of cruel opportunists with an eye to join an oppressive army of the powerful.
The internal struggles of this new generation of True Sons will shine a light on the complexities of the world in turmoil and provide the first glance at a new threat rising to prominence.


The Hidden Alliance also sees the premiere of a new kind of content. This system is our first iteration at providing a great deal more flexibility and variety to our future content.

The manhunt lieutenants will each take over a main mission from the D.C. Campaign. These mission takeovers will become more common in future sessions as we expand the capabilities of the system. For now, it gives us the opportunity to repopulate missions with the True Sons, who have taken over the location for their own purposes.

For further details on the May 12 The Division 2 update, check out the official Ubisoft website.

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