A new mode for Tom Clancy's The Division 2 is rolling out in which players must try to get a nuclear power plant out of the hands of the enemy. The new mode has been in development since early 2021

The new mode is called Countdown, is suitable for eight players and has been added to the game without any promotion. The current situation in Ukraine and in particular the fighting around the Chernobyl nuclear power plant seems to have influenced Ubisoft’s choice not to promote it.

Ubisoft informed Kotaku in a statement that the mode had been in development since early 2021. “Like the main game, the mode is fictional and has nothing to do with current events.”

Countdown can now be played via The Division 2’s public test servers. It is not yet known when the mode will be available to everyone.