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When is Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 coming out? Release date, early access, and Year 1 plans

Published: 17/Jan/2019 10:10 Updated: 13/May/2019 12:12

by Dan Ciccone

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2019 is set to be a big year for game releases, and one of those catching a lot of eyes is Tomy Clancy’s The Division 2.

The sequel to The Division, which released back in 2016, is set seven months after the first game, although players will find themselves in Washington D.C. instead of New York City.

Players will team up in the middle of a civil war that is raging between survivors and villainous bands of marauders. Players will face off against three mercenary groups, known as the True Sons, the Hyenas and the Outcasts, as they dive into a 1:1 recreation of the nation’s capital.

The Division 2 is set in Washington D.C.

When does The Division 2 release?

The Division 2 officially releases on Friday, March 15, 2019, and will be available on PlayStation 4, Xbox On and PC.

Players who purchase the Gold or Ultimate edition of the game will be able to play the game three days early on March 12. 

Can I buy the game on Steam?

Players who want to play The Division 2 on their PC will not be able to purchase the game from Steam. Ubisoft have teamed up with Fortnite developer Epic Games to release the game via their Epic Games Store, while Ubisoft will also sell the game through their own Uplay service.

While there is a chance that we could see The Division 2 on Steam eventually, it seems unlikely to be in the near future, with a representative from Ubisoft telling Polygon that they “have no plans currently on releasing The Division 2 on Steam.”

The Division 2 will not be available on Steam.

Are there any trailers for the game?

In anticipation of the upcoming release of The Division 2, Ubisoft released a brand-new launch trailer that touches on some of the major story points that players can look forward to once the game releases. 

Are there any post-launch plans? 

While the game comes chock full of content for players to sink their teeth into, Ubisoft has detailed the Year 1 roadmap that will feature three new Episodes along with new Specializations and new modes. 

The best part of all is that all the post-launch content will be free for every player. There will be a Season Pass, but that will simply unlock the content seven days before everyone else. 

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How to catch a Bagon in Pokemon Go

Published: 22/Jan/2021 10:37

by Daniel Megarry

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If you’re struggling to catch a Bagon in Pokemon Go, we’ve put together a handy guide to make the process easier for you, including where to look and the best counters to use.

There are plenty of reasons trainers want to get their hands on Bagon right now. While the game celebrates Hoenn with a special event, you’ll need the Dragon-type Pokemon to complete the region’s Collection Challenge.

Bagon first appeared in Gen 3 games Ruby & Sapphire and was quite difficult to track down. The only place you could catch one was by visiting a specific room in Meteor Falls, and you needed the Surf ability to get there.

Its appearances are thankfully a lot more frequent in Pokemon Go, but some trainers are still having difficulty finding one to complete their collection. Here’s the best way to get your hands on one.

Bagon in Pokemon
The Pokemon Company
Bagon is part of Pokemon Go’s Hoenn Collection Challenge.

Where to find Bagon in Pokemon Go

Fortunately, there are a number of ways you can find Bagon in Pokemon Go right now. The most obvious one is to encounter it in the Wild, although you might be searching for a while before one pops up. Using Incense could help here.

A better method is to tackle one-star Raid Battles, as Bagon is currently appearing in them. You’ll need to keep an eye on nearby Gyms to see if Bagon appears in them. Using a Remote Raid Pass might help, too, as you won’t have to actually visit these locations in person.

The third and final option is to hatch 5km Eggs, as there is currently a chance that Bagon will hatch from them. It’s worth pointing out, though, that this won’t count towards your Catch Challenge, so if that’s what you’re after then don’t use this method.

Screenshot of Pokemon Go Hoenn Challenge art.
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Bagon is appearing in Raid Battles as part of the Hoenn celebration event.

Best counters to defeat Bagon

If you decide to go down the Raid Battle route, you’ll need to come prepared to wear down Bagon before you’ll get the chance to catch it. Fortunately, being a one-star raid, it shouldn’t be too difficult to defeat by yourself.

Still, it’s good to have a plan of action in place to make the process quicker and easier. The best counters for Bagon are Fairy-type, Ice-type, and Dragon-type moves as these will deal more damage due to its type weaknesses.

Some of the best Pokemon to bring into battle against Bagon are other Dragon-types like Dragonite, Garchomp, Zekram, and Reshiram; Ice-types like Mamoswine, Weavile, or Glaceon; or Fairy-types like Gardevoir and Togekiss.

Once you’ve got Bagon, you’ll need 25 Candy to evolve it into Shelgon, and 100 Candy to evolve it into Salamence, a Dragon/Flying-type Pokemon which is a pretty great addition to any trainer’s collection.