The Division: Survival add on review

Review: The Division: Survival add-on | Survival is the second add-on for The Division, giving players new ways to enjoy the impressive game. We didn’t review The Division on LifeisXbox but I recommend getting the game. We can provide you with this Survival add-on review though!

What’s new in this add-on?¬†

  • 24 players enter a PvE or PvP map, they will need to survive the harsh weather and enemies.
  • New weapons and gear
  • World Tier 5 bracket


  • Playing the survival mode is a constant risk and reward experience, making it the most challenging gameplay yet. You need to find cloths, food and medicine while surviving AI enemies and online players. ¬†Searching for warmth is your priority, from inside locations or bonfires. ¬†It takes a while before you get the hang of it, but in the end I really liked how this¬†drastically changed the way people play The Division.
  • In Survival you lose all your progress, it’s basically a stand alone experience. ¬†Each play through is different because you never know what gear you will find. It might be a little¬†worrisome for loyal Division players that they can’t use their gear but personally I loved the fact that you always start fresh.
  • I’m not really the kind of player that enjoys permadeath modes but for some reason this Survival mode in The Division really made something loose in me. I just love the fact that you can constantly see how many other players are left, it gives some kind of motivation to continue. ¬†The entire¬†scavenging experience is so well balanced and the dangers are literally keeping you on the edge of your seat.
  • The Division still manages to amaze me with graphics. With Survival they have raised the bar yet again, the snow effects simply look unbelievable realistic and impressive.

Mixed Feelings!

  • Just like the first add-on Underground, Survival doesn’t add anything to the game’s story. I’m really hoping that Ubisoft tries to add some lore, background story or new world events for the third add-on.


  • You can play the Survival add-on in the PvP or PvE-mode, one thing that really annoyed me was the fact that people steal your gear or loot. It just doesn’t make sense that alone one person get’s something from a kill or lootbox while playing as a group. Oh by the way, please don’t start stealing stuff, you don’t like it so don’t do it to another online player. (In the PvE-mode)

Thanks Kotaku for providing the screenshots.