Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 is getting a permadeath hardcore mode with its next replace on Dec. 10. It’s additionally getting a holiday-themed weapon and attire gadgets, so gamers can run round in Santa hats and lob snow projectiles at each other.

“Situation: Snowball” is the identify for the in-game occasion, starting Dec. 10. “Some of Washington D.C.’s most elusive enemies are taking a special pride in celebrating, wearing a bright red Santa Hat and taunting you about it,” says a promotional e-mail from Ubi. “Taking these enemies down will drop a new, exclusive weapon that shoots … snowballs.” Well alrighty then!

More importantly, The Division 2’s next title replace, 6.1, will supply a new Hardcore Mode of play the place demise is everlasting. “Since there is no chance to respawn, Division Agents must be tactical and careful to see how far they can get,” Ubi stated in a information launch. “Play in co-op for a better chance to reach endgame and overcome Washington D.C. threats and enemies,”

The title replace will ship a “Silent Night” cache of 35 unlockable cosmetics. Players who log in between now and Jan. 7 will get a free key to open the goodies; gamers who purchased into The Division 2’s season move of DLC will get three free keys.