The Division 2’s first major content update will take players beyond Washington DC, “to save an entire nation”, as revealed at developer Ubisoft’s E3 conference today. The new episodic update, which launches next month, comes with new main missions, and takes the fight beyond the city, starting with spearheading an attack on a presidential compound.
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It sure looks like The Division 2 is heading back to New York. During Ubisoft’s E3 conference, we were treated to a quick forecast of the coming episodes of new content. Episode 2 is confirmed to take us to the Pentagon, and while no one explicitly said where Episode 3 was set, there’s no mistaking the famous Coney Island pier and its ferris wheel.
Ubisoft teased a minigun-based Specialization for The Division 2 ahead of the last big content update, and now we know much more about what to expect. The Gunner will be the first of the three Division 2 Specializations promised after launch, and it’s set to launch as part of Title Update 4 later this month.
Ubisoft says it’s considering making the Division 2’s Dark Hours raid easier in response to fan feedback. In a recent post, community manager Johan Lindholme told players that while the endgame challenge was supposed to be hard, difficulty “tweaks” could be on the way.
The first handful of completions stretched players to the limit, but now top teams are working on completing The Division 2’s first raid in record time. World first for Dark Hours came five hours after the raid went live on PC, but raid groups are now slimming that time down. The DUK Clan came in second during the world first race, and they set the first sub-one hour raid time last week.
The first raid for The Division 2 went live yesterday, and the early response – continued criticism for the lack of LFG options aside – was pretty positive. World first for Dark Hours was claimed about five hours after the raid went live, and the streamer that led the group had big praise for the quality and difficulty of the content. But that was on PC. A day later, console players still haven’t managed to get it done.
The Division 2’s first raid kicked off yesterday, but it didn’t take very long for the first set of players to complete the game’s biggest endgame challenge. The Dark Hours world first was completed by The Division streamer and YouTuber Marco-style and the rest of his eight-person squad in just over five hours.
Ubisoft players have been eagerly awaiting their first chance to properly test their wits, skills, and Division 2 builds with their first taste of raid content. But, although we could already celebrate the good news that the first Division 2 raid release date would be coming tomorrow, it won’t come with matchmaking.
While Ubisoft is yet to officially announce the Division 2 raid release date, we now know exactly when players will be able to jump into the Dark Hours raid. An in-game countdown appeared earlier today, revealing that the new content will unlock later this week.
PC players have discovered three new specialist-oriented armor sets on The Division 2’s Public Test Server. All three come with their own special set bonuses, and at least two of them are fairly bonkers. The new gear will likely be included in the May title update, but naturally they’re still subject to change between now and then.