The Division 2 “Operation Dark Hours” Raid Announced, Tidal Basin, Exotics & More

The Division 2 has released a year 1 update showing off some of the new content Division agents will be able to embark on. The trailer features new PvE content like the Tidal Basin Stronghold coming on April 5, 2019 and Operation Dark Hours raid coming on April 25, 2019. To go along with the new content is all new gear sets, apparel items, exotic weapons and more. Alongside the new PvE content will come new PvP content such as the new m

Tidal Basin Stronghold

The Tidal Basin Stronghold will release on April 5, 2019. It will be first “expansion” content in The Division 2 and will unlock World Tier 5 loot, which is expected to be around gear score 500. In Tidal Basin agents will battle it out against Black Tusks who have setup stronghold in West Potomac Park.

The Division 2 - Tidal Basin
The Division 2 – Tidal Basin

Exotic Light Machine Gun & Sniper Rifle

Pestilence Exotic Light Machine Gun
Pestilence Exotic Light Machine Gun
Nemesis Exotic Sniper
Nemesis Exotic Sniper






Coming on April 5, 2019 with Tidal Basin are two new exotic weapons – “Nemisis” is an exotic sniper, and “Psetilence” is an exotic light machine gun. These are the first two exotic weapons in their class. Developers haven’t released how agents will be able to unlock these weapons but if it’s anything like the other weapons expect a lot of grinding for exotic weapon parts.

Also coming on April 5 with Tidal Basin and the new exotic weapons are all new gear sets. In total there will be 3 new gear sets released on April 5, 2019. The gear sets are labeled as Hard Wired, Ongoing Directive and True Patriot. Prior to release it is unclear what the talents of these gear sets will be.

The final content update on April 5 is the apparel event. The apparel event will allow agents to unlock unique clothing items that they can equip to stand out from other agents.

Operation Dark Hours Raid

Operation Dark Hours Raid - The Division 2
Operation Dark Hours Raid – The Division 2

By far the most exciting part about the year 1 content trailer is the announcement of the new 8 person raid “Operation Dark Hours”. Operation Dark Hours is the first raid and will be released on April 25, 2019. The new raid will feature 8 agents, a new feature for The Division 2 as previous raids have all been 4 agents.

Fort McNair PvP Map

For players who participate in the matchmaking PvP element of the Division 2 the new map Fort McNair will be released on April 5, 2019.

Fort McNair The Division 2 PvP Map
Fort McNair The Division 2 PvP Map

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