The Division 2 Update – Operation Dark Hours, State of the Game

Division 2 State of the Game May 15

The Division 2 has released another state of the game to address their players. The state of the game stream went live on May 15, 2019 to update agents on what changes and new content will be coming to The Division 2. The official announcements were streamed on Twitch, Mixer and YouTube. This weeks state of the game focuses on Title Update 3 – which includes The Division’s first 8 player raid that will be releasing on May 16, 2019. Along with the release of the raid there will be major adjustments to balancing and game play in general with Title Update 3. Title Update 3, including the Operations Dark Hours raid, will be released on Thursday, May 16 at 6PM CEST / 12 PM EST / 1AM KST / 2 AM ACT.

Division 2 State of the Game – Title Update 3

Operation Dark Hours Raid

The raid is the first of it’s kind for agents, it contains 8 players who will work together to finish the raid. The raid is supposed to be most challenging mission released in The Division series, and the first one in the games history with more than 4 players. The raid will require teamwork, collaboration, and adaptation will be tested and above all, rewarded. The Division 2 will be hosting a “first to complete” challenge where the first team to complete the raid will be immortalized in the White House. For more information regarding the race to completion check out the Division 2 blog.

Division 2 Operation Dark Hours Raid Overview
Division 2 Operation Dark Hours Raid Overview

The raid will not contain a matchmaking system. Players who wish to attempt the raid will need a group of 8 or so players to communicate and learn from previous raid attempts. Adding a matchmaking system is up for date, the developers mentioned it may be in the works for players who do not have a part of 8 people.

Apparel Event – Dark Hours

An all new apparel event is scheduled to take over The Division 2. The Dark Hours apparel event will run from May 16, 2019 – June 13, 2019. The event will run similarly to the previous apparel event.

  • May 16 – 23: Players who login will get a free apparel cache key.
  • May 16 – June 6: Players can obtain keys from game play or by purchasing them.
  • June 6 – June 13: Players can purchase keys to finish the collections before the special reward is removed.

Classified Assignments

Two classified assignments are being added to The Division 2.  The assignments are small missions available in the open world. The assignments are lore driven and will give players an inside look at Washington D.C. before they arrived there. The assignments contain small collectibles and secrets. The classified assignments are exclusive to year 1 pass owners.

Bugs & Minor Changes

  • The hardwired gear set chest piece attributes have been changed.
  • Developers are investigating the more frequent occurrences of delta crashing.
  • Weekly missions are changed that they are no longer random, but on a more controlled schedule.
  • Roosevelt island is being investigated for progress blockers.

State of the Game Replay – May 15, 2019

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