The Division 2 - Make Washington D.C. Great Again

It doesn’t look like a team class based shooter though so that rules out Overwatch

“Tom Clancy’s XDefiant”

I can just see that meeting now. “Hey, we need a realistic shooter. But kids also like punk shit, right? Like X-Games meets Rainbow Six!”

OMG. I died laughing.

Man, I wish Clancy were alive to see what his name was being applied to today.

I remember he did an interview with Entertainment Weekly about some of the early (and realistic) Tom Clancy-branded games, and he sounded like an angry grandpa.

I long ago lost any interest in the Clancy branding for its own sake (some of the games are fun, for sure, though). Clancy’s brand of technothriller both reflected and encouraged a brand of jingoistic right-wing militarism and outright fascist adoration of state violence that flourished in the Reagan and (first) Bush years, and which haven’t left us since. His early books were pretty good as these things go; the later ones, not so much IMO. But writers like Clancy and Larry Bond (also one who had some good reads early on, all things considered) quickly went from writing cool military fiction to penning wannabe Blackshirt fantasies. So, his name on a game means nothing to me, and in fact makes it harder for me to like any product it’s attached to.

Hey, remember this game?


With the launch of Season 7, we continue to see a great level of activity and conversations from the community. We’ve been happy to see new players join the fray as they dive into the End of Watch manhunt for the first time, while our veteran players are gearing up to face Faye Lau once again.

In the meantime, we also are aware that that many of you are eagerly waiting for more information about the future of the game.

Today, we would like to provide you some updates regarding the current state of the game as well as some early insights on what is coming next for The Division 2.

Current state of the game

We know that we have been particularly quiet in the recent months, and we would like to first take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support and trust.

Earlier this year, we shared our commitment to continue to support The Division 2 and work with new partners within Ubisoft to keep on improving the game experience for all our players. Since then, our team has been hard at work to develop exciting new content with a new game mode as well as significant endgame changes & features.

While plans were still being actively discussed at that point, it was critical for us to give you some early insights about what would come next for the game. Since then, we made various iterations on the plans and actively challenged ourselves not to compromise on quality and ambitions for this new content. This title Update will be one of our most ambitious to date.

We remain confident that this content will bring an exciting experience to our players and pave the way for the future of The Division 2 with future title updates coming in 2022. That being said, and to make sure we deliver this content on par with our vision, we have made the decision to move our new season, game mode and associated content release to February 2022.

This additional time will allow our passionate development team to deliver the best quality for this new content. Of course, we will in the meantime continue to support the game and work on most pressing live issues.

The Road Ahead

While it is too early to share all details about this update, we want to leverage this opportunity to give you a heads-up about how we will move forward and what to expect in the months to come.

First off, we are excited to bring back the Intelligence Annex initiative. On a monthly basis, and until the big reveal of this update, we will release dedicated in-depth articles to detail key features and changes.

The first episode will be released as soon as this Thursday and will feature an introduction from Trick Dempsey, Expert Game Designer, about one of the key changes from the next update: the Specialization Revamp. Stay tuned to know more about the future ones!

At the end of Season 7 in December, we will be organizing an in-game event, reintroducing some player-favourite global events, associated with new rewards and an apparel event. We will reveal more information about this event closer to its availability date.

Last but not least, the new Season, its associated improvements and new game mode reveal will happen in January 2022. We can’t wait to tell you more about the whole content of this update! To make sure we are building the best experience, we will also organise a dedicated PTS period on PC to collect your feedback and help us put the finishing touches before the release.

This is all for today agents, we are looking forward to bringing these changes and many others to keep on improving the core experience of The Division 2.

Keep an eye out for future news and more details with our next Intelligence Annex episode releasing this Thursday!

Until next time!

/ The Division 2 Development Team

Er I do? I still play it regularly. I joined the QT3 clan and due to inactivity of all other members I became the commander. T_T

If they bring back survival mode from TD1 (which is just their version of battle royale) I’ll be playing this for years to come. If not, meh.

I fired this back up randomly the last couple of nights, hadn’t really touched it since I took down Aaron Keener in the NY expansion. Where do you go from there, you know? But I figured what the heck, wandered around opening up stuff and noticed some boroughs are focused on gear and that one had a higher drop rate for Striker’s battle gear. And by gos it did, I got a full Striker’s set in under an hour. My god, do you have any idea how much grinding I did to get that set in the first game? I don’t know whether to laugh or cry.

Just FYI the original TD2 Qt3 group mysteriously disappeared, so I am reforming it. I got back to this after the recent updates. Name is still QuarterToThree. Happy to help out with leveling. Cheers.

Are folks still playing this? I had a bunch of fun with it back when it was fresher, but haven’t been there in ages. I always liked the gameplay of the Division games but the backstory and cryptofascist posturing wore on me after a while.

Yeah people got back to it after the recent updates, servers are reasonably full, plenty of randoms to play with. In this game you kill fascists (“True Sons” and Black Tusks) so it is a bit ok? Well actually the supposed good guys the Division is a bit fascist as well, always solving problems with bullets first.

Oh, yeah, I’m not taking the Clancey-esque fiction very seriously; it’s all part of that weapon-worshipping technofetishism that we all know and love. I do find it funny in a dark sort of way that the game’s premise is that the only way to maintain order is by killing the disorderly, and that the only way to fight fascists is with…more fascists! Still, good gunplay most of the time and the city is fun.

The lead in the old group had defaulted to me, when Tom stopped playing. But COVID made this all too real for me and never logged in again. I assuming it tried to find someone to give it to, but when no one logged in for a while it just deleted the clan. I’m glad people are playing this again. This hit a lot of sweet spots for me shooter-wise, but the story man.

So I reinstalled this after two years and started getting back into it. I forgot just how much I enjoyed this game.

Except the B-Team or C-Team that Massive fobbed this off to is absolutely freaking terrible. Less than a week in and I’m suffering from nonstop crash-to-desktops triggered by calling up the map. And I’m not the only one. There’s a big thread on the Reddit subthread of people reporting crashes. It’s absolutely mind-boggling how bad this is. This game has been out for three years and it’s unstable as hell.

I find it mostly is graphic card driver problem. I downgraded from the latest Nividia driver and it is crash free. YMMV.

I just got an email for a free Santa suit! These guys know how to pull me back in!

My wife and daughter and I just came back to the game and were sad to see our clan was dead. We all 3 re-joined the new Quartertothree with our new characters we’re leveling up. Just hit level 12ish I think.

Welcome! If you need help power levelling or got stuck, I’m happy to help. Yeah the old clan got quite a lot of people in there but got disbanded for no reason.

I got back into this after the latest update and just started creating builds using new gear, especially Ninjabike backpack which was superseded by classified gear in TD1 but let’s see if it is different here.

Finally got all the Hunter masks, both in DC and in New York:

The final 4 hunters in New York are such a BS spawn, you have to jump thru so many hoops and get each steps exactly right within timelimit. It took me a few hours and praying the game doesn’t crash on me.

Here is the reddit walkthrough on how to spawn the 4 Hunters in New York (along with links to all other Hunters spawns):

If people need help getting those hunter masks I’m happy to help.

We have a new member joining the QTT clan in the game, is that someone from the forum?

I think that’s me. Joined yesterday - scurvy something is my username.

Welcome! I’ll upgrade you to agent so you can invite others to join. If you need help leveling or power through missions, hit me up when I’m online, help to happy out.