The Division 2’s first raid incorporates a new signature weapon

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The first raid is on the best way for Tom Clancy’s The Division 2, and an enterprising dataminer has scoured the game information and located some new particulars about its distinctive mechanics. It appears the raid, referred to as Dark Hours, will embody an array of particular pickups referred to as ‘PowerPlay’ objects that may assist tilt the stability in your group’s favor.

Redditor kevindavid40 first posted his findings on the raid a pair weeks in the past, and now he’s posted a follow-up that particulars the raid’s secret, limited-use PowerPlay objects. These objects hidden and might be discovered utilizing keys carried by elite enemies which have a random likelihood of spawning within the raid, so there’s no assured method to discover them. kevindavid40 says these elites seem someplace within the raid and also you’ll have a brief window of time to take them down. If you miss the window, robust luck – they’ll solely ever seem as soon as per raid.

The checklist of PowerPlay objects features a new signature weapon, two new characters, and a collectible. They’ll solely be accessible to make use of inside the raid, and just for a restricted period of time. There’s not a ton of knowledge on any of the objects, notably the signature weapon, so we’ll need to see how this stuff work in follow when Dark Hours comes out. We nonetheless don’t have a launch date for Operation Dark Hours, so it’s an open query after we’ll truly get our fingers on it.

Here’s the checklist of PowerPlay objects:

  • Dark Drinker: A signature weapon, restricted utilization, restocks signature ammo
  • Dark Devourer: Fast recharge, permits infinite talent recharging
  • Thieves Den: A collectible that permits brokers to identify self-importance and unique stashes
  • G. Phillips Protocol: A personality who causes hunters to ally with the agent towards elites
  • Dawn of Dark: A personality who unlocks a further raid checkpoint

kevindavid40 additionally shared some further particulars on the raid’s mechanics. The first encounter takes place on Arlington Bridge, and as your group reaches the far facet, one of many brokers can be marked as ‘hunted.’ This will imply enemies will focus their consideration on that agent, however crucially, that agent would be the solely participant who is ready to see a hidden escape route. Also, you gained’t be capable of use expertise whereas on the bridge, though it is possible for you to to seek out ‘intensifiers’ that enhance the harm of each bullet you fireplace for a restricted time.

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The eight gamers trying the raid may even have to separate up into groups of 4 at a pair factors, and so they’ll have totally different goals to pursue throughout these instances.

The raid culminates on a runway, and this is without doubt one of the factors at which brokers should cut up into two groups to flank the boss. It’s not clear from kevindavid40’s publish how the boss will work, however he says the character gained’t truly be firing again at you – the boss is generally busy shifting crates onto a cargo aircraft. However, he’s accompanied by a lieutenant who has a particular capacity that may utterly wipe your group.

Again, it’s not clear when Operation Dark Hours goes to reach, and all the datamined data is topic to vary till it does. It sounds prefer it’s going to be a reasonably stiff problem.