We’re back with another edition of This Week in The Division 2, your one stop place to stay up to date with everything The Division 2.
Today we’ll summarize yesterday’s State of the Game, which focused on Episode 3 releasing for free this February.
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This week’s State of the Game focused on Episode 3 – a free content update coming to The Division 2 in February. Episode 3 will bring two new main missions and a new specialization equipped with a flamethrower signature weapon. On top of the free content, Year 1 Pass owners will also gain access to two new classified assignments located in Coney Island and instant unlock of the new Firewall specialization. As with all narrative content, Year 1 Pass owners will have 7 days early access to the missions.
Episode 3 will bring you to Coney Island, NYC to rescue a scientist held in captivity by the Black Tusk, as The Division believes that this man is key to finding a cure for the Green Poison.
The Cleaner faction will make their first appearance in The Division 2 with Episode 3. Veterans of The Division will be very familiar with this faction, not least due to their ruthless nature and iconic flamethrowers.
The Firewall specialization will bring the most recent signature weapon in the SHD arsenal - the K8-JetStream flamethrower. Firewall is a specialization for the close quarter specialist that likes to get up close and personal with their enemies. For additional details on the specialization itself, see our dedicated article and live gameplay is available to watch on our State of the Game VoD.
The Chameleon exotic assault rifle will also become available in Episode 3, and we are keen to see what new builds it will spark.
- Assault Rifle
- Talent: Adaptive Instincts
- Hitting 30 headshots grants +20% critical hit chance and +50% critical hit damage for 45s.
- Hitting 60 body shots grants +100% weapon damage for 45s.
- Hitting 30 leg shots grants +150% reload speed for 45s.
- Talent: Overlap
- While holstered, gain +5% weapon handling
- Changes color based on the environment.
We are all very excited for you to get hands on with Episode 3 and we hope to see you in Coney Island!
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Next week’s State of the Game will provide a narrative recap of The Division’s universe. The Division 2’s narrative director will guide you through the events starting at the initial outbreak on Black Friday all the way up until Episode 3. If you’re a lore aficionado, make sure to tune in as this will be a very special stream. No new content will be discussed on this one but fear not, as we will be continuing to introduce our plans beyond Episode 3 later in the month.
That’s it for this week!
Until next time,
/The Division 2 Development Team