When you are in World Tier 5 after Title Update 6 goes live, you will have a new way to target specific loot. This system will allow you to hunt for certain loot types, such as specific gear slots, brand items, weapon type and mods. Every mission and named zone will have a specific type of loot associated with it. Several zones and missions might offer the same loot, and so you can choose which activity suits your playstyle best: replay missions or complete open world activities in named zones if you're after specific items.
For convenience, there will be information on the mega map to communicate which missions and named zones have an increased drop chance for which item types. We have also included a timer to ensure players know how long the current targeted loot rotation is active.
Large icons represent drops in named zones while smaller icons tell you which main missions offer which loot.
What does a mission with targeted loot look like? These missions drop loot as normal. The new targeted items are then added as drops on top of the regular loot as drops on top of the items you would expect to get out of a mission. The targeted items have a guaranteed drop chance from named bosses and a smaller chance to be lootable from all NPCs and containers.
In the open world, your targeted loot—which is displayed on the megamap—is guaranteed to drop from named NPCs and activity completions You also have a smaller chance to get specific items when opening containers and looting fallen enemies in these zones. This also applies to the Dark Zones, which are part of the loot rotation and will show which items you can loot from there. Keep in mind that all Dark Zone items that dropped as targeted loot will need to be extracted before you can use them.
To make sure you don't miss out on your loot target, we've also added a highlight to these drops to stand out in a loot pile.
As with all loot, the specific items you target with our new system will scale with your Agent's Gear Score. As you progress towards Gear Score 500, so will the items you loot. This applies when at Gear Score 500 as well.
Hope you're looking forward to seeing these changes to loot acquisition coming in Episode 2. Be sure to stay tuned for more information coming regarding Dark Zone and PVP updates, together with a look at the road ahead for The Division 2.
Until next time,
/The Division Team