The Division 2 Guide (2023)

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Welcome to Washington, DC! In the The Division 2 Guide you will find all the necessary tips and tricks for start and complete walkthrough. We've described all the Dark Areas, builds and secrets, as well as detailed maps. A guide on quick leveling and earning will be also useful.

Last update: Tuesday, March 19, 2019

The guide for The Division is a comprehensive compendium encompassing all aspects of the game. The guide begins with starting tips and a description of basic mechanics of the game; each player beginning their adventure with the game will receive the most important information. Among others, you'll study the mechanics of combat, character development, creating, receiving, and modifying equipment, as well as information regarding statistics, abilities, and perks, along with tips regarding fast character development and choosing the right skills.

The guide also contains a complex FAQ section, where players can find answers and solutions to most difficult problems, both for novice and more advanced players - the ways of acquiring crafting materials, unlocking and upgrading abilities and perks, unlocking access to Dark Zones or improving the performance of the game itself. You'll also receive access to tips for multiplayer matches, both in cooperation as well as PvP modes, both on the world map, as well as Dark Zones, and additional gameplay modes. The guide is concluded by Appendix, which contains the list of controls for each platform, as well as system requirements.

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The Division 2 is the second installment of a popular series of action games with RPG elements that focuses on multiplayer modes. This time, the action takes place in Washington, a city that is on a verge of collapse. The lives of ordinary citizens are made difficult by organized groups of mercenaries, bandits and marauders. The player once again assumes the role of an agent of Division, an elite unit leaving the shadow to fight new dangers. Same as the first installment, the action is seen from a third person perspective, but this time, the players receive access to a virtual recreation of Washington, D.C. The game was developed by Ubisoft Massive, and received a release on PC, PS4, and XONE.

  • Starting Tips
  • The Basics
  • Character development
  • Equipment
  • Dark zones
  • FAQ
  • Appendix
  • Does Division 2 offer offline gameplay?

Starting Tips

Check these starting tips before beginning the game. They will serve to introduce you to the world of this complex title and will come in handy for novice as well as more experienced players.

Starting tips:

  1. Use covers. The Division 2 is a cover shooter - using covers is mandatory. Always stay behind a cover and remember to change your current position often, especially when there is an opponent attacking from a flank.
  2. Pay attention to your surroundings. The game offers a minimap (the only exception is dark zones) that marks the locations (using red fields) from which the enemy is coming, giving you time to prepare. Minimap also marks the locations of all nearby pick-ups - those left by the enemy, as well as various backpacks, bags, and chests found in the world.
  3. Fire short, accurate bursts. On higher difficulty levels, the enemy can soak a lot of damage before dying - accurate fire can render a difficult encounter a simple fight. All you have to do is to aim for the head, or for another weak point on the body (ammo pouches, a grenade that is either thrown or held at the belt)
  4. Use active abilities. As the character develops and gets access to better equipment, the cooldown time of the abilities will decrease - it is recommended to use active abilities to improve combat efficiency.
  5. Cooperate with other players. Cooperation during battles is a must - don't run around the map and engage opponents on your own, especially on higher difficulty levels, but rather help your teammates and eliminate targets together. Moreover, the right choice of abilities or a slight modification in your armament can increase your effectiveness in combat.
  6. Revive downed allies. When the ally's health points go down to 0, they will be knocked down. When that happens, you have sixty seconds to help the ally and revive them. Always pay attention to your allies' health levels and help them if needed.
  7. Use grenades wisely. Leave the grenades for special occasions, such as more difficult opponents, but also avoid storing them indefinitely. Aside from dealing enormous damage, grenades wreak havoc in enemy ranks and can turn a dangerous situation in your favor, giving your team a few seconds to regroup.
  8. Have eyes in the back of your head. The enemies in The Division 2 love to throw grenades. Even if normal, frag grenades are not as dangerous as they could be, the non-lethal ones can disorient or incapacitate your character, leaving you completely vulnerable for a few seconds. Always look around the battlefield and if a grenade or an object comes your way, run to a different cover or destroy it mid-air if you can.
  9. Every enemy has a weak spot. Snipers should be eliminated when they're reloading. Similarly, an LMG-carrying opponent requires a few second to reload the weapon. When enemies fighting in close quarters often charge at the players, leaving them vulnerable to flanking fire and special abilities, such as turrets. Exploit these weaknesses to your advantage.
  10. Eliminate the most dangerous opponents first. The biggest danger comes from enemies charging at the players - letting them do their thing can wipe out the whole team. Then, take care of snipers - they deal enormous damage, but it is rather easy to defeat them with concentrated fire. Hiding behind cover will allow you to take care of other opponents, while heavily armed opponents can be bypassed by jumping from cover to cover and increasing the distance between you.
  11. Unlock Weapon and Perk Slots as soon as possible. The first skill enables you to carry an additional main weapon (2 instead of 1), while the second one unlocks the ability to use two active abilities. These skills should be unlocked at the beginning of the game - when you encounter the quartermaster for the first time.

The Basics

This section describes the basic mechanics of the game. You'll learn about hunting, equipment and character's weight limit, as well as info regarding statistics and abilities, along with a recommended path of development.

Character development

This section contains chapters dedicated to character development. Inside, you'll find a description of the character development mechanics, how to unlock and upgrade your abilities, as well as how to manage the abilities to serve various roles, such as a damage dealer, support, or tank.


This section of the guide contains chapters explaining all questions regarding equipment. You'll find a description of parameters and talents of the available weapons and armor, as well as a complete list of item sets, along with bonuses that they offer. The chapter also contains information regarding items recommended for various roles in the party.

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Dark zones

This part of the guide describes the mechanics of Dark Zones, beginning from the ways of accessing them and unlocking further zones, up to the description of gameplay on these dangerous areas. Moreover, you can also view the talents and statuses that can be assumed by your character, as well as see tips that will be useful when traversing Dark Zones.


FAQ contains answers to all questions that may arise when playing The Division 2. Here, you'll learn how to develop your character quickly, what skills to unlock firsthand, how to get crafting materials, and how to get high-level equipment quickly.


The final part of the guide contains controls schemes for all platforms, as well as system requirements.

Does Division 2 offer offline gameplay?

Tom Clancy's The Division 2 is an online game that focuses on cooperation gameplay in 4-man (8-man in PvP) groups. Nevertheless, it allows lone players to enjoy most features of the game, but an internet connection is required - you cannot start the game in an offline mode and play single player, as there isn't any.

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Tom Clancy's The Division 2 Video Game

  • genre: Action
  • developer: Massive Entertainment / Ubisoft Massive
  • publisher: Ubisoft
  • platform: PC, PS4, XONE

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How many hours to beat Division 2? ›

When focusing on the main objectives, Tom Clancy's The Division 2 is about 26 Hours in length. If you're a gamer that strives to see all aspects of the game, you are likely to spend around 93½ Hours to obtain 100% completion.

Why did Division 2 flop? ›

The game's sales on consoles failed to meet Ubisoft's expectations, with Ubisoft citing increased competition in the genre as a factor leading to the game's disappointing performance.

What's the best skill in Division 2? ›

Assault Turret or Striker Drone Skills

The very first skill The Division 2 solo players should unlock should be either the Assault Turret or the Striker Drone. Functionally, these skills are somewhat similar, allowing players to deploy a gadget that can effectively act as an extra teammate.

Can you solo Division 2? ›

Playing it either solo or in co-op, game is a blast. It's a fun, interesting , full of the content (even after the main story end). You can free roam the city and there is a ton of stuff to do or maybe you want to search for secrets and puzzles? Yea, you can do that too.

Is the Division 1 or 2 better? ›

D1 is short for Division 1. Division 1 programs offers the highest level of competition between the NCAA's three divisions. Most Division 1 programs are found at large schools with big athletic budgets.

What to do after 30 in Division 2? ›

As soon as you reach 30, you'll have access to the game's final mission at the Capital Building. But you shouldn't go there yet. Instead, head to the White House and talk to your Quartermaster. He'll offer you three new specializations.

Are The Division 2 servers dead? ›

There are currently no issues or updates to report.

Is The Division 2 worth playing 2023? ›

Tom Clancy's The Division 2 is a fun third-person looter-shooter and is definitely worth playing in 2023. If you like playing titles like Destiny 2 and Warframe, you will enjoy this offering from Ubisoft.

Is The Division 2 and 1 connected? ›

Are The Division and The Division 2 Connected? Karlson confirmed that your character in The Division 2 is brand-new and has no connection to the first game. That implies that your character, weapons, and other profile elements from the first game will not transfer.

What is the strongest weapon in Division 2? ›

The 15 Best Weapons In The Division 2
  1. 1 ACR Rifle.
  2. 2 M1A (CQB) Rifle. ...
  3. 3 AUG A3 SMG. ...
  4. 4 SVD Sniper Rifle. ...
  5. 5 Vector SMG. ...
  6. 6 AKM Assault Rifle. ...
  7. 7 D50 Pistol. ...
  8. 8 P416 Assault Rifle. ...
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Who is the highest level in Division 2? ›

For example, a kill on a level 30 enemy gives more XP than a kill on a level 12 enemy. The chart below shows the requirements for each level in both the PvE world and the Dark Zone. Currently, the max level of the character is 30, with the max level in the DZ being 99.

What is Division 2 endgame? ›

When does The Division 2 endgame start? This one's simple: once you've completed the game's main campaign and hit max rank (level 30) you'll get the option to pick a Specialization. Everything after that point is endgame.

Which is better breakpoint or Division 2? ›

Different games,if you like special forces,cars,motorbikes,forests and a huge story go for breakpoint. If you like games like borderlands ,Destiny 2 go for Division. Diivision its massive,and the end game has a lot of activities and you can matchmaking.

How hard is The Division 2 solo? ›

Division 2 is relatively easy. You can solo even the hardest difficulty (Legendary difficulty is difficult solo) but you don't have to if it is too hard for you (2nd hardest Heroic difficulty is pretty easy if you have one of the right builds).

Will there be a Division 3? ›

What To Do Instead In The Division. With no plans for The Division 3 on the horizon, players will have to continue to patrol Washington D.C., and New York City. For those who can't wait for more content in the series overall, the spinoff The Division Heartland remains in development by Red Storm Entertainment.

What year is the Division 2 set in? ›

The Division 2 is probably set in 2019. It's 6 months after the outbreak occured in New York. However, the game CANNOT be set in 2020 or 2030 or along those lines. It would be nearly impossible.

Is Tom Clancy's The Division 2 open world? ›

It was developed by Massive Entertainment and it was published by Ubisoft. A sequel to the first game of the same name, The Division 2 is a shared open-world third-person shooter where activated agents can team up online to take down the gang riddled factions of Washington D.C.

What happens when you hit 40 in Division 2? ›

Once you reach Level 40 and complete the Warlords of New York campaign, you will gain access to Keener's Watch and with it, infinite SHD Level progression. SHD Levels will replace your Gear Score and allow you to continuously improve your Agent's attributes and resource rewards, and gain cosmetic unlocks.

How many people are playing Division 2 now? ›

Tom Clancy's The Division 2
MonthAvg. PlayersPeak Players
Last 30 Days3,164.114,838
April 20231,632.43,373
March 20232,729.94,768
February 20232,632.56,093
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Why is Division 2 so unstable? ›

It can be annoying when Division 2 keeps crashing when you are just trying to play the game. Reasons for the crash can be varied and multiple such as: Outdated or incompatible graphics drivers. Missing or corrupted game files.

What is the code Mike 01 in The Division 2? ›

This error means that the game has failed to connect to the server. Please check our Network Service Status to see if the error could be caused by a maintenance, degradation or outage.

How long is The Division 2 free to play? ›

Editions. Play The Division 2 base game for free for 8 hours by downloading the trial! Your progression is saved if you decide to buy the game. In Tom Clancy's The Division®2, the fate of the free world is on the line.

Is Division 2 competitive? ›

NCAA Division-II sports are at the intermediate level of competition in the National Collegiate Athletic Association.

How long are Division 2 seasons? ›

Seasons are introduced in the Year 2 for Tom Clancy's The Division 2, available only to the players who own the expansion Warlords of New York. Each season lasts for three months, each one comes with a narrative manhunt target, Global Events, Apparel Events, Leagues, and Season Passes.

How many factions are in Division 2? ›

In Ubisoft's own words, here are the three factions and their agendas. There is a fourth faction, but they will be saved for a separate guide, since they're a lot more dangerous. Hyenas - "A loosely organised gang of opportunistic raiders that prey on struggling civilian encampments through violence and intimidation.

Will Division 2 become Crossplay? ›

The Division 2 supports cross-generation play between PC and Stadia, allowing you to matchmake with players on either platform. Cross-play is enabled by default in The Division 2. Cross-progression is also available between different platforms.

How old is Division 1 game? ›

Tom Clancy's The Division is an online-only action role-playing video game developed by Massive Entertainment and published in 2016 by Ubisoft, for PlayStation 4, Windows, and Xbox One.

What is the best armor in Division 2? ›

Gear-Set. As for the gear set, we highly recommend going with the Foundry Bulwark gear pieces. This is because it offers enormous armor and shield regeneration over time. For example, equipping two Foundry Bulwark gear pieces gives an agent 10 percent armor regeneration.

How do you get Lady Death in Division 2? ›

Lady Death is an Exotic SMG Tom Clancy's The Division 2's Warlords of New York expansion. Introduced in Title Update 8, Lady Death may be acquired by defeating World Bosses in New York City at a drop rate of 3%.

What is the max stash in Division 2? ›

As of Title Update 6, Stash Space perks are increased by 150, players will now have 300 stash space with all perks unlocked. Also including increased mailbox capacity to 60.

What is the hardest boss in Division 2? ›

What is the hardest boss in Division 2?
  • 1 Outcast Tank. Perhaps the most nightmarish unit in this game is the Outcast Tank.
  • 2 True Sons Heavy Gunner. ...
  • 3 Warhound. ...
  • 4 Black Tusk Sniper. ...
  • 5 Black Tusk Controllers. ...
  • 6 Outcast Heavy. ...
  • 7 Black Tusk Heavy Gunner. ...
  • 8 True Sons Sniper. ...

What is World Tier 5 in Division 2? ›

To reach World Tier 5 (max GS 515): Get a Gear Score of 425. Complete Capitol Building, District Union Arena and Roosevelt Island invaded Strongholds. Finish the Tidal Basin invaded Stronghold.

Does increasing the difficulty in Division 2 give better loot? ›

Higher difficulty has the chance to provide better items. Better items have higher attribute rolls. You can identify these rolls by looking at the bar in the item UI. A filled out bar is better than a shorter bar.

What is the best way to bleed in Division 2? ›

do you know what skills cause bleed? For applying bleed, try Knee Cap, Demolitionist Grenades, and Explosive Ammunition!

What skills should I use in Division 2? ›

The Division 2: 20 Useful Skill Combos
  1. 1 Cluster Seeker Mine & Fire Starter Chem Launcher.
  2. 2 Striker Drone & Assault Turret. ...
  3. 3 Fixer Drone & Sniper Turret. ...
  4. 4 Blinder Firefly & Riot Foam Chem Launcher. ...
  5. 5 Demolisher Firefly & Assault Turret. ...
  6. 6 Bulwark Shield & Striker Drone. ...
  7. 7 Reinforcer Chem Launcher & Reviver Hive. ...
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What is the point of the dark zone in The Division 2? ›

The Dark Zone is an untamed area of the map where any agents can go off the grid to do terrible things. The Dark Zone is also the most dangerous area in the game, where fear, betrayal, and tensions are high, as any other agent can turn against you and steal your hard-earned loot.

What's the point of the dark zone Division 2? ›

Dark Zones in The Division 2 don't throw high level and low level players in the same instances. Instead, they separate the player base by your overall level. As you can imagine, you have an advantage gear-wise if you're near the higher limit of each bracket.

Who is the villain in The Division 2? ›

Aaron Keener, also known by his call-sign Vanguard, is the main antagonist in the Ubisoft game's Tom Clancy's The Division franchise, appearing as the overarching antagonist in Tom Clancy's The Division and Tom Clancy's The Division 2 and the main antagonist in The Division 2: Warlords of New York.

Is Ghost Recon Wildlands better than Division 2? ›

Ghost Recon Wildlands is a wayyyyyy better game compared to Division, Division felt kinda dry but Wildlands was super fun Ubisoft did a great job at the game. 26 Bosses, 11 different ecosystems and the ability to customize all your characters in the game makes it so good.

Is breakpoint a direct sequel to Wildlands? ›

Ghost Recon Breakpoint is a direct sequel to Wildlands which is slowly moving the series in a more futuristic direction by introducing offensive drone technology and cutting-edge equipment.

What is the best skill to start The Division 2? ›

Assault Turret or Striker Drone Skills

The very first skill The Division 2 solo players should unlock should be either the Assault Turret or the Striker Drone. Functionally, these skills are somewhat similar, allowing players to deploy a gadget that can effectively act as an extra teammate.

How many hours of gameplay is The Division 2? ›

When focusing on the main objectives, Tom Clancy's The Division 2 is about 26 Hours in length. If you're a gamer that strives to see all aspects of the game, you are likely to spend around 93½ Hours to obtain 100% completion.

How long is The Division 2 single player campaign? ›

The developers said the game's main campaign would take around 40 hours to complete, making it twice as long as the original game.


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