I’ve been playing The Division 2 for these last couple of days and have been really digging it.
I played a bit of The Division when it originally released back in 2016 but like many people, it failed to garner my attention and failed to keep me in the hook so I left after completing the main campaign; eventually returning with the game’s numerous DLC’s where much like the base game, it failed to capture my attention. The game took about six months to find its footing and by that time, I didn’t bother. The vexing issues were The Dark Zone and Endgame content, things that made you want to stick around and make you keep coming back to the game and the game didn’t offer that at launch or in the days following the completion of the main campaign.
However, The Division 2 has completely revamped endgame content and The Dark Zone, the main multiplayer area in
After settling in, the bigger landmark areas were places to avoid but also were places that would prove your worth as these locations were harder to tackle.
At this point in time, the game switched me over to a Level 30 character with maxed out stats, extremely powerful weapons, and maxed out perks and skills that made me stand a chance against the game’s new enemies. At this point, it is six months after the end of the main campaign and a new enemy appears in Washington D.C and the battle for the nation’s capital truly begins. The endgame really felt like Massive Entertainment learned from the original game and did all of this better and really felt like an RPG as I could mess around with my character’s weapons and different stats and see what I could experiment with.
After completing a mission that gave me a taste of the endgame’s content and what happens in the endgame, I backed out and returned to my Level 6 character as the Level 30 character was only available for that one mission so I returned into The Dark Zone.
East is more open than the other two DZ’s featuring long sightlines and larger and more open spaces, bringing sniper rifles and grenades into the mix. In DZ East, it was never wise to stay in one spot and always maintain cover and maintain your sight line as you never know who may be around the corner or down the street. My friends and I engaged another squad who went rogue and a manhunt had initiated. This new feature was part of the new and revised Rogue system that is in
In the end, my takeaway is that The Dark Zone and the Endgame content is vastly better in
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