The Division 2 Beta: What We Know
The Division 2 is an upcoming open-world, post-apocalyptic shooter made by Ubisoft. The first Division took place in the streets of New York, but the much anticipated sequel will be set in Washington D.C, with landmarks like the White House and the Pentagon making appearances. It is also set six months time after the first game and seven months after the deadly outbreak that caused the downfall of America.
What’s New in The Division 2?
There will be lots of incentive to complete the main campaign, which will include tons of endgame content and three “Specialization” classes once you hit level 30. These classes are:
The Survivalist – Comes with a specialized crossbow that fires explosive bolts, and has unique perks and tools that obliterates enemies.
The Sharpshooter – Comes with a .50 calibre rifle.
The Demolitionist – Comes with a grenade launcher and other tools to cause massive explosions.
Each class has special perks and abilities, along with different mods and skills. You can change between classes as much as you want also.
New Mod Customization
In the Division 2, mods are no longer randomized, and instead will be unlocked by player progression and completing various in-game activity. The mods will also be universal and interchangeable, which means that you can equip the same mod on different things without having to narrow it down to just one specific piece.
The Division had a few key factions, including Rioters and Cleaners, and the Division 2 will follow that trend with a few new factions. These factions include:
Outcasts – Bitter survivors of a forced quarantine bent on revenge against those who brutally imprisoned them and the society that stood by and let it happen. Their charismatic, bloodthirsty leader believes everyone is complicit and urges her followers to punish the guilty by spreading sickness and murdering indiscriminately.
Hyenas – A loosely organized gang of opportunistic raiders that prey on struggling civilian encampments through violence and intimidation. These hedonistic scavengers take everything they can steal and destroy everything else to deprive their enemies of valuable resources. The Hyenas are led by a council of the strongest pack leaders.
True Sons – A group of paramilitary warlords bent on using their combat expertise and overwhelming firepower to dominate their enemies and expand their territory. Smart and organized, the True Sons are led by a former JTF officer whose ruthlessness and combat prowess make him and his combatants a horrifying force.