Started a new character in this since it has changed a decent amount since I was into it when it first released.
But also have been working on my original character too. I don't have a build yet, I'm just work with the highest gear score stuff I can right now. Playing on Tier 5, and have my Gear Score up to 279. I believe the cap is 286 now, but classified sets can go higher than that. I don't have any exotics or classifieds though.
Having a lot of fun with it. Will have to start watching some videos at some point and figuring out a build I want to work towards to make doing the challenging missions solo easier.
April - Update 1.8.1, which includes the Xbox One X patch and the implementation of Classified drop rate changes discussed on a previous State of the Game. We are also introducing two new Legendary modes alongside a new Global Event: Blackout. May - New Global Event: Onslaught. June - Update 1.8.2, which will introduce two more Legendary mission modes and bring back Global Event: Outbreak. This update also marks the beginning of the brand new Shields monthly feature, in which achievements earned playing The Division will grant special rewards in The Division 2. July - Global Event: Assault, with the continuation of Shields. August - Global Event: Strike, with the continuation of Shields. September - Global Event: Ambush, with the continuation of Shields.
(Meanwhile Bungie puts out an updated roadmap that only goes to May and still includes stuff deployed two months ago... smh.)
I'll have to get back into this sometime before June. I'll definitely be picking up Division 2 whenever it drops, so I'll certainly want to get the Shields when they become available. Gots to them special rewards.
1.8.2 is out. This is the Shields update that will give rewards for both Division AND Division 2.
New Feature: Shields Shields are a group of twelve unique collectibles that reward both long term and new players for completing challenges throughout the game. Earning a Shield will reward the player with a Shield Cache that contains a selection of valuable items and currency bundles. In addition, earning multiple Shields unlocks exclusive rewards for use in Tom Clancy's The Division®2. The Shields feature can be found in the first tab of the Dossier.
Initially, four Shields will be available for players to earn. Subsequently, an additional Shield will become available every month.
The first four shields available on June 14th are:
Shepherd – Unlock the Base of Operations. Hazard – Clear 25 landmarks in the Dark Zone. Deadeye – Complete all weekly HVT’s within a week. Avenger – Take out 10 named bosses in Manhattan, 10 in the Dark Zone and 10 in the West Side Piers area.
New Patches Twelve new Patches are available - they can be unlocked by completing the corresponding Shield challenges.
New Legendary Difficulty Missions Madison Field Hospital. General Assembly.
New Audio Logs Twelve new audio logs are available - they can be unlocked by completing the corresponding Shield challenges.
Phoenix Credit Limit Phoenix Credit limit has increased from 5,000 to 8,000.
Game Changes** Classified Gear
Predator’s Mark Set Bonus (6 pieces): Hitting 10 shots without switching targets now applies The Predator’s Mark which makes the target bleed for 50% of the damage already done by those bullets. The Damage over time to the target is increased by 15% for every 3000 Stamina and can critically hit the target. When at 9000 Stamina the damage over time bonus is increased by an additional 120%. The Predator's Mark ignores the Status Effect Immunity of NPCs.
** Path of the Nomad** Set Bonus (6 pieces): 50% chance to have no cool-down for Path of the Nomad when playing solo. Take 60% less damage for 10 seconds after Path of the Nomad is triggered.
Tactician’s Authority Set Bonus (6 pieces): Improved Tactician’s Authority stacks will no longer reset when using elevators. Stacks will now correctly be lost upon activation of Recovery Link.
Reclaimer Set Bonus (4 pieces): Reclaimer support stations will now self-destruct when the set is unequipped.
Gameplay Support Stations with the highest health per tick will now take priority when in range of several stations. Fixed an issue that would cause items to temporarily disappear from the inventory after having shared an item. Implemented a cooldown that reduces the auto-snap on aim after first use. Fixed an issue which would cause item mods to be unequipped when changing loadouts under certain conditions.
Dark Zone Contamination Events effect should no longer display as active once the event has ended. Opera House Landmark will now spawn NPCs correctly. We took care of a couple of evil cars in DZ09 that kept trapping unsuspecting players.
Last StandFixed an issue causing forward spawn points to be unavailable on certain maps.
Global Events Descriptions have been added to the loading screens for Global Event. Smart bullets can now only be activated in the appropriate missions. Corrected the ‘Never Enough’ commendation UI to not list Stolen Signal as a requirement.
Underground Underground bosses will no longer drop Vendor Exotic weapons.
Audio Fixed missing audio in Last Stand, Skirmish & Camp Clinton for all non-English languages.
Legendary Missions Mission reward panels have been updated to show the correct Gear Score. Players are no longer able to bypass objectives in Legendary Amherst’s Apartment.
Vanity Items Overlapping arm patches have been fixed when combining ‘Roadie Jacket’ with ‘Ghost Recon Wildlands shirt’ or ‘Sniper shirt’.
I do want to get back into this complete these Shields, gots to have them rewards in Division 2. Hit me up sometime Sand if you and Saint still play it.