The Division 2 has been set to get its first full-fledged raid mission for a while now. The mission was originally supposed to drop in April alongside the Tidal Basin update but was pushed back a bit. Now, Ubisoft has given us our first look at the raid in action, which is set to become available to play this week.
Raids are often the pinnacle for MMO-style games, forcing players to group up, think over their strategies and overcome massive hurdles. The Division 2’s first raid, also known as ‘Operation Dark Hours’, will require an 8-person squad to get through but similarly to Destiny, there won’t be matchmaking in place for the raid. Instead, players will need to form their own hand-picked groups, which is an odd decision for a game that hasn’t required a ‘looking for group’ feature for activities in the past.
If you already have a full squad in mind to take on the challenge, then you will be able to jump in on the 16th of May. As previously speculated, the raid does take place at the Washington National Airport.
Players that complete the raid between the 16th and 23rd of May will receive a commemorative arm patch for their character. Clan groups will get a clan banner icon and a trophy for the social clan space if the raid is beaten at any time, which is a nice little touch.
KitGuru Says: The Division 2’s first raid will be landing tomorrow, it will be interesting to see how quickly groups are able to beat it. Are many of you still playing The Division 2? Will you be returning for Operation Dark Hours?