There's a ton of loot items to earn while you're playing through The Division 2, but what are you to do when you want to change the color of one of your pieces of gear? In this Division 2 Dyes guide, we'll be walking you through what Dyes are, and how you can put them to use. We'll also be outlining some of the known Division 2 Dye Crate locations around the in-game map.
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- The Division 2 Dyes
- How to Equip Dyes in The Division 2
- The Division 2 Dye Crates
- The Division 2 Dye Locations
- The Division 2 Rose Dye
- Other Ways to Get Dyes in The Division 2
The Division 2 Dyes
Dyes are items that you can earn while playing The Division 2. They allow you to change the appearance of individual gear pieces, facilitating further customization of your agent. They are pretty rare, in our 30+ hours playing we only found a few, though there are some guaranteed ways to earn them faster. Let’s take a look at how.
How to Equip Dyes in The Division 2
You’ll start earning dyes a few hours into The Division 2, though you won’t be able to make use of them right away. Only blue gear and above can be dyed, so you’ll need to wait until you’re around level 10 and consistently finding blue gear. Once you have it, you can head to the Character screen to equip dyes. Just select the gear that you want to customize, and hold square/X. This will bring up the modding options. If a piece of gear can be dyed, it will have a dye slot.
The Division 2 Dye Crates
The easiest way to get dyes in The Division 2 is to find dye crates while out exploring. These are orange crates, suspended by parachutes as shown in the image above. You just need to shoot the crates to earn loot, and a guaranteed dye drop. These orange dye crates can be found at set locations, which we’ll detail below:
The Division 2 Dye Locations
We’ve found a bunch of dyes while playing The Division 2, and have placed all of their locations on the map embedded above. They are all located in the orange crates described previously, though we’ve also noticed a trend of orange crates spawning directly adjacent to safehouses.
The Division 2 Rose Dye
Some dyes in The Division 2 can be earned by playing through missions. We believe these to be random drops, as we received the Rose dye as loot at the end of the Lincoln Memorial and Evac Centre missions. You can see what the Rose dye looks like in The Division2 in the image above.
Other Ways to Get Dyes in The Division 2
In addition to the orange dye crates that you can find scattered around D.C., there are other ways to get dyes in The Division 2. Firstly, they can be received as random drops. Also, some missions have dyes as rewards, with a certain chance associated with earning them upon completion. Lastly, you can receive dyes in the Apparel store when opening apparel caches.
If it's more Division 2 coverage you're after here at USG, then we've got just the guides for you. You can check out our Division 2 Exotics guide for some elite weapons, or the Division 2 character customization guide for more. Alternatively, if it's levelling information you're after, there's our Division 2 Skill Power guide, or our Division 2 XP levelling guide. Elsewhere, there's also our guide on where to get all of the Hunter Masks in The Division 2, as well as our breakdown of The Division 2 Dark Zone. In our The Division 2 Guides Hub you'll find all of our The Division 2 guides content, so be sure to check it out.