The Division 2 Hard Wired - Hard Wired Tech, Hard Wired Gear Set, True Patriot Stats

The Division 2 Hard Wired - Hard Wired Tech, Hard Wired Gear Set, True Patriot Stats

Hard Wired Tech and Gear Sets have just been added into The Division 2. Here’s everything you need to know.

The Division 2 just received a major update, adding in the new Tidal Basin stronghold. That’s not all though, as new gear was also patched in, increasing the maximum Gear Score value to 500. Hard Wired items have also been added, with new Gear sets now available to players. It’s all a little confusing, so in this The Division 2 Hard Wired Guide, we’ll explain how to get Hard Wired Tech, and how to donate it to unlock Hard Wired Gear Sets. We’ll also be taking a look at the Gear Set Stats, for the Ongoing Directive, True Patriot, and Hard Wired Gear Sets.

For more on The Division 2, be sure to head over to our The Division 2 Guides Hub. It’s where you’ll find all of our The Division 2 Guides content, from a look at the best weapons, to a detailed breakdown of the endgame content on offer.

The Division 2 Gear Sets

Gear Sets have just been added as part of The Division 2 Tidal Basin update. They are essentially new pieces of gear which can be upgraded by owning more items in a set. They are different to brand sets, in that they only have one rarity, and are represented by a light green aura. There are three new types available, each with a different kind of stat buff for completing the set. They are the Hard Wired Gear Set, the True Patriot Gear Set, and the Ongoing Directive Gear Set. Let’s take a look at how each works.

The Division 2 Hard Wired Gear Set - Stats, How to Get the Hard Wired Gear Set

The first Gear Set we’re going to take a look at is the Hard Wired Gear Set. This one can be viewed in your projects menu, where you’ll find the Hard Wired Prototype Project. To unlock the Gear, you’ll need to donate Hard Wired Tech, which we’ll cover later in this article. For now, let’s take a look at the stats for the Hard Wired Gear Set.

  • (2/6) +20% skill health
  • (3/6) +20% increased shock duration
  • (4/6) +20% skill power
  • (5/6) Electrify your deployed skills (hive, turrets, pulse sensor) causing enemies wandering too close to be shocked. Can occur once every 10 seconds.
  • (6/6) Killing with a skill resets the cooldown of your other skill. Repairing a friendly agent's armor from zero resets the cooldown of your skills. Can only occur once every 15 seconds. When a skill cooldown ends (or reaches full charges), gain bonus damage and repair to all skills for 15 seconds.

As you can see, owning a new piece of each Gear Set bumps you up to the next level, unlocking new buffs.

How to Get Hard Wired Tech in The Division 2

We mentioned previously that in order to unlock the Hard Wired Gear Set, you’ll need to donate Hard Wired Tech. This can be found by killing Black Tusk enemies out in the world, any will do. You’ll also notice that you need to find 6 Hard Wired Tech components, these are dropped by bosses on the following missions:

  • Grand Washington Hotel
  • Jefferson Trade Center
  • Federal Emergency Bunker
  • Lincoln Memorial
  • Air & Space Museum
  • Bank Headquarters

Once you have collected all six components, and enough Hard Wired Tech, just head to your Projects menu. From here, you can donate each piece, and unlock the Hard Wired Gear Set.

The Division 2 True Patriot Gear Set - Stats, How to Get the True Patriot Gear Set

Next up is the True Patriot Gear Set, which is completed by picking up items dropped by Black Tusk enemies. Here is the full list of stats for the The Division 2 True Patriots Gear Set.

  • (2/6) +10% Damage to Armor
  • (3/6) +20% Protection from Elites
  • (4/6) +10% Total Armor
  • (5/6) Red, White, and Blue - When you shoot an enemy, apply a debuff to them. Debuffs are applied in the order red/white/blue representing the following. Red decreases damage dealt by enemies, white restores armor to allies that shoot this enemy, blue boosts skill cooldown to allies which shoot this enemy.
  • (6/6) Full Flag - Shooting an enemy that has all three debuffs will deal 25% damage to any nearby enemies that have at least one of the debuffs active.

The Division 2 Ongoing Directive Gear Set - Stats, How to Get the Ongoing Directive Gear Set

Finally, we have the Ongoing Directive Gear Set. This one is great for adding burn and bleed damage. Let’s take a look at the The Division 2 Ongoing Directive Gear Stats.

  • (2/6) +20% Weapon Handling
  • (3/6) +25% Burn Damage
  • (4/6) +25% Bleed Damage
  • (5/6) Emergency Requisition - Combat resources (armor kits, ammo, grenades) within 40 meters of you are automatically collected. This occurs every 30 seconds..
  • (6/6) The Right Tool - Killing an enemy with a weapon grants some special ammo to one of your other weapons.

Play Missions at Higher Difficulty For More Hard Wired Tech

In terms of getting drops for the new The Division 2 Gear Sets, you’ll want to play on Challenging if possible. The likelihood of Hard Wired Tech drops will increase, as will rare loot drops.

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.

Jake Green

Guides Writer

Jake is a former freelance writer who is still very much new to all of this. He spends his days dreaming of an X-Files dating-sim and playing wonderfully silly VR games. He has an unhealthy obsession with Mega Man, and would pretty much trade a kidney for Skate 4 at this point.

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