How to Share Items in The Division 2

If you’ve just received a bunch of loot you don’t want, think twice before breaking it down. You can share items with your team, here’s how.

If you want to take on some of the harder missions in The Division 2, you’ll need to squad up. There are a bunch of benefits to this, from team skill support to buffs gained passively from your squad’s collective gear. Another benefit is the item sharing system, allowing you to swap gear with anyone in your group. There are some restrictions on what you can swap, and when, restrictions which aren’t made particularly clear at first. Worry not though, as we’ve put together this The Division 2 Item Swapping guide. It will take a look at how loot sharing works, how to swap items with other players, and which items can be swapped.

For more on The Division 2, be sure to head on 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 where to get Dark Zone Chests, to advice on how to change the appearance of your agent, you’ll find it all there.

The Division 2 Item Sharing

The loot you’ll receive from downed enemies in The Division 2 is largely random. This means that different members of a squad will receive different loot from the same mission, which can be frustrating if you end up earning gear that you have no use for. The team over at Massive thought about this though, adding in an item swapping system, which we will detail below:

How to Swap Items in The Division 2

In order to swap items in The Division 2, you first need to be in a group. This is the main caveat of being able to trade loot, in that you cannot just walk up to another player and trade gear. You’ll receive the prompt to swap items after completing an activity or gaining loot while in this squad, though you won’t be able to trade everything.

What Items Can You Trade in The Division 2?

There are some important restrictions that apply to which loot you can trade in The Division 2. You can only trade items that you have collected while in a group, for a maximum of one hour. You’ll see a countdown timer on tradeable gear that has been picked up while in a group. If an item is eligible, select it, and press L3/LS. This will bring up the item options menu. You can then select share, which will drop the item on the ground. Your teammates can then pick the item up.

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.

Read this next

The Division 2 Episode 1 Release Date - Expeditions, National Zoo

There’s brand new DLC coming for The Division 2. Here’s what you need to know about The Division 2: Episode 1.

The Division 2 Exotic Weapons

Exotic Weapons are as good as it gets in The Division. Here’s what you need to know, and how you can get the elite weapons.

The Division 2 Raid Matchmaking - Can You Matchmake For Dark Hours Raid?

The Division 2 has just received its very first Raid, though getting into it requires a fair bit of effort. Here’s what you need to know about The Division 2 Raid Matchmaking.

The Division 2 Exotic Holster: How to Get the Dodge City Gunslinger’s Holster

There’s a brand new piece of Exotic Gear in The Division 2. Here’s how to get your hands on the Dodge City Gunslinger’s Holster.

The Division 2 Gunner Specialization - Which Specialization to Pick, How to Earn Specialization Points

You’ll gain access to a powerful fourth weapon once you reach the endgame in The Division 2. Here’s what you need to know about Specialization.

The Division 2 Hunter Mask Locations

The Hunters are some of the toughest enemies which you can face in The Division 2. Here's where you can find them, and get all 12 Hunter Masks in the game.

The Division 2 Free Trial: PC System Specs, Gameplay - Everything we Know

The Division 2 is almost here, and we've got all the release date, gameplay, PC system specs, and other information you need right here.

More Guides

Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 XP Cubes: How to Level Up Fast

You’ll need to level up your heroes in Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3. Here’s how to do it quickly.

Marvel Ultimate Alliance Characters List: How to Unlock Characters, Secret Characters

There’s a tonne of characters to unlock in Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3. Here’s how to get each one.

How to Dodge in Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3

You’ll have to face off against swarms of enemies in Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3. Here’s how to dodge roll.

Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 Multiplayer

Here's how multiplayer works in Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3.

More on PC

Wargroove is Coming to the PlayStation 4 Very Soon

Get your Wargroove on next week, PlayStation 4 owners.

Fortnite Season 10: Mecha Versus Monster Battle

Fortnite is set to change once again. Here’s what we know about Fortnite Season 10 so far.

PUBG Has A Canon Origin Story Now, And It's Bonkers

Coping with trauma by starting a death-game island.

More MMO Games

Sky: Children of the Light Might Be the Best Looking Mobile Game Ever

Thatgamecompany's long-awaited follow-up to Journey has some beautiful clouds, and it looks surprisingly great on mobile too.

What Final Fantasy 14: Shadowbringers Has to Say About Today's Real World Problems

Final Fantasy's latest expansion draws on our experiences to tell a fantastic story.

Final Fantasy 14: Shadowbringers - Holminister Switch Dungeon Strategy

We help you tackle the first dungeon of the Shadowbringers expansion.