The Division 2 has changed quite a bit since launch. The devs have already added in new activities, gear and gear sets to the game, though Aux Battery Mods might be one of the biggest changes yet. They’re not particularly well explained in-game, however, so in this The Division 2 Aux Battery Guide, we’ll be getting you caught up on how to use them. We’ll take a look at where to get Auxiliary Battery Mods from, and how to equip them. We’ll also weigh up the pros and cons of doing so, making it easy for you to decide whether you want to use them in your builds.
The Division 2 Aux Battery Mods
Auxiliary Battery Mods are a new addition to The Division 2, and are used to boost the Skill Power of your equipment. They are added into the Skill Mod slots that you’ll find in your Inventory menu (for more on Skill Mods, head here), and essentially boost your Skill Power, while taking up a slot. So far we’ve seen them add as much as 1500 Skill Power, which can allow you to equip high power mods in the other slots.
Where to Get Aux Battery Skill Mods in The Division 2
Getting the Auxiliary battery skill mods in The Division 2 is a bit of a crapshoot, as you’ll need them to drop by chance. From what we’ve experienced, they do not drop in the open world, or not frequently enough for us to notice. We received ours via Field Proficiency Caches, though this was fairly low yield as well. You can craft them at the workbench, but it’s a low chance you’ll get one when crafting a Skill Mod. We’re hoping this is fixed soon, though for now it seems that these are the only ways to get Aux Battery Mods in The Division 2.
How to Use Aux Battery Mods in The Division 2
Once you’ve gotten your hands on an Auxiliary Battery, you need to head to the Inventory to equip them. Select Mod on the Skill you’d like to use it on, and slot it into one of the mod slots. This will take up that slot, but boost your power for the remaining ones.
Should You Use Aux Battery Mods in The Division 2
Skill Power has been somewhat of an issue so far in The Division 2. Most players find it difficult to get a high enough Skill Power to run a Skill Build, so resort to maxing out Health and Armor instead. With the addition of Aux Battery Mods, it is much more viable to run a Skill Build in The Division 2. If you want to focus on your Skills, it’s a good way to go.
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.