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

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 Dark Hours Raid is the very first Raid event to run in the game. It requires a team of 8 players to access, twice as many as other multiplayer activities. With such a large team being required to take it on, many players have been wondering how matchmaking works for The Division 2 Raid. Well, in this The Division 2 Raid Matchmaking Guide, we’ll take a look at how getting into a team will work for the Dark Hours Raid. We’ll detail whether or not there is a dedicated matchmaking service available, and what plans have been outlined for future updates.

The Division 2 Raid Matchmaking

Given that you’ll need to find seven other players to access the The Division 2 Raid, it’s understandable that its player base has some concerns about matchmaking. Unfortunately, Ubisoft has made it clear that The Division 2 Dark Hours Raid will not have matchmaking of any kind. This means that you’ll need to gather a team yourself, from friends you have in-game.

The Division 2 Raid Matchmaking in the PTS

It looks as though as of July 3 2019, Ubisoft is testing a lower difficulty Raid for matchmaking. At the moment, this can only be accessed via the Public Test Servers, and there's no guarantee that it'll make it into the full game. Stay tuned for updates.

Why is There No Matchmaking For The Division 2 Raid?

Many players are understandably irked by the revelation that there is no matchmaking for The Division 2 Raid. Massive addressed this issue in the latest State of the Game video, which you can check out embedded above this paragraph. The reasoning is due to the intricate nature of the Raid, in that it will require cooperation and coordination to beat. Builds will need to be honed, and strategies planned out, seemingly to such an extent that matchmaking would not be appropriate.

Will Matchmaking be Added to The Division 2 Raid in the Future

It’s not unprecedented that a raid launches with no dedicated matchmaking available, but are things likely to change in the future? Well, in the video above, Massive explained that while matchmaking will not be available at launch, they are open to changes in the future. We’ll be sure to update this page if anything changes, though we’d imagine that due to the overwhelmingly negative reaction to the news, Massive is likely discussing opening the Raid up to everyone.

How to Find Teammates For The Division 2 Raid

So there’s no matchmaking for The Division 2 Raid, so how will you find teammates? There are a few different ways that we’d recommend you go about this, which we’ve listed below:

That’s all of the info we have so far on The Division 2 Raid Matchmaking. We’ll be updating this page as more is revealed, so stay tuned for future news.

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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