The Division 2's First Ever Raid Releases Later This Month

Here's when Operation Dark Hours launches.

The first raid for The Division 2 finally has a release date. Players can look forward to the Dark Hours raid on April 25.

In a new video outlining what's coming to The Division 2 in its first year of post-launch content, Ubisoft Massive announced the release date for the Dark Hours raid. It's an eight-player raid that Massive says will be technically complex and will require expert cooperation with your teammates.

Dark Hours is the second update of the year following the Tidal Basin update, which introduces a new Stronghold and a new PvP map. The first update is set to go live on April 5. There's also the next Division 2 class, called "specializations," coming later this year. Massive didn't reveal the class, but it looks to be a heavy tank character wielding a minigun.

Dark Hours marks the first raid ever in The Division series. Ubisoft hasn't outlined any specifics regarding the raid itself other than the team size and a brief glimpse of the location in the trailer. Based on the trailer, the raid looks to take place at the Washington D.C. airport.

The content will be available as part of the Year 1 Season Pass. You can read our Division 2 review and Division 2 guide for more of our coverage on Ubisoft Massive's newest live-service, online shooter.

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