What Is The Division 2?

What Is The Division 2?

You might have heard of the looter-shooter Tom Clancy's The Division 2. But what is it exactly?

The Division 2 released in 2019 and ended up becoming one of the most played games that year. It's a pretty intimidating game if you don't know what to expect, so we put together this guide explaining what The Division 2 is, what you'll be doing while playing, and what platforms you can play it on.

What Is The Division 2?

The Division 2 is a third-person cover shooter, based on a property created by Tom Clancy. Tom Clancy also created Rainbow Six, Splinter Cell, and more. The Division 2 is a sequel to the first game, though instead of being set in New York it takes place in Washington D.C. A mysterious virus has decimated the state, and after a complete economic collapse a sector of the military called The Division is activated. You are a Division agent and must help rebuild the city.

What Do You Do In the Game?

So now you know what The Division 2 is, what exactly do you get up to while playing? The Division 2 is an online game for the most part, you'll explore a post-disaster Washington D.C, fighting dangerous gangs. You can team up with other players to do so, or go it alone. There's also PvP modes to enjoy too. Well, you'll take on missions that level up your character. Each activity will reward you with loot, which will make your character stronger. You'll get better and better loot as you play, which in turn allows you to take on harder activities. If you don't feel like playing missions you can also just explore the open world, and take on any objectives that you come across. The core of the gameplay is that of a shooter, though it's all cover-based like Gears of War. You'll also have a handful of gadgets at your disposal. These include turrets, drones and more. There's a central storyline to enjoy as you play, charting the rebuilding efforts of the government following an economic collapse. You can play The Division 2 on PS4, Xbox One and PC.

The Division 2 Ubisoft

If you're looking for help after picking up The Division 2, be sure to check out our guide on Control Points. Elsewhere there's our guides hub which links to beginner's guides and more.

Jake Green

Guides Editor

Jake is a former freelance writer who now heads up guides for USG. He spends his days dreaming of an X-Files dating-sim and will play literally any game with monkeys in it. He has an unhealthy obsession with Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and would pretty much trade a kidney for Skate 4 at this point.

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