Announced today by Massive was the eight-player co-op raid "Dark Hours" that has been long anticipated by fans of the series. Without question, many players have been champing at the bit to jump into the Washington National Airport with their squads, and these additional rewards mean there is even more reason to do so, for the most committed and casual players alike. To quote Ubisoft: "matchmaking is provided for every game activity and difficulty level."To not include it for Operation Dark Hours is puzzling, though Alexandre Guenounou (brand manager at Ubisoft) states that he is working on a response with the team".
To play The Division 2's Raid, you'll need to have attained World Tier 5 and have defeated Tidal Basin. The twist is that these enemies aren't the normal Black Tusks we've grown accustomed to, they're much stronger and better equipped to take on The Divison.
I know a lot of you are saying "but raids shouldn't have matchmaking, they're supposed to be hard!" Should you defeat the Raid, you'll be rewarded with exclusive loot, including new gear sets, an exotic weapon, and more.
Coming hot on the heels of The Division 2 Title Update 3 release date, which brought a great number of changes to the game, Operation Dark Hours is the title's first eight-player content.
As an incentive, the first team to complete Operation Dark Hours after it goes live will be "immortalized in-game" by having their team photo and names displayed in The Division 2's White House.
All other players that complete the raid before May 23 will receive a commemorative Arm Patch.