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Expect more gear sets in The Division after the latest patch drops

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At its very core, The Division is all about maths. Specifically, the kind of maths that involves watching oodles of numbers squirt out of the heads of any Cleaner or Rikers squad that is unlucky enough to meander into your path. It’s very much algebraic headshot pornography in The Division, as the current endgame is centered all on getting even more mathematically good loot with which to amp up the damage to ludicrous proportions.

And just like one of the best Creed songs ever recorded, those numbers will be going even higher when the patch drops next week and introduces gear sets for marksman, assault and tank builds within The Division.

“We’re going to keep adding them,” lead game designer Matthias Karlson said in a Division podcast about the new gear sets, via VG247. But don’t expect these gear sets to be game-breakingly overpowered for the rest of the people who are running around the PVE and PVP zones without them. After all, balance is the name of the game:

We try as best as we can to make sure that all of the mechanics, all the stats, the skills, the gear talents, the future gear sets, that they work in both PvE and PvP. That there’s no inherent built-in imbalance

To receive a unique perk, players will need to equip four items from the gear set on. These items can be found through completed assignments, finishing the Falcon Lost mission, within drops or randomly on the map. And possibly even from the various vendors loitering around New York who get surly when you’re only there to window shop.

One other feature that The Division is working on? mod comparisons. Mods make a good gun great, upping their DPS and adding various handling characteristics to them that make your guns that much better in a firefight. But seeing which mods work best, is a rather arduous process that usually results in any agent having to devote half their backpack to storing these add-ons. According to Karlson, a fix is on the way:

We know it’s a pain to compare weapons with mods right now. We’re going to fix it.

The update arrives April 12, along with three new high-end weapons: The Valkyria submachine gun, Historian marksman rifle and Warlord assault rifle

Last Updated: April 7, 2016


  1. Is this game still worth it or even relevant to get?


    • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

      April 7, 2016 at 14:18

      It’s a lot of fun, if you are going to play it though, do so with a friend, even if it is one that you pick up in game, it makes it 20 times better, and not in the way JZ counts, the Dark Zone features some of the most intensely chill giving moments you’ll have in a game as you stand next to someone who could possibly turn on you in an instant, but be warned, the PvE stuff gets easy quickly if you’ve spent enough time in the Dark Zoned collected gold hardware, except for the Challenging difficulty for the missions, that is simply ridiculous and makes you want to vomit in agony when you realize you didn’t restock your inventory before heading into battle…

      TL;DR: Yes, if you have friends to play with…


      • HairyEwok

        April 7, 2016 at 14:24

        Forever SP…….


      • Admiral Chief in New York

        April 7, 2016 at 15:20

        I’m almost your level now, we should jam!


    • Jonah Cash

      April 7, 2016 at 15:47

      I have only played it alone and I am level 24 and on the PVP side I am level 11 after only going in there once. I enjoy the game and the story. it is a realistic(ish) shooter set in a crazy beautiful New York after a big plague.
      I don’t have the same sense of I need to have it all as I did with Destiny, but this scratches a completely different itch for me.


    • GooseZA

      April 7, 2016 at 15:51

      With friends yes, solo I would say no. It gets a little stale.


  2. Greylingad[CNFRMD]

    April 7, 2016 at 14:12


    When you have two gold weapons and two gold gear items all equipped at the same time…


    • Admiral Chief in New York

      April 7, 2016 at 15:19

      Last night was a good Dark Zone outing, I’m all but purple now!


      • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

        April 7, 2016 at 15:37

        AWESOME!!! YES!! Now we can hunt for some gold goodies! what will you be doing tonight between say 8 and much much later?


        • Admiral Chief in New York

          April 7, 2016 at 15:44

          I’m not at home until 22h30, but tomorrow night, I’m all for it


          • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

            April 7, 2016 at 15:46


        • Kromas untamed

          April 7, 2016 at 16:51

          Add me and you can run with us if you want. Mainly challenge mode speed runs and DZ06 Yellow/Crafting runs.

          We play pretty much every night.


          • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

            April 7, 2016 at 18:09

            Awesome!! Same username?

          • Kromas untamed

            April 7, 2016 at 19:25

            Steam: Kromas
            Uplay: Kromaswow

      • BacchusZA

        April 7, 2016 at 17:51

        You’ll very quickly find yourself drowning in purples, to the extent that you leave them lying around on the floor in the DZ, because it’s too much of a ballache to extract them all, & you’re only really looking for mods to deconstruct for mats anyway, cause you managed to get a full set of gold gear, and weapons, within a week of hitting 30 😛


  3. Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

    April 7, 2016 at 14:46

    hehe dat header


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