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The Division 2 Warlords of New York expansion has gone live a day early

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It’s a big week for The Division 2! Big! BIG! BIG BIG BIG BIG BIG BIG! Announced a couple of weeks ago, Ubisoft has a brand new expansion out for the game that’ll essentially rewrite the rulebook on being America’s best agent with a license to kill in a world where a virulent plague has run amok and…hey Ubisoft, you know anything else about the future that you’re not telling us?

Anyway, having launched a day early and thus ruining Cheddar’s flight plans, Warlords of New York takes you back to the original isle of Manhattan for a showdown with rogue agents who have carved out their own empire in the ruins of the big pineapple (for a standalone price that is). Across Civic Center, Battery Park, Two Bridges, and the Financial District, you’ll need to first update the game and prepare yourself for the aforementioned embiggening download. Here’s a list of the download sizes via VG247, that’ll make you weep if you don’t have a decent fibre internet connection:

  • PC: 42GB patch
  • PS4: 14-16GB patch
  • Xbox One: 60GB patch

Aside from the actual campaign content, Warlords of New York also ushers in an entirely new system for growing your Agent power and Gear systems and increases the level cap to 40. The effort from Ubisoft and developer Massive Entertainment is to strip the more inconsequential aspects of character growth out of the game, while also adding some spice to the variety of gear on offer s that more diverse character builds can be encouraged.

Numerous other changes have also been implemented, but since most people hate Limp Bizkit (the fools), I’m not going to copy and paste all of them here and watch you keep scrollin’ scrollin’ scrollin’. Here are the bits that did peak my interest when I saw them though:

New Skills

  • Explosive Sticky Bomb
  • Incendiary Sticky Bomb
  • Trip-wire Tap
  • Decoy

Gear “2.0”

  • All weapons, gear and mods have been reworked.
  • All existing items have been converted into the new system.
  • Gear has been converted to only contain the following attributes:
  • Weapon Damage
  • Skill Tier
  • Armor
  • Weapon Handling
  • Critical Hit Chance
  • Critical Hit Damage
  • Headshot Damage
  • Skill Damage
  • Skill Repair
  • Skill Haste
  • Armor Regeneration
  • Hazard Protection
  • Health
  • Explosive Resistance
  • All Brand Bonuses have been reworked

Infinite Progression

  • SHD Levels – an infinite progression system granting you perk points at regular intervals used to improve selected stats and bonuses of your agent.

New attribute system

  • Streamlined RPG system, with a focus on increasing build diversity, improved accessibility and making the RPG systems more intuitive.
  • “God rolled” items are back and easily identified in the new UI.
  • Skill Power now uses a Tier system to allow a clear progression and benefits to each skill, shown in the UI.

Sounds like fun on a bun!

Last Updated: March 3, 2020

11 Comments

  1. I see the base game is on special for $3… I would consider it, however I already don’t have enough time to play my current games :/

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  2. Mabenito

    March 3, 2020 at 09:15

    TD2 is my game. I’ve never enjoyed loot grinding like this before. Except for Witcher 3.

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  3. MechMachine

    March 3, 2020 at 10:38

    The Division 2, Watchdogs of NewYork, Going in Ghost Recon style ?

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  4. Kromas

    March 3, 2020 at 08:30

    I played last night. Buggy as hell but still fun.

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    • Mabenito

      March 3, 2020 at 09:29

      Servers are burning with agents returning for another take at NYC. But the game was easy. Everyone can melt NPC just like that. Even the Elites. Something I couldn’t do early in TD1.

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      • Kromas

        March 3, 2020 at 10:04

        Well that is mainly because of builds pre warlords. My raid build absolutely melted everything but I went through with my alt with not really much in terms of synergy and it was slightly tougher. Now imagine someone who just hit 30 and then went straight to the expansion. They will most likely have a tougher time till they can get some gear sorted and no one sorts out gear while leveling.

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  5. Allykhat

    March 3, 2020 at 10:18

    Lots of shadow nerfs though. Pretty salty about it if I’m honest. Back to the days of nerfing the fun stuff like in Div1 it seems.

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