Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 was developed by Massive Entertainment and published by Ubisoft for PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One, and Stadia. The game has received generous reviews for its storyline, gameplay, and graphics. Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 is the sequel to the 2016 Tom Clancy’s The Division and is set shortly after a genetically engineered virus outbreak. As the virus takes hold of Washington D.C., the main character, an agent of the Strategic Homeland Division, must try to rebuild the city.
Premise of Tom Clancy’s The Division 2
The game is played through a third-person perspective. The game features an open-world concept, and players are free to roam the city of Washington, D.C., as they defeat enemies. Players can create their own Division agent and customize the appearance and gender of the character. The gamer will be able to unlock new features and projects by recruiting non-playable characters throughout the game. Following the 2016 Tom Clancy’s The Division, the green poison virus has caused a global pandemic, and most of the law and order of the city has collapsed. Due to the city’s lawlessness, it has been divided into five territories: the Joint Task Force. Throughout the game, the player will assist the Joint Task Force against enemies in the city.
Main Characters in the Title
Hunters: An enemy faction and most dangerous enemy the Division can encounter
Black Tusk: A major enemy task force operating as a large Private Military Company with ties to the US Government
The Strategic Homeland Division: A classified unit of highly trained self-imported tactical agents
Cleaners: Sanitation workers that take matters into their own hands after the fall of the city
Rogue Division agents: Agents who disavowed the Strategic Homeland Division
Rikers: Riker Island escaped prisoners.
Tom Clancy’s The Division Series
There are two titles in the series and all fans need to be satisfied with this apocalyptic game.
- Tom Clancy’s The Division (2016)
- Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 (2020)
Cheats and Unlockables
Merciless exotic rifle
Defeat the final boss in the Jefferson Trade Center SHD mission on the Hard difficulty to have a chance at the Merciless exotic rifle dropping. Note: Try doing the mission with other people that already have the Merciless so they can trade it to you if it drops for them. Additionally, the Merciless can also drop from any Hyena boss.
All keychain accessories
Keychains are unique customization options you can unlock throughout the game. Successfully complete the indicated task to unlock the corresponding keychain:
2 Chess Pieces: Take control of all the Control Points on World Tier 4 at the same time.
Arm patch and Dog tags: “Capitol Hill” stronghold – Drops from the final True Sons boss.
Blood Vial: “Roosevelt Island” stronghold – Look for a lootable dresser before going down into the underground tunnel.
Capitol Building: Complete activities in the Open Beta.
Conflict Symbol: Unlock Maximum Level in Conflict.
DC Flag: Unlock Commendation Tier 5.
East DZ: Earn disavowed agent kills in East DZ.
Gavel: Successfully complete the main mission where you rescue and return the President.
Gold Bar: “Treasury” mission – When entering the vault itself, search the deposit boxes to find the Gold Bar keychain.
Hunter’s Axe: Kill all the secret Hunter bosses and collect their eight Ivory Keys. Use the keys to open the Ivory Chest in the White House to get the Hunter’s Axe keychain (unique shader) and an Exotic weapon.
Lincoln Bust: “Lincoln Memorial” mission – Loot the containers in the giftshop area under the memorial.
Plushie Flower: Campus Settlement – Upgrade to Settlement Level 2 to find the Plushie Flower keychain in a container, in the new area above the Stage.
Plushie Hippo: Theater Settlement – Upgrade to Settlement Level 2. Then, explore the new area above the leader’s room. Open the box to get the Plushie Hippo keychain.
Rogue Coin: Randomly earned for entering the special Rogue Agent Safe House in DZ, or by accessing Rogue Agent terminals.
Skeleton: “DCD Headquarters” mission – After going down the elevator, you will enter a morgue. Explore the lower floors to find a model human skeleton. Loot it to get the Skeleton keychain.
Space Shuttle: Air And Space Museum – Look for the area with the crashed space shuttle. Near the tail of the shuttle is a lootable shelf with the Space Shuttle keychain.
South DZ: Earn disavowed agent kills in South DZ.
Supply Crate: Play Dark Zone East in the Open Beta.
Teddy Bear: Pre-order bonus for all versions of the game on PC.
Traffic Cone: Successfully complete all Contaminated Zones.
US Flag: Earn maximum Shield Tier in the first The Division.
West DZ: Earn disavowed agent kills in West DZ.
All secret masks
Successfully complete the indicated tasks to unlock all 12 secret masks. Note: There will be static on the user interface while doing an interaction correctly and near a Hunter boss. The secret masks are also displayed downstairs on a wall at the Base Of Operations.
Ghost and Specter masks: Go to the underground area of the Washington Monument. You must first reclaim the Control Point before you can reach the underground area. After going down the elevator shaft, interact with the switch in the loot room to reveal a map on the screen above with three marks. Go to the three locations at night to find fresh gravestones on dirt. While standing on the dirt at all three graves, select the “Salute” emote. If done correctly, there will be static on the user interface while saluting. Return to the switch at the underground area of the Washington Monument.
Interact with the switch again. If a SHD circle appears on the screen, you will have correctly spawned the Hunters. One Hunter spawns just south of 16th St. NW (White House region). The other appears in the small structure just outside the Washington Monument CP. Defeat the Hunters to get the Ghost and Specter masks. Note: The Hunters spawn in random locations and will exit the map quickly. Try to kill them with one shot by using your Signature Weapon. Use Specialization Points to increase your Signature Weapon’s power. If they disappear before you kill them, you will have to wait until the next night for them to spawn again.
Midas and Revenant masks: Stand in the swimming pool and select the “Jumping Jacks” emote to spawn two Level 35 Hunter bosses. Defeat the bosses to get the Midas and Revenant masks. Note: This can only be done at night.
Ghoul mask: Defeat the secret Hunter boss to get the Ghoul mask. To unlock the secret Hunter boss fight, first go to West Potomac Park. Interact with the “MB3” laptop found in the sewer tunnel, in the same area as an SHD Tech Cache, to activate a map above the laptop. After activating the map, an “X” will appear on the map with a crescent moon symbol above it. Go to the “X” location shown on the map. The location is east of the Lincoln Memorial. Shoot the lightbulb hanging from the platform in the reflecting pool to spawn a secret armored Level 35 Hunter boss. Defeat the boss to get the Ghoul mask.
Wraith mask: Go to the far southeast area of the map, just to the right of the Safehouse. There will be a memorial wall with many veteran names on it. First, shoot the light that is illuminating the names on the wall. Then, face the wall while not standing in the water, and select the “Salute” emote to spawn a Level 35 Hunter boss. Defeat the boss to get the Wraith mask. Note: This can only be done at night.
Crimson mask: Go to Downtown East (northeast of the map), next to the Stronghold. Stand in the middle of the courtyard and enter each of the two open office buildings. There is a laptop you can interact with on the desk in each building. Interact with both computers to spawn a Level 35 Hunter boss in the courtyard. Defeat the boss to get the crimson mask. Note: This can only be done at night.
Cross, Death, Diamond, and Phantom masks: Go to a park in the East Mall. Locate the hidden switch next to the coffee machine in The Pavilion Cafe. Activate the switch, then run around the Christmas tree in the middle of the park a few times to spawn three Level 35 Hunter bosses. Defeat all three Hunter bosses to get the Cross, Death, and Diamond masks. There is a fourth Level 35 Hunter boss that spawns just east of the park. Defeat this Hunter boss to get the Phantom mask. Note: This can only be done at night.
Demon mask: Go Downtown East (northeast of the map), just to the right of the Control Point. Enter the large glass atrium by going down the escalator and wrapping around to some stairs you ascend to reach the area. There will be four small black and white targets in four windows to the west. Shoot them from top to bottom to spawn a Level 35 Hunter boss. Defeat the boss to get the Demon mask. Note: This can be done during the daytime.
Secret WW2 uniform
Travel to Foggy Bottom (west area of the map). Follow the road directly west of the safe house to find a point-of-interest. Travel up the road and enter the open doorway to find a ladder leading to the sewers underground. Enter the sewers and look for a woman in a bunker. Talk to her, and she will send you to a nearby observatory, where you will unlock a bonus mission. Successfully complete this mission to unlock a WW2 uniform. The uniform can be found in the apparel menu, under the full-body outfit option. Note: If you get lost in the observatory, go upstairs and interact with the painting to reveal a secret passage.
Once you reach the endgame, there will be Level 1 Control Points around the map. If you complete the two nearby activities connected to a Control Point, you will unlock Level 3 of that Control Point. Complete Level 3 of a Control Point to unlock one or two random weapon and/or armor blueprints. To easily unlock blueprints, first complete Level 1 of the Control Point, but do not call for support when prompted at the end. Instead, leave the area and the Control Point will change to white (allowing you to fast travel to it).
Then, go to the other two activities connected to the Control Point and complete them. They will be easy to complete since they are also Level 1 activities. Next, go back to the Control Point and call in the support. You will now only have to finish off the final wave of enemies on Level 1 to get one or two random weapon and/or armor blueprints, instead of having to progress to Level 3 and clearing multiple waves of harder enemies. Use this method to save a lot of time and obtain blueprints much quicker and easier.
Easy loot and money
This trick allows you to collect a lot of loot daily that you can either keep (rarely), or sell/deconstruct for parts. As you progress through the story, complete every Control Point. Note: Control Points become harder at Level 30, after finishing the story. As you capture Control Points, you will unlock Supply Rooms, which contain multiple chests. There is one weapon and one piece of gear in every supply room. There are 2-4 Control Points in every region of the map, which you can fast travel to. The Supply Rooms will resupply every 24 hours (real time). Fast travel to as many Supply Rooms as desired and collect the loot. Then, repeat the process after the Supply Rooms resupply in 24 hours.
Easy all suit of cards
There are 52 collectible cards in The Division 2 , divided into four suits of cards (sets). That is 13 cards per set. These cards are exclusively dropped by named enemies with yellow health bars that can only spawn in the open world (not in missions or Dark Zone). Each named enemy drops one card guaranteed, but it is random for which set. There is no way to find these as collectible pick-ups, as they are all dropped by the named enemies with yellow health. What makes this a little annoying is that only one named enemy can spawn every 30 minutes (real time). Furthermore, if you die during an encounter with such an enemy, they disappear and it takes another 30 minutes for a new named enemy to spawn.
However, they can all be farmed at the same spot. Every 30 minutes a new named enemy will spawn in the same place. In total, you have 52 potential cards. 30 minutes per card spawn x 52 cards = 1,560 minutes (26 hours) to get them all. One location a named enemy spawns is at the White House. Note: You cannot farm two different spots at the same time. If you kill one named enemy, all other named enemies disappear from the game for 30 minutes. It is best to start doing this early and check after every 1-2 main missions or keep a stopwatch running.
Crafting exotic D50 Desert Eagle weapon
The easiest exotic to craft is the D50 Desert Eagle. You need a high-end (yellow rarity) D50 Pistol to craft it into the Exotic version. Keep an eye out for it from the beginning of the game. It is a random drop. If you find one, put it in the storage box for later. Otherwise, you will need to farm for it until it randomly drops. There are multiple steps to craft the exotic D50.
1. Get four exotic pistol parts from the following missions:
- Capitol Building Stronghold (Story difficulty): Dropped by mid-mission boss
- ViewPoint Museum (Hard difficulty): Dropped by endboss
- American History Museum (Hard difficulty): Dropped by endboss
- Space Administration HQ (Hard difficulty): Dropped by endboss
2. After getting the fourth part, it will automatically drop the blueprint for the exotic D50 Desert Eagle (guaranteed drop). The final thing you need to craft this blueprint is a high-end (yellow rarity) D50 Pistol. Then, craft it at the workbench. You must upgrade the workbench two times to craft high-end and exotic items.
Unlocking hidden safe houses in Dark Zone
Note: This does not work in the daily occupied Dark Zone (Red Dagger icon is the occupied Dark Zone). Go to a Dark Zone that is not occupied that day. There will be hackable SHD Network Terminals around the map, on the walls of buildings and alleyways. Most frequently they are found in little side alleys. Hack a terminal to turn to Rogue status and mark other SHD Terminals with a grey skull icon. Run around the map and activate 10 of the terminals while not getting killed in the process. In the top left corner, it will display how many percent the location to the hidden safe house is triangulated. Each terminal adds 10%. After you have hacked all 10 terminals, it will mark the entrances to hidden safe houses on the map.
Unlocking and joining clans
To unlock the Clan menu at your base, successfully complete two Theater Settlement main story missions. Then, return to the Theater Settlement and talk to Larson to recruit her. She will then be sent back to your main base at the White House. You can fast travel back to the White House to talk to her or access the Clan tab from the main menu. The menu unlocks after she has been recruited. To join a clan, access the Clan menu from the main menu. Select “Options”, “Search Clans”, enter the name of the clan you want to join, and apply. You can get special rewards like items and cosmetics for joining a clan.
Tom Clancy’s The Divison 2 FAQ
What are some tips for playing Tom Clancy’s The Division 2?
As an immersive and complex game here a few tips and tricks to improve skills and playability:
- You can auto-loot items by holding down the action button while you run. This will save you time and hassle of looting each item individually.
- You can accept backup calls from the map by holding down the map button when you hear a transmission. This will let you join other players who need help with missions or activities.
- Your gear score is based on the highest-level items you own, including those in your stash. You don’t need to equip them to get better drops, just keep them in your inventory or stash.
- You can check the settlement projects from the map menu by pressing the left trigger.
- You can use different skills and perks to suit your playstyle and role. For example, if you like to heal and support your teammates, you can use the chem launcher or the hive skills.
- You can customize your weapons and gear with mods, talents, and attributes. Mods can enhance various aspects of your weapons and gear, such as accuracy, stability, damage, or armor. Talents are special effects that activate under certain conditions, such as killing an enemy or reloading.
- You can explore the open world and find hidden secrets, collectibles, and easter eggs. There are many things to discover in The Division 2, such as audio logs, echoes, SHD tech caches, faction keys, hunters, and more.
How do you defeat a Hunter in the game?
One of the best ways to defeat a Hunter is to bombard them so they can’t heal. Set up a position with a lot of cover, deploy a turret, throw grenades, and use high powered weapons.
How do players get better weapons in the game?
This can be achieved through various means: complete missions and side missions, crafting, dark zone, loot drops, and vendors.