Tidal Basin

Step Into The Division 2 Tidal Basin


The Division 2’s next major update, Invasion – Battle for DC, is coming on April 5

There’s good news for people playing The Division 2. The first part of the free Invasion: Battle for D.C. free post-launch content update has arrived. This means if you head to your system of choice and start downloading, later today you will be able to head into The Division 2 Tidal Basin. In short, it’s a new Stronghold accompanied by other extras.

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The mysterious Tidal Basin, which The Division 2 players have so studiously glitched into over the past week, will be blown wide open in the game’s next major update. As Massive announced on a live stream earlier today, the Tidal Basin is part of the Invasion – Battle for DC update coming on Friday, April 5. Among other things, the update will introduce World Tier 5 and 500 Gear Score, a new difficulty called Heroic, more Invaded missions and Strongholds, and three new gear sets.

The Tidal Basin update will add three new gear sets: True Patriot, Ongoing Directive, and Hard Wired. These will drop from Black Tusk enemies and Invaded missions and Strongholds. Dempsey described them as having “very long description text, because we are crazy people,” so they’re sure to have some interesting set bonuses. Dempsey also confirmed that more Invaded missions and a new Invaded Stronghold are on the way.


n addition to getting to play good guys, a new event has begun in The Division 2 that will let you look “bad.” Until April 25, 2019, an Invasion Apparel Event is on. If you are in the Dark Zone or in the field and reached level 30, then you have a chance of earning Event Keys. These can be used to open caches that have outfits, masks, and weapon skins inspired by the different factions The Division members face in the game. (You can also buy keys with real money.) Caches can still be opened and real-money keys can be acquired until May 2, 2019.

Finally, on April 25, 2019,  new The Division 2 eight-player raid is coming. It is called Operation Dark Hours. Little is known about it just yet, but expect it to be a challenge!

When more plot happens in World Tier 5, suddenly Invaded missions can happen again,” he said. “Another Stronghold can become Invaded along with other missions, and those missions can include missions that are not part of the current endgame campaign. I don’t know if this’ll be true for the first week, but like, Jefferson Plaza for example, or the Lincoln Memorial. All of those can become Invaded, and some of them genuinely contain the nastiest boss fights we can think of.

Invasion – Battle for DC is the first major step in The Division 2’s content roadmap. Massive shared an updated version of the roadmap on stream, and it shows three chunky “Episodes” of content coming in Summer, Fall, and Winter 2019.

Ahead of the release of World Tier 5, here’s everything you need to know about The Division 2 endgame.

Finally, on April 25, 2019, new The Division 2 eight-player raid is coming. It is called Operation Dark Hours. Little is known about it just yet, but expect it to be a challenge!
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