The Division 2 Expeditions were revealed at E3 2019, but they've left players feeling confused about what exactly they are. Expeditions in The Division 2 are self-contained missions that will take players to never-seen-before locations to "discover new narrative and gameplay opportunities". Division 2 Expeditions are going to be completely free when they release for all players, and here's everything we know about them.
What are Division 2 Expeditions?
According to the official blog post on the subject, Division 2 Expeditions offer "unique challenges and lore not found anywhere else: new collectibles, treasure rooms, environmental puzzles, unique boss mechanics, and more." But what does this mean?
When Division 2 Expeditions are added to the game, a new mission icon will appear on your HUD. You access them the same way as raids; go to the helicopter pilot outside of the White House and access them that way, or you can also fast travel via the map.
Every Expedition has three locations that are tied together with a single narrative. They will have staggered releases though, so each Expedition will release in three parts. Each location will be permanently available after they launch though, so don't worry about missing out on the action. When you complete all three locations in an Expedition, you'll gain access to an "exclusive treasure room full of rewards".
When we spoke to Massive at E3 2019 about exotics and Expeditions, they told us that with each one, players need to "uncover a mystery" and that there won't be much hand-holding going on. If you enjoyed solving the riddles with the Division 2 masks, then these Expeditions will be for you because they'll apparently be similar.
Division 2 Mastery System
When Expeditions are added to the game, another new system of challenges is being added called Mastery. These are completely optional replayable challenges where players can earn bronze, silver, or gold rewards. Each set of Mastery challenges is specific to the location and it's based on your individual performance, so don't expect to get carried by your teammates to a gold medal.
As soon as we know more about Division 2 Expeditions including the release date for the first one, this guide will be updated with new information. Until then, stay safe out there, Agent.
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