The Division 2 patch notes for this week come with a huge headliner: the addition of the Gunner, the first post-launch specialization class included with Title Update 4. Before you take the Gunner's minigun for a spin, check out the highlights from the latest update, including the first-ever exotic armor piece in The Division 2.
Mow down your enemies as the Gunner specialization
You'll know the Division 2 Gunner specialization as soon as you see it thanks to its bitchin' signature weapon: the minigun, which will tear Black Tusk gang members to bloody shreds. If anyone survives that hail of bullets, the Foam Grenade will temporarily trap your opponents in place, giving you and your squad the perfect opportunity to light up a target with some crossfire. The Gunner's new P320 Compact handgun is great for some sharpshooting in a pinch, and the Banshee signature skill sends out a pulse that totally disorients your enemies so you can pick them off like confused fish in a barrel. Players with the Year One Pass can access the Gunner specialization immediately; everyone else will need to complete a series of challenges to unlock it.
Trick out your loadout with the Dodge City Gunslinger’s Holster
The first-ever exotic holster is a chance to deck out your agent even further, given that this newly added item is the first piece of exotic armor in the game (and certainly won't be the last). Our guide to getting the Division 2 Exotic Holster will help you on your way, but be warned - as you'd expect from any coveted exotic, getting a Dodge City Gunslinger’s Holster of your own won't be easy. To start the process, just head over to the blueprint vendor in the Base of Operations. Here are the unique talents that come with the Dodge City Gunslinger’s Holster:
- Sleight of Hand: +20% Accuracy, +20% Stability, +40% Reload Speed, +400% Optimal Range, +20% Revolver Damage (Requires a Pistol to be equipped)
- Quick Draw: Swapping to your pistol reloads all weapons
- Perforator: Shots fired from your pistol penetrate enemies. Pistol headshot kills grant +20% weapon damage and allows your primary and secondary weapons to penetrate enemies for 8s. This duration is increased to 11s when using a revolver.
Show off your player-killing prowess on the Manhunt leaderboard
In every MMO, there will always be people whose ultimate dream is to be feared across the server, gaining notoriety purely through PvP bodycount. The Division 2 is about to make those players very happy with changes to Occupied Dark Zones. Manhunt ranks are now infinite in the ODZ, and you can show off your agent-killing skills on a new leaderboard tracking the Rogue agents with the highest Manhunt rank. The patch notes state that "players still have to clear their bounties at SHD terminals, but additional rewards are available to players who clear (or claim) a high rank bounty," and "killing other agents increases the player’s Manhunt rank, along with their Dark Zone XP rewards on a successful bounty clear."
You can read the patch notes in full here, including tons of bug fixes.
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