Division 2 Sweet Dreams guide: How to get the Exotic Shotgun

The Division 2 Sweet Dreams

Division 2 Sweet Dreams is the only exotic shotgun in the game and we've got the lowdown on how it works, along with how to get it. It's one of many Division 2 Exotics and is one of the best shotguns available in The Division 2, but you need to know the exact method of obtaining it in order to add it to your arsenal. Read on for a complete guide to the Division 2 Sweet Dreams exotic shotgun.

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The Division 2 Sweet Dreams Shotgun Exotic stats

The Division 2 Sweet Dreams Exotic Shotgun stats

Before we get on to how to get Sweet Dreams in The Division 2, let's take a look at the stats. Obtaining Sweet Dreams in World Tier 4 means the gun will deal over 130k damage per shot, as long as you're close enough. It has an RPM of 70 and you can fire eight shells before you have to reload. It also deals +144% melee damage which is just insane, especially when you take a look at the Sweet Dreams talents:

  • Sweet Dreams: Landing a melee attack on an enemy after swapping to this weapon grants 35% bonus armour and applies the Sandman debuff. Killing an enemy with the Sandman debuff reapplies this bonus armour.
  • Sandman: This debuff prevents the enemy from using armour kits and from receiving healing from any source.
  • Evasive: While equipped, dodging reloads 1% of your current weapon's magazine.

Sweet Dreams is certainly a close range shotgun... not that there's any other types, really. Blast people in the face and punch them to deal insane damage, especially since you can prevent them from healing. It's not great if you like sitting back with a sniper, but if you can adjust your play style to favour Sweet Dreams then it can be a very useful weapon.

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How to get Sweet Dreams in The Division 2

Much like Merciless, obtaining Sweet Dreams is really a roll of the dice. You don't need to obtain parts to craft it; instead, you need to kill Outcast bosses and cross your fingers it drops as part of their loot. You can increase your chances of receiving Sweet Dreams by playing Outcast missions on Hard and Challenging difficulty but ultimately, it's going to be a roll of the dice.

Some good Outcast missions to farm for Sweet Dreams include the Roosevelt Island stronghold and Potomac Event Center mission. Run these both a few times and kill the named Outcast bosses at the end, then cross your fingers one of them drops Sweet Dreams.

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Ford James

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