The Division 2 gets the new Gunner Specialization today

By Sherif Saed
18 June 2019 09:36 GMT

Today’s The Division 2 update adds the first post-launch Specialization: the Gunner.

The Gunner, in case you missed it, is a minigun that sits alongside the existing grenade launcher, crossbow, and heavy sniper rifle Specializations. Like the other three, the Gunner also comes with its own skill tree.

Because of how heavy it is, the minigun comes with its own restrictions. If you’re willing to go for its firepower, you won’t be able to use it in cover. While in the open, you also won’t be able to roll or sprint. The Gunner gets the Riot Foam Grenade by default, and the class is also capable of supplying teammates with extra ammo.

The new Specialization comes with a new variant for the skill Pulse that applies a ‘confused’ status effect to enemies it hits. As previously revealed, season pass holders get access to the Gunner immediately, whereas everyone else will need to complete a Special Field Research.

Pass holders, too, get access to the same set of challenges, and they instead stand to earn unique cosmetic rewards if they choose to complete them.

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The Gunner is only one part of The Division 2’s title update 4, which goes live today during server maintenance. Servers are already offline, and they should be back online at 3:30am PT, 6:30am ET, 11:30am BST.

Today’s update also reworks how signature ammo is earned. This has been a sticking point for many players due to how rare ammo drops have been. Now, you’ll know exactly when you’re going to get signature ammo. There’s a new signature ammo bar that fills up as you kill enemies, with a bonus for headshots, explosive kills and killing status-affected enemies.

Signature ammo drops once the bar fills up, and you can continue doing that for more ammo.

Mods have once again been changed in the update. Ubisoft has made it so generic gear mod slots now fit all gear rarities, except high-end. To simplify the process of modding, all mod slots are now split into three clear categories: utility, damage, and offensive.

Finally, the pause menu now has a dedicated Network Stats tab that shows your ping to the server, packet send/receive rate, and packet loss so you can more accurately troubleshoot connection problems.

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