The Division 2 developer Massive is making it easier to hunt for specific weapons and gear.
The Division 2‘s loot game, as with most games with tiered loot, relies on RNG. You don’t know what you’re going to get most of the time. Though there are some exceptions to that, it’s generally rare that a game allows players to more efficiently farm for the items they want.
The Division 2’s title update 6, which introduces the second DLC story episode, will arrive at some point in October. Before then, however, PC players can test out some of its biggest changes right now on the PTS.
Among several major additions is what Massive is calling loot targeting. When the update hits, the game’s map overview will be updated to indicate what each named zone and mission drops. While this doesn’t guarantee that the item you want is going to drop, it removes a significant portion of the randomness in acquiring loot.
This not only covers the usual weapon types and gear pieces, it also extends to mods and even specific brand items.
A mission with targeted loot will drop regular loot as well as targeted drops. Targeted items are guaranteed drops from named bosses, and can be found in lootable caches, though at a smaller rate.
A zone with with targeted loot, on the other hand, will always drop the indicated loot, but only through activity completions (control points etc.) and named NPCs. Likewise, various loot boxes scattered around these areas have a chance to drop targeted loot. The same also goes for the Dark Zones, though that loot will obviously need to be extracted first.
Targeted loot is only available to players in World Tier 5, and the earned loot will scale with your gear score just like most drops in The Division 2. As a bonus, targeted loot will be highlighted in the loot pile to stand out a bit from regular loot.
To get involved, download the PTS through Uplay and try it for yourself. For a full round-up of all changes in title update 6, check out the Ubisoft forums.