New Division 2 Patch Adds Gunner Specialization

Title Update 4 has arrived (along with some subsequent bug fixes).

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There's a new update update for Tom Clancy's The Division 2, and it brings a new specialization to the loot-shooter: the Gunner, which comes with a new skill and its own unique weapon, the minigun. Title Update 4 is live on all platforms--PS4, Xbox One, and PC; here's what to know about unlocking the new specialization, as well as details on some other fixes that have since been released.

To unlock the Gunner specialization, you'll need to complete the Special Field Research--five stages of challenges that each boast their own objectives and rewards. Once you've completed all five stages, you'll earn access to the Gunner.

Those who've purchased the Year One Pass, meanwhile, will unlock the Gunner immediately. However, you can still take on the Special Field Research challenges to unlock an assortment of exclusive cosmetics, including the following:

  • Fisticuffs and Front Flex emotes
  • Charcoal and Detritus gear dyes
  • Rosethorn and Pineapple weapon skins
  • Gunner mask and Gunner specialization uniform

As previously mentioned, the Gunner wields the minigun, a rapid-fire weapon that Ubisoft says can dish out "massive damage in short periods of time on the enemy while sustaining incoming damage thanks to its bonus armor." Gunners can also throw Riot Foam Grenades, which will cover enemies in foam and prevent them from moving. The Banshee signature skill, meanwhile, can confuse targets.

The Division 2 underwent some downtime on June 20. The game's servers are now back online, and Ubisoft has outlined four problems that have been addressed--one of which concerns the Special Field Research tasks you may have been having issues completing:

  • Fixed an issue where the Special Field Research stages would not update properly in certain situations.
  • Fixed an issue where Specialization ammunition could not be picked up in certain situations.
  • Fixed an issue of missing gun textures in the inventory.
  • Fixed an issue causing players to be temporarily invulnerable when replacing an armor plate in cover.
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Ubisoft has a lot more content lined up for The Division 2. The game will receive three DLC episodes as part of its year-one roadmap, the first of which--DC Outskirts - Expeditions--is arriving this summer. At E3 2019, Ubisoft shared more details about these new Expeditions, which are free events that let players travel to unexplored locations to discover new narrative and gameplay opportunities.

The Division 2 launched for PS4, Xbox One, and PC this part March. It earned a 9/10 in our Division 2 review. Critic Edmond Tran wrote, "The range of enemy types continues to keep combat encounters challenging, the equipment I earn and pick up continues to feel different, valuable, and asks me to consider new ways of play. The ravaged environments continue to intrigue, and sometimes they're so stunning I find myself needing to take screenshots before I move on. It might not have much to say, but The Division 2 is a perpetual cycle of tension, relief, and reward that's difficult to stay away from."

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