The Division 2 Update 9 Lets You Improve Low-Level Exotics

The Title Update 9 for The Division 2 includes a brand-new feature for the loot shooter--one that should encourage you to go back to your old Exotics.

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The upcoming Title Update 9 for The Division 2 will implement a new reconfigure feature into the Exotics system. When the update goes live on April 21, you'll be able to raise low level Exotics to your current level as well as adjust Exotics at your current level.

Under this new system, you'll be able to reconfigure Exotics up to the level of your crafting bench, capping at level 40. When reconfigured, an Exotic will get new attributes and corresponding stats to match its new power level. If an Exotic is already at your current level, it won't grow stronger--it will only gain new attributes. This means that choosing to reconfigure your already powerful Exotic could be a double-edged sword, possibly removing beneficial aspects of the equipment.

In order to reconfigure an Exotic, you'll need its specific Reconfigure Blueprint, all of which require one Exotic Component alongside generic crafting materials. If you're short on Exotic Components, you can still deconstruct an Exotic you don't want in order to gain the crafting part. However, after Title Update 9 goes live, you'll only get one Exotic Component per deconstruction, not two. So you may want to start deconstructing your unwanted Exotics now.

"As soon as you own a specific Exotic, you can purchase the Reconfigure Blueprint from the crafting Vendor, Inaya," Ubisoft wrote in a blog post. "Existing upgrade blueprints you already owned prior to [Title Update 9] will be converted into Reconfigure Blueprints automatically and will be available in the Reconfigure section of your crafting bench."

Ubisoft briefly shut down The Division 2 servers on April 17 in order to improve stability. Despite the downtime, it was unrelated to the upcoming update and unplanned.

The Division 2 is available for Xbox One, PS4, and PC.

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