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The Division 2 update Invasion: Battle for DC goes live tomorrow with Tidal Basin

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The Division 2 update Invasion: Battle for DC will get underway tomorrow with the rollout of Tidal Basin, a new stronghold held by the powerful Black Tusk faction. Once completed, players will unlock the ability to advance to World Tier 5 and gain access to even more powerful weaponry, with a boosted gear score cap of 500. 

The update will add a new "Heroic" difficulty level, while players at World Tier 5 will also have to deal with "weekly invasions" in which the Black Tusk takes over main missions and strongholds in the city. A new PvP map called Fort McNair is being added to the game, as will a pair of new exotic weapons, Pestilence and Nemesis. A special "Apparel Event" will run from April 5-25, during which players will be able to collect special masks, weapon skins, and outfits inspired by enemy factions.   

April 25 will also see the first eight-player raid come to The Division 2 in the next update, Operation Dark Hours, and the addition of Classified Assignments. The update after that, which is currently without a date or proper title, will add a fourth specialization and a new weapon. Details are up at ubisoft.com

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.