Unofficial Division companion app will help you choose your weapon

A free, unofficial companion app for The Division called DivisionDPS promises to make life a little easier for digital gun enthusiasts who just can't make up their minds about how to most effectively bring peace to the ravaged streets of New York. You already knew that you'd be shooting everyone you saw, but now you have advice on which gun to do it with.

Developed by Redditor deHoDev-Stefan (or just DeHoDev on the Windows Store), the app calculates more than 60 value points per weapon, including DPS, one-second burst damage, one-bullet critical damage, and damage per mag, against different sorts of enemies, both PvE and PvP, and under a variety of conditions. Weapons can then be easily compared to see which are really the most effective for any given job. 

The in-game character stat sheet is broken and so the stats for headshot damage and a few other values may not match up with the in-game numbers, although the author noted in a separate thread that only the stats on the sheet are wrong, and that the actual damage dealt is correct. You'll also have to enter your initial weapon data manually, as there's no API to get those values from the game into the app.   

Even so, it looks like it could be a very handy tool for those moments when you're forced to make the tough choice between Mr. Boom and Mr. Bang. DivisionDPS requires Windows 10, and is available free from the Windows Store.

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.