The Division 2 Gear Score Won’t Be Increased In Title Update 3

May 9, 2019
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The Division 2 is soon going to receive a new Title Update, and it’s been confirmed that the loot changes that have been previously announced will not be in.

In a recent blog post, it’s been confirmed that Gear Score will not be increased to 515 and it will remain at 500 for the time being. Among the many reasons behind this choice is the fact that raising the score would have made Gear Score 500 items outdated for the raid included in the update.

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Our intention, as always, is for players to enjoy the content they love and continue to make progress with their Agent. After talking about loot and Gear Score in a lot of meetings, chats and video calls and many white boards being filled with thoughts, notes and graphs, we decided that with all the changes coming with TU3, increasing the Gear Score at this point would have created a couple of issues.

Gear Score 500 items would have been outdated immediately, and all the effort you put into min/maxing and farming your builds would have been wasted just as the Raid goes live. We don’t want to invalidate your progression and we heard that feedback loud and clear from our community. Your gear and your builds are important to you and to us.

The statistical increase in stats would have made gear better but we don’t want the focus to be on constantly chasing a higher Gear Score, when it should be about finding a playstyle and build that you enjoy.

New details have also been revealed on how to get Gear Score 500 items in Title Update 3.

We have increased the rewards for daily Priority Hard and Challenging missions. Once you’ve reached Gear Score 500, those activities will guarantee Gear Score 500 drops.

Heroic Mission bosses, Stronghold bosses and Bounty bosses, as well as Control Point Alert Level 4 reward containers guarantee Gear Score 500 items if your average Gear Score is at 500.

DZ contaminated loot does not drop below player’s average Gear Score. When you’ve reached an average Gear Score of 500, Contaminated loot will guarantee Gear Score 500 items.

We’ve balanced loot across the board to reduce the chances of items dropping at a lower Gear Score than that of your character.

The Division 2 is now available on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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