The Division‘s Incursions arrives on April 12 and to prepare players for what’s to come, Ubisoft recently published a Q&A with game director Petter Mannerfelt, discussing what’s new. The update will be offered for free and will bring with it new additions including supply drops and loot sharing. You can find all the details below:
What content will be available with the Incursions update?
In this update we will release content for all players, PvE or PvP, solo or co-op. We will release the first Incursion, Falcon Lost, which is challenging content for advanced groups. Valuable supplies will be dropped in the Dark Zone at random times and locations. The first player to reach them will be the first served. Players will also be able to complete daily and weekly assignments for more rewards. Gear sets with unique bonuses and high-end weapons will be accessible to the best agents, and much more.
What are the gameplay mechanisms of the new Incursion mode?
Incursions are an endgame PvE group activity. Designed for a team of four, they require preparation, cooperation and skill to succeed. In Falcon Lost, the boss is protected by an army of powerful Last Man Battalion soldiers and deadly military assets. As a high-level mission, players will have to find the right strategy to complete an Incursion, and the rewards are well worth the effort.
Incursions adds loot-sharing between players. How does it work, exactly?
The community really wanted to have the ability to share their loot, so we implemented a trading system that lets them do so without adversely affecting the economy of the game. Players can share loot with present members of their group the moment they drop an item from their inventory onto the floor, and the eligible players will be able to pick it up. They can do this up to two hours after the initial drop.
What are the new Dark Zone supply drops?
The new supply drops in the Dark Zone contain highly valuable loot. These supplies will be dropped via air every hour in random Dark Zone locations.
Do supply drops need to be extracted?
Since these supplies originated from outside the Dark Zone, they are not contaminated and don’t need to be extracted.
What kinds of new items are you introducing with this update?
We are introducing three high-end weapons and four top-of-the-line gear sets that fit different gameplay styles: Tactician’s Authority for a support role; Striker’s Battlegear for a damage dealer; Sentry’s Call for snipers; and Path of the Nomad for explorers and solo players.
How many players do Incursions support? Is it still up to four players?
Incursions are designed for teams of four players. They are also accessible by one to three players, but the missions will be very challenging, as enemy difficulty will not be scaled.
Are there checkpoints?
There is a checkpoint at the beginning of the Falcon Lost Incursion.
Is this equivalent to Raids?
Raids are composed of multiple groups, so Incursions are not a raid in the MMO sense. Their difficulty, however, is comparable. Playing Falcon Lost in Challenge Mode will be extremely difficult, and will only be in reach of the best agents, using the right strategy and perfect coordination.
How different will the loot be? Is it different from what you’ll get in normal PvP and PvE?
There will be pieces of the new gear sets in the Incursion and Dark Zone that you can’t find anywhere else. There will also be new items and blueprints from vendors, both in the base of operations and in the Dark Zone.
Is there an incursion rank?
There is no Incursion rank.
In the Incursion, will it just be my group or will there be other players like in the Dark Zone?
You will only see your group while playing the Incursion.