The Division 2 Expeditions returning with new Mastery System

During its latest State of the Game broadcast, The Division 2 developer Massive Entertainment shared details about improvements coming to Expeditions, the Shepherd system, and Invaded Missions.

To start with, the developer confirmed that the Kenly College Expedition will reopen soon with a new Mastery System in place. This new system allows players to earn medals based on their completion time for each difficulty on each branch.

While competing for these medals, a new Mastery Modifier will be active that increases the difficulty further. For Kenly College, the modifier will be “Death Drop,” which causes enemies to drop different lives grenades when they die. Rewards are available for each difficulty.

“The developers believe a rotation still makes sense for Kenly College, so it will be open for two weeks after launch, and then close again,” a blog post added. “Afterwards, it will follow a ‘two weeks down, one week up’ cadence for the foreseeable future. This will allow players to regularly jump into Kenly College each time it opens to acquire the Mastery rewards, and guarantee access to the elusive Diamondback. All three Investigation Areas will be active at the same time when the college opens.”

Also on the horizon are improvements for the Shepherd system. In Title Update 6, endorsements will be changed from manual to automatic to make ranking up easier. When answering a call, the meter will now fill when playing and will automatically grant an endorsement when full. A vanity item will be granted to all players who are above Shepherd Rank 1 when Episode 2 is released.

Finally, Manning National Zoo will be turned into a Stronghold, and both it and Camp White Oak will be added to the Invaded rotation with a new Heroic difficulty option.

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

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