The Division Conflict Update Brings New Incursion, High-Value Targets, and Extraction Hijacks

The Division team has released the first details on the free Conflict update – the second of two free updates for The Division – which arrives May 24 on Xbox One, PS4, and PC. One of its biggest additions is Clear Sky, a brand new Incursion in Columbus Circle. Pitting Division Agents against Rikers, Clear Sky challenges you to take back a formerly LMB-controlled anti-air missile site, restore safe passage to the skies over Manhattan, and reclaim supply drops stolen by Rikers.

Another new feature coming in the Conflict update is high-value targets (HVT). The HVT officer inside your base of operations will provide you with a list of these targets, along with a description, their level, and the recommended gear score you need to engage them. You’ll have a limited amount of time and only one chance to take down these targets.

The Dark Zone will see some changes that are going to make extractions even more intense than they were before. Specifically, Agents will now have the option to hijack your loot. This means that a player can run to an extraction rope and cut it, causing all of the loot to fall to the ground.

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Of course, as with the Incursions update before it, Conflict also brings new gear sets that players can use to complement their playstyles even further. The Division is currently available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. For more information on Conflict, check out our Q&A with game director Petter Mannerfelt, and be sure to tune into The Division Twitch channel on Thursday, May 19 at 10AM PDT to see more of Conflict in action. For previous coverage of The Division, check out these stories below:

The Division – Conflict Q&A with Petter Mannerfelt

The Division Post-Launch Plans Include Three Expansions, Free Content

Exploring The Graffiti of The Division

Tom Clancy's The Divison

Tom Clancy's The Division

Release date — March 8, 2016
Developer — Massive Entertainment
A devastating pandemic sweeps through New York City, and one by one, basic services fail. In only days, without food or water, society collapses into chaos. The Division, a classified unit of self-supported tactical agents, is activated. Leading seemingly ordinary lives among us, Division agents are trained to operate independently in order to save society. When society falls, your mission begins.

ESRB Rating: Mature
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