The Division 2 State Of The Game Recap 1/30 - Fight At Coney Island Versus The Cleaners

Episode 3 is going to Coney Island.
Episode 3 is going to Coney Island. Ubisoft

This week in State of the Game, The Division 2 is giving us a peek at what's happening in February. For starters, Episode 3 is bringing the action to Coney Island with Agents again going against the Cleaners. There's also a new Firewall Specialization which offers a new flamethrower.

Episode 3

The Division is all headed to Coney Island and players are sure to get a warm welcome with the Cleaners. Available for free to all players, Episode 3 offers two new main missions, the Coney Island Ballpark and Coney Island Amusement Park. There's also the new Firewall Specialization, which lets players fight fire with fire.

Firewall specialization can be unlocked immediately for Year 1 Pass holders. Unlocked as well are two new Classified Assignments, which are Detention Center Rescue and Nightclub Infiltration.

Specialization #6 - Firewall

As mentioned, Episode 3 is offering a new specialization. Players can unlock the Firewall Specialization for free through the Special Field Research. However, those who have the Year 1 Pass gets it unlocked immediately and get additional rewards when finishing the Special Field Research. That's not all, as Year 1 Pass holders also get to unlock the Firewall Safety Mask instantly as well.

In addition to offering the new a new signature weapon with the Flamethrower, this new specialization also features:

  • New Skill mod: Striker Shield
    • Buffs the Firewall Agent and their allies with a damage increase.
    • The strength of the buff increases with the number of enemies in front of the player.
    • The Agent gets the buff as soon as the shield is equipped.
      • Allies need to be in range behind the Agent to get the buff.
  • New Specialization Sidearm: Firestarter Double Barrel Sawn-Off
    • Its unique Talent is Primer Rounds.
      • Deals 50% reduced burn resistance for five seconds on any enemies it hits.
  • New Grenade: Cluster Grenade
    • When detonating, it sends out shrapnel in a radius around its trigger point.
  • New Armor Kit: Extracellular Matrix
    • Recover 200% armor and 200% health over 10 seconds.
      • This kit is intended to let players recover health and armor while maintaining an aggressive playstyle.
  • Special Ammunition Acquisition
    • Killing enemies within 10 meters of the Agent increases the Spec ammo bar faster than other kills.
  • Tac Link
    • Allies deal +10% damage to enemies that are within 10 meters of you.

There are also Firewall Talents which are:

  • Bull Rush
    • +50% Bonus Armor during cover to cover moves
  • Enriched Magnesium Formula
    • 10%/20%/30%/40%/50% increased Burn duration
  • Frontline Recovery
    • 10%/20%/ 30% Health on Kill
  • Fiery Response
    • On armor break, apply burn to enemies within 5 meters.

New Exotic

The Chameleon is the new exotic arriving to The Division 2. This Assault Rifle changes color based on its environment and brings with it these Talents:

  • Talent: Adaptive Instincts
    • Hitting 30 headshots grants +20% critical hit chance and +50% critical hit damage for 45 seconds.
    • Hitting 60 body shots grants +100% weapon damage for 45 seconds.
    • Hitting 30 leg shots grants +150% reload speed for 45 seconds.
  • Talent: Overlap
    • While holstered, gain +5% weapon handling.

Priority Alerts

The team at The Division 2 announced that there is going to be no planned maintenance this week. However, they are still looking into the reason why the Clan XP isn't updating. They did find the reason for why some Blueprints weren't showing up. The team revealed they are working on this issue, though the fix may not arrive in time for Episode 3. Another issue the team is investigating are the reports that Kenly College chapel wasn't opening for players despite having finished all investigation areas.

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