Playstation fans can rejoice in the fact that, as of tomorrow, they will be able to play the first of The Division’s paid DLC’s. The Underground DLC has been out for a while now on Xbox One due to an exclusivity agreement.
With the new content, players will be heading to the underside of Manhattan with all new operations. The new operations set players up to take down bad guys and vigilante groups who are out of control. Players can either go in by themselves or with a team and take on enemy’s in the usual difficulty levels. The harder the difficulty, the better the loot will be. An Underground Operations Center has been added to the Base of Operations for players to use to set up at.
What sets the new DLC apart from the normal missions is the fact that being underground makes for a more challenging experience. There will be nowhere to escape if your group is ambushed, you must fight to survive. There are also hazards added that players must navigate through, for instance, fires and electrical issues. Ubisoft claims that players will, “Descend into randomly generated urban dungeons, where every fight is different from the last.” To give extra longevity to the game, Ubisoft has made it to where each time you begin, the map will be randomly generated by the servers.
Another added feature with the Underground DLC is the new modifier system.
Our guide then explains Directives, a collection of modifiers that can make the mission more difficult. To give you an idea, there’s Fog of War, which removes HUD elements (like the mini-map) from your screen, lowering your awareness of enemy positions. Waste Not Want Not makes you lose any remaining ammunition in a clip during reload, and generally gives you less ammo. Mad Skills makes it so that when you use a skill, it sets the cooldown timer on all of your skills, while using a signature skill forces the cooldown on all of your teammates’ signature skills. Special Forces gives enemies special ammo types, and finally, Sickness constantly depletes health down to the last segment of your health bar.
Making the missions more difficult will give a higher chance of getting the best loot possible. Playstation players will be able to download the new update on August 2nd.