Ubisoft has revealed that the first eight-player raid for The Division 2 will be going live for all players on May 16 (tomorrow) at 17:00 BST, testing those who have reached World Tier 5 and defeated Tidal Basin.
In Dark Hours players will head to Washington National Airport to take on the Black Tusks, who have advanced technology at their disposal. Eight players will need to work together to succeed, at which point they'll get exclusive loot like gear sets, an exotic weapon, and more.
The first team to complete the raid will have their team photo and names in the game's White House, and all other players that complete it before May 23 will also get a commemorative Arm Patch. Those who complete it after that time though will still get a clan banner icon and a trophy for their clan space.
There's even a Twitch Rivals show coming at launch, featuring players racing to become the world's first to complete the raid, if you'd rather watch than compete.
That said, Ubisoft's Alexandre Guenounou has revealed some rather interesting news on Twitter, as he told us that "there is no matchmaking, you have to team up through clan lists, their friends lists, or by inviting other players in the game social spaces before you launch the raid." This means that you can't just jump into a lobby to try and complete the raid, which might prove troublesome for some players.
After this tweet was made, he then added another one asking to "give me a bit of time to circle back with the @UbiMassive team and we'll get you a full overview and explanation".
Matchmaking exists elsewhere in The Division 2, so players have responded with confusion and criticism about this news, especially since the rewards are so high and the challenge is so tough. Also, it's far from easy to get eight players together in any game.
It has also been pointed out on Twitter that the fine print for the game says that "matchmaking is provided for every game activity and difficulty level," as spotted by one fan.
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