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Difference Between Difficulty Levels - Rewards & Enemies

Difference Between Difficulty Levels - Rewards & Enemies

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Find out the differences between difficulty levels in Tom Clancy's Division 2 in this guide. This includes the changes to the enemies and the rewards, and how to change Mission-based & World-tier difficulty.

Difference Between Difficulty Levels - Rewards & Enemies

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Mission-Based Difficulty Overview

Mission-Based Difficulty
Check Out the Main Mission Walkthrough

All Mission Difficulty Levels - Unlock Conditions & Details

Conditions to Unlock
StoryExplore the story of The Division's fall and rise in Washington DC
Unlocked at the beginning of the game
NormalStandard difficulty for trained Division agents
Unlocked after completing the mission once
HardHigher difficulty against more veteran enemies
Unlocked after completing the mission once

Missions are Set to Story Difficulty at First Playthrough

Missions are Set to Story Difficulty at First Playthrough

Mission difficulty cannot be changed for missions which you have not completed yet. At your first playthrough, they can only be played at Story difficulty.

Unlock New Difficulties After Completing Missions

Unlock New Difficulties After Completing Missions

The only way to unlock new difficulties for missions is by completing them once. Doing so will open up new difficulties that you can play if ever you would want to replay the mission.

Face More Veteran Enemies in Hard Difficulty

In Hard Difficulty, you will be met with tougher enemies as Veteran and Elite enemies will be added to the enemies you have to face per mission. They'll be stronger compared to Story or Normal mode so be sure to be ready for them.

Earn Better Rewards for Completing Missions on Hard Difficulty

Take on the challenge of beating a mission on Hard Difficulty and you will be rewarded with additional Target Intel and other items! You'll also get higher XP for your effort.

World-Tier Difficulty Overview

Difficulty that Affects Division 2's Open World

Difficulty that Affects Division 2

The World-Tier Difficulty is not limited to missions as it affects the whole difficulty level of the game's open world. This is an endgame difficulty only fit for Expert Division operatives.

Check Out What to Do After Beating the Game

Difficulty Amps Up the Higher the Tier

The World Tier system makes it so that the enemies you face will become stronger and tougher the higher the Tier you are in is. Veteran and Elite enemies will become more resilient to damage and will spawn more in higher World Tiers.

Gear Rewards Adapt to World Tier

The Gear you receive will be outfitted to the World Tier you are in, meaning they'll be stronger compared to getting them in normal difficulty. Gear you receive from the highest World Tier will be strongest the gear could possibly be in the game.

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