Massive Entertainment reveals a new Legendary difficulty mode for three missions in The Division that will challenge the most hardcore players in the game.
Yesterday, Massive Entertainment revealed in a livestream that its planning some major changes for its third-person shooter, Tom Clancy’s The Division. The update, known as Update 1.6, will introduce numerous changes and additions to the game’s PvP mechanics, gear and weapon bonuses, enemy difficulty, Dark Zone, and world activities.
One of the most notable additions coming to The Division with Update 1.6 is a Legendary difficulty to a select few missions. This difficulty, according to a blog post shared on The Division website, will give hardcore players a serious challenge, as it will shake up the way players take on enemies, and offer substantial rewards for those who are able to complete them.
The Legendary difficulty will be applied to three in-game missions: Times Square, WarrenGate Power Plant, and Napalm Production Site. These are considered three of the more difficult missions already in The Division, so the fact that they will now have another tier of challenge will be a welcomed addition among the most hardcore PvE players in The Division.
To make these missions more difficult, Massive has removed the current set of enemies from each mission and replaced them with “new, powerful and much smarter LMB enemies.” These new enemies will employ more advanced tactics than have been seen by LMB (Last Man Battalion) enemies in the past. For instance, they will keep a low profile, making them difficult for players to shoot, and will look to flank and outsmart players at every opportunity. These enemies will be act similar to Hunters in Survival, so players will need to be on their game when taking on Legendary missions.
Massive is also adding new Named enemies into the mix that will have their “own set of behaviors, roles and skills.” These new Named enemies will undoubtedly offer plenty of rewards for those players that can defeat them as they progress through the missions.
Massive noted that while it’s always possible to solo content in The Division, soloing will be incredibly difficult in Legendary missions. Granted, it’s possible, but the missions are “intended for organized group play with dedicated roles.” That said, there are always those players who appreciate the challenge of running content solo and it likely won’t be long before players are able to solo Legendary missions in The Division.
Finally, those players who complete Legendary missions will have a chance to gain unique, exclusive vanity items, along with plenty of loot for completing the challenge. Players can also complete weekly challenges that are locked to Legendary missions, where they can earn Exotic caches. These Exotic caches will guarantee Exotic items (High End weapons and gear with special bonuses) for players.
Those who are disappointed by only three Legendary missions will be happy to note that Massive is planning to bring this missions difficulty to additional missions in the future.
What do you think about the new Legendary difficulty for missions in The Division?
Tom Clancy’s The Division is available now for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.