The Division 2's 'D.C. Outskirts: Expeditions' Update Lets Players Take Down a Traitorous President

Upcoming free content for The Division 2 takes players beyond Washington D.C. in Episode 1 - D.C. Outskirts: Expeditions, while also adding to the campaign storyline, with missions that serve as an epilogue to the game's final boss fight. Spoilers for the end of The Division 2 ahead.

The two new missions follow up on plot threads from the end of Tom Clancy's The Division 2, which climaxes at the Tidal Basin stronghold, near the Jefferson Memorial. While the player character, a Division agent, defeats the mercenary army of Black Tusk at the campaign's conclusion, several of the game's villains manage to elude you. The two new missions coming in Episode 1 - D.C. Outskirts: Expeditions send you and other Division Agents after the traitorous President, Andrew Ellis, and the surviving leader of the Outcasts faction. Here are the mission descriptions from the Ubisoft press release announcing the D.C. Outskirts: Expeditions release date:

Camp White Oak Main Mission: "Division Agents stage a well-planned attack into the presidential compound, as they seek to bring the now-traitor President Andrew Ellis to justice."

Manning National Zoo Main Mission: "Emeline Shaw, leader of the Outcasts, fled after her defeat in D.C. and is now held up at the Zoo regaining strength. Agents are on the hunt to eliminate Shaw, nipping the Outcasts' reawakening in the bud."

In addition to the two epilogue campaign missions, D.C. Outskirts also adds a "new experience," called "Expeditions," set at Kenly College, "where contact has been lost with a military convoy full of vital supplies." Players join an expedition to rescue surviving members of the convoy. Players will be able to repeat the expedition from the perspective of three different "wings," each with its own theme and tone, with a week-by-week premiere date for the factional takes on the mission.

If the new missions aren't enough, D.C. Outskirts also adds a higher difficulty setting for the Operations Dark Hours Raid: Discovery Difficulty.

The D.C. Outskirts DLC also includes new weapons and gear, including the exotic Diamondback Rifle, the exotic BTSU Datagloves, the Stoner LMG and Carbine 7. Along with new items, Outskirts introduces new crafting options, like the ability to craft gear up to Gear Score 500.

Fixes include blueprints shared across multiple characters and the ability to recalibrate crafted weapons. The DLC update will overhaul the Skills system with buffs and other gameplay balancing tweaks.

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In 'The Division 2' Operation Dark Hours raid, designed to be the most challenging activity in the game, squads will fight Black Tusk forces at the Washington National Airport. Ubisoft

D.C. Outskirts for The Division 2 will be out July 23 for Year 1 Pass holders―who will also get two new classified assignments, set at Washington's Central Aquarium and NSA Site B13. The DLC will be released on July 30 to all other players on Xbox, PlayStation 4 and PC. The Division 2 will also be available on Google Stadia and Ubisoft's Uplay+ once those platforms go live.