Originally released way back in early 2016, Ubisoft’s loot shooter The Division arrived on the scene with cutting edge graphics, sound, and gameplay, but it left a sour taste in many player’s mouths due to the absence of endgame balance and content. The game saw several major updates from its season pass content, along with several large patches. The Division’s endgame was never able to hold on to gamer’s attentions the way it did for the initial campaign and leveling progressions and it had severe PvP balance problems (some of which still exist).
Thankfully, Ubisoft and developer Massive continued to work on The Division, culminating on patch 1.8. The 1.8 update arrived on December 5, 2017 and word began to spread slowly throughout the gaming community that The Division had finally reached its potential. A major improvement in virtually every measure, the new update added lots of meaningful endgame content and fixed many lingering issues that had plagued the game since launch. For the first time in ages, the game’s player base is once again growing as more people are discovering the gem that took Ubisoft and Massive almost 2 years to get perfect.
As new and returning players continue to fill the frozen streets of New York City, anticipation is building for The Division’s next Global Event. Listed below is everything you need to know about the Global Event and how to get the most out of your play sessions in the coming week.
When Does The Division Global Event #4 Start?
The Global Event begins for players on Xbox One, PS4, and PC on November 23 at 12PM eastern (9AM pacific). The event is scheduled to run throughout the week and will conclude January 30 at 12PM eastern (9AM pacific). You can find Ubisoft’s official Global Event Dev Blog here.
Players looking for the newest Classified gear sets or interesting gameplay modifiers will have one full week to soak in all the action during Global Event #4.
What Is The Division Global Event?
Global Events are week long events, that will add modifiers to your normal Division experience. Created with the idea of changing the way you play The Division, these events take place over the course of one week and feature a brand new currency, Tokens, as a reward that can be spent on items such as Global Event Caches. These Caches can be bought from the Global Event Vendor in the Terminal. Currently, Tokens are capped at 10,000 and can be carried over from one Global Event to the next.
Each Global Event has a specific story behind it, that is also tied in with one of the enemy factions. For example, the first Global Event, “Outbreak”, added a challenge with toxic NPCs, so all missions that revolve around the Cleaners will also had the additional modifiers, while the other missions just had the Global Modifier.
Every Global Event has a number of Commendations attached to it. These can be unlocked while you are doing the Global Event activities. Your Progression will be reflected in the Global Event Leaderboard that gives you information about how you are doing. These Leaderboards can be seen in the new Global Event Area in the Terminal.
What are the Global Event #4 Modifiers and Missions?
Global Event #4, also known as “Ambush”, contains several modifiers
- Ambush - Always active; agents deal increased damage while stationary.
- Covert Ambush - Ambush behaviour, plus damage then health diminishes while moving.
- Strategic Ambush - Covert Ambush behaviour, plus damage diminishes when close to allies.
These special missions for Global Event #4 will offer Token bonuses for completion.
- Queens Tunnel
- Time Square
- Broadway Emporium
- Police Academy
- Dragon's Nest
What Classified Gear Sets Can You Get From Global Event Caches?
During the Global Event period, players will complete activities and be rewarded with Global Event Tokens. These Tokens are spent in the Terminal to purchase Global Event Caches. These caches offer the best chance at containing Classified gear set pieces, the rarest and most powerful items in the game.
4 new Classified gear sets are being introduced with the Global Event. Only these set pieces can be found inside the Global Event Caches.
- Hunter’s Faith
- Tactician’s Authority
Acquiring 6 pieces of any Classified gear set will allow for the most powerful endgame builds possible in The Division. So make an effort to complete events that reward you with the most GE Tokens possible.
What Are The Global Event Token Rewards for Each Mission/Activity?
- Last Stand caches give you 85 GE Tokens each
- Survival caches give you 170 GE Tokens each
Missions - Global Event Bonus
- Normal +50 GE Tokens
- Hard + 75 GE Tokens
- Challenging + 125 GE Tokens
- Legendary + 175 GE Tokens
Incursions - Global Event Bonus
- Challenging + 125 GE
- Heroic + 175 GE
Mission/Incursion named bosses
- Normal: 17 GE Tokens
- Hard: 25 GE Tokens
- Challenging: 38 GE Tokens
- Legendary: 58 GE Tokens
For the weeklies:
- 23 intel = 400 GEC
- 25 intel = 650 GEC
- 29/35 intel = 550 GEC
- 37/45 intel = 750 GEC
For the dailies:
- 5 intel = 100 GEC
- 10 intel = 175 GEC
- 15/19 intel = 225 GEC
New and returning players should get the game installed or patched up so they can be ready to participate in the global event and snag those Classified gear sets. Good luck to all Division Agents and happy hunting on those cold NYC streets!
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I kinda want to get back into The Division. I should have purchased that DLC pack on sale - I think it was black friday? not sure. but some of the DLC PVE stuff is pretty great. not interested in the dark zone, but it was fun for a little while.
DLC is on sale now at uPlay.
very cool thanks for the heads up- will check it out when I get home :D
$40 for the seasons pass? is that the sale?
I bought the game during the christmas sale on steam and it's pretty fantastic right now.
Is it really? Haven't played in a while but I loved the environment and would totally be open up reinstalling
I thought it was super boring during the beta and didn't end up buying it until this christmas. Played about 200 hours since then, and it really is great. The general consensus within the community is that patch 1.8 was a big step forward and that the game is better than it's ever been right now. Global Event also starts in like twelve hours, so this would be a good time to reinstall. Basically another Ubisoft success in the style of Rainbow Six Siege.
Ah sweet, I'll have to check it out again
Bought it all this weekend and jumped in. Bored with destiny but still need to scratch that itch. There is A LOT to do. Certainly at any given time there's more than enough stuff to keep you busy
It's a bit overwhelming jumping in at first and good to do with friends so you wan re-figure everything out. There's also a shitload of currencies and keys in the game that let you buy various things.
I jumped into some deathmatch 4v4 with 2 other buddies and our teammate who was not us just watched us get slaughtered. His only comment at the end of the match: 'Go farm'
Overall though, good time. With about 8-10 hours over the weekend I jumped from 170 to 270 power. I think 300 is top, so that's pretty good. Lots of loot, lots of activities, and it seems like there's enough people on still that it's gonna be fun
286 is the max gear score but the specific number isn't nearly as important as having a good build with the right gear talents. I also think that anyone above 256 gs gets thrown into the same matchmaking pool for pve so you may have been murdered by opponents with really solid endgame builds
I picked up back up after about a year off and it is much better than it had been. The PVE content is much more accessible and there are plenty of ways to gather gear; I haven't hit the DZ too much but I didn't play a whole lot in the past, either. I'd definitely recommend giving it a shot.
I keep hearing they fixed it and it is awesome now. I quit after the horrible falcon lost content and the endless hackers in the dark zone.
I hear the BR survival mode is pretty sweet.
This event gonna be global AF
The Division has REALLY turned around. I’m having a blast getting back into it.
They added a ton of QoL upgrades and made the endgame work quite well. It’s a pretty clear path to the end with a crapload of stuff to do.
Its still somewhat limited by some control issues with snap covering not letting you move when you want to be moving and the setting - albeit fun - can’t really go much further for enemy variety.
Haven’t set foot back into the dark zone yet. But I was having a lot of fun in there back in the day.