The Division is only a few days away from its open beta, but many are still speculating about what the full game will feature. Though the open beta itself will contain a few new features and missions, one of the hot button topics about The Division is still up in the air: does the game contain multi-group raids?
A massive rumor about an eight player raid at Rikers Island has captured the attention of fans for the last week, and YouTuber Arekkz Gaming delved into the meaty gossip to extrapolate the plausible and implausible aspects of these supposed 8 player raids. It’s no secret that The Division will feature years of content post-launch, and eight player raids would surely aid in the longevity of the title – though the company has remained mum on the issue.
Gamers can take a look at the newest The Division video from Arekkz Gaming below, which speculates on the rumors:
According to the above video, the leak indicated that the end-game raid will go live two weeks after the launch of The Division, and will involve two teams of four raiding the island and arriving via helicopter, much like the beginning of the beta. As previously reported, there will be two difficulty settings for the raid: Normal Mode is available at level 27, and Hard Mode, which is available at level 30.
Arekkz Gaming speculated that the second box above the team box in the PC UI Options menu was for a potential second team. Additionally, the YouTuber compares The Division to Destiny, stating that the latter also gave players some time before introducing the first big raid into the game.
The rumor becomes more plausible when one connects the details to comments made by Game Director Ryan Barnard in 2013, who let slip that The Division would have end game content:
For retention and the end game, ‘Group-Plus’ content will be really important; I can tell you that there will be multi-group content. I can’t get into it too much, but I can say there will be at least eight-player content.
The studio has kept quiet on such content ever since, until the potential leak from a Massive employee. The post that detailed the above raid has since been removed to protect the employee’s identity, but as with anything stated without a shred of concrete proof, gamer’s should take the above details as nothing more than a rumor.
Do you think there will be multi-group raids in The Division, Ranters?
Tom Clancy’s The Division is scheduled to release on March 8th for Xbox One, PS4, and PC.