Some weird and fantastic news from Ubisoft this morning as Tom Clancy's The Division 2 will launch the first franchise eight-player raid with Operation Dark Hours. The raid will go live on Thursday, May 16th at 9am PDT, with a mission that will make you feel like you're going all the way back to Halo 2 multiplayer days with a little Call of Duty mission setting thrown in. You can read more about the raid and see a video for it below.
With "Operation Dark Hours", Ubisoft introduces the toughest of all challenges to date. "Operation Dark Hours" will test the teamwork and ability of the most experienced agents who have reached World Tier 5 and defeated Tidal Basin. Operation Dark Hours will bring Agents to Washington National Airport, controlled by the Black Tusks who are using it to fly in even more soldiers and supplies. Capturing the airport will strike a significant blow to their operations. Players will discover that the technology available to the Black Tusk is even more advanced than what they had to face so far.
Players will take on some of the games' most challenging bosses yet. In a team of 8 players, agents will have to figure out the fight mechanics and work closely as a team to execute their strategy in order to overcome these tenacious opponents. The Raid will reward players with exclusive loot, such as new gear sets, an exotic weapon as well as other unique rewards.
The first team to complete "Operation Dark Hours" after it goes live will be forever immortalized in-game by having their team photo and names displayed in The Division 2's White House for all players to see. All other players that complete "Operation Dark Hours" between May 16 and May 23 will receive a commemorative Arm Patch, while players who complete the raid after those dates will be rewarded with a clan banner icon and a trophy in their clan space.