Shields Arrive in The Division, Use Them to Unlock Rewards in The Division 2 By Rebecca Smith, 14 Jun 2018 CommentsTom Clancy's The Division 2 may well be stealing the limelight at E3, but that doesn't mean Massive Entertainment has forgotten all about the game's predecessor, Tom Clancy's The Division. In fact, the team has just released update 1.8.2 for the latter title, and its main feature is the introduction of Shields. These are a series of collectibles that players earn for completing challenges. If players unlock multiple shields, they'll be able to use them to earn rewards in The Division 2.There are 12 Shields for players to unlock in The Division. The first four went live today and the remaining eight will be unveiled at a pace of one per month beginning in July. Both long term and new players can complete the objectives, and if they're objectives that a long-term player has already done, the shield will unlock retroactively. Completing a shield objective gives the player a Shield Cache that contains valuable items and currency bundles. As mentioned above, earning multiple shields will get players exclusive rewards in The Division 2.The Shields can be found in the first tab of the player's dossier. The four Shields active now are: Shepherd – Unlock the Base of Operations. Hazard – Clear 25 landmarks in the Dark Zone. Deadeye – Complete all weekly HVT’s within a week. Avenger – Take out 10 named bosses in Manhattan, 10 in the Dark Zone and 10 in the West Side Piers area.The rest of the gameplay additions and changes with this patch can be found in the spoiler below:*** Spoiler - click to reveal ***New PatchesTwelve new Patches are available - they can be unlocked by completing the corresponding Shield challenges.New Legendary Difficulty Missions Madison Field Hospital. General Assembly.New Audio LogsTwelve new audio logs are available - they can be unlocked by completing the corresponding Shield challenges.Phoenix Credit LimitPhoenix Credit limit has increased from 5,000 to 8,000.Game Changes**Classified GearPredator’s Mark Set Bonus (6 pieces): Hitting 10 shots without switching targets now applies The Predator’s Mark which makes the target bleed for 50% of the damage already done by those bullets. The Damage over time to the target is increased by 15% for every 3000 Stamina and can critically hit the target. When at 9000 Stamina the damage over time bonus is increased by an additional 120%. The Predator's Mark ignores the Status Effect Immunity of NPCs. ** Path of the Nomad** Set Bonus (6 pieces): 50% chance to have no cool-down for Path of the Nomad when playing solo. Take 60% less damage for 10 seconds after Path of the Nomad is triggered. Tactician’s Authority Set Bonus (6 pieces): Improved Tactician’s Authority stacks will no longer reset when using elevators. Stacks will now correctly be lost upon activation of Recovery Link. Reclaimer Set Bonus (4 pieces): Reclaimer support stations will now self-destruct when the set is unequipped.Gameplay Support Stations with the highest health per tick will now take priority when in range of several stations. Fixed an issue that would cause items to temporarily disappear from the inventory after having shared an item. Implemented a cooldown that reduces the auto-snap on aim after first use. Fixed an issue which would cause item mods to be unequipped when changing loadouts under certain conditions.Dark Zone Contamination Events effect should no longer display as active once the event has ended. Opera House Landmark will now spawn NPCs correctly. We took care of a couple of evil cars in DZ09 that kept trapping unsuspecting players.Last Stand Fixed an issue causing forward spawn points to be unavailable on certain maps.Global Events Descriptions have been added to the loading screens for Global Event. Smart bullets can now only be activated in the appropriate missions. Corrected the ‘Never Enough’ commendation UI to not list Stolen Signal as a requirement.Underground Underground bosses will no longer drop Vendor Exotic weapons.Audio Fixed missing audio in Last Stand, Skirmish & Camp Clinton for all non-English languages.Legendary Missions Mission reward panels have been updated to show the correct Gear Score. Players are no longer able to bypass objectives in Legendary Amherst’s Apartment.Vanity Items Overlapping arm patches have been fixed when combining ‘Roadie Jacket’ with ‘Ghost Recon Wildlands shirt’ or ‘Sniper shirt’.Other No, Kotaku, there are no strange doors fixed in this update.During the Inside Xbox show broadcast during E3, Creative Director Julian Gerighty joined Xbox's Benny Perkins to discuss the Shields, as well as more details on Specialisations, Raids, new weapons, new enemies, new animations, and the game’s setting.Update 1.8.2 is available now in The Division. The Division 2 will arrive on March 15th, 2019.Game PatchVideoXbox One X EnhancedUpcoming ReleaseXbox One Written by Rebecca SmithRebecca is the Newshound Manager at TrueGaming Network. She has been contributing articles since 2010, especially those that involve intimidatingly long lists. When not writing news, she works in an independent game shop so that she can spend all day talking about games too. 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