The Division 2 Title Update 3 arrives today without Operation Dark Hours raid

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The Division 2’s long-awaited Title Update 3 finally rolls out today, but missing at launch is the highly anticipated 8-player raid, Operation Dark Hours.

Editor’s Note: The Division 2’s Title Update 3 has arrived. Check out the full patch notes here.

As Ubisoft had promised, The Division 2‘s Title Update 3, which was delayed from last month, is slated to arrive today (Tuesday, May 14). According to the developer, the servers will shut down for “scheduled maintenance” at 3:30 a.m. EDT (12:30 a.m. PDT / 9:30 a.m. CEST).

The downtime is expected to last for three hours during which Title Update 3 will roll out. Once maintenance is complete, you can download the update, which checks in at approximately 6.5GB in size.

Title Update 3 one of The Division 2‘s largest post-launch updates today, marking a major milestone for the game. The highlight of the update is, of course, the inclusion of the game’s first ever 8-player raid – Operation Dark Hours. Unfortunately, we’ll have to wait a bit longer to experience it.

While the raid will be included in today’s update, it won’t actually open and become available to play until “shortly after” the update has been out. According to Ubisoft, the delay is to give players a chance to “gear up” and “sort out your build” with all of the changes the update introduces.

Title Update 3 doesn’t actually increase The Division 2‘s max Gear Score. But it is a major “re-alignment and balance pass that affects the NPCs, the talents, the weapons, the gear and some big adjustments to the PvP content,” according to Ubisoft.

Title Update 3 was originally going to push The Division 2‘s max Gear Score up to 515; however, player feedback encouraged Ubisoft to keep it at 500 for players who have spent hours min/maxing and farming builds. Rather than forcing players to continuously chase items with a higher Gear Score, Ubisoft agreed that The Division 2 should be more about “finding a playstyle and build that you enjoy” and farming for those specific items to min/max it.

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Keeping Gear Score at 500 doesn’t mean you’re totally in the clear, though. With all of the changes to the talents and weapons, you’re almost certainly going to have to experiment with new talents, weapons and gear to find the best new builds. It’s because of all of these changes to the items that Ubisoft is not releasing the raid right away.

It’s unclear how long Operation Dark Hours will remain gated off, but it could be anywhere from a day or two to a week. In addition to giving players a chance to rework their builds, I imagine Ubisoft also wants to allow time to fix any bugs that may pop up once the update is released to the masses.

A lengthy overview of what Title Update 3 will change with The Division 2 can be found here, but full patch notes will have to wait until the update actually releases.