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Tom Clancy's The Division is a third-person shooter video game developed and published by Ubisoft that mixes in MMORPG elements into the game.

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How can I deal with enemies stuck in unreachable areas in The Division and The Division 2?

On both The Division and The Division 2, the SnowDrop engine can end up spawning enemies inside of walls and over/under the playable area. What is the best way to deal with this? If I'm on a mission, ...
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What's the meaning of these icons in The Division?

What is the meaning of these orange rectangles on the map? When I meet another player in the open world I see this number on him/her. I also have this symbol and number shown in my character ...
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Sell or deconstruct? Which one gets me better gear?

When I get gear from drops should I sell or deconstruct the items I don't plan on using? Is it a viable strategy to deconstruct everything in case I get a good blueprint or should I sell my gear and ...
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Not all Intel is visible

Once you get the canine unit in the security wing, it unlocks the perk to see Intel locations on the map. Granted you have completed all the side missions in the zone. Is there a limitation to this ...
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How do I reach the car park platform (Pennsylvania Plaza)?

A toolbox I have to open is located on the upper platform (see purple icon on map, the game did show the exact location). I can't climb on top of cars or approach from the sides and I don't know if I ...
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Does every operation contain a chest?

After playing through a lot of operations in the underground we've noticed that a few of them have a chest or two scattered. I'm not talking about the odd backpack or bag but a big honking green army ...
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What color is the best gear?

I found some light color green gear. Like is that the best gear or something? What color is the best gear?
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What are the different tiers of gear mods?

I've noticed that the Gear Mods with stat boosts all have varying levels of stat bonus. The main chunk of them I have I bought from the Base of Operations Phoenix credits vendor (I forget the ...
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Are some blueprints' "random bonus" limited to a subset?

I recently purchased the item level 32 Stamina and Firearms Gear Mod blueprints and crafted four of one and three of the other. All seven were Prototypes and had either Skill Haste or Exotic Damage ...
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Which optic mods fit a T821 SMG?

I have a Black Market T821 sub-machine gun and I cannot seem to find, or craft any optic mods for it. The picture says that it takes a small optic mod, but even when I have small optic mods in my ...
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List of chat Commands

When playing The Division I used the chat command /g to talk just to my group. Then every other message automatically went to group chat. What I could not figure out is how to return to global chat. ...
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Which weapon is most effective with the Assault Shield ability?

So the Assault Shield ability modifier is described as the following, Equips a shield that grants the user's sidearm increased damage, knockback, increased accuracy, and faster reload speed. ...
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What's that number near some player's name?

Some players have the character level near their name (as shown on the left in the image). Others have a different, much higher number. So what is that number shown near some players names and what ...
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What determines DZ gear score bracket?

Patch 1.2 has introduced 200+ Gear Score bracket in Dark Zone. To my surprise I'm in that bracket, even though my displayed Gear Score is 191. What exactly determines which bracket are you assigned ...
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How do I circumnavigate the buggy ECHOs to unlock the "Shadows of the Past" achievement?

In Tom Clancy's The Division, there is an ECHO-related achievement: Shadows of the Past: Activate 63 ECHO scenes. However, many of the ECHOs are buggy, and you can surely expect to run into a ...
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What is the number each gear has?

In trying to use the best equipment, I've been assuming that a larger number for the gear the better it is. But is this really true, and how does the item's level factor in? Is a level 15 body armor ...
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What do emotes actually do?

Apart from being funny, do emotes in the division actually have any purpose in game? TF2 for example has taunts which actually do damage, but emotes don't seem to.
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What is the vertical red bar during combat in the Division

Sometimes during combat in the dark zone an npc will get a vertical red bar around them (similar to loot but red)... What does it signify?
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Does scavenging affect Division Tech boxes?

The information on the scavenging stat is very vague at the moment. Does anyone have the definitive answers to the following questions: Does it affect the type of Division Tech from boxes in the ...
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How is the DPS value calculated?

I'm interested to know which factors affect the calculation of the DPS number. It seems from some minor experimentation that adding mods which boost Accuracy or Crit Damage increase your DPS score, ...
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How often do supply drops drop?

In The Division as of the 1.1 "Incursions" update we receive supply drops within the DZ. How often do these supply drops happen within a 24 hour period? Or is it completely random?
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How to know if something is installed?

I purchased the season pass on the playstation store for the game "the Division". How would I check to see if its installed in the game?
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Does it matter if I bought something on the wrong account?

I bought the season pass on the playstation store accidentally on my brothers user, I meant to purchase on my user. Does this even matter, or will it work on both users? How do I know if its even ...
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What is the difference between Encounters and Events?

I just entered Manhattan. On the map I have missions grouped in two categories: Events and Encounters. What is the difference between them?
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Am I guaranteed to have the original stat as an option when recalibrating my gear?

Recalibrating gear can be an expensive ordeal, especially when you find an item you want to keep but just want to potentially improve one of its stats. I rerolled a stat that I liked but it's on the ...
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What do the numbers under your ammo count mean?

In the Division, I know what almost all UI elements mean, except the number below the ammo/clip count, shown below as "20" (highlighted section 2). Even the site I stole the image from neglected to ...
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How can you identify which NPCs are "Elite" in The Division?

I have a pair of knee pads that provide an 8% bonus "Protection from Elites." How can I tell which NPCs are "Elite" mobs?
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Is crafting broken or intentionally nerfed?

I've been crafting some guns lately, and no matter how hard I try, they are 500-1000 DMG below the lower bound of the blue print displayed range. Seems to have happened after the update. Is it yet ...
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How do I transfer stuff between characters?

The video "Why you NEED a 2nd character" claims that you can transfer equipment between your own agent characters. But it doesn't really go into detail how. Is it still possible to transfer items ...
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What are the yellow bars on map locations in The Division?

Do the yellow bars on the top/bottom/left/right of map points of interest signify anything? I've noticed 0, 1 and 2 bars. As seen in the highlighted encounter (blue triangle) shown in the screenshot ...
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What can high-end Division Tech be used for?

Standard (green) Division Tech can be used for crafting Specialized (blue) ingredients. Specialized (blue) Division Tech can be used for crafting High-end (gold) ingredients. But what can High-end (...
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What are the differences between all the high end gears/blueprints vendors

I think there are 3 kinds of vendors who sell high end gears/blueprints in total: Base of Operations phoenix credit vendor Dark Zone credit vendor in DZ02 - DZ05 Dark Zone phoenix credit vendor in ...
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Which stat determines how fast marksman rifle re-centers?

Which stat determines how fast a marksman rifle will re-center for follow-up shots? Which talents / mods would be best to increase that stat?
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How to reliably refill incendiary or other grenades?

When running challenging missions, or daily hard missions I tend to run out of grenades after 1-2 missions. I rely on stun or incendiary grenades for CC. I know only of the home base restock function ...
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Can named elites in daily missions be farmed for Phoenix creds?

Killing named elites, whether on mission or not, gives some small amount of Phoenix creds (1-3 AFAIK). But if I'd kill a named elite on daily mission, then die, respawn from checkpoint, will the ...
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What is an Accolade?

I have crafted a yellow 'High end' quality item and the random bonus I got was 'Rewards from Accolades are tripled'. So what is an Accolade, and how do I earn one to get triple of whatever the reward ...
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What does each color of damage number mean?

When you shoot enemy damage you deal is represented in a few colors (white, blue, red, golden, etc). What does each of the colors mean?
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What do the different types of stability do?

So I have noticed whilst playing that a number of under barrel mods add to stability. Yet, I have found, so far, three different types of stability mod. These are, Initial Bullet Stability, ...
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What DZ rank does 20+ DZ gear require?

I'm hanging out around level 19 in The Division waiting for my friend to catch up, so I'm running the Dark Zone. However, all the gear I can get from the vendor requires DZ rank 30. When I was 14, ...
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What does "threat" do in The Division?

I'm currently trying to figure out a good tank build for challenging dailys and came across the threat property that silencers and certain muzzle breaks have. Threat is also mentioned in the ...
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How to find and use Dark Zone keys?

I have three Dark Zone keys in my inventory. I took two from players and one was just there, I don't remember picking it up. Where do you get them regularly? Also, I found a few chests that require ...
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What does ISAC stand for?

When completing missions and encounters in the game you are often given directions by 'ISAC'. The voice sounds like it's a computer, so my assumption is that ISAC is actually an acronym. So what does ...
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How to leave a mission with your team?

If you are in a team and finding a mission too tough, or just want to leave to start over, how do you end the current mission? So far I have only found one solution which is to leave your team and ...
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How do non-skill pulses work?

There's a skill in The Division called Pulse. It highlights targets for you and your teammates, and also adds some buffs, primarily crit chance and crit damage. There are other ways to achieve this ...
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Is there party level balancing?

If I'm level 21 and I join a party of 1 or more low level players will that make the game harder or near impossible for them? e.g. Make enemy levels higher than their level? I'm aware more enemies ...
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What are the penalties for dying in The Division?

I'm curious what penalties, if any, there are for dying. I can think of three cases that might be different, though maybe there are more. Dying in PVE Dying as a non-rogue in the Dark Zone. Dying as ...
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How can I afford level 30 "high end" gear?

Credits are useful late-game for rerolling armor abilities and buying weapons from vendors. These can get pretty expensive, though - 30k credits per reroll, or 500k for one of the high end weapons. ...
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Is there an explanation of how ECHOs work, technologically?

I've been playing The Division for a couple of days now and I've been a little curious about ECHOs. Are they just one of those things that exist in the game for the sake of the story, or are they '...
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How do I destroy the napalm tank?

I'm doing the Napalm Production Site mission, but can't get through even the very first area, because the tank won't explode no matter how much I shoot it. As far as I know, the tanks are supposed ...
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What does the "Scavenging" stat do? How useful is it?

One of the stats that can appear on medium to high level armor in The Division is "Scavenging". That game doesn't really explain what exactly this stat does. Is it useful? If so, in what situations?
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