The Division 2's highly anticipated Operation Dark Hours raid officially opens to all players on Thursday, May 16 at 5pm BST, publisher Ubisoft announced today. The raid counts as end-game content, requiring players to have reached World Tier 5 and completed Tidal Basin.
The Operation Dark Hours raid will take players to the Washington National Airport where they will battle the now-familiar Black Tusks in an attempt to deliver a massive blow to the invading faction.
The Division 2 Operation Dark Hours Raid
The Operation Dark Hours raid differs from existing Strongholds in a number of ways. Firstly, up to 8 players can tackle it at once. Coordinating with others plays a bigger role as well, given how the raid will feature The Division 2's "most challenging bosses yet".
The Operation Dark Hours raid comes with its own set of loot. Seeing it to its end can earn players new gear sets, an exotic weapon and other unique rewards.
Moreso, the first group to complete it will have their picture and names forever displayed in The Division 2's White House, where all players can see them. The race can be followed over on Twitch. If you're not that competitive but still plan on completing Operation Dark Hours during its first week, between May 16 and May 23, you'll be rewarded a commemorative arm patch. Players completing it after the first week will receive a clan banner icon and a trophy to be showcased in their clan space.