Tom Clancy’s The Division has a pretty scary version of New York City – a city struck with a deadly plague that wipes out almost the entire population. However, no place in this quarantined New York is scarier than the Dark Zone.

As you will surely see in the game’s new story trailer below, the Dark Zone is where the plague hit most ferociously. No one was left alive in the middle of Manhattan, and those that venture there now rarely come back in one piece. So naturally, this is the best place to get powerful loot in The Division.

You see, the Dark Zone is where the game’s competitive multiplayer, or PvP takes place. Those who decide to enter know fully well that other operatives can (and will) gun them down for their precious loot. Some of the toughest enemy factions also make their home there, so players need to be extra alert not to draw any unwanted attention.

But if you want to get out of the dark and back into the dimly lit areas of New York, you’ll have to summon an air extraction which will undoubtedly draw lots of attention. Once summoned, the helicopter needs about two minute to get there, and in the meanwhile you are no more than a sitting duck.

This serves as a great foundation for some serious and frantic fire fights, where one side tries to score some more high-level loot, while the other hunkers down and just tries to survive till the cavalry arrives.

The Division is set to release on March 8, 2016 on Xbox One, PS4 and PC.


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