The Division 2 eight-player raid 'Operation Dark Hours' launches on May 16

Today, Ubisoft has announced that "Operation Dark Hours" — the first eight-player raid any The Division game — should launch for all The Division 2 players on May 16 at 12 PM EDT. As expected, this includes everyone who purchased the game on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.

According to the publisher, Operation Dark Hours introduces the hardest of all challenges to date. The raid will test your teamwork and abilities because it's only available to those who have reached World Tier 5 and defeated the Tidal Basin stronghold. The mission takes you to Washington National Airport, controlled by the Black Tusks who are using it to fly in even more soldiers and supplies. You can imagine that taking over the airport will disrupt their operations in the area. Apparently, the technology available to the Black Tusk is even more advanced than what we've seen in the past.

The first team to complete Operation Dark Hours will be immortalized by having their team photo and names displayed in The Division 2's White House for all players to see. All other players that complete the raid between May 16 to 23 will receive a commemorative arm patch, while players who complete the raid after those dates will be rewarded with a clan banner and a trophy.

The Division 2 is the sequel to the popular first game that launched back in 2016. The Division 2 is a third-person military shooter which tasks you with stopping malicious forces from seizing control of the government in the District of Columbia. It's unclear how the rest of the country is affected at this point.

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