The Division 2 gets new 'Gunner' specialization

What you need to know

  • The Division 2's first new specialization since launch has been revealed.
  • The Gunner is a new tank class that wields a minigun.
  • The class includes some unique special abilities built for forcing enemies out from cover and holding them in place.

Updated June 18, 2019: The "Gunner" specialization is now available in The Division 2. The game also got a massive update with plenty of bug fixes.

Ubisoft today took the wraps off of its first new specialization for The Division 2, called the Gunner. Built as a tank, the Gunner is meant to be able to soak up damage thanks to a special ability that can give it bonus armor for a short period of time.

In addition to its armor-boosting abilities, the Gunner also comes with some special tricks for strategically taking out enemies. The class' Banshee Signature Skill causes enemies to become confused and "stumble" out from behind cover. The Gunner can then use its Riot Foam grenade to hold enemies in place and unleash a flurry of bullets from its minigun.

The Gunner will require players to take part in five stages of challenges to gain access to the specialization. If you have The Division 2's Year 1 Pass, however, you'll get instant access to the Gunner specialization. You'll still be able to do the field research that acts as an unlock process for other players, but you'll earn special cosmetic rewards instead.

The Gunner is available to play on the Public Test Server starting today.

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