The Division 2: 10 Tips & Tricks The Game Doesn't Tell You

8. Side Missions Scale To Your Level (So Save Them For Later)

The Division 2

With there being a decent amount of level-spacing between the main story missions, you might be tempted to dip into some of the side missions early on to ensure you're appropriately levelled for the fight ahead.

Except it's worth knowing that side missions will fully scale XP to your current level, and so there's a clear incentive to hold fire on side missions until much later in the game, when climbing up the ranks starts to feel like more of a slog.

The occasional side mission played at lower levels won't hurt, but you're honestly better off just rinsing the countless events and encounters scattered throughout the world instead if you wish to hoover up some extra XP.


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