No Matchmaking For Upcoming Raid In The Division 2

The upcoming raid for The Division 2, called Operation Dark Hours, will not have any matchmaking. IGN reports that teams of 8 players will need to join up before tackling the new content.

By way of Twitter, Alexandre Guenounou from Ubisoft’s marketing department stated: “There is no matchmaking, you have to team up through clan lists, their friend’s lists or by inviting other players in the game social spaces before you launch the raid.”




This revelation has enormous implications for The Division 2’s end game content. Seeing that casual players tend to utilize matchmaking for raids, this move has the potential to drastically decrease the number of people who will experience the raid.

This is also not a good look for Ubisoft, seeing that they have previously stated that matchmaking will be available in every game mode.

Further down in the same Twitter thread, Guenounou attempted to back peddle the statement by requesting “a bit of time to circle back with the @UbiMassive team, and we’ll get you a full overview and explanation.”

This could mean that there is more discussion to be had, but no one will know until Ubisoft makes a formal announcement or the Raid goes live.

One look at the Twitter thread quoted above shows that people are generally unhappy with the lack of matchmaking for the raid. How many players have 7 people who play The Division 2 on a constant enough basis to be able to raid together? It’s tough enough getting a decent squad of four together for a few rounds of Rocket League, let alone coordinating eight people through a raid.

The Division 2’s raid, Operation Dark Hours, hits consoles on May 16th at 9 AM PST

Chris Langan
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