The Division being one of those modern shooters that are actually secretly RPGs, it has a leveling system that's capped out at 30 - but apparently that won't be the end.
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According to an interview with VG247, when players hit that level cap things get much tougher, and areas become repopulated to provide a challenge for your fully ranked-up operator.
“One of the cool things we do is that once you hit the max level – level 30 – suddenly the whole Dark Zone repopulates with all-new content and challenges suitable to that level,” Massive’s Magnus Jensen told VG247.
“And now the entire Dark Zone, instead of being segmented where you explore further and further north, the whole Dark Zone is repopulated completely for you to tackle openly again.”
The Dark Zone is an area in The Division where players can team up to score sweet loot, but at any time they're free to stab their temporary allies in the back. It could make for some tense standoffs with online strangers.
You'll also be able to craft better equipment because part of the leveling system gives you better tools to do so.
It sounds like The Division's endgame will be based around these Dark Zone PvP encounters, then. At least until the first batch of DLC - and we mean actual DLC, not The Division's microtransactions, which are also called DLC. Okay?
We recently went hands-on with The Division, and it's shaping up nicely. You'll be able to try it for yourself in the weekend-long beta that begins on January 29, or when the game finally releases on March 8.