Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 is now available to be experienced via early access, and there is no doubt that a lot of players are currently focusing their efforts on reaching level 30 as fast as possible ahead of the full launch later this week. This is primarily due to the fact that reaching higher levels means getting better weapons and gear, which will allow players to be more adequately equipped while facing conflicts in the game, and standing a better chance at surviving and getting even higher-tiered loot in the title’s PvPvE areas known as Dark Zones.

Unlike in The Division 1, The Division 2 features three different Dark Zones – DZ East, DZ South, DZ West – and despite there being separate areas this time around, unlocking them each shouldn’t be too much of a problem for those who stay on target with the campaign. So, here’s what one needs to know in order to gain access to the action-RPG’s PvPvE arenas.


Recruit Senait Ezera


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To unlock the Dark Zones at the outset, The Division 2 players will need to play through the game’s main story campaign and upgrade the Theater Settlement to Level 3. Thereafter, players ought to be able to encounter a new recruit, Senait Ezera.

After Senait Ezera’s brought on board as a staff member, talk to her at the White House Base of Operations. She will provide The Division 2 players with the mission to unlock the Dark Zone East.


Unlock Dark Zone East


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The first Dark Zone that one will gain access to in The Division 2 is DZ East. It’s going to be the lowest level of the PvPvE arenas in the third-person shooter, and therefore the easiest of the game’s three different Dark Zones. This area should contain players that range from Levels 10 to 19, as well as different AI enemies.

To start, one will be tasked with heading to the DZ East Main Entrance, which is marked on the map with a gate icon. They ought to be guided by waypoints to open the Dark Zone’s gate and extract a weapon therein. When completed, the full DZ East map and all of its entrances should be unlocked.


Unlock DZ South and West


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Once the Dark Zone East is unlocked, The Division 2 players should then be privy to the task to unlock DZ South. Completing the requirements of unlocking DZ South will then lead toward the mission to unlock DZ West.

All of these missions given to The Division 2 players act somewhat like tutorials to provide primers on what one should expect out of each Dark Zone. Once these tutorial missions are completed, players ought to have gained full access to each DZ location.

Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 is available now in early access, and officially releases on March 15, 2019 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.