So I heard some good things about Tom Clancys Division 2 for PC (TCD2) and decided to get it while on special.
I’m here to let you know that the game is great for solo players but the online grouping is weak and at times dead.
If you find this game on special like I did, get the TCD2 with the Warlords of New York expansion
Tom Clancys Division 2 for PC quick Gameplay Review
To be honest, I wasn’t expecting much from the game I was just looking for a shooter game with a cool looting system like Borderlands.
Ubisoft was having a 50% discount on games so I bought Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 Warlords of New York expansion for PC with the original game.
What platforms can I play Tom Clancy’s Division 2?
To play TCD2 you need PS4, Xbox One, Google Stadia or Microsoft Windows 10.
I bought the game through the Ubisoft app and downloaded it to my gaming PC.
At first, I wanted to get it on Steam but they only offer the first TCD (bummer).
Things I liked about TCD2 for PC
A shooter game needs excellent graphics to be able to engage with the enemy, see different cover options and aim down your rifle.
Tom Clancys Division 2 for PC has excellent graphic options for gamers with high-end gaming PC’s.
The following are the game graphic options:
- Graphics Quality
- Frame Rate Limit
- Custom FPS Limit
- Shadow Quality
- Spot Shadows
- Spot Shadow Resolution
- Contact Shadows
- Resolution Scale
- Particle Detail
- Volumetric Fog
- Reflection Quality
- Local Reflection Quality
- Vegetation Quality
- Sub-Surface Scattering
- Anisotropic Filtering
- Parallax Mapping
- Ambient Occlusion
- Depth of Field
- Object Detail
- Extra Streaming Distance
- Neutral Lighting
- Lens Flare
- Vignette Effect
- Water Quality
- Chromatic Aberration
- Projected Texture Resolution
- High Resolution Sky Textures
- Terrain Quality
If you have a powerful gaming computer, the game will put it to the test with a benchmark tool.
The benchmark tool will test your computer and give you a graphics preset score for you to play the game.
My preset score was high of 5035, resolution 1440×780, FPS 56, GPU 53%, and CPU 52%.
Gameplay in Tom Clancys Division 2 for PC under normal difficulty is perfect for beginners.
Depending on how you like to play and your experience with other shooters, you may have to increase the difficulty.
I found the gameplay perfect for my level, although some boss encounters get pretty bloody.
Boss encounters are elite veterans with extra armor that take longer to kill but are way much fun.
Tip: I easily killed the first boss by baiting him to come towards me and climb down one floor.
As soon as he started to climb down the wall, I blasted him with my rifle.
It was so funny because he started to climb up the wall again to get me and I finished him off.
Combat in TCD2 is third person shooter with sharp aiming controls and fast weapon swapping.
You can use a keyboard or gamepad like the Xbox controller to play the game.
The enemy is right in front of you, then blow him away with your shotgun.
Quickly switch weapons with the Y button on your Xbox controller.
For long shot kills you can swap to your rifle or sniper rifle and take out dangerous enemies.
Players can create three different types of weapon load outs similar to Call of Duty online games.
For example, you can be a sniper with a sniper rile, M9 pistol, and a shotgun.
With all the crazy weapons and loot you find in the game, you can create your own unique load out.
Loot and Gear
One of my favorite parts of the Division 2 Tom Clancy’s game was the insane amount of loot and gear you will find scattered in the world.
First of all know that you will be entering a huge open world game with lots of places to loot like underground parking lots, empty buildings and secret rooms.
Some things your will find are junk like kid’s socks, dirty underwear, and clothing you can sell.
However, if you are a true explorer like myself, you want to know what’s hiding behind the dark alley or what kind of loot is hidden in the underground parking lot.
Tip: Gamers will be rewarded for going above and beyond the call of duty for discovering new areas in the game.
For example, I went underground to an empty parking lot that was flooded and dangerous, but found a new powerful rifle.
Most things your find throughout the world are junk and you can sell them or destroy them for crafting materials.
You will also find crafting materials all around the world and players can use them to craft weapons and gear later in the game.
Is Tom Clancy’s Division 2 for PC a RPG?
Yes, Tom Clancys Division 2 for PC is an RPG because it has three character classes, skill points, crafting, and a leveling experience.
However, don’t buy the game thinking it’s a complete role-playing game, like for example; Guild Wars 2.
TCD2 is a super good third person with strong elements of RPGs.
Throughout the game world, players will find crafting materials to create weapons and gear.
Users can upgrade weapons and gear with crafting materials found around the world.
As you fight enemies, you gain experience and level up your character.
Players will also receive a companion to protect you through your missions in the world.
You can aid your companions by reviving them, fixing their armor, and getting skills that boost your companions.
I have to admit that I bought this game to play a third person shooter with an RPG experience.
So far I’m having a good time doing everything solo without much help from online players.
But, if you find other online players (agents), the experience changes and it can get chaotic but fun.
What I Don’t Like about TCD2 Gameplay
Is Tom Clancy’s Division 2 Multiplayer Worth it?
I bought this game for the PC through Ubisoft and the multiplayer is pretty dead.
Maybe for the other platforms like PS4 and Xbox One, there’s a higher chance to group with other players.
However, if you do get the chance to have another player on your team, things get really fun.
If a player is a higher level than you, the game matches you to have the same level.
When entering combat, enemies also get tougher so you need to play smart and as a team.
I haven’t played the PVP of the game, I’ve tried getting in but I think we get in at higher levels.
Once I gain a few levels, I will update this post to give my impressions of PVP.
Loot and Management Interface
I don’t like how the inventory screen feels and looks due to the angle and size.
For an RPG, the character, inventory and other important information panels are too small.
Unless you have a big screen TV the size of a door, you will have trouble seeing stats, gear comparisons and other important numbers.
To make it worst, the inventory panel is at an angle where it looks like you’re about the see a Star Wars movie.
Developers need to create full screen panels to see ALL weapon and gear stats clearly.
Micro Transactions (In-Game Store)
So here we go with more money for a “not so epic game.”
Remember when I mentioned that the game was not a complete RPG?
Well, that’s because you have to buy a class (specialization) from the store if you want to play a special class character.
There are three specializations you can buy:
That’s why it’s better to save your money and get this game when it’s on special like I did.
Then if you’re enjoying the game, purchase a specialization to make it a more in-depth RPG.
Players can buy skins for weapons, season passes, and premium credits (in-game money).
Where is the official website for Tom Clancys Division 2 for PC?
You can check out the game in the Ubisoft website at www.ubisoft.com.
Here are a few tips before you buy this game:
Check with PS4 and Xbox One players and ask them if the multiplayer mode is still alive.
If other platforms have lots of people playing online, go with them and skip TCD2 for PC.
However, if all platforms are dead or weak, go with the PC version because of the graphics.
Just make sure your PC can run it and that you get it while it’s on special.
Another reason to get this game is if you like playing alone lone-wolf style.
You will have to create a good character build to stay alive and have to good strategies.
If you decide to buy the game, get it with the TCD2 warlords expansion
With the Warlords of New York DLC, you will have the ability to boost to level 30 and jump right into the action.
Or you can start as a noob and gain experience all the way to level 40.
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Last Updated on February 14, 2021 by Tony