Very soon, in fact. Friday 5th April.1 Tidal Basin — the last bastion of the Black Tusk opens.

Beating back the Black Tusk from the Tidal Basin stronghold will provide a little more than just World Tier 5. We will also:

  • Get to see a little more story, around why things are going the way they are and why Tidal Basin has unlocked to us at the moment it did.
  • Gain access to ‘Heroic’ difficulty missions, a step above the already aptly named ‘Challenging’ difficulty.
  • Start to see the first three full-sets with 5- and 6-piece set bonuses dropping. (Details of each in video at end of post)
    • True Sons
    • Hardwired
    • Ongoing Directive
  • The ability to play ‘meaningfully’ again with progress to gear we know will last a while, therefore making builds a worthwhile endeavour. :D

I’ll likely still only play when others are playing, as grouping with friends is still my primary draw to this game. But I’m still *super* excited by this coming to be, and so soon! I thought we would have to wait at least a little longer than this.

There is more story and stronghold content free to all players in the pipeline as well. In particular I cannot wait for ‘The Last Castle’ story DLC which will put players in a mission inside The Pentagon.

For now though, we got a fair bit to look forward to in the short term. And it coming out at the start of a weekend? Perfect. :)

(Aforementioned Link to Video with details of the sets coming April 5th.)


  1. I’m not 100% sure of the actual time, so it might be Saturday 6th April for New Zealand / Aussie.


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Asmiroth · March 29, 2019 at 3:52 am

New content for a looter shooter within 2 weeks of launch? That’s unpossible! /s

Seriously though, pretty neat to see it go so smoothly.

    Naithin · March 29, 2019 at 2:27 pm

    Yarr! Pretty curious how long after this before we get the 8-player Raid, maybe another 2 weeks?

    In any case, it’s been pretty good. Also an interesting one to try compare with Anthem. There is no doubt in my mind that The Division 2 is the ‘better’ game, but I got more hours out of Anthem over a similar period.

    It may well catch-up quite quickly and then take over not long after with the launch of WT5 though.

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