As a long time fan of Tom Clancy games when The Division was released, i was ecstatic and ready to explore the immersive world that massive was offering us within the first month i had all the Intel items in the game and had the story complete, as much as i had loved the game i couldn't help but feel like i was left empty handed. What was there for me to do? No more Story Content, no new areas to explore, would the first free DLC give me what i was looking for? The incursion was fun and the changes to the dark zone were needed but still, for a game so heavily dependent on loot and exploration i still felt like we were getting the short end of the stick, All these immersive environments but no real reason to explore yet? Update 1.2 Was the start of it all, better loot options more rewarding experiences in the dark zone, after spending about 20 hours with The Underground DLC update 1.2 i feel like was the door step to this awesome new expansion content.
The Underground DLC brings meaning back to grinding and makes it fun with its new diverse dungeon system adding in new mechanics including coop mechanics, modifiers 6 new weapon types and a total of 5 new gear sets, 1 free gear set with the 1.3 update, a new incursion and new missions and adding new difficulties to existing missions. This is the update I've personally been waiting for gives meaning to the grind and every dungeon is different with its layouts, giving it endless replay value and rewarding you properly for the time you've invested into it. The Directives as they're called in the game (modifiers) do change the dynamic and play style, there are 5 in total. The underground missions also come in 1, 2 and 3 phases unlocking at the appropriate level.
All in all this is a great step in the right direction for a game that has had its flaws since launch and i feel this is a worthy reason for old and new agents to jump into the criminal ridden New York City and take back the Underground.