One of the best things about The Division 2 is that updates keep rolling out for the game. It’s been a while since I’ve set foot in Washington but from the looks of this update, I’ll definitely be coming back to try it out.

So what does the new update (which will be free for all) bring to the table?

The Gunner specialization.

We’ve guessed right it seems, since the new Specialization for the game does indeed carry a minigun.

Here’s what the developers have to say about it.

When activated, The Gunner receive bonus armour based on the amount of Specialization ammunition they are carrying and can easily tank incoming damage for short periods of time while using their Minigun to suppress their enemies. There’s a catch though – when the weapon is drawn, the Gunner can’t enter cover, vault or roll.

To get enemies out in the open, the Gunner comes with the Banshee Signature Skill, which ignores cover and causes its targets to become confused. When an enemy stumble out of cover is the perfect opportunity for the Gunner to use their special grenade – the Riot Foam grenade – trapping the enemy in place.

The specialization comes with a new skill tree and the P320 XCompact sidearm.

The Division 2 Official Website

The Gunner seems all set to be one of the game’s tanks, while also be able to contribute to dealing damage. According to the game’s website, the Gunner not only will have the Minigun, the Specialization will also have access to the P320 XCompact sidearm and the Riot foam grenade, which can immobilize enemies for a short period of time.

If you’re a Year 1 pass owner, the Specialization will unlock automatically once it’s available. For those without it, you’ll need to jump through a few gameplay hoop to enable it.

These are called Special Field Research, with five tiers of in-game challenges you’ll need to accomplish. Year 1 pass owners will also have access to them, but completing the tiers will net you exclusive customization items instead.

When will all these goodies hit? Soon!

While Ubisoft’s not revealed the exact date (we’re thinking sometime during E3 next week), we do know that it’s coming in June, so stay tuned!

Sal's been in the industry since the early 2000s. He's written for a ton of gaming and tech publications including Playworks, Hardwarezone, HWM and GameAxis. Recently, Sal served as a juror for the Indie Game Awards at Taipei Game Show 2020. A geek and hardcore gamer, Sal will play everything, on any platform.