The Dark Zone is what The Division is all about. Sure, the story line is okay and leveling up was really fun, but now I’ve reached level 30, what do I do? There’s an incursion, sure. 15 waves of enemies, that was fun a few times, but the real game starts when things get…contaminated. Here’s a list of a few agents you might run in to in The Dark Zone:
The least fearsome of the rogues, these players claim to have accidentally shot you. Either that’s the case, or they quickly realise their peril when they see the rest of your group and how little damage they’re doing. With a 19 second timer on their head, you have a decision to make while the cries of “I’m sorry” surround you as the rogues plead for their life and more importantly, XP.
Normally found in groups of 2 or 3, vultures pick on the weak. Watch out for these sorts if you’re playing solo because you’re their favourite prey. There’s probably little you can do against this sort of attack, seemingly out of nowhere, unless you get lucky with a few explosive rounds or a quick kill. It’s unlikely that these players will ever profit from their actions in either loot or experience before being put in their place by more hardcore Division agents.
These are the rogue icons that you’ll constantly see on the map. Tracking them down is easy, but taking them down is a whole other thing. Engage these along at your peril – they will charge you and they will abuse you over and over until you play smart. You’ll need good teamwork to score a win against these agents, either using your Survivor Links in sync or working with other players to chase them down. Don’t feel too victorious though because you know they’ll come straight back for you as soon as they respawn.
You think you’re having a great time fighting some NPC’s with some other players. You’re watching each other’s backs and profiting from the extra firepower. You might have made a friend or two. Then comes the unexpected clip in your back as they reap your rewards. Ah, the dark zone.
These guys just don’t quit. You know they have the capacity to go rogue and you know they will at the first good opportunity, but for now they’re happy to follow you around real close, even jumping in front of your bullets as you fire your weapons. Going rogue isn’t enough for them. They have to make you go rogue and gain some easy XP in the process. There’s no way to deal with this kind of play other than to kill them or hide in a safe house a while. Frustrating.
Wow, he took me down fast… that il1il1il1il1il1il1il1il1 is a great player! Oh wait, he’s teleported away. Another hacker, another server ruined. A God among men, there’s nothing you can do. This agent has paid a few quid to transform himself in to something that’s simply beyond you and I. But why?
EDIT: jcrt88 suggested on Reddit: 7) The Lurker – That silent solo player who has most likely been following you for several minutes, eagerly awaiting you to stop and fight some AI. Upon the moment when you are distracted they will unleash their clip in your back and run away, never to be seen again… until the next time you feel the hot lead in your back