How to get the new Explorers apparel items in The Division 2

Ahead of the big Title Update 6 and Episode 2 Pentagon: The Last Castle, Ubisoft has pushed out a new in-game event for The Division 2 to keep agents occupied.

The Explorers apparel event is now live and will be for two weeks with a series of yellow, purple and blue cosmetic items to acquire accompanied by weapon skins and emotes. In total there are 30 items, and getting your hands on all of them will reward you with something pretty special.

Here’s what you can get and how you get your hands on the items.

What you get in the Explorers apparel event

At the heart of the event are three new collections: Aviator, Paratrooper and Trapper. These are made up of five or six individual items that, like all other apparel within The Division 2, can be mixed and matched. They’re just standard items, unlike the special uniforms like the WW2 soldier which overwrite whatever else your character is wearing.

These make up only part of the total rewards, with emotes and weapon skins also available. And as a special bonus, once you’ve acquired all other Explorers items, a “unique reward” can be claimed which appears to be the previously teased Astronaut collection.

It’s worth noting that I had four free caches to unlock upon first logging in after the update arrived, but this could well be for year one pass owners. But it’s worth checking before you dive in.

How to get the Explorers items

Anyone familiar with previous apparel events likely understands the process, as there’s nothing radically different about this one. The items are extracted from special event apparel caches, which can be unlocked either with keys or with premium credits.

If you’re buying, each cache costs 100 credits, and it’s obviously the easiest if most expensive way to get your hands on the items. Credit bundles start at $5 for 500, which is enough for five caches.

The easy way

The Division 2 Premium Credits

Get your new threads the easy way

The easiest way to acquire the Explorers apparel is to buy the caches, but you’ll need premium credits first.

All cache unlocks are guaranteed to have no duplicates, so if you are spending real money on the items at least you know you’re going to get something different every time.

If you’d rather not pay real money or simply like the challenge of earning rewards, then you’re covered. The first way to acquire the keys you need to unlock caches is by completing the special weekly project. It’s a fairly packed out project and includes some more challenging aspects such as completing the Camp White Oak and Manning Zoo endgame missions.

Unfortunately it doesn’t tell you how many keys you get from it, and since I haven’t completed it yet I haven’t the answer either. Presumably there will be a second weekly project covering the second week of the event to earn a few more.

The game also tells you that you can earn keys from “various other activities” which in The Division 2 doesn’t help a whole lot. There are a ton of activities across the map, so you’ll just have to get out and explore. If you happen across any specifics, drop them into the comments below to help out your fellow agents!

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