As of December 10, Ubisoft’s latest content drop comes to The Division 2 in the form of Title Update 6.1 with a brand new seasonal event. Situation: Snowball is live through December 31, with an accompanying apparel event known as Silent Night.
Included in Situation: Snowball is a brand new, seasonal exclusive weapon known as “The Sleigher.” This is no ordinary weapon, firing snowballs instead of bullets, and causing enemies to become confused. Confusion is probably an accurate response given the serious nature of life in The Division 2!
Here’s how you get it.
How to get The Sleigher
The Sleigher isn’t your normal weapon and it’s going to be interesting to see how agents make use of it in-game. But first, you have to get your hands on it. The good news is that it’s fairly simple. The bad news is that it also relies on plenty of luck.
The way to get The Sleigher is to kill an NPC known as the “Hoarder,” part of one of the smaller factions, the Ambushers. Throughout the map, Ambusher crews have random chances to spawn wearing Santa hats. These are the ones you want, and killing the Hoarder with the Santa hat on will guarantee a drop of The Sleigher the first time you kill him.
After that first kill, future encounters will still have a chance to drop the weapon, but you’ll be subject to the RNG gods from there on out.
So, that’s the good news out of the way, but what’s the bad news? Ambushers don’t really have a set location on the map you can always guarantee to find them. As such you may be running around for some time before an encounter. Some players report that there is an increased chance of running into Ambushers close to the Dark Zones, so it might be worth starting there.