How do Online Play and Safe Houses Work in The Division?

In addition to the PvP and PvE enabled Dark Zones players can engage in Online matchmaking by visiting a Safe House which behaves like a scaled down version of the Base of Operations. Outside of Dark Zones, Safe Houses provide players with access to their stash,Vendors, and Notice Board and with Online matchmaking. From inside a Safe House you will be able inspect other random players and invite them for co-op play and vice versa. They do not provide access to your Security, Medical and Tech Wings so you cannot perform upgrades associated with these elements in Safe Houses.

Inside Dark Zones, Safe Houses are specifically for the player and their team. Upon entering a Dark Zone Safe House, players will only be able to see members of their own teams. Functionally these Safe Houses are less featured than ones outside of Dark Zones. They provide a restock for Ammo and Consumables and feature a special Vendor that sells Legendary Weapons. Items purchased from a Dark Zone Vendor require Dark Zone currency and minimum Dark Zone Rank in addition to a minimum player level.

Squad leaders are given several special features for organizing squad play. Squad leaders may:
  • Set the Squad name.
  • Set a waypoint on the map which the entire squad can see.
  • Set a countdown timer on an enemy to allow precise coordination on when to attack.

Missions can be completed in co-op play and count for everyone in your squad provided they have all accepted the mission beforehand.

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