What are Dark Zones in The Division?
The Dark Zones
are the PvP-enabled area populated with enemies and other players. The Dark Zone contains some of the better loot in the game. At any given time, other players can either help them get that loot, or they can try to take it from them. Choosing the latter means that you’ve become a Rogue Agent
, and will be designated as such to other agents – who are then free to kill you without going rogue themselves. Killing enemies is the best way to gain experience in the Dark Zone, which has a separate leveling system for gear known as Dark Zone Rank
. See the Dark Zones
page for more detailed information on the areas where you will likely spend the bulk of your time playing in.