Hello and welcome to out Division 2 World Tier guide! World Tiers are essentially higher “difficulty settings” that you unlock after completing certain tasks. Going up a world tier should be very high in your priorities in progression as they increase the Gear Score softcap on loot, and unlock new content – which are things everyone wants!
I’ll talk about various things down the line, but first and foremost you’re likely here to learn how to increase your world tier.
Division 2: How to increase World Tier?
Going up a world tier has certain requirements that are a bit different each time.
World Tiers: Basics and FAQ’s
While there’s a lot to learn about world tiers, I assume many questions are answered with this table:
|World Tier||Gear Score Softcap||Notes & New Unlocks|
|1||300||Black Tusk, invaded missions & strongholds.|
|3||400||Heroic Bounties (?)|
|4||450||Control Point Alert Levels.|
Typically you can only break this softcap via proficiency caches and re-calibration. I’m also a little unclear on what gets unlocked in WT2/3 if any… please chime in.
World Tiers, for the most part, act as increased difficulty levels with increased rewards, increasing the “difficulty tier” of your version of the map. Advancing World Tiers also unlock new activities and content (IE WT1 and Black Tusk, WT4 introduces Control Point levels). World Tiers increase the minimum gear score of loot that drops, and applies a new softcap to the maximum that can drop.
How important is progressing through World Tiers? I would say very. I would peg it at the highest priority for endgame progression in Division 2. Better loot, more things to do…
Should I prevent increasing World Tier to make my life easier? Unless you’re a specific brand of coward, no. I can only think of one very niche scenario wherein I would want to hold back on upping my WT but It’s not even worth discussing… Just do it and enjoy the newfound challenge.
How long should I stay in a World Tier? Only as long as necessary. Once you can attempt the requirements, do it. If you need to grind a bit more, then do it after your attempt is my advice.
Well that’s about it for World Tiers in Division 2. TLDR: Increasing your WT should always be on the top of your list of things to do – only getting sidetracked if you simply CANNOT progress. Good luck out there, Agent!