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The Division 2 could haven’t any central narrative to talk of, however that hasn’t stopped Large Leisure sneaking some thrilling, ARG-styled thriller tales into it. As of final week’s endgame-expanding update, gamers have been recognizing picket owls hidden round post-invasion Roosevelt Island, every guarding a candle which might be lit. Seven owls in whole, and if all seven candles are lit in the fitting order, an underground passage is opened. Issues solely get stranger under, hinting at a cult working behind the scenes in DC, with ritual-locked hideouts to be discovered. Spooky.
Upon descending to a secret brazier-lit cavern, and saluting a large statue of an owl, gamers hear an audio-log taking part in from someplace within the room. If the subtitles are to be believed, it’s a bunch of Outcasts (the enemy faction usually in command of Roosevelt) speaking about “The Morovian Society”. You’ll be able to see the work the Division 2’s gamers have carried out on this thriller right here on Reddit. Proper now, the path seems to have gone chilly, presumably till the subsequent huge replace due on April 25th (due so as to add a reportedly puzzle-centric raid), or the subsequent weekly cycle of latest Invaded missions.
That is in no way the primary of The Division 2’s huge secrets and techniques. There’s ciphers and hidden messages leading to secret missions with brutal boss fights. There’s even a mysterious enemy faction or two. Whereas many gamers have ran into them, no one fairly is aware of what the deal is with the completely silent sewer-people wrapped in chains is, however they’re undoubtedly hostile and their heavies carry chainsaws. Generally they even come out to the floor at evening, and seem frequently throughout one particularly mysterious side-mission. Whereas nocturnal like owls, they will not be associated, being a subterranean group.
Will any of this really lead anyplace? Will there be any form of payoff past some fancy distinctive gun? No person is aware of, everybody has their very own theories, and most gamers simply don’t care and are content material to run round DC, taking pictures poorly motivated villains. However I do know I’m going to be suspicious of any owls I see.