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The Division's latest update is great news for solo players

While the update sorts out a few multiplayer bugs, it's a great time to go it alone

Charlie Hall is Polygon’s tabletop editor. In 10-plus years as a journalist & photographer, he has covered simulation, strategy, and spacefaring games, as well as public policy.

Tom Clancy's The Division released a big patch this week, called update 1.2 or Conflict. Inside are a great new set of end-game missions for solo players and ad hoc groups. Called High Value Targets, these missions are purchased with an entirely new currency called Intel.

While the update's launch has been plagued by matchmaking bugs for multiplayer raids, we were able to get a few rounds in chasing down HVTs. Here's our advice on getting the most out of the new gameplay, and tips for making sure you live to tell the tale.

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