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The Division 2 Eagle Bearer | Dark Hours raid reward exotic weapon guide

The Division 2 Eagle Bearer exotic assault rifle is the main Dark Hours raid reward, which all players above Gear Score 490 can now access. If you were wondering whether the Eagle Bearer is worth the frustration of grinding through the raid, and want to know its Weapon Talents, damage, and other specs, you’ve come to the right place. Here’s what you need to know about the new best The Division 2 exotic weapon (at least until an Eagle Bearer nerf rolls out)!

The Division 2 Eagle Bearer | How to unlock

The Division 2 Eagle Bearer

The Division 2 Eagle Bearer exotic assault rifle is a raid-exclusive weapon, meaning you can only earn it from the Dark Hours raid. If you aren’t yet Gear Score 490, you’ll need to grind out World Tiers to keep increasing your power. Once you’re at 490 (or ideally closer to 500), you’ll be ready to try and unlock the Eagle Bearer raid reward.

If you were hoping to discover a guaranteed way of unlocking The Division 2 Eagle Bearer, I’m afraid that it appears to be a totally random drop, available from the raid’s loot chest. To open the chest, you’ll need a key that can be dropped from any of the four Raid bosses.

Unfortunately, even if you manage to complete the raid, there’s no guarantee that you will unlock the Eagle Bearer. With RNG being a factor, you may have to replay the raid over and over to unlock the new exotic assault rifle.

The Division 2 Eagle Bearer Stats | Weapon Talents, Damage

The Division 2 Eagle Bearer

Do The Division 2 Eagle Bearer stats make the grind worth it? Well, at the time of writing, hell yes! The weapon boasts a number of incredible Perks and Weapon Talents, making it arguably the best exotic assault rifle in the game.

Eagle Bearer – Gear Score 500

  • Damage (DMG): 16.4k
  • RPM: 750
  • MAG: 60
  • Reload Time: 1.9s
  • Critical Strike Range: 10-50m

Eagle Bearer Weapon Talents

  • Eagle’s Strike
    • Accuracy increases as you continuously fire, up to +100%.
    • Headshot kills grant +100% Reload Speed, +35% Damage and the Tenacity buff for 10s.
    • The strength of Tenacity is increased by 1% for body shots and 5% for headshots.
  • Tenacity
    • 20-80% of damage taken is delayed until the buff expires.
  • Protected Fire
    • While holstered, gain 10% bonus armor while firing your current weapon.