I ran a load of missions solo yesterday evening throughout the Northeast zone around Theatre. Got all the SHD caches and all but one of the side missions. Still have one more mission to run before I can get the clan unlocked through the main story.
Still running an LMG and the pre-order shotgun, but keep an AR handy for more CQB fights. Absolutely loving my 1911, but it is becoming a bit too weak now to deal with targets. I ran the Hotel and a couple of missions just using the pistol and nothing more
It runs smooth as hell, the world is gorgeous. Certainly notice the difference in character animations in the cut scenes in comparison to Anthem (Anthem is far better), but Division has had 2 years of development post-release in terms of tweaking things.
The new mechanics on larger bosses like gun brutes (machine gunners) with the armour makes them far less scary to go up against. The updated mechanics on specialised ammo is nice too. Explosive and Armour piercing rounds on a shotgun is brilliant as the target usually just bleeds out after the first hit.
The difference between being able to change your loadout with Anthem and D2 works for me as I approach both games differently. For me, part of the fun in the loot grind with Anthem is the not knowing what your scavenging has gotten you, whereas in D2 you’re out and about and not returning to a central point all too often, so you need to adapt your loadout far more regularly.
So far, really enjoying it.