Ubisoft and Massive Entertainment have revealed The Division 2's new specialisation that has a Minigun as a signature weapon. It was accordingly named Gunner and judging by the associated talents it will be on the tanky side of things.
Gunners will make use of their belt-fed Miniguns to dictate the enemy positioning as they suppress and force them out of cover while also employing foam grenades that can immobilise units.
On the other hand, they are not big on using cover themselves. When the Minigun is drawn, the agent can't use any cover, vault or roll meaning they will be rather slow. To compensate for the lack of cover, Gunners will receive armour bonus based on the amount of specialisation ammunition they are carrying.
They can flush enemies out of cover due to the Banshee signature skill that ignores these objects and makes enemies behind them Confused.
In case a player has trouble keeping up with speeding enemies, which a problem often found on all platforms but emphasised on consoles, they can use Gunners' Riot Foam grenade that will immobilise the speed hacking AI.
Another point of interest is that this specialisation's signature sidearm will be Sig P320 that was previously not present in the game. Considering all the other specialisations' sidearms are available as regular drops, it is highly likely P320s will start dropping as soon as Gunner goes live.
Unlocking the specialisation will take some work for those who didn't purchase Season Pass though. This content will be called Special Field Research and it will consist of five challenges players will need to beat in order to unlock the tanky bullet spitter. Players will need to be level 30 and unlock one of the core specialisations first.
Season Pass owners will get the specialisation immediately but they can still play Special Field Research challenge for exclusive cosmetic rewards. Upgrading to having Season Pass or purchasing the Gunner pack will be retroactive so it doesn't matter if a player buys the content later on - the cosmetics will still get unlocked.