The Base of Operations is a main hub featured in the Tom Clancy's The Division. It's Located in Pennsylvania Plaza, the James Farley Post Office was converted by the Catastrophic Emergency Response Agency (CERA) into a contamination screening station and later into a Joint Task Force (JTF) stronghold with Division Agent support.
The Base of Operations allows players to establish a safe haven for themselves and other people within the game, such as NPCs. When the player arrives in New York, he/she receives a mission from Faye Lau that in order to establish Base of Operations, Division Command has informed that the JTF garrison stationed at the Post Office is under attack and that they have orders to convert it into a stronghold but they have been attacked by rioters. When the player first comes to the base, the front line is surrounded by enemies who they have to eliminate. Once they take over the base there are three wings within the Base of Operations. It acts as outpost where the players can return to restock. Each wing requires unlocking, and then upgrading to advance the Base Restoration or total overall upgrade percentage to completion for the wing. As the base is upgraded it will gradually look more organized and cleaner along with more residents, and better technology.
The Base of Operations is the player's fortress in the wilderness, a personal space and mirror of the progress of taking back Manhattan. By restoring the wings, players get access to new skills, skill mods and talents.
The Base has a Mission Map and Mission Giver along with a Weapons, Mods, Gears, and Rewards Vendor.
After reaching level 30 the player will gain access to a special gear vendor located in the Terminal. This vendor sells Gear Set items, along with Exotic weapons and High-End gear and weapons. The Terminal is the launching point of every DLC based expansion added since Patch 1.3 to The Division.
The location of the base of operations is the James Farley Post Office in Manhattan, New York. It has roman pillars, a long staircase and blue CERA banners. The post office is occupied by a garrison of Joint Task Force Soldiers. It is located roughly 500 meters from Camp Hudson, which is the primary staging area for the JTF and the player starter zone in Manhattan. But after activating Guard Posts the player will see a small group of patrols which consists for of 2 or 3 men, still some Rioters roam around the base for example there is a small enemy outpost even if the player captures it, 1 or 2 rioters will be spotted. This shows the weak part of the base is the rear (western) part of the building.
Base Wings Edit
The Base of Operations consists of three wings: Medical, Security, and Tech, which are all accessible off the main concourse. Each wing starts in an offline status and requires the player to locate and boot up a laptop within each wing to bring the wing online. Once online, the player must then complete a story mission to locate an NPC with the skills to run the wing.
With an NPC leader in place, each wing can then be upgraded by spending the appropriate resource type in any order. Each upgrade can provide one or more Perks, Skills, or Talents for the player, as well as making cosmetic changes to the wing and the base overall.
Medical Wing Edit
Once unlocked, the Medical wing has ten possible upgrades, each of which requires medical supply resources to build. These resources can be acquired through completing medical missions or medical encounters such as Virus Research, recapture of medical supply drops and Hostage Rescue.
Total cost of 4,000 Medical Supplies required to unlock all upgrades.
|Clinic||500 Medical Wing Supplies||Medkits||First Aid|
|Virus Lab||500 Medical Wing Supplies||Protective Measures||Support Station|
|Disaster Aid||1000 Medical Wing Supplies|| Canned Food|
|Quarantine||400 Medical Wing Supplies||Contamination Intel||Pulse Mods|
|Intensive Care||400 Medical Wing Supplies||Medkits|
|Hazmat Unit||400 Medical Wing Supplies||Protective Measures|
|Decontamination Unit||200 Medical Wing Supplies||Hazardous Materials|| Adrenaline|
|Pharmacy||200 Medical Wing Supplies|| Rigger|
| Shock and Awe|
|Counseling||200 Medical Wing Supplies||Credit|| Critical Save|
|Pediatric Care||200 Medical Wing Supplies||Medkits|
Security Wing Edit
Once unlocked, there are ten possible upgrades to the Security Wing, each requiring security supply resources to build. These resources can be acquired through completing security missions or security encounters such as JTF Support and rescuing JTF men who are held as hostages.
Total cost of 4,000 Security required to unlock all upgrades.
|Canine Unit||200 Security||Intel Discovery|| Repo Reaper|
One is None
|Situation Room||500 Security||Experienced Agent||Smart Cover|
|Armory||500 Security|| Grenades|
|Shooting Range||200 Security||Shooting Range|| Stopping Power|
|Barracks||1000 Security||Combat Veteran||Survivor Link|
|Dark Zone Ops||400 Security|| Hazardous Materials|
Black Market Vendor
|Supply Line||400 Security||Clothes Vendor|
|Gunsmith||400 Security|| Gunsmith|
|Procurement Team||200 Security||Scavenger|| Steady Hands|
On the Move
|Guard Posts||200 Security|| Special Ammo|
Tech Wing Edit
Once unlocked, there are ten possible upgrades to the Tech Wing, each requiring tech supply resources to build. These resources can be acquired through completing tech missions or tech encounters.
Total cost of 4,200 Tech required to unlock all upgrades.
|Control Room||500 Tech||Inventory||Turret|
|Division Tech||1000 Tech|| Engineer|
Division Tech Materials
|Communications||500 Tech||Hazardous Materials||Seeker Mine|
|Central Heating||400 Tech||Energy Bar|| Tactical Advance|
|SatComms||200 Tech||Resource Assessment|| Police Up|
|Recalibration||400 Tech||Stat Switch|| Evasive Action|
|Recharge Center||200 Tech||Dark Zone Funds|| Death by Proxy|
|Field Engineering||200 Tech||Craftsman|
|Water Purification||400 Tech||Water|
|Generators||400 Tech||Soda||Sticky Bomb Mods|
This is where the player pick up the players extracted Dark Zone Loot. It also holds space to store items instead of keeping them in the player's inventory.
Special Gear Vendor Edit
Once a player hits Level 30, a special vendor appears in the Terminal. He sells the best gear available in the game. However, the vendor only accepts Phoenix Credits, which severely hampers the players ability to take advantage of the items he has on offer.
The Terminal Edit
The newest addition to the Base of Operations is the Terminal. Here, the player can embark on dangerous Underground missions and operations, provided they have DLC 1: Underground installed, play the Survival game mode, provide they have DLC 2:Survival installed, or participate in a match of Last Stand, provided they have DLC 3: Last Stand installed.
More details can be found at The Terminal's page.
- The Base of Operations is powered by generators in the subway system and also by back up generators Which are upgraded from the laptop at the Tech wing. This is the reason why Faye Lau said to the agent that it is vital to restore power.