Ah, the exotic item. The most shimmery of shiny loot. It’s an endorphin injector when you get a great drop and a staggering disappointment when you get one that has bad stats. The Title Update 9 of The Division 2, which rolled out earlier this week, is seeking to perhaps mitigate the sting of the latter or enhance the good feelings of the former with the ability to reconfigure exotics.
Changing an exotic is a matter of bringing it to the crafting bench, where the exotic can be leveled up to 40 if you have the appropriate crafting bench and its stats can be re-rolled. Simply pick up a Reconfigure Blueprint for your exotic and have the materials needed ready to go.
In addition to the ability for players to adjust their exotics, certain exotic items are being tweaked on their own with this patch. Specifically, Sawyer’s Kneepads now stop players from being staggered by explosions and increase weapon damage by 3% for each second you’re not moving up to a maximum of 10 stacks, and the Diamondback shotgun now grants all shots guaranteed crits for five seconds after hitting a mark. Neither update stops these items from looking goofy as hell, though.
There have also been adjustments to a number of Talents, named items, the True Patriot gear set, and some assault rifles, as well as reduced difficulty for several missions and some tweaks to enemies and their weapons. All of the details are outlined in the patch notes, while some more details about exotic reconfiguration have their own little article.