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The Division: This glitch will let you wield a machine gun and a riot shield at the same time

The Division has a bit of a shield problem right now. Normally you have to use your dinky little sidearm when you have the Ballistic Shield skill active, since your agent has to dedicate one of their arms to holding the telescoping bulletproof gadget. But an easily exploitable glitch lets you go buck wild with your long gun or SMG of choice while remaining safe behind your shield.

Photo via Youtube thumbnail by Extended Celery

To duplicate the glitch, you'll need the Ballistic Shield and Seeker Mine skills equipped.


Reddit user ExtendedCelery, documented the glitch in the above video. Ballistic shields don't make you invincible, but they're clearly not meant to be combined with the firepower of a non-sidearm weapon. Hopefully Ubisoft takes notice and fixes this up before the Dark Zone becomes a paranoid realm of shield-and-sniper-rifle toting maniacs.

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Source: Reddit