The Division 2: How to answer and turn off backup calls

Backup is always on hand (Picture: Ubisoft)

The Division 2 is best played in squads with friends while navigating Washington D.C, but a handy feature allows anyone to ask for assistance if you’re handling the fight solo.

A feature titled Call For Backup allows players to send a message out to nearby players, inviting them to assist with a mission or tackle a particularly difficult enemy.

So how can you utilise the feature? Here’s how it works.

How do you call for backup?

The Division 2 released on Friday (Picture: Ubisoft)

At any moment in The Division 2, you can call for help through the Call For Backup option in the Social menu. This will send out a notification to nearby players, who can then join your game if they’re in the generous mood.

This player will then jump into your game and help you tackle the mission you’re struggling with.

How do I answer backup calls?

From the moment you start The Division 2, you’ll probably hear calls stating ‘Agent in need of backup’ which signals another player is asking for help.

The game doesn’t do a great job of explaining how to answer the call. First you have open the map and open the SHD menu in the upper left of the screen. From here you can check out all the players who need help, marked by exclamation points.

Hover over one of the icons and you’ll see the option to answer the call in the lower left corner, while player details are placed at the upper left of the screen.

When highlighted, either press the button on PC or hold up on the D-pad on consoles, to answer the call – which will kick start the matchmaking process and allow you to join the game.

How do I stop hearing backup calls?

If you’re finding the constant backup call requests irritating, you can stop the Agent calls in the SHD part of the map menu. While on there, there’s a disable on call option at the bottom left of the screen.

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The Division 2 is available on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

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