How to Trade Items in The Division

Item Trading is the process of exchanging gear and weapons with other players. It isn’t officially supported in The Division, although the developers have announced it will be coming at a later date.
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If you’re eager to trade before that, however, there is a way. You can only do it with people you absolutely trust, and only in certain conditions. This guide will show you how to trade items in The Division using the unofficial method.

The Division Items Trading Group

This system isn’t supported by the game, and it is based on trust. Here’s how it’s done:
  • You need to have a group. Preferably people you trust. If you lose an item this way, you’ll have no one to blame but yourself.
  • Once you pick up an item, you have a short amount of time to “trade” it. The precise window is unknown, but the item will be bound to you after some minutes pass.
  • Drop it on the ground and any other person from your group will be able to pick it up. There are a couple of rules:
    1. The player who is supposed to get the item needs to be part of the group.
    2. They need to have been a part of the group when you originally picked it up, as well.
It’s nowhere near the sophisticated trading systems we see in today’s multiplayer games, but it’s better than nothing. You’ll only effectively be able to pass up on items and give them to teammates and friends who need them more. There’s still no way for in-game currency to change hands. The only way you could gain anything is if they decided to return the favor later on, making it into bartering. Still, it’s something, and we’ll have to make use of it until the official loot trading system has been implemented.

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