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The secret Black Tusk private military contractor with ties to political and industrial leaders. They are comprised of elite soldiers that have a long history of working with the U.S. government. Their primary objective is to neutralize The Division and take control of Washington, D.C.

The Black Tusk also known as the Black Tusk Special Unit or BTSU, is a major enemy faction that appears at the endgame in Tom Clancy's The Division 2. Operating as a large Private Military Company with ties to the U.S. government, the BTSU invaded Washington, D.C. shortly after the True Sons were pushed out of the Capitol Building.

The Black Tusks took back the former faction Strongholds and mission locations. Although when Tidal Basin, the Black Tusks' main Stronghold was secured by The Division, they still operate in D.C., securing other landmarks and locations.

As an endgame faction, the Black Tusk only appears once the player has completed all the Story missions and Strongholds during their level 1 - 30 experience. They also share similarities with the Last Man Battalion and Hunters from Tom Clancy's The Division.

Background

The mysterious Black Tusk faction is The Division's most recently established nemesis, one that is still imperfectly understood. Known as a highly trained, well-equipped, and brutally efficient special operations unit, the Black Tusk appear to be seeking control of the United States federal government. But unlike other factions in both New York City and Washington, D.C. who share the same goal, the Tusk seem to have high-level backing. They have unlimited funding support, eerily precise Intel, and access to remarkably advanced and even experimental technology.

Are the Black Tusk merely the military muscle for a secret cabal of benefactors? Reports coming into Division headquarters suggest that under cover of the Green Poison pandemic's spreading disruption, Black Tusk operations have already secured key strategic locations around the country: military bases, power-grid and utilities infrastructure, media-communications hubs, Internet server farms, certain financial institutions and high-tech corporate campuses, and so on. Now it appears they've been called to Washington, D.C. to neutralize federal resistance and counter The Division activations mandated by Presidential Directive 51.

Although its exact origins remain shrouded in mystery and what looks like deliberate misinformation, the Black Tusk group is comprised of both military and paramilitary units with a long history of working for shadowy elements of the United States government in conflict zones around the world. Black Tusk operatives have been active in everything from covert regime-change operations to on-the-ground counterinsurgency efforts in a wide array of hot spots in Latin America, the Middle East, Southeast Asia and North Africa.

The group's current configuration is clearly recruited in direct response to the bioterror attack last December. Black Tusk units and equipment began shipping back to the United States in the very early hours of the outbreak - indeed, before the full extent of the crisis was even known, which suggests the disturbing possibility of fore-knowledge. Intel intercepts since indicate a desire to "cleanse, pacify, and police the emerging New America".

Intelligence Brief

The Black Tusk are extremely well equipped, supported by cutting-edge field technologies and military-grade spec-ops vehicles that can deploy troops rapidly anywhere: land, sea, or air. The group features a large force of veteran operatives with extensive experience in conflict zones, including some of the hottest hotspots in the world. And they have a very targeted set of goals:

Although the Black Tusk group is a private military company, it is not strictly work-for-hire like other companies of mercenary soldiers. Black Tusk are ideologically driven as well. They operate based on their chilling vision of a new world order, and they fervently believe in their role as the harbingers and military guardians of that order.

Belief in their vision's purity lets the Black Tusk terminate anything that threatens it - U.S. soldiers, national security operatives (like The Division), civil servants, civilians - without hesitation or remorse. Men, women, children, the elderly... nobody is an innocent bystander according to Black Tusk rules of engagement.


Relationship with other factions

Prior to their invasion, the Black Tusk monitored and kept tabs on all of the warring factions in Washington, D.C., especially The Division. It is only after all of the factions were defeated in their stronghold did they make their move to invade, facing little resistance.

One of the Black Tusk's objectives was to sabotage and eliminate The Division and their operations. Several ECHO's scattered across D.C. reveal that the BTSU led by Bardon Schaeffer has monitored Division agents' activities, sabotaged their SHD Network, and captured/killed several agents all while remaining undetected by every faction.  

Despite this, Black Tusk holds some level of interest in The Division as they likely scaled backed on their sabotage when The Division began to gain momentum against the other factions eventually defeat them. This was most likely done so that all the factions would be weakened in the fighting, allowing for a much smoother and easier Black Tusk invasion.

One ECHO's reveals that two BTSU operatives, Elijah Sumner and Jack Bonney, hold some level of respect for the Division agents. They describe fighting them as invigorating and compared it to fighting a team of superheroes.  

Black Tusk does not kill civilians, but if they encountered a civilian that works with The Division and the JTF, they will kill them.  

Before their invasion in Washington, D.C., they considered the Hyenas as a low threat and supplied the Hyenas with supplies, just to keep to other factions busy and keep their numbers in check.  

There are some incidents where some skirmish took place between True Sons and Black Tusk.

They also appear to hold some interest in the True Sons as they have also adopted their strategy of weaponizing DC-62.  

Despite all the factions fighting each other for control of positions within D.C., none have bothered to take back their stronghold from the Black Tusk nor attack their beachhead, being too weak and powerless to do so.  

In New York, The Black Tusk is revealed to be supplying the Last Man Battalion with Carl Gustav's and other heavy armaments as shown in the comic Tom Clancy's The Division: Extremis Malis.

When Wraith came from hiding, it was revealed that a global corporation hired Black Tusk. As Kestrel got out of hiding, it was also discovered that Black Tusk was founded by Natalya Sokolova in which she allegedly used her family's fortune as a vehicle to dismantle the old government and replace it with that of Black Tusk. Only time will tell how Black Tusk unravels...


Gameplay

Black Tusk is the last major enemy faction that the player encounters, only appearing once the player has reached Level 30 and defeated the True Sons at their Stronghold in the Capitol Building. Once they are introduced to the game, they gain control of every Stronghold and most of the Story Missions.

Each area of the map that contains a Black Tusk stronghold will be marked in red as an "invaded" segment. The player must replay each of the Strongholds and Missions against Black Tusk; once all these have been completed, the invaded sections of the map will be restored to normal.

Sections of D.C. that are under the Black Tusk invasion will house Black Tusk activities, such as Public Executions and Territory Control. However, Black Tusk cannot capture Control Points. After the Black Tusk appears in the game, randomized patrols of Black Tusk troops in the streets of D.C. become common, even in non-invaded sections of the map.

In combat, Black Tusk troops are heavily reliant on their abilities; they will deploy various types of drones, including aerial Seeker Drones that explode when near the player. Black Tusk troops also favor firing from cover and behave more cautiously than Hyenas or Outcasts, generally keeping a safe distance from the player. Black Tusk is also distinct from the other factions in that they employ autonomous robots against the player. The Warhound is a quadrupedal, heavily-armored robot with a large-caliber gun that can inflict high damage on the player, but it is slow-moving and its gun has to charge before it fires.

The UGV is a tracked weapons platform with a machine gun and grenade launcher that can be disabled by shooting its treads or destroyed by killing its Controller operator. Most Black Tusk troops have a distinct weak point, highlighted in red, usually located on either on their back or thigh, which can be targeted by the player to cause explosive or effect damage to the victim. During some missions, they fast-rope to the ground when leaving one of their UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters.


Named Members

Known Black Tusk Members
Target Description Location
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Bardon Schaeffer
One of the last leaders of the elite Black Tusk units, Bardon is among The Division's most wanted after continuously working to destabilize the SHD directly and indirectly. Schaeffer has both a military history and extensive experience with dark ops that predate his recruitment by the Black Tusk. He is extremely dangerous and a highly capable foe.
(Leads a cell of Rogue Division Agents)
Coney Island
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Unknown
Bardon Schaeffer's Bodyguard and a member of the mysterious group called Hunters who was killed by The Division on Coney Island. Coney Island
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Trevor Odin
Bardon Schaeffer's Bodyguard and an Elite BTSU Operative who was
killed by The Division in Coney Island.
(Thrower)
Coney Island
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Faine Addams
Bardon Schaeffer's Bodyguard and an Elite BTSU Operative who was
killed by The Division in Coney Island.
(Thrower)
Coney Island
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Thomas Rains
Bardon Schaeffer's Bodyguard and an Elite BTSU Operative who was
killed by The Division in Coney Island.
(Thrower)
Coney Island
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Yvone Buckley
Bardon Schaeffer's Bodyguard and an Elite BTSU Operative who was
killed by The Division in Coney Island.
(Thrower)
Coney Island
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Jim "Bulwark" Wilson
Personal bodyguard of President Ellis, killed by The Division at Camp White Oak.
(Tank)
Camp White Oak
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Ellis Galveston
Elite BTSU Operative killed by The Division in Camp White Oak.
(Medic)
Camp White Oak
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Petrus Brenner
Elite BTSU Operative killed by The Division at The Pentagon. The Pentagon
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Elijah Sumner
Elite BTSU Operative killed by The Division on Coney Island. Coney Island
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Dolores Jones
Commander of the Black Tusk in New York.
Elite BTSU Operative killed by The Division in Coney Island.
Coney Island
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Jack Bonney
Elite BTSU Operative. Washington, D.C.
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Mantis
High-Rank Black Tusk operative and an associate of Ike Ronson; BTSU Operative killed by one Black Tusk sniper about 800 yards to prevent her from spilling their secret plans after the SHD Network had gone dark. Fort Detrick, MD
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Ike Ronson
Division Agent (double agent working for the Black Tusk); Was recruited by Mantis believing that the Black Tusk are the only ones capable of helping the situation and making a stronger America; Hasn't been marked as Rogue yet due to a device given to him by Mantis that bypasses the Rogue Protocol.

New York City
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Faye Lau
Former Division Active Commander turned BTSU Operative.
Went rogue for unknown reasons after interrogating Alicia "Circe" Coswald and joined the Black Tusk after being recruited by Bardon Schaeffer. Lau became the new Leader of the BTSU after Schaeffer was captured on Coney Island and is currently leading a team of Rogue Division Agents in a mysterious Operation.
Camp White Oak
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Milla "Wyvern" Radek
Elite BTSU Operative killed by The Division in Tidal Basin.
(Thrower)
Tidal Basin
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Warhound Convoy
Destroyed at Tidal Basin.
Unarmed Warhounds with capsules containing anti-viral medication.
Tidal Basin

Known Black Tusk Members
Target Description Location
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Max "Boomer" Bailey
Former athlete and USMC Operator turned BTSU Operative.
(Unique Tank)
Washington National Airport
(Operation Dark Hours)
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Oliver "Weasel" Gordon
One of the few Black Tusk officers without formal military training. Chemical weapons expert.
(Unique Tank)
Washington National Airport
(Operation Dark Hours)
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Ben "Dizzy" Carter
Oliver "Weasel" Gordon's bodyguard and a Black Tusk operative.
(Unique Tank)
Washington National Airport
(Operation Dark Hours)
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Carl "Ricochet" Dawson
Oliver "Weasel" Gordon's bodyguard and a Black Tusk operative.
(Unique Tank)
Washington National Airport
(Operation Dark Hours)
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Buddy & Lucy
Advanced prototype Warhound

  • Buddy is a Unique Warhound armed with an M18 Light Machinegun, Armor Repair Unit, EMP Generator and Explosive Seeker-Mines.
  • Lucy is a Unique Warhound armed with a modified 7.62mm minigun, Electroshock Cannon and Proximity Mines.
Washington National Airport
(Operation Dark Hours)
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DDP-52 Razorback
Drone Platform armed with assault drones and SAM missile sites. Washington National Airport
(Operation Dark Hours)

Known Black Tusk Members
Target Description Location
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Phaedra "Puck" Lao
BTSU Operative killed by The Division at Invaded Grand Washington Hotel.
(Sniper)
Invaded Grand Washington Hotel
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Heath "Roadblock" O'Malley
BTSU Operative killed by The Division at Invaded Grand Washington Hotel.
(Tank)
Invaded Grand Washington Hotel
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James "Carver" Wajinski
BTSU Operative killed by The Division at Invaded Grand Washington Hotel.
(Medic)
Invaded Grand Washington Hotel
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James "Flycatcher" Garrington
BTSU Operative killed by The Division at Invaded Jefferson Trade Center.
(Controller)
Invaded Jefferson Trade Center
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Luka "Horn" Milic
BTSU Operative killed by The Division at Invaded Jefferson Trade Center.
(Assault)
Invaded Jefferson Trade Center
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Matt "Sidewalks" Johnson
BTSU Operative killed by The Division at Invaded ViewPoint Museum.
(Tank)
Invaded ViewPoint Museum
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Marshall "Kelpie" Patterson
BTSU Operative killed by The Division at Invaded ViewPoint Museum.
(Controller)
Invaded ViewPoint Museum
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Kathy "Poppy" Huang
BTSU Operative killed by The Division at Invaded Jefferson Plaza.
(Sniper)
Invaded Jefferson Plaza
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Stan "Chunky" Dawson
BTSU Operative killed by The Division at Invaded Air & Space Museum.
(Tank)
Invaded Air & Space Museum
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Andrew "Butterfingers" Nguyen
BTSU Operative killed by The Division at Invaded American History Museum.
(Medic)
Invaded American History Museum
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August "Lumpy" Lee
BTSU Operative killed by The Division at Space Administration HQ.
(Tank)
Space Administration HQ
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Samson "Fringe" Baker
BTSU Operative killed by The Division at Space Administration HQ.
(Sniper)
Space Administration HQ
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Vlad "Oldman" Orlov
BTSU Operative killed by The Division at Lincoln Memorial.
(Assault)
Lincoln Memorial
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Alex "Marx" Chavez
BTSU Operative killed by The Division at Lincoln Memorial.
(Medic)
Lincoln Memorial
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Dan "Engles" Takahara
BTSU Operative killed by The Division at Lincoln Memorial.
(Rusher)
Lincoln Memorial
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Zach "Fluffy" Foster
BTSU Operative killed by The Division at Federal Emergency Bunker.
(Thrower)
Federal Emergency Bunker
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Carver "Edward" Butler
BTSU Operative killed by The Division at Invaded Potomac Event Center.
(Medic)
Invaded Potomac Event Center
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Rob "Driver" Jacobi
BTSU Operative killed by The Division at Invaded Bank Headquarters.
(Controller)
Invaded Bank Headquarters
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Tanner "Kegger" Brown
BTSU Operative killed by The Division at Invaded Bank Headquarters.
(Tank)
Invaded Bank Headquarters
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Marcie "Scratch" McCollough
BTSU Operative killed by The Division at Invaded Bank Headquarters.
(Sniper)
Invaded Bank Headquarters
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Samson "Fringe" Baker
BTSU Operative killed by The Division at Invaded Space Administration HQ.
(Sniper)
Invaded Space Administration HQ
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Corbin "Nebula" Randolf
BTSU Operative killed by The Division at Invaded Space Administration HQ.
(Assault)
Invaded Space Administration HQ
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August "Lumby" Lee
BTSU Operative killed by The Division at Invaded Space Administration HQ.
(Tank)
Invaded Space Administration HQ
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Alexandra "Tidy" Popova
BTSU Operative killed by The Division at Invaded Space Administration HQ.
(Rusher)
Invaded Space Administration HQ
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Sangria "Mozuela" Mescudi
BTSU Operative killed by The Division at Invaded DCD Headquarters.
(Sniper)
Invaded DCD Headquarters
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Tadeu "Doctor" Almeida
BTSU Operative killed by The Division at Camp White Oak.
(Tank)
Camp White Oak
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Riley "Knife" Carter
BTSU Operative killed by The Division at Invaded Camp White Oak.
(Assault)
Invaded Camp White Oak
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Zach "Loot" Miller
BTSU Operative killed by The Division at Invaded Camp White Oak.
(Controller)
Invaded Camp White Oak
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Harper "Heads" Price
BTSU Operative killed by The Division at Invaded Camp White Oak and the twin sister of Teagan "Tails" Price.
(Sniper)
Invaded Camp White Oak
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Teagen "Tails" Price
BTSU Operative killed by The Division at Invaded Camp White Oak and the twin sister of Harper "Heads" Price.
(Sniper)
Invaded Camp White Oak
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John "Architect" Figgs
BTSU Operative killed by The Division at The Pentagon.
(Thrower)
The Pentagon
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Ben "Mega" Reinhold
BTSU Operative killed by The Division at The Pentagon.
(Tank)
The Pentagon
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Deshawn "Echo Leader" Griffin
BTSU Operative killed by The Division at DARPA Research Labs.
(Controller)
DARPA Research Labs
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Harrington "Drang" Wyland
BTSU Operative killed by The Division at Coney Island Ballpark.
(Tank)
Coney Island Ballpark
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Brain "Cooler" Collins
BTSU Operative killed by The Division at NSA Security Breach.
(Tank)
NSA Security Breach

Known Black Tusk Members
Target Description Location
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Matthew "Jocky" Henderson
BTSU Operative killed by The Division at Invaded District Union Arena.
(Medic)
Invaded Grand Washington Hotel
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Eric "Splits" Lane
BTSU Operative killed by The Division at Invaded District Union Arena.
(Controller)
Invaded Grand Washington Hotel
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Aurora "Klutz" Kay
BTSU Operative killed by The Division at Invaded District Union Arena.
(Sniper)
Invaded Grand Washington Hotel
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Kristina "Killer" Kiwi
BTSU Operative killed by The Division at Invaded Roosevelt Island.
(Sniper)
Invaded Roosevelt Island
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Edwards "Odessy" Jones
BTSU Operative killed by The Division at Invaded Roosevelt Island.
(Thrower)
Invaded Roosevelt Island
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Erin "Shorty" Linwood
BTSU Operative killed by The Division at Invaded Roosevelt Island.
(Tank)
Invaded Roosevelt Island
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David "Prime" Maxwell
BTSU Operative killed by The Division at Invaded Capitol Building.
(Thrower)
Invaded Capitol Building
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Alpha Team Leader
BTSU Operative killed by The Division at Invaded Manning National Zoo.
(Sniper)
Invaded Manning National Zoo
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Bravo Team Leader
BTSU Operative killed by The Division at Invaded Manning National Zoo.
(Assault)
Invaded Manning National Zoo
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Gamma Team Leader
BTSU Operative killed by The Division at Invaded Manning National Zoo.
(Controller)
Invaded Manning National Zoo
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Delta Team Leader
BTSU Operative killed by The Division at Invaded Manning National Zoo.
(Assault)
Invaded Manning National Zoo
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Logan "Aggro" Smitts
White Tusk Operative killed by The Division at Legendary District Union Arena.
(Tank)
Legendary District Union Arena
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Richard "Beachfront" Sobrey
White Tusk Operative killed by The Division at Legendary Capitol Building.
(Support)
Legendary Capitol Building

Known Black Tusk Members
Target Description Location
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Gabe "Weirdo" Emrys
BTSU Operative killed by The Division at The Summit Floor 90.
(Assault)
The Summit
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Abasi "Shadow" Zahir
BTSU Operative killed by The Division at The Summit Floor 90.
(Assault)
The Summit
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Heath "Runny" Valentino
BTSU Operative killed by The Division at The Summit Floor 90.
(Assault)
The Summit

Black Tusk Cards.png Known Black Tusk Snitches
Target Description Card
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Carson "Riot" Frost
Carson thinks he's a punk rock but really, he just a punk. "Riot" got his nickname when he teargassed a May Day protest in Montreal. He TEARGASSED babies. EMTs had to try and figure out how to treat TEARGASSED BABIES, because of this douche. That shit really happened. Look it up. 2 of Diamonds.png
(2 of Diamonds)
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Molly "Southpaw" Nielsen
The pride of Minneapolis. She dreamt of becoming the first lefty pitcher to bring home the gold. Until she tore her rotator cuff freshman year. She lost her athletic scholarship, enlisted in the Army and was recruited by the Black Tusk, where she used that mean curveball to lob grenades into orphanages. 3 of Diamonds.png
(3 of Diamonds)
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Sean "Kickback" Hemper
Some think "Kickback" got his name by selling military supplies on the black market. But really, Sean "Kickback" Hemper earned his nickname in basic training when the kickback on an M-16 knocked him on his ass. 4 of Diamonds.png
(4 of Diamonds)
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Elliot "Undertaker" Chan
This douche. Elliot "Undertaker" Chan made a killing selling corpses to rich families in Beijing whose sons died unmarried. He would board boats and commandeer shipping containers, smuggling women into the U.S., and anyone who was unaccompanied got accompanied to his mortuary for processing. 5 of Diamonds.png
(5 of Diamonds)
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Joseph "Meatball" Baker
Joseph choked on a meatball sub during his first shore leave, if you know what I mean. Don't ask, Don't tell. Cause if you ask, he will fucking murder you. Especially, if you ask in a way that homophobic. 6 of Diamonds.png
(6 of Diamonds)
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Andrew "Negative" Ramos
Andrew is Filipino and gets real mad if you call him Mexican. He's like, "Come on. Not all brown people are Latino." Then he shoots you in the chest. To be fair, when you're full gear and it says "Ramos" on your vest, people are gonna be accidentally racist. Still not good enough to them in the chest. I mean, intentional racism, sure. But, accidental, come on, that's a leg shot. 7 of Diamonds.png
(7 of Diamonds)
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Rebecca "Viper" Osborn
She is a sniper who will shake you quick as a viper. Her nickname is pretty self-explanatory. Kinda wish, she had viper positioned bullets or something, but nope, she's just a good shot, with a high kill rate. 8 of Diamonds.png
(8 of Diamonds)
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Elias "Husky" Mckay
Oh, "Husky". He's a little fatty. A little fatty fat-fat-fat. Who hates it when you call him fat. After basic, this little porker got addicted to ephedrine. He said it was for his asthma but we all know Elias "Husky" Mckay was using it to fit into his skinny jeans. 9 of Diamonds.png
(9 of Diamonds)
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Daisy
Good dog. Bad Dog. Good god, that's a huge dog. She may be an unfeeling robot. But, dammit if Daisy isn't one of the prettiest pieces of machinery mixed with puppies I've ever seen. Too bad she's evil. 10 of Diamonds.png
(10 of Diamonds)
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Cameron "Sparkplug" Powell
So, this crazy motherfucker got his nickname interrogating people at a black site with sparkplugs. Guess who would hook people up to cars and use them as sparkplugs, I don't know man, the details are real sketchy, but I'm pretty sure he's been electrocuting people. Jack of Diamonds.png
(Jack of Diamonds)
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Bianca "Slingshot" Solano
Got her nickname in basic when dudes would hit on her and she'd slingshot them in the face with ball-bearing, until her CO took it away from her. Then she would keep rubber bands in her pocket to hit them in the face to mark the predators. I'd respect the fuck out of her if she hadn't killed so many agents. Queen of Diamonds.png
(Queen of Diamonds)
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Gabriel "Nightcap" Simmons
Best known for midnight operations. His first mission, he took out his target while they were asleep in bed, wearing a "nightcap". There's a rumor going around that he says, "nighty night" when he kills people. I don't think it's true. But if it is, what a douche? King of Diamonds.png
(King of Diamonds)
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Jake "Boomerang" Reilley
This motherfucker failed out of the Navy, the Marines, the Army, and the Coast Guard, but he just kept coming back. Finally, he made it past basic in the Air Force and was recruited for his ability to never let his own mediocrity stand in the way of his success. Ace of Diamonds.png
(Ace of Diamonds)
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Atlas
The world feels like it's on your shoulders. Which, to be fair, when you're programmed to murder people like Atlas and you can traverse the globe, you're gonna feel like the world is on your shoulders. Besides, some asshat named him, he didn't name himself. The Chariot.png
(The Chariot)
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Maddie "Shady" Benson
This former member of the Last Man Battalion is trying to settle the score. "Shady" hooked up with the Black Tusk after they promised to help her get justice for her fallen friends by giving her a bunch of tech and bullets to kill members of the JTF. You know, normal justice stuff. Justice.png
(Justice)
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Betsy
I feel sort of bad for Betsy. I mean... it's not his fault he got that name. Battery Enabled Tower Station Yard. That's Betsy. Stationary, steady and deadly. That's Betsy and he needs to go. The Tewer.png
(The Tower)
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Matt "Bendy" Patterson
As much as I hate this guy, I kind of can't fault "Bendy" for being a douche. He's seen a lot, but he was a medic. And now he uses his training to keep only the people he decides is worth living alive. I guess we all sort of do that to a certain extent, but, he's judgement is really messed up. Judgement.png
(Judgement)
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Andrew "Sticks" Gallow
This fuck-stick. Fucking "Sticks" is the worst. He thinks just because he has a support station that the world revolves around him. Narcissistic douchbag with a savior complex. I fucking hate this guy. The World.png
(The World)

Known Black Tusk Manhunt
Target Description Location
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Marley "Shade" Yarrow
Rogue Division agent and BTSU Operative.
Shade is a double defector, first going rogue to join forces with James Dragov, then joining the Black Tusk shortly after his death. A former parole officer, Shade is deeply sympathetic to the Rikers and well established within their ranks, two factors that make her highly dangerous.
(Works with the Rikers)
New York City
(Two Bridges)
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Sueko "Wraith" Tanagi
Rogue Division agent and BTSU Operative.
Wraith worked as a logistics officer in the US Army before joining up with The Division. At the same time, Tanagi was approached by the Black Tusk and used her position to leverage influence and supply between the US government and the corporation funding the Black Tusk.
(Works with the Hyenas)
Judiciary Square
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Linette "Dusk" Edwards
Rogue Division agent and BTSU Operative.
Dusk comes from a military career and military family and quickly found herself questioning the legitimacy of The Division after being activated. Realizing the organization had been corrupted and agreeing more with the True Sons than the SHD, Dusk went rogue and joined up with the True Sons – beginning her work with the Black Tusk and Schaeffer soon after.
(Works with the True Sons)
Southwest
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Skyler "Belfry" Williams
Rogue Division agent and BTSU Operative.
Belfry is a former US Army retiree who was recruited to The Division. Spending time in the camps of Dark Zone South, Belfry watched families suffer through the effects of DC-62. This experience compelled him to not only go rogue, but to eventually join up with Black Tusk.
(Works with the Outcasts)
West End
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Bridgette "Viper" Douglas
Rogue Division agent and BTSU Operative.
Viper is the daughter of Charles Douglas and a former SAS Logistics Officer. She passed SHD Recruitment but joined the Black Tusk before she was activated as a Division Agent.
( Works with the Black Tusk)
Southwest
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Felix "Kestrel" Sokolov
Rogue Division agent and BTSU Operative.
Kestrel is the youngest son of Alexei Sokolov, founder of Sokolov Concern, and younger brother of Natalya Sokolova, founder and high ranking executive of the Black Tusk. He was recruited by the SHD for his experience in medical support duties and his family business, he later joined the BTSU after being rescued by a team of Black Tusk operatives during a failed op.
(Works with the Black Tusk)
Downtown East
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Dustin "Magnus" Xavier
Rogue Division agent and BTSU Operative.
Magnus receiced a Medal of Honour for his corageous actions during his service in Afghanistan, where he got his nick name and his discharge in inter-squad wrestling matches. He is an infiltration and wet-work specialist alligned with Bardon Schaeffer's ideology.
(Works with the Black Tusk)
Unknown
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Alicia "Circe" Coswald
Rogue Division agent and BTSU Operative.
Circe used to work at high school, teaching english classes. She became an SHD Agent, where she met Faye Lau. She would later be recruited by Bardon Schaeffer, who promised her he would get her anything she wanted. Circe would eventually be captured and interrogated by Lau and manage to change her way of thinking, recruiting her to the BTSU herself.
(Works with the Black Tusk)
Unknown
Squad Description Target
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Antelope Squad
Antelope Squad have been leading ambushes against the JTF in Foggy Bottom.
Location: Foggy Bottom
  • Logan "Oryx" West
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Buffalo Squad
Buffalo Squad will stop at nothing to ensure the Black Tusk regain control of D.C.
Location: Foggy Bottom
  • Roman "Bison" Chamberlain
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Longhorn Squad
...
Location: West Potomac Park
  • Clayton "Ox" Ferrier
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Shorthorn Squad
Shorthorn Squad are wanted for their brutal attacks on civilians in West Potomac Park.
Location: West Potomac Park
  • Cameron "Bull" James
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Venom Squad
Brutal killers of the highest order, Venom Squad has members previously wanted by the ICC.
Location: West Potomac Park
  • Richard "Black Mamba" Williams
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Fang Squad
Fang Squad has been leading strikes against civilian patrols and convoys.
Location: East Mall
  • Janet "Cobra" Anderson
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Poison Squad
Citizens in East Mall have been terrified of Poison Squad's operations in the area.
Location: East Mall
  • Edwin "Cottonmouth" Drake
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Rattler Squad
Diamondback's squad has been attacking civilians indiscriminately.
Location: Southwest
  • Bella "Diamondback" Zinada

Known Black Tusk in Dark Zone East
Target Type Location
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Eli "Muff" Elazer
Assault Dark Zone East
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Dominic "Shades" Wade
Assault Dark Zone East
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Gerald "Thunderbolt" Hawk
Thrower Dark Zone East
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Ferris "Whitey" Wanger
Controller Dark Zone East
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Bonnie "Boring" Poole
Sniper Dark Zone East
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Milo "Stinky" Sawyer
Tank Dark Zone East
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Everett "Wrinkle" Goran
Controller Dark Zone East
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Natalie "Nuns" North
Sniper Dark Zone East
Known Black Tusk in Dark Zone South
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Abel "Westy" Enar
Assault Dark Zone South
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Ignace "Murph" Verrill
Assault Dark Zone South
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Greg "Spectacles" Banner
Thrower Dark Zone South
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Berry "Wizzer" Garner
Medic Dark Zone South
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Brayden "Slinky" Walden
Medic Dark Zone South
Known Black Tusk in Dark Zone West
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Bryant "Cuffs" Howell
Thrower Dark Zone West
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Bryce "Reliable" Wren
Medic Dark Zone West
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Amir "Ready" Fabumi
Thrower Dark Zone West
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Angel "Angry" Barrett
Tank Dark Zone West
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Cassie "Scary" Spinetto
Sniper Dark Zone West
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Duke "Taffy" Elmore
Tank Dark Zone West
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Hannibal "Kuomela" Wiley
Tank Dark Zone West

Known Black Tusk Companies (Normal)
Gand Description Target
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Omega Company
Black Tusk has sent in some heavy hitters to target people around Constitution Hall. We need to take them out.
Location: Constitution Hall
  • Guy "Guillotine" Colomb
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Griffin Company
A Black Tusk officer and his squad have been cut off in West Potomac Park. If you can prevent them from escaping, you'll deal a serious blow to their leadership.
Location: West Potomac Park
  • Ethan "Piggy" Wood
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Beta Company
One of Black Tusk's most decorated scouts has come out hiding in Judiciary Square. If we can neutralize him, we can weaken their information gathering network.
Location: Judiciary Square
  • Finnegan "Loose-Lips" McGuinness
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Opal Company
Black Tusk has sent a Task Force to Downtown East. Whatever they are hunting is big. We need to take them out, but we also need intel on their target.
Location: Downtown East
  • Conor "Broken" Bentley
  • Marcy "Squirrelly" Marshall
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Sapphire Company
A Black Tusk Squad is harassing civilians.
Location: Downtown East
  • Gordon "Broke-ass" Bryon
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Emerald Company
A Black Tusk Company is using robotics to murder civilians.
Location: White House
  • Billy "Batty" Eduardo
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Zulu Company
...
  • Desmond "Easy" Edison
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Kilo Company
...
  • Emilio "151" Horatio
  • Liam "Pi" Zev - Medic
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Pearl Company
...
  • Francis "Crazy" Colton
  • Ike "Valkoinen" Zimri
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Papa Company
...
  • Austin "Eggsy" Benedict
  • Virginia "Vacant" Vasquez
  • Caden "Ein" Tracto
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Oscar Company
...
  • Calvin "Roo" Dane
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Romeo Company
...
  • Audrey "Footy" Ciemmens
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Delta Company
...
  • Mayanka "Scribbles" Shah
  • Mararet "Hair-lip" Bryant
  • Brad "Pie" Garrison
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Chimera Company
...
  • Beau "Bananas" Canyon
  • Cecilia "Wrangler" Adams
  • Kipp "Red" Farris
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Team Sapphire
Black Tusk has embedded a sniper team in the East Mall. Take them out before anyone else gets hurt.
Location: East Mall
  • Isabelle "Ladyfingers" Wardwell
Known Black Tusk Squads (Hard)
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Garnet Squad
Black Tusk has deployed Lana "Razorback" Rascomb to take out the Theater leadership. She must be stopped.
Location Downtown East
  • Lana "Razorback" Rascomb
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India Squad
Black Tusk is making a play at kicking the True Sons out of Southwest. While that's a noble goal, they're also looting their stores of ammo and weapons.
Location: Southwest
  • Angela "Argo" Anderson
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Aqua Squad
Black Tusk has deployed an interrogation team led by a twisted surgeon with the nickname "Boneman". That can't be good.
Location: Federal Triangle
  • Juan "Boneman" Garcia
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Echo Squad
Black Tusk has sent a Squad to West Potomac Park. They're being selective in their targets, but there is no telling who they might hit next.
Location: West Potomac Park
  • Antonio "Candy-Ass" Cortez
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Victor Squad
A Black Tusk Squad is interrogating everyone they can find in Constitution Hall. We need to know what they are looking for.
Location: Constitution Hall
  • Brian "Sunshine" Wilmer
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Tango Squad
A Black Tusk Squad is taking aim at Campus activities. We can't tell if they're just scouting or if they're making some kind of move.
Location: Downtown West
  • Earl "Schmitty" Gareth
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Topaz Squad
The Black Tusk is killing civilians, near the Theater.
Location: Downtown East
  • Floyd "Splash" Tyler
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Beta Squad
A Black Tusk Squad is interrogating everyone they can find in Constitution Hall. We need to know what they are looking for.
Location: Constitution Hall
  • Cole "Careless" Dominic
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Ruby Squad
Someone interrupted a Black Tusk operation and shot down their extraction helo. Now they're camping out in Downtown West and shooting anyone who comes close.
Location: Downtown West
  • Terrence "Picky" Davis
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Foxtrot Squad
....
Location: Unknown
  • Diego "Lanky" Santiago
  • Bryson "Rocky" Eagan
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Romeo Squad
A Black Tusk Squad is interrogating everyone they can find in Constitution Hall. We need to know what they are looking for.
Location: Constitution Hall
  • Finlay "Tickles" Elmo
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Papa Squad
....
Location: Unknown
  • Brendan "Booby" Donavan
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Sierra Squad
Someone interrupted a Black Tusk operation and shot down their extraction helo. Now they're camping out in Downtown West and shooting anyone who comes close.
Location: Downtown West
  • Clifford "Flats" Bert
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Delta Squad
....
Location: Unknown
  • Judah "Kippers" Farok
  • Margaret "Greenie" McCullough
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Kilo Squad
....
Location: Unknown
  • Ike "Volkoinein" Zimri
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Uniform Squad
A Black Tusk Squad is using robotics to murder civilians.
Location: Judiciary Square
  • Dorian "Weary" Zakai
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Whiskey Squad
....
Location: Unknown
  • Charlie "Swampy" Herbert
  • Mary-Beth "Grumble" Giovanni
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Quebec Squad
....
Location: Unknown
  • Margot "Maggot" Marchese
Known Black Tusk Taskforce (Challenging)
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Taskforce Ruby
Black Tusk is tearing up the West End. A squad led by Reggie "Stonecutter" Whitman is rumored to be invincible. Go show them that the stonecutter, can be also be cut.
Location: West End
  • Reggie "Stonecutter" Whitman
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Taskforce Opal
A Black Tusk Taskforce is killing civilians.
Location: Downtown East
  • Emmett "Buds" Vasyl
  • Nessa "Rosey" Green
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Taskforce Obsidian
A demolition team is tearing up infrastructure throughout Foggy Bottom. Then when folks come to fix it, they're ambushed.
Location: Foggy Bottom
  • Felix "Bouncy" Baumgartener
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Taskforce Quebec
Black Tusk has sent a Task Force to Downtown East. Whatever they are hunting is big. We need to take them out, but we also need intel on their target.
Location: Downtown East
  • Elliot "Taxes" Fraser
  • Skyler "Skimmer" Bryson
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Taskforce Alpha
...
Location: Southwest
  • Arthur "Emu" Drake
  • Lois "Gravedigger" Farhad
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Taskforce Charlie
A Black Tusk Taskforce is harassing civilians.
Location: Civic Center
  • Fakhir "Pushy" Tariq
  • Abdel "Speedy" Eban
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Taskforce Indigo
Doctor Steven "Snitch" Steinman D.D.S. has been directing Black Tusk deployment of virus research samples and has been spotted in the Southwest. Don't miss this opportunity to intercept any intel he might be carrying.
Location: Southwest
  • Steven "Snitch" Steinman
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Taskforce Sparta
...
Location: Unknown
  • Georgette "Goodie" Gregson
  • Graham "Soupy" Winslow
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Taskforce Amethyst
A demolition team is tearing up infrastructure throughout Foggy Bottom. Then when folks come to fix it, they're ambushed.
Location: Foggy Bottom
  • Felix "Bouncy" Baumgartener
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Taskforce Sierra
A Black Tusk Task Force has launched an intense attack in Federal Triangle. Looks like they're raiding info and supplies out of the remains of the True Sons weapons and development program.
Location: Federal Triangle
  • Edwin "Stuffy" Grady
  • Krysta "Acid" Alvaro
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Taskforce Victor
Black Tusk has sent a Task Force to Downtown East. Whatever they are hunting is big. We need to take them out, but we also need intel on their target.
Location: Downtown East
  • Finian "Spuds" Wynter
  • Heidi "Hellcat" Halifax
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Taskforce Zulu
A demolition team is tearing up infrastructure throughout Foggy Bottom. Then when folks come to fix it, they're ambushed.
Location: Foggy Bottom
  • Dexter "Steamboat" Wallace
  • Louise "Careful" Carey
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Taskforce Diamond
Black Tusk has sent out a strike team to disrupt Campus supply lines. Bring them down before they can do more damage.
Location: Downtown West
  • Bradley "Demon" Dennis
  • Shirley "Salty" Santiago
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Taskforce Griffin
...
Location: Unknown
  • Enzo "Happy" Baxton
  • Bobby "Tenacious" Findlay
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Taskforce Delta
...
Location: East Mall
  • Bill "Shorty" Elisha
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Taskforce Whiskey
Whatever is going down in Constitution Hall has gotten the attention of the Black Tusk Command. They've dispatched a Task Force to Foggy Bottom.
Location: Foggy Bottom
  • Nicoletta "Patchy" DeCesare
  • Neil "Spooky" Stevens
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Taskforce Kilo
...
Location: Unknown
  • Javier "Ice" Yuri
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Taskforce Echo
...
Location: Unknown
  • Rosa "Rowdy" Rodriguez
  • Neil "Spooky" Stevens
  • Cooper "Stanky" Farrel
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Taskforce Titan
A Black Tusk Taskforce is killing civilians.
Location: Civic Center
  • Gene "Swanky" Winson
  • Bertha "Baddie" Bartholomew
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Taskforce Dragon
...
Location: Unknown
  • Carrie "Smokey" Dorian
  • Ivan "Poco" Hutchinson
  • Mackenzie "Slugger" Lora
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Taskforce Bravo
A demolition team is tearing up infrastructure throughout Foggy Bottom. Then when folks come to fix it, they're ambushed.
Location: Foggy Bottom
  • Chris "Swamp-ass" Harley
  • Adam "Wingy" Hawthorne
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Taskforce Oscar
...
Location: Unknown
  • Chad "Weepy" Hardy
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Taskforce Foxtrot
...
Location: Unknown
  • Natalia "Catty" Andrews
  • Charles "Virgin" Fabion
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Taskforce Topaz
A Black Tusk Squad is interrogating everyone they can find in Constitution Hall. We need to know what they are looking for.
Location: Constitution Hall
  • Naomi "Clutch" Ephrem
  • Drake "Spotty" Calderon
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Taskforce Siren
The Black Tusk is killing civilians, near the Campus.
Location: Downtown West
  • Igor "Uncle" Zipkiyah
  • Trina "Tanky" Mason
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Taskforce Yankee
A demolition team is tearing up infrastructure throughout Foggy Bottom. Then when folks come to fix it, they're ambushed.
Location: Foggy Bottom
  • Felix "Bouncy" Baumgartener
Known Black Tusk Strike Team (Heroic)
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Strike Team Echelon
Black Tusk has sent out a strike team to disrupt Campus supply lines. Bring them down before they can do more damage.
Location: Downtown West
  • Ophelia "Optic" Oppenheimer
  • Jeb "The Yank" Clifton
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Strike Team Sapphire
A Black Tusk Strike Team is killing civilians.
Location: Foggy Bottom
  • Lauren "Baby" Brady
  • Christian "Hedgy" Douglas
  • Candice "Feathers" Efrain
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Strike Team India
We've located the leadership of this Black Tusk Strike Team. They're directing the operation from within East Mall. It looks like they've noticed your actions and are relocating their operation.
Location: East Mall
  • Illan "Slug" Farah
  • Grayson "Gabby" Yuval
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Strike Team Omega
We've located the leadership of this Black Tusk Strike Team. They're directing the operation from within West End. It looks like they've noticed your actions and are relocating their operation.
Location: West End
  • Olena "Chips" Hugh
  • Deborah "Dummie" Ducan
  • Brett "Skinny" Reese
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Strike Team Echo
We've located the leadership of this Black Tusk Strike Team. They're directing the operation from within East Mall. It looks like they've noticed your actions and are relocating their operation.
Location: East Mall
  • Gavin "Popo" Huntley
  • Lisa "Lady" Loveless
  • Bruce "Pretzel" Fox
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Strike Team Tango
A Black Tusk Strike Force is using robotics to murder civilians.
Location: White House
  • Evan "Ozzie" Gallagher
  • Kendrel "Breaker" Erikson
  • Kimiko "Corny" Abisha
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Strike Team Diamond
A Black Tusk Strike Team is killing civilians.
Location: Foggy Bottom
  • Irene "Invisible" Manning
  • Eugene "Slow" Shaw
  • Andrew "Rummy" Titus


Weapons Used

Black Tusk Weapons
Assault Rifles
M4  •  Military P416  •  Tactical Mk16  •  ACR  •  Enhanced ACR-E  •  Tactical ACR  •  F2000
Marksman Rifles
SRS A1  •  SOCOM Mk20 SSR
Submachine Guns
Vector  •  AUG A3  •  MP5 ST
Shotguns
KSG Shotgun  •  AA-12
Grenades
EMP Grenades  •  Shock Grenades  •  Flashbang Grenades  •  Incendiary Grenades  •  DC-62 Grenades
Gadgets
M32A1 Multi-shot Grenade Launcher  •  40mm Airburst, Concussion, Incendiary, Shock Grenades
Assault/Sniper Turrets  •  Firefly (Burster)  •  Explosive/Airburst Seeker Mines  •  Taser Drones
Hive Station  •  Incendiary Sticky Launcher  •  EMP Jamming Device  •  Proximity Shock Mines
Warhound  •  Hyena Explosive RC Car  •  Support Station
Suicide Drones  •  Medical Drones


Archetype

Ex-special forces, Marines, Rangers, SEALs... you name it. These guys come from all sorts of backgrounds, from every hell-hole on the planet. They've seen it all. Done it all. Killed them all. Make sure you're not on their list.

The Assault unit are elite soldiers, hand-picked from militaries, PMCs and academies throughout America. They are well-versed in small-unit military tactics and highly experienced in conflict zones. Off the battlefield, the Assault unit spends their time either training or planning their next move.

Gadgets
Grenades Frag Grenades  •  Incendiary Grenades  •  Concussion Grenades  •  EMP Grenades
White Phosphorous Grenades
Other Shock Mines  •  BTSU Suicide Drones
SHD Tech SHD Riot Foam Chem Launcher  •  SHD Oxidizer Chem Launcher  •  SHD Firestarter Chem Launcher
SHD Explosive Seeker Mines  •  SHD Airburst Seeker Mines  •  SHD Restorer Hive
SHD Bombardier Drone  •  SHD Striker Drone  •  SHD Shrapnel Trap  •  SHD Blinder Fireflys
SHD Sniper Turrets

Strategic Data

  • The Black Tusk Assault archetype prefers to fight from behind cover, and move cover-to-cover to avoid enemy fire.
  • Elite variants will be equipped with EMP Grenades.
  • In the Dark Zone, the Assault unit will be equipped with EMP Grenades and SHD Sniper Turrets.

I remember when I was growing up, I used to see all these segments on the military channel about air-burst grenade launchers, and thinking about how cool they were. As an adult, I'm significantly less impressed, and more than a little pissed off when they're used against me.

Throwers were recruited for their ability to process complex calculations while under distress. They take a mathematical approach to training and combat, working alongside trajectory analysts and weapons engineers to improve their techniques and deliver maximum damage with their grenade launcher.

Gadgets
Grenades Frag Grenades  •  Flashbang Grenades  •  Concussion Grenades  •  EMP Grenades
White Phosphorous Grenades
Launchers M32A1 40mm Airburst Grenades  •  M32A1 40mm Incendiary Grenades
M32A1 40mm DC-62 Grenades
SHD Tech SHD Explosive Seeker Mines  •  SHD Airburst Seeker Mines  •  SHD Revive Hive
SHD Bombardier Drone  •  SHD Striker Drone  •  SHD Shrapnel Trap  •  SHD Blinder Fireflys
SHD Explosive Sticky Bomb

Strategic Data

  • The Black Tusk Thrower archetype uses an Airburst Grenade Launcher to hit targets behind cover.
  • Destroying the grenade pouch causes an explosion that kills the Thrower.
  • Elite and Legendary Throwers will fire their Airburst Launchers in volleys of 3 to make dodging harder.

A friend of mine back at college was working on some top secret project for the Defense Department. Said it would revolutionize battlefield triage. Make it possible to get to downed soldiers in remote or exposed locations. I guess he was working on what these guys use.

Medics are experienced field surgeons that will do everything in their power to keep their comrades standing. When they're not on the battlefield, they'll either be working in Black Tusk field hospitals or teaching soldiers about basic first aid.

Gadgets
Grenades Frag Grenades  •  Incendiary Grenades  •  Shock Grenades  •  EMP Grenades
White Phosphorous Grenades
Launchers Carl Gustav M3 RPG  •  M32A1 40mm White Phosphorous Grenade
Other Medical Drone  •  BTSU EMP Jammer Devices  •  BTSU Lethal EMP Jammer Devices
SHD Tech SHD Reinforcer Chem Launcher  •  SHD Explosive Seeker Mines  •  SHD Restorer Hive
SHD Revive Hive  •  SHD Stinger Hive  •  SHD Shock Trap  •  SHD Blinder Fireflys

Strategic Data

  • The Black Tusk Medic archetype throws EMP Jammers and attempts to revive downed allies via a Medical Drone.
  • Destroying the drone on the Medic's backpack prevents ranged revival, and forces the Medic to run to downed allies to revive them.
  • Elite Variants throw Jammers that slowly strip away armor and health from anyone in its radius.
  • Destroying the EMP Jammer pouch sets off an EMP that disrupts the Medic.

These guys are the best of the best. They use every trick in the book, and on top of that, their target acquisition is top-notch. If you're reading this, you left yourself exposed too long.

Snipers are cunning and calculating. While they prefer to pick off targets from a long distance, they are versatile soldiers who can hold their own if their enemies get too close. Snipers keep a scoreboard of their kill count and assign points based on the difficulty of each kill.

Gadgets
Grenades Frag Grenades  •  Incendiary Grenades  •  Tear Gas Grenades  •  EMP Grenades  •  Shock Grenades
Launchers Carl Gustav M3 RPG
Other Recon Drone  •  Decoy Lenses  •  Deployable Lazer Dazzers
SHD Tech SHD Reiforser Chem Launcher  •  SHD Oxidizer Chem Launcher  •  SHD Explosive Seeker Mines
SHD Airburst Seeker Mines  •  SHD Restorer Hive  •  SHD Stinger Hive  •  SHD Revive Hive
SHD Shrapnel Trap  •  SHD Incinerator Turret

Strategic Data

  • The Black Tusk Sniper archetype takes cover at long range while attempting to eliminate targets.
  • The Sniper sets up decoy lenses that can be confused for their real position. Destroying their lens pouch prevents the Sniper from deploying the countermeasures.
  • The Sniper deploys a taser drone that seeks out hostiles and stuns them, granting the sniper a clear shot. Destroying the drone on the sniper's back prevents it from being deployed.
  • Named Bounty Black Tusk Snipers will be equipped with ether Incendiary/Shock Grenades, SHD Explosive or Airburst Seeker Mines.

Oh, man, you know those cute little bomb disposal robots? Remember how you used to think that some day those guys would come for us? Turns out the real monsters aren't the robots. No, in fact, we're the real monsters.

Controllers are responsible for the Black Tusk's armory of unmanned ground vehicles. They take great pride in their equipment and are enthusiastic about using their newly developed mini tanks on the battlefield. Most of them have previously served in the military as electrical and mechanical engineers.

Gadgets
Grenades Frag Grenades  •  Incendiary Grenades  •  DC-62 Grenades  •  Shock Grenades  •  EMP Grenades
White Phosphorous Grenades
Launchers Carl Gustav M3 RPG
Other Mini Tank Drone  •  BTSU Lethal EMP Jammer Device  •  BTSU Lethal EMP Suicide Drones
Hyena Explosive RC Car
SHD Tech SHD Reinforcer Chem Launcher  •  SHD Firestarter Chem Launcher  •  SHD Airburst Seeker Mines
SHD Restorer Hive  •  SHD Defender Drone  •  SHD Burn Sticky Bomb  •  SHD Artillery Turrets

Strategic Data

  • The Black Tusk Controller archetype controls a mini tank while staying in cover.
  • Distracting the Controller will cause the mini tank to stop functioning temporarily.
  • Eliminating the Controller will disable the mini tank.
  • If the mini tank is damaged, the Controller will attempt to repair it.

When I'd heard about these weird healing station things being used by the LMB in New York, part of me wished I had designed them so that our side could use them. But the rest of me knows we'd all be better off without these creepy AF doctor boxes.

Black Tusk Supports are former LMB combat medics who managed to survive Midtown and were folded into Black Tusk. They now work on the battlefield by supporting their fellow BTSU with their healing stations.

Gadgets
Grenades Frag Grenades  •  Incendiary Grenades  •  Concussion Grenades  •  DC-62 Grenades  •  Shock Grenades
Other Support Station
SHD Tech SHD Riot Foam Chem Launcher  •  SHD Firestarter Chem Launcher  •  SHD Airburst Seeker Mines
SHD Stinger Hive  •  SHD Defender Drone  •  SHD Shrapnel Trap  •  SHD Blinder Fireflys
SHD Artillery Turrets

Strategic Data

  • The Black Tusk Support archetype places a Support Station which heals nearby friendlies.
  • Destroying the Support Station on the Support's backpack prevents the regeneration of allies health.
  • If undestroyed at the end of combat, the Support Station grants Armor Kits.
  • Elite Variants give nearby allies overheal.

Every time they release those drones, just think about how much it costs them. It's way more involved than a bullet. They're telling you that your death is worth a pretty significant capital outlay.

Drone Operators are responsible for the Black Tusk's unmanned aircraft systems. They have been recruited from reconnaissance and surveillance teams across America. Most of them have a rudimentary knowledge of demolitions and work alongside Black Tusk weapons engineers to create new aerial-based technology for the battlefield.

Gadgets
Grenades Shock Grenades  •  Incendiary Grenades  •  Flashbang Grenades
Other BTSU Suicide Drones  •  BTSU Lethal EMP Jammer Devices  •  Shock Mines
SHD Tech SHD Riot Foam Chem Launcher  •  SHD Oxidizer Chem Launcher  •  SHD Airburst Seeker Mines
SHD Burn Sticky Bomb  •  SHD Defender Drone  •  SHD Assault Turret

Strategic Data

  • The Black Tusk Drone Operator archetype deploys suicide drones and uses a targeting laser to pick targets.
  • Destroying the Drone Operator's drone pouch causes an explosion.
  • The Drone Operator's equipment is vulnerable to EMP.
  • Bounty Drone Operators will be also equipped with Flashbang/Shock Grenades, Proximity Shock Mines, and an SHD Assault Turret.
  • In Legendary missions, the speed and health of the Suicide Drone is drastically increased making them much harder to destroy. The Drone Operator deploys the Drones at a faster rate and when deployed the Drones instantly distance themselves to prevent collateral damage.

The worst. Literally. See them coming, be like 'nope nope nope' and head the other way. If you have no other option, then you gotta just aim for the belt and get that support station they're carrying around. Still though. Not worth it.

Tanks carry a belt-fed minigun and were originally recruited from the Special Forces' gunboat crew. They use suppressive fire to subdue their enemies and support their allies on the battlefield. Tanks must undertake stringent physical examinations on a regular basis to retain their position as Black Tusk soldiers.

Gadgets
Grenades Frag Grenades  •  Incendiary Grenades  •  EMP Grenades  •  Flashbang Grenades
Other BTSU Recon Drone  •  Cleaner Incendiary RC Car
SHD Tech SHD Firestarter Chem Launcher  •  SHD Restorer Hive  •  SHD Stinger Hive

Strategic Data

  • The Black Tusk Tank archetype attempts to stay at range, using his minigun to suppress enemy targets.
  • The Tank has a Support Station mounted on his back which feeds a constant supply of health recovery. Destroying the support station stops his health regeneration.
    • Named DZ Tanks have unbreakable Support Station.
  • The Tank's minigun ammo belt never requires a reload. Breaking the belt forces reload.
  • On Legendary Difficulty, the Support Station is replaced with a variant of the SHD Stinger Hive which deals heavy damage to those within range and causes the bleed effect on targets hit.

"A bunch of these guys are old LMB, so of course they jumped at the chance to side with the next authoritarian military regime. Bunch of maladjusted assholes spoiling for a fight if you ask me."

Black Tusk Rushers are former LMB that were absorbed into Black Tusk during Warlords of New York. They are former members of the Last Man Battalion, a PMC dismantled during the events of Tom Clancy's The Division, and its members scattering around New York. They were recruited by Black Tusk because Black Tusk had lost most of its experienced reserve during the war with The Division.

Strategic Data

  • The Black Tusk Rusher archetype tries to move into close quarters while firing their shotgun.
  • The Rusher uses an F2000 assault rifle at long range for more accuracy at a distance.
  • Elite Rushers will throw a Flashbang Grenade to cover their weapon swap.
  • On Legendary Difficulty, Rushers will throw a Shock Grenade when swapping from assault rifle to shotgun.

The SecDef came to me all excited about strapping a grenade launcher onto the Warhound. It was the end of the year and we had money left in the budget. What was I going to do? Say no? Ha. Fuck no. Nothing more American than explosions.
- Andrew Ellis, Speaker of the House

Warhounds are autonomous robots, developed by Black Tusk engineers for urban-based combat operations. They were in development for over a decade before the first prototypes were used in active duty. Since then, War-hounds have proved to be a formidable force on the battlefield.

Strategic Data

  • The Black Tusk Warhound Grenadier archetype is a heavily armored quadruped that launches grenades at its target.
  • The Warhound Grenadier can be temporarily disabled by shooting the slits on its back-mounted control unit.
  • Destroying the Warhound Grenadier triggers a self destruct sequence which sets off a shock explosion.

I've got a funny story for you about the creation of warhound mingun. It was the night of WHCA. The SecDef and I got shitfaced. And somehow we ended up back at the pentagon. I always love seeing what the 'lab rats' were up to. That was the first time I saw the Warhound in action. I don't know why I did it, I was drunk. But I wanted to ride it like a bull. Sure enough, it threw me off. I slammed my head and the rest was a blur. But apparently I gave the scientists the bright idea of strapping a minigun to this bad boy.
- Andrew Ellis, Speaker of the House

Strategic Data

  • The Black Tusk Warhound Minigun archetype is a heavily armored quadruped that unloads a powerful minigun.
  • The Warhound Minigun can be temporarily disabled by shooting its leg joint weakpoints.
  • Destroying the Warhound Minigun triggers a self destruct sequence which sets off an explosion.

The defense of American interests, both abroad and at home, should not be limited by a soldier's willingness to do the dirty work. We must look to the future of warfare, and that is robotics and artificial intelligence.
- Andrew Ellis, Speaker of the House

Strategic Data

  • The Black Tusk Warhound Marksman archetype is a heavily armored quadruped that attempts to position itself with clear line of sight to enemies and use a powerful charged gun.
  • The Warhound's cannon can be temporarily disabled by interrupting its charge.
  • Destroying the Warhound Marksman triggers a self destruct sequence which sets off an EMP.

Strategic Data

  • The Black Tusk Mini Tank is a small mobile UGV that is equipped with a machine gun and grenade launcher.
  • It rolls around slowly while the controller operates it from cover at medium range.
  • Occasionally, the Mini-Tank will hold still and begin spinning a laser dazzler around in a circle, blinding any enemies caught by it.
  • Both treads have red weak spots on their outer sides: destroying either of these immobilizes the minitank.
  • Killing the Controller operator will cause it to go haywire while looking for a target.
  • Note that it WILL NOT detonate until all other Black Tusk units in the fight are dead.
  • Elite variants roll faster, have more health and fire incendiary 40 mm grenades.


Events of Tom Clancy's The Division 2

Shortly after the outbreak hit New York City, Black Tusk was hired by an unknown organization to pave the way for a "new dynasty". This included orders to dismantle and eliminate any functioning order of the U.S. government, including the Strategic Homeland Division.

A small but elite unit known as the Black Tusk Specialist Unit (BTSU), led by Bardon Schaeffer, was assembled to infiltrate the city and specifically target The Division and succeeded in killing and capturing a few D.C. agents before sabotaging the SHD Network, leading Manny Ortega to recall agents across the United States to Washington, D.C. The BTSU planned to hunt down the surviving agent but were abruptly called off by their client, who came to believe The Division could become allies to their plan. The Black Tusk is also responsible for the death of (then) President of the United States Thomas Mendez as Bardon convinced two secret service agents to kill him and frame his death as a suicide. This was done to further destabilize the U.S. government.

After The Division destroyed the strongholds of the three major factions in D.C., Black Tusk was sent in to take full advantage of the situation and forcibly seize control of the city while the factions were weakened. Launching a full-scale invasion of the capital, they gained control of the faction strongholds at the District Union Arena, Roosevelt Island, and the Capitol Building. They also dispatched units across D.C. to certain locations and attempted to hack and sabotage the SHD Network for a second time to cripple The Division.

An ECHO later incriminated President Ellis in handing over the Broad-Spectrum Antiviral to the BTSU in an attempt to extract it through their base at Tidal Basin, betraying both the JTF and the Division. However, The Division launched an all-out assault on their Tidal Basin Stronghold and recovered the Antiviral, while eliminating BTSU operative Milla "Wyvern" Radek as she attempted to launch a missile at The White House.

Soon after their defeat in D.C., Black Tusk then took over the Washington National Airport to coordinate their operations. The Division dispatched their agents to stop them and take it back, after defeating several high ranking operators; Black Tusk was ultimately defeated when The Division destroyed the DDP-52 Razorback, a dangerous drone platform, and recaptured the airport.

While The Division and JTF were conducting operations in the outskirts of Washington, D.C., Black Tusk was found securing Camp White Oak. Quickly launching an attack at the camp in a Division-JTF joint operation, Black Tusk personnel desperately try to hold them off. It is confirmed that Ellis Galveston, a member of Bardon Schaeffer's BTSU Team is guarding President Ellis at the compound, dubbed "Chickenhawk"; during the attack, a helicopter is scrambled to evacuate him.

Despite the best efforts from Division agents, President Ellis escapes in the helicopter, but they managed to eliminate Galveston and secure Camp White Oak.

In an attempt to stop the JTF from acquiring data and information in Camp White Oak, they staged an offensive and took down the JTF troops stationed there. However, the Division agents turned the tables on them and stopped the offensive. Including killing the officers who were part of Bardon's "rebuilt" unit: Riley "Knife" Carter, Zach "Loot" Miller, and the twin Sniper sisters, Teagan "Tails" Price and Harper "Heads" Price. In frustration, Bardon called his boss, telling him to stop sending clowns to rebuild the unit.

When surveillance footage of Black Tusk making their move on The Pentagon was sent to the Division, their agents took action and breached their defenses. Throughout their assault, Division agents managed to stop Black Tusk in digging further into the Pentagon and stop them from extracting the perfusion reactor, killing dozens of Black Tusk officers, including Petrus Brenner in the process.

With the perfusion reactor in the Division's hands, Black Tusk suffers a major setback. Their invasion on Manning National Zoo reveals the scars left by their war with The Division, as they are using the zoo as proving grounds to recruit new staff from their less experienced reserve after losing much of their elite forces in failed operations.

Catching wind of the recruitment event, Division agents wiped out all recruitment participants on-site (including all Black Tusk assets the PMC might've brought in for the quasi-invasion). With the recruitment event done for, Black Tusk was set back considerably.

The faction, however, gained surprising allies from New York during the Warlords of New York campaign, recruiting the remnants of LMB into their force. With their new troops, the Black Tusk has most regained their attack power. Their new troops introduce new archetypes into Black Tusk. The new archetypes are ex-LMB Rushers and ex-LMB Supports.

Prior to Warlords of New York, Faye Lau made contact with Bardon Schaeffer regarding the exchange of a fellow Rogue Agent Alicia Coswald. She willingly let Black Tusk have her in exchange for information about their own supply routes in New York City.

Later on, The Division made their move on Liberty Island to eliminate Aaron Keener. Black Tusk made every effort to stop the agents from eliminating Keener as they had their own agenda against the Rogue Agent. Despite their efforts in stopping the boat the agents took in and deploying the Razorback on the island, they failed. They suffered a major setback when Keener hacked their last Marauder Quadcopter and a number of Warhounds and had to retreat.

Intercepted through Keener's watch after his death, Schaeffer was conversing with Faye Lau (who is now rogue) regarding the activation of the Rogue Network. While Bardon was concerned over the number of rogue agents scattered throughout the country, Faye reassured him that it will bring The Division to its knees and they will be able to end them once and for all.

Months after the Warlord of New York, several squads of Black Tusk soldiers came into Titan. They joined up with him for a bit before being killed by Division agents, along with Titan himself. In addition, Schaeffer tried to recruit Carter "Hornet" Leroux into the fold but got rebuked by the Rogue Agent, informing Schaeffer that he (Hornet) made himself clear that "Keener lives on in more ways than he could think of," implying that Hornet's only boss is Keener, and only Keener.

A few weeks later, Bardon decided to lead a manhunt cell and send his lieutenants to recruit Hyenas, Outcasts, True Sons, and Rikers to wreck havoc on The Division. Shade has recruited Rikers to cause havoc while she recruits more rogue agents for Black Tusk. Wraith recruited Hyenas to wreck havoc while others Black troops recruit more Rogue Agents.


Branches

Much like the Last Man Battalion from Tom Clancy's The Division, the Black Tusk is the only faction in Tom Clancy's The Division 2 that has multiple branches in its ranks.


Black Tusk

The main entity out of the three branches, but the only time they are encountered is the invaded stronghold of Manning National Zoo during a recruiting event. They share the same uniform as their BTSU counterparts. According to Agent Kelso in an audio file, Black Tusk specializes in low spec ops: get in, do the job, and get out.


BTSU (Black Tusk Special Unit)

The Black Tusk Special Unit (B.T.S.U) is the most common enemy encountered in the streets and in the invaded missions. They share the same uniform as their regular Black Tusk counterparts; however, they have access to more powerful and technologically advanced equipment, giving them the edge they need to specifically target Division agents.


White Tusk

The White Tusk is the strongest branch out of the three and only seen on Legendary strongholds. White Tusk is controlled by the Black Tusk directly, rather than the BTSU. They are the opposite of their Black Tusk and BTSU counterparts: on top of their uniforms being pure white, their job is to hold a high-value position with heavy firepower.


Quotes

  • Drones in the air! - Warning other fellow Black Tusk members of such UAV usage
  • Shoot 'em, dammit! - a male Black Tusk member getting frustrated that other Black Tusk soldiers are not pouring it on the Division agent
  • Pour it on!
  • Agent's back on their feet! - A male Black Tusk member catching a Division agent red-handed using an armor kit or healing skill
  • You'll pay for killing one of ours! - A male Black Tusk member being fatally shot by a Division agent
  • K.I.A! - A Black Tusk member is fatally shot by a Division agent
  • Operator is down! Repeat! Operator down! - A Black Tusk member gunned down by a Division agent
  • You're not heroes, you're traitors to your country! - Black Tusk member taunting Division agents


Gallery

BTSU Concept Art

BTSU Technology

Other


Trivia

  • To an extent, the B.T.S.U. can be considered a foil faction to the SHD:
    • The B.T.S.U. has clear-cut Archetypes within their ranks, while The Division (aside from Specializations and rankings in clans) have no clearly defined Archetypes.
    • The B.T.S.U. have heavy and bulky technology (such as their UGV and the Medic's revive drone) while The Division has more light and smaller technology (such as seeker mines and turrets)
      • An example of this is each faction's variant of the Minigun: the B.T.S.U's Heavy has a minigun that is constantly deployed, has an exposed belt connecting to a feeding pack, and usually requires short breaks between firings; on the other hand, The Division's Gunner has a compact minigun that can be deployed and retracted in an instant, has the magazine belt built directly on the weapon, and a special motor that keeps the weapon from overheating, allowing the agent to fire continuously.
    • The B.T.S.U. has a more interconnected uniform, while outfits can be vary between each agent of The Division.
    • The B.T.S.U. has a clear chain of command within its ranks, while The Division is an autonomous networked structure.
      • Both of these structures are double-edged swords for each faction: while the chain of command means that the B.T.S.U. is well disciplined, eliminating high-ranking officers slows down and possibly halt their mission of taking over D.C. (which led to the Black Tusk taking over Manning National Zoo for a recruiting program); meanwhile the autonomy a Division agent has given them the freedom to go rogue, but it means that killing off specific field agents won't be detrimental to their overall focus.
  • Throughout the events of Tom Clancy's The Division 2, it is shown that while the Black Tusk field commanders are strategically smart, they often butt-heads and compete with each other. This has been an Achilles' heel for them in some of their more high-value operations.
  • Some civilians know of the Black Tusk's existence with one even saying "Black Tusk are paranoid. Who wouldn't be?" Given the Black Tusk's secrecy, It is unknown how they even have knowledge of the Black Tusk.


Appearances

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