Disable agent needs backup in The Division 2

How to turn off the "agent needs backup" messages in Tom Clancy's The Division 2.

In Tom Clancy’s The Division 2, one feature players have been eager to learn how to disable is the “agent needs backup” messages. As you play through the game, you’ll receive continuous pings informing you that an agent needs backup, which can detract from the overall game experience.

Fortunately, there is a way to turn these notifications off if you’re uninterested in helping out every agent that needs backup. To simplify the process, we’ve put together a quick guide explaining how to disable the “agent needs backup” messages in Tom Clancy’s The Division 2!

Disable Agent Needs Backup in The Division 2

You can disable the "agent needs backup" messages by opening your Settings menu, scrolling through the Gameplay tab, and turning "agent needs backup" off in Tom Clancy's The Division 2.
You can disable the "agent needs backup" messages by opening your Settings menu, scrolling through the Gameplay tab, and turning "agent needs backup" off in Tom Clancy's The Division 2.
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In Tom Clancy’s The Division 2, players have the ability to help one another out by accepting “agent needs backup” messages. For those that are busy doing their own thing, or who are uninterested in participating in the “agent needs backup” system, it can be worthwhile to learn how to disable the notifications.

Fortunately, it’s relatively easy to disable these messages. First, head over to your Settings menu in The Division 2 by pressing Options on PlayStation 4, Menu on Xbox One, or Esc on PC. In Settings, select Gameplay, scroll until you find the “On Call Status” option, then toggle the option to turn the “agent needs backup” messages off in The Division 2.

Once you’ve turned these messages off, you won’t receive any additional “agent needs backup” notifications. If you decide you want to help out other players, you can always turn the option back on by repeating the steps listed above. Overall, it’s nice to have the opportunity to help other players in Tom Clancy’s The Division 2, but not everyone is going to want to drop everything they’re doing whenever an “agent needs backup” message appears.

Now that you know how to disable the “agent needs backup” notifications in Tom Clancy’s The Division 2, be sure to check out some of our previous guides including how to access the Dark Zone in The Division 2, how to save your progress in The Division 2, and read through our full breakdown of the Firefly skill in The Division 2.

Morgan is a writer, indie game lover, and socially awkward coffee addict. Need something? Morgan can be reached at morgan.shaver@allgamers.com or if you like, you can say hello using GIFs on Twitter.

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