Damage Colors and Their Meaning

When you shot an enemy you always see damage numbers. These numbers appear every time you deliver a shot. But these numbers can be colored with different colors.  This article reveals meaning of every color.

When you attack enemy in The Division you can see blue, white, red and orange damage numbers. Color of the number tells you about the type of damage you deal. The list below contains all possible colors: 

  • White is the color you will see most often. It represents regular body shots. When you use automatic rifle you will see a lot of such numbers. The enemy doesn’t have extra armor and your attacks deal damage to his health directly.
  • Blue. When you see blue number that means you deal damage to enemy’s armor. Yes, some of the enemies also have armor. Such targets can be identified by extra dashed white bar above main health bar (purple or yellow). If there are white blocks it means target has extra armor. When you deliver a body shot to such target the damage number will be written in blue.
  • Red. This color represents head shot. If you see a red number this indicates that you have delivered a head shot. Such shots deal more damage than regular body shots and you earn more Experience for landing them. Pay attention: in most shooters head shots are critical by default, but it’s not about The Division. Headshots in this game are not always critical! If you see a red number this attack is not critical.
  • Orange represents critical shot. This can be either head shot or any other attack. You can deal critical damage to enemies’ armor, health or head. Critical means you deal a portion of extra damage. For example you may deal 600 normal damage and 900 critical. Not all your attacks are critical. The chance of critical attack can be increased in several different ways: you can select weapon talent; you can set a special mod and so on.

Screenshot below shows that enemy received 3 shots. 2 of them are blue, one is orange. Blue means that player delivered a body shot and damaged target’s extra armor. Orange means that one of the shots was critical.

Damage Color

Youtber Arekkz made a nice video about this. We recommend to watch it.

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