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09-14-2017, 06:52 PM
Agents, incoming State of the Game transmission:

During the last State of the Game (https://tomclancy-thedivision.ubisoft.com/game/en-gb/news/detail.aspx?c=tcm:154-301323-16&ct=tcm:154-76770-32), Community Developer Petter Mårtensson met with Creative Director Terry Spier and Lead Designer Keith Evans from Red Storm Entertainment to preview the upcoming 4-player PvP mode, Skirmish coming in Update 1.8.
This week, Community Developer Hamish Bode was joined by Terry and Keith to provide an exclusive look at the new PvE horde mode, Resistance as well as the Rogue 2.0 mechanics meant to overhaul the Dark Zone experience.
If you missed the stream, you check out the VoD (https://www.twitch.tv/videos/174694871) and if you are on currently on the move, you can also catch up using the Podcast recap (https://soundcloud.com/thedivisiongame/state-of-the-game-14092017)!


Weekly maintenance occurred this morning with no issues.

Resistance is a new wave based horde PvE mode coming to Update 1.8. Resistance will surely put even the most skilled teams to the test, as enemies will become stronger and increasingly more dangerous for every stage that’s successfully cleared. Check out the VoD of today’s stream for a detailed interview with Terry and Keith as they get into the gritty details of the game mode.

Rogue 2.0 aims to refine the Dark Zone’s mechanics while still retaining its identity as a tension filled, high risk environment. Amongst other changes, you will now be able to choose if you want to go rogue or not in order to avoid accidental rogue status. This will also work in groups, where if a group you are a part of goes rogue you will be able to decide if you want to leave the group or join them.

A PC free weekend is starting today, September 14th at 7 pm CEST. The free weekend is available on both Uplay and Steam and it will be running until September 17th 10 PM CEST. More information regarding the free weekend can be found here (https://tomclancy-thedivision.ubisoft.com/game/en-gb/news/detail.aspx?c=tcm:154-301473-16&ct=tcm:154-76770-32).

Earlier this week we have performed an additional ban wave against players who were found to have exploited the so-called RPM Glitch. Remember that this glitch is a bannable offense, and more ban waves will be implemented if necessary. Multiple offenses will result in a permanent ban to player accounts.


On Tuesday, 19th of September we will be deploying Update 1.7.1 on all platforms. This update will include fixes for the so-called RPM glitch, the sniper jamming bug as well as a number of fixes aimed at reducing desync and improving the overall quality of play. This is a part of the ongoing effort to minimize latency and desync problems experienced by our players.

We are aiming to start the 1.8 PTS on September 26th on all platforms. The exact criteria and invite process for the consoles is still not set in stone, but if you had access to the 1.7 PTS you will automatically have access to the 1.8 PTS. We will also be sending out additional invitations via email, and to be able to receive these, you will need to be opted-in to receive communication from Ubisoft. Remember to tick that box if you are interested in participating!

The next Global Event “Assault” will start on October 3rd. The theme of this event will be proximity to the enemy. Enemies will do less damage the closer you are to them and they will do additional damage the further away you are, so make sure to get up close and personal! Assault will introduce the classified versions of the Striker’s Battlegear, Sentry’s Call and Reclaimer gear sets and following the conclusion of the event, these classified sets will become available in the general loot pool of the game.

As always, be sure to join us over on the Official Forums (http://forums.ubi.com/forumdisplay.php/498) or on the community Reddit (https://www.reddit.com/r/thedivision/) if you’re looking for a place to discuss all things related to The Division.

Until next time!

The Division Dev Team

09-14-2017, 07:35 PM
Can't wait to test the 1.8 PTS and skirmish PVP mode.

09-14-2017, 10:50 PM
●so if I am manhunt and I kill another rouge or manhunt will that increase my manhunt level?

09-14-2017, 11:16 PM
How can I be sure you guys have my current email address to send an invite for 1.8 console pts as im sure I was invited for 1.7 pts through an old email address even though I updated my uplay account to my new 1 ?....... As far as meeting any criteria them im sure some one who has 2000+ hours played since launch should qualify

09-15-2017, 02:24 AM
1.8 sounds great.

I understand that PTS invites for consoles have not yet been confirmed other than the 1.7 participants will have access.

May I suggest an option to go with in terms of getting others into the PTS to test the required parts...

Those with existing PTS access, allow them invite 3 others (that they have run with in the past), so a squad can test these new areas for consoles. This IMO is a useful way of adding players to the PTS mix.

09-15-2017, 03:42 PM
Dear Division Developers,

I play division on ps4 and have over 700 hours play time in the game. I also stream the game regularly on twitch. I watched the last state of the game and saw that for the 1.8 PTS you would be giving out more codes. As I wasn't part of the 1.7 PTS, Im commenting to request if I could please be selected for the 1.8 PTS. I am very aware of the game, its perks, its problems, how it could be improved. I believe i could provide quality feedback both positive and negative on the PTS as well as of course stream it! I would be massively grateful if you could consider me as I love the game and want to see it more forward!

PS4 Gamertag: SPDBlueSteel

Cheers guys, See you in the Game! SPD.

09-18-2017, 01:02 PM
Are they going to fix the grenades that explode before you even know they're there? Are they going to fix the loss of ammo every time you teleport some place?

09-19-2017, 09:15 AM
Bi-monthly Global Events? Bi-weekly is a much more inviting prospect ;)

Can't wait to try out 1.8 on PS4 soon :D

09-20-2017, 05:12 PM
pls fix the loadout glitch

09-20-2017, 05:15 PM
pls fix the loadout glitch ...

09-21-2017, 01:51 PM
Next State of the Game: It is Falling Apart!