View Full Version : State of the Game March 15th, 2018

03-15-2018, 07:46 PM
Agents, incoming State of the Game transmission:

Last week’s State of the Game (https://tomclancy-thedivision.ubisoft.com/game/en-gb/news/detail.aspx?c=tcm:154-320060-16&ct=tcm:154-76770-32) was quite a special one, where Community Developers Petter Mårtensson, Yannick Banchereau & Hamish Bode were joined by Massive’s Creative Director Julian Gerighty and Game Director Mathias Karlson to announce that we are working on a sequel with a reveal planned for E3 2018 as well as to provide a roadmap of what's coming to The Division after Update 1.8.

Petter & Yannick are back this week with an update on the ongoing PTS, another batch of interesting stats with Yannick and to showcase the excellent community content that you produce.

If you missed the stream, you check out the VoD (https://www.twitch.tv/videos/239031004).


The PC PTS for Update 1.8.1 is currently ongoing and we released a patch for it today that fixed some issues identified during the first stage of testing as well as activating the new Global Event: Onslaught for testing. Make sure to join the PTS and provide us with your thoughts and feedback on the official PTS forum (https://forums.ubi.com/forumdisplay.php/1814-PTS-Update-1-8-1), as always – we value your feedback greatly.

As a quick reminder, the contents of the upcoming updates are as follows:

Update 1.8.1 - launching in April with Legendary modes for Amherst’s apartment and Grand Central Station, the Xbox One X patch (4k rendering, improved reflections/shadows/detail), new Classified acquisition rates, new Global Event: Blackout followed by new Global Event: Onslaught in May.
Update 1.8.2 - launching in June with two more Legendary mission modes and the new Shields campaign in which completing achievements in The Division grants special rewards in The Division 2.

For a full overview of upcoming events, check out our Roadmap (https://tomclancy-thedivision.ubisoft.com/game/en-gb/news/detail.aspx?c=tcm:154-319987-16&ct=tcm:154-76770-32).

Stats with Yannick made a return this week, with some astonishing figures from some of our most dedicated community members and their playtime since launch.


It is great to have such a dedicated community and on behalf of all of us we’d like to thank you all for helping to make the game what it is today!

This past weekend a number of Twitch streamers came together to raise money for the Starlight Foundation (https://www.starlight.org.uk/), a charity that aims to brighten the lives of seriously and terminally ill children. We wanted to say thank you for your efforts on behalf of the team and you should all be proud of having raising over 7000 AUD for a great cause!

Denis Gusev (https://twitter.com/goosecosplay1/status/971763626662035458) shared a series of cosplay pictures telling a story of two agents in New York. We can tell that a lot of work were put into these and we are genuinely impressed. Keep up the good work!


Cheshire Cat (https://twitter.com/ccat1986) created this wall of graffiti to mark the 2 year anniversary, featuring the names of a number of people that have worked on the game in the last few years. We love the fact that it can be mistaken as a screenshot from the game and the gesture is appreciated by the team.


In addition, we also want to give a big shout-out to RRV_Design (https://twitter.com/RRV_Design/status/972974003534090240), Damo_kb8 (https://twitter.com/Damo_kb8/status/971052857255440385) & Max Bidnychenko (https://twitter.com/Haxters/status/972617049213161472) for your excellent contributions that were showcased during today’s stream!


Do not forget that The Global Events are still on rotation throughout the month of March for our anniversary. Global Event: Strike is live now!

Finally, we plan to introduce NVIDIA Ansel support Update 1.8.2 planned for June for those that are eagerly awaiting that feature.

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