View Full Version : State of the Game - Update 1.8.3 Details & Release Date

08-16-2018, 05:39 PM
Agents, incoming State of the Game transmission:

During the last State of the Game (https://tomclancy-thedivision.ubisoft.com/game/en-gb/news-updates/332610/state-of-the-game-phoenix-shield-release-date), Community Developers Petter Mårtensson and Yannick Banchereau discussed the launch date of the sixth Shield and a revealed a couple of details on the upcoming Update 1.8.3.

This week, Creative Director Terry Spier joins Community Developer Petter Mårtensson to discuss the launch date of Update 1.8.3 and a deep dive into the upcoming changes to the Striker's Battlegear set.


Update 1.8.3 will release next week on Thursday, August 23rd. Its focus will be bug fixing as well as a rework of the Striker Battlegear's classified set.

The Striker changes and some of the fixes coming in 1.8.3 discussed during today's stream are listed below. The full changelog will become available next week in conjunction with the patch release.

Striker's Battlegear

EMP now pauses stack accumulation and bonus damage and healing are not applied. Existing stacks are lost with time and by missing shots.
Classified Striker bonus heal rate is reduced and shots landed only add +1 stack to each bonus when playing in the Dark Zone, Last Stand, and Skirmish.


Fixed an issue where the Showstopper could fire extra rounds. Note that while the extra shot does not go off, the sound and controller rumble for that extra shot are still present in the game.
The snap aim of the Showstopper has been adjusted.

Support Station Master Mod

When disabling a Support Station with the Master Mod the heal now scales depending on how long the skill has been active.

Fixed an issue that caused players to appear running in place when using a skill under certain circumstances.

If you would to learn more about the reasoning behind these changes, you can watch the full interview with Creative Director, Terry Spier on the Twitch VoD (https://www.twitch.tv/videos/298054694).


Gamescom, one of the largest gaming expos in the world is just around the corner. The event will take place in Cologne, Germany from August 21st to August 25th and The Division 2 will of course be there! If you're attending the event, make sure to swing by the Ubisoft booth for a peek on what The Division 2 has in store for next year as well as a chance to get hands-on with the demo!

Stay tuned for future State of the Game episodes to keep up to date on everything The Division.

As always, be sure to join us over on the Official Forums (http://forums.ubi.com/forumdisplay.php/498-The-Division?) 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

08-16-2018, 09:03 PM
Can you explain how you have changed the snap aim on the showstopper? The cronusmax can still snap aim each shot with the showstopper, does this change stop this?

08-21-2018, 07:09 AM
Would be nice if they could stop all cheaters, an ban them from there ip adress.i
they could do this but they will not.;)

08-22-2018, 08:43 PM
They should do a hardware ban, not an IP ban

08-23-2018, 11:31 AM
Yet MORE nerfs.. Why can they not buff some other gear sets ?? You buff and speed up the npc quick enough ,

08-23-2018, 11:35 AM
So Patch notes?

08-23-2018, 02:10 PM
Yet MORE nerfs.. Why can they not buff some other gear sets ?? You buff and speed up the npc quick enough ,

Hmmm. Limited resources for TD1 because the main focus from the team is finishing TD2. I wonder what the most efficient way to tackle this situation would be. Balance (not nerf) ONE gear set, or balance the other 12 gear sets.

Taking on a project that big would take a looooong time with the current resources available to them. It would take nearly a full team a few months to:
×Determine what should be changed.
×Code and test those changes to see if they'll even work.
×Do further in house testing to see how the changes affect the whole experience (PvE & PvP)
×Make sure that said changes don't inadvertently cause other major issues.
×Submit the update to first party certification, to ensure compliance with Sony/Microsoft TOS.

It would have been nice to see all of the other sets getting some love. 6pc Tactician still sucks. 6pc AlphaBridge is still brutally underwhelming, and absolutely detrimental in group scenarios. 6pc Sentry is mostly redundant since other gear sets are more than capable of tearing through NPC's without those stacks, and in PvP, it is 100% useless. I'd love to see these sets get adjusted. But, to expect those changes at this point would likely be doing nothing more than setting yourself up for disappointment.

I understand your point. I really do. But, the kind of changes you're looking for simply aren't feasible or realistic at this point in the game's life. Coding is extremely difficult, and even the slightest mistake can be catastrophic. It's not as simple as changing the wording in the tooltip and calling it done. I don't like to sound blunt or come off as an a-hole. But, there are a lot of people out there who simply don't understand, or care about, just how much work it takes to make even minor changes to a video game in this day and age.

08-23-2018, 02:29 PM
Is the maintenance still ongoing?
I get kicked with DELTA an MIKE all the way. My profile was reset (had to set my audio, key mapping etc to my likings again.

08-23-2018, 02:36 PM
Profile seems to be back in the former state. Probably a local issue.