The time has soon come to release Update 1.7, the first major update of the second year since the launch of The Division. With it comes a slew of new features, like Global Events and Classified Gear sets, and we are also fixing a whole bunch of lingering issues at the same time.

Before we release the update to the Live servers, we will once again be running our Public Test Server to make sure everything works as it should, that we are able to test out the balancing of both old and new gear and skills, and to catch as many bugs as we possibly can. We are also happy to finally be able to make the PTS available to players on both Playstation 4 and Xbox One. The exact dates for when the console PTS starts will be available soon.

The first list of changes has been published on the forums. Do keep in mind that everything on the Public Test Server is subject to change and is very much a work in progress. When you help us test the update on the PTS, and we are very grateful if you do, you will encounter balance issues, bugs and possible crashes. The balance and stats on various items will most certainly change, both between PTS phases and between the PTS stopping and the update goes live, and many of these changes are based on community feedback.

In other words, it is very important for us – and for the health of the game – that we get as much feedback, bug reports and suggestions from you guys as possible as we continue to develop the update. Please join us on the PTS forums, discuss the update with us and report any bugs you encounter. We have separate bug reporting forums for the three different platforms.

Even if you cannot join us on the PTS, please join in on the discussions on the changes coming. Your feedback is still very valuable to us

For more information about the PTS and how it works, you can read our FAQ.

Remember that when Update 1.7 is officially released, it will be completely free to all our players.

Thank you again for all your help. We are looking forward to hearing all your thoughts, feedback and suggestions.
/The Division Dev Team