Building off of a trailer released on Wednesday, the developers of The Division delivered an impressive livestream yesterday that shows that the game’s free 1.8 fall patch may be the best for players who are into combat in the game’s open world. Some changes to how combat unfolds were especially encouraging.
The Division’s next big free update, slated for this fall, will add a new playable space on the west side of Manhattan, including what appears to be a real NYC landmark, the USS Intrepid aircraft carrier. New PvE and PvP modes are also being added. A few more details are on Ubisoft’s blog, and an official livestream…
“More is more” must be the mantra of the makers of The Division, Ubisoft’s fun but flawed post-disaster shooter that has somehow not collapsed beneath the weight of the latest mound of content added to it.
Players in Ubisoft’s third-person shooter The Division will no longer be able to camp near a certain spawn point and easily shoot down other players. That’s thanks to a new patch that removes the so-called “Coward’s Corner” just over a year after the camping spot began pissing people off.
Ubisoft have announced a whole range of new stuff for anyone still playing The Division, from gifts and credits to two expansions later in the year. It’s all going to be free! And maybe for a reason.
I’ve played about eleven hours of Ghost Recon Wildlands, sniping enemies and trolling my hapless squadmates. It’s a pretty good time although I’m a bit worried that the fun won’t last forever. Here are some early thoughts on what works and what doesn’t.
On Tuesday Ubisoft said its Swedish game studio Massive will lead the development of a game set in the world of James Cameron’s Avatar. That left some people, including us, wondering what that meant for the future of The Division, the 2016 Massive-led co-op third-person shooter that got its last, announced expansion…
Ubisoft Massive has shared yet more information about updates coming to The Division. This time they’re talking about the 1.6 update, which will accompany the next expansion. It’ll increase the size of the Dark Zone, add a new difficulty level, and more.
Ubisoft Massive has shared a bunch of new details about The Division’s upcoming Last Stand expansion, which adds a structured new PvP game mode to the Dark Zone. They’ll be announcing a simultaneous release date for all platforms “soon,” and season pass holders will get to test it out early on a public test server.
The Division’s terrific $15 Survival expansion is now available on PS4. It’s been out for PC and Xbox One for a month, and we really like it. Read our Xbox One impressions for a breakdown of how it transforms the game.
As they did last summer, the makers of The Division are inviting fans to provide in-person feedback regarding some changes to the game. This time, they’re flying fans to Red Storm in North Carolina this January in preparation for changes to The Division’s most controversial component: The Dark Zone. More info here.
There are understandable complaints that The Division’s expansions are really just new game modes and not actual storyline extensions. But there’s a story in The Division’s Survival mode. I think it’s about me and a guy named Kirk.
The $15 “Survival” expansion to 2016’s second most-intense emotional rollercoaster, The Division, seems to be a very good addition to the game. Emphasis on “seems to be,” because I can only extend so much praise to a clever but brutal game mode that keeps killing me.
The lengthy notes detailing the changes in The Division’s big 1.4 patch last month did not mention the removal of a computer-controlled character who sobbed incessantly. But 1.4 removed her from the Ubisoft game, by popular request.
The forthcoming Survival expansion for Ubisoft’s huge third-person open-world shooter The Division will turn the game into a treacherous multiplayer survival game in which hunger, heat and thirst are as deadly as any enemies roaming the game’s virtual New York City. The game’s developers explained the ambitious mode…
The Division is worth playing again thanks to its ambitious new 1.4 patch. Ubisoft’s long-stumbling third-person shooter is back to rewarding players without forcing them to grind. It’s now more hospitable to people who play solo or aren’t leveled up enough to immediately find co-op partners. It’s still paradoxically…
Initial impressions of The Division’s game-overhauling 1.4 patch: So, I bumped the new “world tier” global difficulty level up to three (of four), and the second grunt I killed dropped an orange item. Not bad.
Ubisoft’s third-person shooter The Division has been one of 2016's most interesting successes and one of its worst fiascoes. The people who make it now hope it can also be the year’s best comeback story.
Ubisoft is one step closer to releasing October’s sweeping 1.4 patch for the promising but faltering The Division. For now, PC players can try it on a public test server. Read the lengthy patch notes for the PC PTS version. Or just download it and play (here’s how). Better loot drops in the Underground? Huzzah!
A lengthy new blog post from the developers of The Division outlines major changes being made to character stats, skills and gear as part of the big October 1.4 patch that’s intended to make the endgame fun. The update, including big changes being made to popular skills like Smart Cover, will be playable on a public…