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The Division gets its Xbox One X update and adds more new content

The Division 1.8.1 update has been released and finally brings the Xbox One X enhanced 4k performance promised way back in 2017. Also added in this update are two new Global Events (Blackout and Onslaught, available in April and May, respectively), increased drop rates for Classified Gear and legendary difficulty option for Amherst’s Apartment and Grand Central Station missions.

There are also more than 40 new commendations, the legendary missions have 20% chance to drop Classified Gear and the assignments provide more Division Tech.

In Blackout, agents are equipped with Shock Ammo that stuns enemies. By running and shooting, it’s possible to increase your Charge meter, with more damage being dealt to opponents the greater the Charge.

Blackout’s Extreme variant, meanwhile, adds the ability to instantly kill enemies with Overcharged melee attacks. If you miss an attack, however, both you and your allies become stunned. The final variant, Total Blackout, follows the same rules listed previously, but makes your Charge meter cool down faster when close to other group members.

Onslaught, meanwhile, adds the ability to deal Burn, Bleed, and Gas effects to enemies, alongside normal damage, with effects changed by reloading your weapon. Savage Onslaught switches things up a little by introducing opponents that are vulnerable to one specific effect type and resistant to all others. You’ll take increased damage from resistant enemies.

Finally, there’s Brutal Onslaught, which adds one last spin: when two or more group members kill a vulnerable opponent within two seconds, explains Ubisoft, each member can reload to gain a damage bonus for a single clip.

The Division has had 20 million agents step into New York City

As Tom Clancy’s The Division celebrates is second anniversary, Ubisoft have revealed that 20 million players have taken to the streets of New York City and to celebrate, here’s a handy infographic on the deeds of those agents.

“We are very proud of what we have achieved during these past two years. Listening and giving back to the community has always been our first objective and we would like to thank all The Division players for their valuable feedback and their support,” said Julian Gerighty, Creative Director.

To commemorate this achievement Ubisoft are planning a month of activities for players in March, which includes four global events – one for each week in March.

 

New map and modes coming to The Division

The next update to The Division will include a new map area and multiplayer modes to the apocalyptic world of New York City.

Update 1.8 is the biggest to date, including numerous tweaks and bug fixes, the update is host to a new area that includes two new zones to explore in the West Side Pier area and a new social area – Camp Clinton.

The new area is also home to the two new modes. A new PvE mode called Resistance pits you and three other agents against horde-based waves of enemies that include enemies from all factions. For PvP fans there is a skirmish mode for two teams of four.

It’s great to see that Ubisoft have continued to keep The Division continually updated with fixes and new content.

The Division update 1.7 dropping August 15th

Today, Ubisoft have announced that Update 1.7 for Tom Clancy’s The Division will be available tomorrow, August 15th. The update will be free for all players and release simultaneously on consoles and Windows PC.

Update 1.7 is the first of two main free updates planned for Year 2 of Tom Clancy’s The Division. In addition to these major updates and in line with the development team’s commitment to continuously update and improve the game, Year 2 has already introduced several gameplay and quality of life updates and will add more in the coming months. For a full list of the features of update 1.7 please look further down!
The first Global Event, Outbreak, will start on August 15th at 6PM UK time and end on August 22nd, and challenge players with new enemy behaviour due to the severity of the virus outbreak.

Additionally, Tom Clancy’s The Division’s second expansion, Survival, will be free this weekend from August 18th, 2PM UK time to August 20th, 8PM UK time simultaneously across all platforms. During this time, all players will be able to access the expansion for free and experience a completely new way to play the game with Survival mode. In this session-based mode hosting up to 24 different players in either PvP or PvE, agents are stripped of gear and must survive both the hostile environment and the threat of other agents and deadly Hunters scattered around the open world. Finding supplies, warm clothes and survival equipment is vital as players attempt to make it out of the Dark Zone in the midst of a devastating blizzard.

Survival is part of Tom Clancy’s The Division Season Pass and can also be purchased separately. In conjunction with the free DLC weekend, there will be discounts on Tom Clancy’s The Division Standard and Gold editions, Season Pass and standalone expansions.Global Events – The update will introduce a new event system that will challenge players to find new ways to play through time-limited activities featuring new gameplay modifiers. New Events will be available regularly and grant exclusive rewards upon completion. Players will also be able to activate additional modifiers for some missions and incursions, adding an extra layer of challenge that gives them a chance to yield more rewards.

Update 1.7 features are;

  • Commendations – Previously called Feats, Commendations are a new built-in achievement system that will provide players with a series of tasks and subsequent rewards.
  • Encrypted Caches – Caches are loot boxes with random customisation items and emotes inside. Players will be able to obtain Caches by gathering keys in the world, or purchase them with Premium Credits.
  • New Gear and Customisation Options – New gear includes Classified Gear sets, new facemasks and Arm Patches. Players will also be able to re-customise their agents for free at the Barbershop.
  • Survival DLC improvements – New scoring items will allow players to achieve higher scores. The reward economy has also been reworked so that time investment is more on par with other activities.

The Division gets a new patch

The Division 1.6 patch And final DLC out next week

 

Expansion 3: Last Stand and Update 1.6 details revealed for The Division

Ubisoft have announced the latest details of Last Stand, the third expansion for Tom Clancy’s The Division, as well as of its upcoming Update 1.6. The Last Stand expansion will be available as part of the Season Pass, or as a standalone DLC purchase. Update 1.6 will be available for free to all The Division players.

In this upcoming expansion, players will be introduced to a new way to experience the Dark Zone, in a new game mode, Last Stand. The session based adversarial mode will feature clear objectives and win conditions while incorporating key elements of the Dark Zone such as PvE enemies and Landmarks. Players will be part of a team of eight Division agents (two groups of four) fighting against a team of eight Rogue enemies (two groups of four) as they attempt to capture the tactical terminals. The first team to transfer enough information through the terminals will win the session. In addition, Last Stand will bring more PvE activities to The Division, including a new incursion.

For more information on the update head over to the Ubisoft Forums.

The Division movie director announced

The Division is set to hit the silver screen and be made into it’s own movie adaptation. Like most rumours of up and coming films the spot light often jumps to who is going to be responsible for making and bringing a video game to life. Today Ubisoft Motion Pictures, the film and TV part of Ubisoft has announced that the same person will write and direct The Division movie.

If you’re like me then you’re passionate about how video games are portrayed once they are created into a movie and it’s no secret that there have been some really bad game related films made, Uwe Boll I’m looking at you!

However it looks as though The Division movie will be in some really good hands because the writer and director of the movie will be the one and only Steven Gaghan. Chief Executive Officer of Ubisoft Motion Pictures Gerard Guillemot said,

We are really excited to bring Stephen’s unique vision of the game to film audiences around the globe,”

The Call of Duty: Ghosts director has been handed the gantlet and is taking on the task of bringing disease ridden New York to life. I you’re not familiar with Steven Gaghan then check out his IMDB page right HERE for more information, it won’t be long before you recognise something that he’s done.

Ubisoft releasing new figurines for Ghost Recon Wildlands and The Division

The Ubisoft store is a rich place for gaming memorabilia, and it’ll soon have two new additions to tempt you: The Division SHD Agent and Ghost Recon Wildlands Fallen Angel. There are trailer to show them off too:

The SHD Agent figurine releases on March 3 and the Fallen Angel figurine releases on March 7, same day Ghost Recon Wildlands hits Xbox One.

Second expansion for The Division releases tomorrow

The second expansion for Tom Clancy’s The Division, Survival, will be available tomorrow on Xbox One and Windows PC.

As New York is hit by a devastating snowstorm, The Division agents receive intel about some powerful anti-virals left behind in the Dark Zone, that could help stem the spread of the pandemic. But before they manage to reach their destination, the agents’ chopper is taken down by the intensifying weather.

To survive and reach their objective, players face the most extreme conditions and have to manage cold, disease, hunger and thirst. Finding warm clothes, crafting supplies, scavenging for food, water, and medicine are key for agents to make their way to the antidote. But with 23 other players struggling to survive and to find the cure, resources are scarce. Competition between agents will lead many to fall on their way to the Dark Zone. Besides this hostile environment, another deadly threat is prowling in the Dark Zone and preying on The Division: the Hunter, a swift advanced enemy who displays proudly the watches of the agents he has killed.

In survival, you can play in either PvP or PvE, While in PVP agents can fight against or cooperate with other players in every corner of New York with the chance to recieve additional rewards, in the form of a bonus multiplier to the total score.

The 1.5 update will include a new world tier for all activities, world tier five, as well as six new high-end named gear pieces, three high-end named weapons and 12 new weapon types.

It’s definitely time for me to get back into this game, who is with me?

Ubisoft confirm The Division movie

Ubisoft Motion Pictures, the film and television studio of Ubisoft have announced that The Division will be getting a film release. Academy Award nominees Jessica Chastain (The Martian, Interstellar, The Help, Zero Dark Thirty) and Jake Gyllenhaal (End of Watch, Nightcrawler, Southpaw) will be starring in the movie.

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02:  Jessica Chastain attends the "Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology" Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY – MAY 02: Jessica Chastain attends the “Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology” Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

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