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.