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State of the Game: October 27th, 2016

27/10/2016 05:00 PM

Greetings Agents!

Last week’s State of the Game was a recap of the features that were coming with Update 1.4. If you somehow haven’t heard, Update 1.4 is now available on all platforms! Make sure you watch the Dev Diary to hear more about what’s new straight from the devs!

This week, we are delving a bit into what has happened since Update 1.4 went live.

For everything discussed on the stream this morning, check out the VOD below or listen to it as a podcast!

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There was no maintenance this morning as we had one on Tuesday to deploy Update 1.4.

With the Update now in your hands, we want to again thank the Elite Task Force members, everyone who took part in the PTS, and everyone else who provided thoughts and ideas. Your feedback and discussions helped us shape our priorities and identify an excellent middle ground. Update 1.4 is an incredible testament to our cooperation.

It does not end here however. We are going to continue to work on improvements through iterations and future addons with the systems we have in place now. We are closely monitoring feedback and suggestions we receive and will make adjustments if needed.

With the future ahead, we want to discuss PTS on consoles. It’s clear that many of these issues that are present now would have been addressed by having the PTS on consoles. We are working on this process but it’s complicated and right now we can’t guarantee anything. The Update 1.4 PTS was our first test with it to see if the idea would work, and it’s clear that it did. Our goal in the future is to involve as many people as possible.

While we are excited Update 1.4 is available, we are aware of the performance issues that are present. We are actively working on getting them resolved as soon as possible. The Known Issues sub forum will be updated with the latest information.

Finally, if you do encounter any issues, please report it to us on the relevant Technical Support sub forum and provide us with as much detail as possible. The more information you can provide, the better. Before posting, do a search to see if the issue is already present and if it is, add any information you can to it! It helps us organize the information into a single area that is easier to follow.

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Xbox Stuttering and Performance Issues

Following the release of Update 1.4, we saw many reports that the stuttering on Xbox One was still present as well as performance related issues on other platforms. We identified that the cause for the Xbox stutter is the in game voice chat and have since disabled it. This is a temporary solution and are working on providing a permanent fix. We are also closely monitoring other platforms for performance related issues and working towards getting them resolved. Please follow the Known Issues for updates.

Balancing

We’ve been monitoring conversation regarding the new systems and balancing that have been implemented with Update 1.4. We are closely monitoring the conversation and feedback from the community and will see how the meta develops. Update 1.4 has provided us with an excellent platform that we can add to and tweak in the future.

As always, be sure to join us over on the Official Forums or on the community Reddit if you’re looking for a place to discuss all things related to The Division.

Until next time!

The Division Dev Team