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09-11-2017 [News] SotG_November_09_Header

State of the Game: November 9th, 2017

09/11/2017 12:00 PM

Agents, incoming State of the Game transmission:

During the last State of the Game, Community Developer Petter Mårtensson was joined by two State of the Game regulars from Red Storm Entertainment. Creative Director, Terry Spier and Lead Game Designer, Keith Evans discussed the recently concluded PTS and all the exciting content coming in Update 1.8.

This week, Designer James Norris from Ubisoft Leamington is back to discuss more Underground in 1.8 with Petter and Terry.

If you missed the stream, you can check out the VoD below.

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We know everyone is anticipating Update 1.8, but we do not have a release date to announce today. To squash any unofficial announcements, the patch will come before the end of this year.

We are aware of a potential new glitch circulating around the community. We have already received reports and are currently investigating, but we encourage everyone to report more information on the matter if possible.

A huge thank you goes out to everyone who tested the Underground on the 1.8 PTS! If you missed our previous interview with Ubisoft Leamington discussing all Underground changes coming with 1.8, you can read-up here.

Our goal for the next update was to add tension back into this DLC, and we believe the addition of Hunters is one of the many methods to accomplish this. As a random encounter, Hunters will unexpectedly appear and confront players full-force.

Both Exotics and Classified Gear have a chance to drop from Hunters, all named Underground NPCs, as well as within Secret Crates scattered throughout the mode.

We are implementing checkpoints in the Underground as a means to reward players for their progression. We have noticed that players invest long sessions into the Underground with little to no pay-off in the end, and so these checkpoints will push everyone further into the content.

As we have previously mentioned, we are excited about the Rave Room returning alongside lesser-seen Underground rooms. We hope that players spend plenty of time shooting and looting in these environments.

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As a reminder, there is no release date for Update 1.8 at this time. The team is working hard to finalize the patch, and so more news will follow shortly. To wrap things up, we want to thank everyone for their eager anticipation and excitement for update. It is very easy to see the passion that drives The Division community forward, and so a huge shout-out goes out to all our Agents.

  

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