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16-11-2017 [News] SotG_November_16_Header

State of the Game: November 16th, 2017

16/11/2017 12:00 PM

Agents, incoming State of the Game transmission:

During the last State of the Game, Designer James Norris from Ubisoft Leamington was back to discuss more Underground in 1.8 with Petter and Terry.

This week, Community Developers Petter Mårtensson and Yannick Banchereau discussed the release date of Update 1.8, the delay of the upcoming Global Event, the future of State of the Game and much more.

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

[05-12-2016] TodayDivider

Update 1.8 is coming in early December. The reason the update is taking longer than usual to be released following the conclusion of the PTS, is because it is a large content update and requires a longer fine-tuning and testing period compared to some previous updates the game have had.

The next Global Event will follow shortly after the release of Update 1.8. We realize that we haven’t been able to run the Global Events on a monthly basis as we originally planned due to the third Global Event being a part of Update 1.8. We have also noticed that a common community request is to re-run the existing Global Events during the downtime. The reason this isn’t being done is that it isn’t as easy as it sounds to setup on our end. In addition, we also feel that due to currently only having two events in the game as well as because a portion of the community having already received all the rewards possible that this is not quite the time to do it. We would rather look to re-run the events in the future with modified rewards and when we have a larger amount of events to rotate.

We will be looking to do other forms of streams in the future focusing more on all the awesome stuff that the community does in and around the game. This is a part of a larger revamp of the State of the Game format that we are working on, with the aim to create better weekly content for you guys.

Another reason for experimenting with these changes is that we realize a community expectation exists to deliver news during State of the Game. Weeks with little to no news can cause unnecessary frustration. We will therefor likely incorporate a more irregular, news-heavy segment during our future weekly streams utilizing the new format.

Until we are ready to roll out this new format, we will not be hosting a State of the Game stream in weeks when there are no news to share. The gameplay streams with the community teams will continue as per usual. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work to revamp our weekly streams to the new format.

[05-12-2016] LookingForwardDivider

Today we announced that we are aiming for an early December release date for Update 1.8 and that the next Global Event will follow shortly afterwards. More details, dates and complete patch notes will be available closer to release.

This weekend we will be running a Double HVT Reward event that as the name suggests, will yield agents double rewards for completing High Value Target contracts.

  • Starts at: November 17th 00:01 UTC
  • Ends at: November 20th 00:01 UTC

Stay tuned to future State of the Game streams for further details on Update 1.8 and the next Global Event!

  

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