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State of the Game: December 14th, 2017

12/14/2017 12:00 PM

Agents, incoming State of the Game transmission:

During the last State of the Game, Community Developer Petter Mårtensson and Yannick Banchereau discussed how 1.8 has been progressing alongside details about the upcoming Global Event – Strike.

Petter is back this week with Community Developer Yannick Banchereau to discuss the ongoing Global Event - Strike, provide a quick overview of some issues currently present in the game and the return of Stats with Yannick!

If you missed the stream, you check out the VoD below. If you’re currently on the move, we have you covered with our Podcast Recap.

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We started today’s stream with a special message to Agent Mabeobja who is currently going through some health related issues. We wish you good health & all the best! Stay awesome, agent!

A maintenance was performed this morning performing the usual duties and deploying a fix for an issue that enabled players to obtain World Tier 5 caches while playing the Resistance game mode in World Tier 1.

The new Global Event - Strike went live this week on Tuesday, 12th of December, spicing up gameplay with three unique global event modifiers that makes things go boom!

Strike modifiers:

  • Strike - Always active. Enemies explode when killed.
  • Pre-emptive Strike - Strike behavior, plus sustained incoming damage triggers a small explosion on Agents.
  • Tactical Strike - Pre-emptive Strike behavior, plus enemies are marked using Strike explosions. When killed, they damage remaining enemies. Ally-to-Ally explosion damage is increased.

Strike introduced four new Classified Gear sets to the game. You can now get your hands on the Classified versions of the Path of the Nomad, Predator’s Mark, Banshee & D3-FNC gear sets by participating in the global event and purchasing Strike Caches at the Global Event vendor.

Following the release of the Global Event, we experienced server instability due to high server load and we have been working throughout the week to improve server stability for our players.

Finally, Petter provided a quick overview on some issues reported by the community since the launch of Update 1.8 and what their current status is. We appreciate the bug reports we have received since the launch and we will be working to fix these issues in an upcoming client patch.

If you encounter issues while playing the game, remember to post a bug report on the Technical Support forums.

Stats with Yannick

Today marked the return of Stats with Yannick, with a number of cool statistics from Update 1.8 and the ongoing Global Event. As a sneak peak, here's the amount of players who has been killed by Hunters in the Underground so far.

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For a full rundown of the statistics, make sure to check out the VoD or listen to the Podcast Recap. Can you guess how much D-tech has been spent at the Optimization Station?

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We have decided to extend the ongoing ‘Strike’ Global Event by 48 hours. The event will now run until December 20th, 12:00 UTC, giving more time for you to enjoy Strike and perhaps get that missing gear piece you are after.

We will have news on a potential State of the Game for next week as soon as possible. Thanks again, 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