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State of the Game: December 21st, 2017

12/21/2017 12:00 PM

Agents, incoming State of the Game transmission:

During the last State of the Game, Community Developers Yannick Banchereau and Petter Mårtensson confirmed the extension of Global Event Strike and provided a quick overview of the current issues in 1.8. Stats With Yannick also returned!

This week, Yannick is back with Community Developer Hamish Bode to review the third Global Event and talk statistics around Strike!

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 postponed our weekly maintenance to tomorrow, December 22. Fixes include the following related to the Secret Mission:

  • Fixed a bug in which Agents were sometimes unable to interact with an NPC, preventing players from completing the mission.
  • Fixed another bug in which only the group leader would receive the weapons cache reward if a group of Agents completed the mission.

We are also implementing a new Encrypted Cache for a limited time with new holiday-themed items. This cache will be available from December 22 to January 11 and all players who log in during the event will be rewarded five cypher keys for free.

In terms of gear set balancing, we are waiting for the meta to settle. Update 1.8 is still new alongside Classified Predator’s Mark and Nomad, and so we want everyone to experience and experiment with these sets on the live servers. As a reminder, there are four more Classified sets that will release with the next Global Event. We are confident these sets will find their own place into the game and affect the meta to a certain extent.

Stats With Yannick

Stats With Yannick is back again this week! Here is the number of Superior Caches opened during Global Event: Strike.

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For the full segment, check out the VOD above or have a listen to the Podcast Recap. Can you guess how many players completed all the Global Event Commendations this time around?

A huge thank you goes out to the Elites Gaming community for sending a holiday card to everyone working on The Division. We appreciate it and wish you all a happy holiday!

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We are hosting a Double Field Proficiency Caches Event from December 26 to December 28, midnight UTC. Be sure to log in during the break for some extra loot!

We are aiming for the next Global event to arrive around late-January. We will share more information on Ambush as soon as possible.

Unfortunately, we do not have a date for the Xbox One X patch. We know there are many community members who are anticipating the enhancements, but details are still to be announced.

As a final reminder, there will not be a State of the Game next week as the studio is on holiday. We want to wish everyone happy and safe travels next week, and we are looking forward to another year on The Division!

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