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State of the Game: February 8th, 2018

02/08/2018 12:00 PM

Agents, incoming State of the Game transmission:

During the last State of the Game, Community Developers Petter Mårtensson and Yannick Banchereau sat down to showcase creations from the community!

Petter ran a solo show this week with a quick update on maintenance/general information and more community highlights. Creative Director Terry Spier and Lead Game Designer Keith Evans from Red Storm Entertainment joined in for a discussion on the status of the Dark Zone.

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

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We had an emergency maintenance on Tuesday, February 6th that resolved the following issues:

  • Fixed an issue involving the Classified AlphaBridge gear-set.
  • Fixed a UI issue in which gear optimizations may reset between sessions.

The larger size of the patch is due to data having to be overwritten. No stealth changes were made in the maintenance.

We recognize a portion of our community discussing Cronus Max, and we want to reassure everyone that we are not ignoring the issue. We recognize it as a problem, but it gets complicated as it involves other parties. We kindly ask for your patience.

Invites to a marketing study have been circulating. These are conducted on a regular basis and do not have a direct correlation to development and production on our side.

We are still examining methods to increase the ways in which players acquire Classified gear. While increasing drop rates is an easy solution, we want to offer more for players across the board. We will share improvements as soon as we have them.

During the last Global Event, we shared a value for the total number of players who completed all the Ambush Commendations. Unfortunately, this number was incorrect so we apologize for the error!

Terry and Keith believe Rogue 2.0 has made a positive impact on the Dark Zone. Prior to Update 1.8, the PVE in the DZ was being marginalized. This was something we wanted to change as the DZ is a PVEVP zone. Keeping an initial period of adaption in mind, the number of players killed by Rogues is now increasing with 1.8 with DZ engagement on the increase as well. The grind for gear has more or less been done for many players, and we are seeing more PVP activity as a result.

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There are some community highlights to showcase in the stream this week. The first comes from @RRV_Design with a vintage neon Division logo. We appreciate the work!

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@ccat1986 and @alexacutioner have created a storefront where Division Agents can accessorize. How does everyone feel about “Agents Gone Vogue”?

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Lastly, we have a LMB starter kit coming from @Vohlos. Be sure to share the final cosplay with us and do not forget to tag #AgentHighlights!

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The Xbox One X patch is coming, but there is still no news on the matter. As always, we will let everyone know as soon as we have more.

As a reminder, we are looking at ways for players to access more Classified gear. We do not have a timeline to share, but we can say that players will definitely see improvements in completing 6-piece once the changes are implemented.

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