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State of the Game: April 12th, 2018

04/12/2018 06:00 PM

Agents, incoming State of the Game transmission:

During the last State of the Game, Community Developers Petter Mårtensson and Yannick Banchereau recapped the upcoming changes with Update 1.8.1 and featured a number of submissions to the #EmojiAgent hashtag challenge, among other things!

This week, Yannick and Hamish discussed today’s launch of Update 1.8.1 as well as a return of Stats with Yannick with some impressive numbers from the past month’s Global Events and a look into some Legendary Mission statistics.

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If you missed the news, Update 1.8.1 released today on all platforms with new content, loot table tweaks and much more.

New Legendary Difficulty Missions

  • Amherst’s Apartment.
  • Grand Central Station.

New Global Events

Blackout - Agents are equipped with Shock Ammo that stuns enemies. Shooting or running builds your charge meter. The more charge, the more damage you inflict.

Onslaught - Agents deal burn, bleed, and gas effects to enemies in addition to normal damage. Reloading changes the effect.

The update also includes changes to drop rates of Classified Gear items, improved availability of Division Tech, changes to the Exotic loot table and much more. You can find the full list of changes in the Patch Notes.

The Xbox One X enhancement patch was released today together with the Update. Improvements for Xbox One X owners include:

  • 4K rendering
  • Higher anisotropy
  • Improved reflections
  • Improved object detail
  • Improved screen-space shadows

Stats with Yannick made a return today with focus on the Global Events that ran throughout last month during the 2 year anniversary.

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With today’s addition of two new Legendary Missions, we also wanted to take a look into how many times the existing Legendary Missions have been completed since their release.

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The numbers are quite impressive as always and we would like to thank the community for your dedication!

Finally, our very own Fredrik rose to the #EmojiAgent challenge with this golf club pose. He even brought his golf club to the office. Right on, Agent!

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The next Global Event Blackout is still planned to start in April and as soon as we have the date nailed down, we will let you know.

Stay tuned to future State of the Game streams for information on upcoming Global Events as well as additional information on Update 1.8.2 as we move closer to its planned June release.

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

SEE YOU AT E3 2018!

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