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  1. Agents, incoming State of the Game transmission: During the last State of the Game, Community Developers Petter Mårtensson and Yannick Banchereau discussed the launch date of the sixth Shield and a revealed a couple of details on the upcoming Update 1.8.3. This week, Creative Director Terry Spier joins Community Developer Petter Mårtensson to discuss the launch date of Update 1.8.3 and a deep dive into the upcoming changes to the Striker's Battlegear set. Update 1.8.3 will release next week on Thursday, August 23rd. Its focus will be bug fixing as well as a rework of the Striker Battlegear's classified set. The Striker changes and some of the fixes coming in 1.8.3 discussed during today's stream are listed below. The full changelog will become available next week in conjunction with the patch release. Striker's Battlegear EMP now pauses stack accumulation and bonus damage and healing are not applied. Existing stacks are lost with time and by missing shots. Classified Striker bonus heal rate is reduced and shots landed only add +1 stack to each bonus when playing in the Dark Zone, Last Stand, and Skirmish. Showstopper Fixed an issue where the Showstopper could fire extra rounds. Note that while the extra shot does not go off, the sound and controller rumble for that extra shot are still present in the game. The snap aim of the Showstopper has been adjusted. Support Station Master Mod When disabling a Support Station with the Master Mod the heal now scales depending on how long the skill has been active. Gameplay Fixed an issue that caused players to appear running in place when using a skill under certain circumstances. If you would to learn more about the reasoning behind these changes, you can watch the full interview with Creative Director, Terry Spier on the Twitch VoD. Gamescom, one of the largest gaming expos in the world is just around the corner. The event will take place in Cologne, Germany from August 21st to August 25th and The Division 2 will of course be there! If you're attending the event, make sure to swing by the Ubisoft booth for a peek on what The Division 2 has in store for next year as well as a chance to get hands-on with the demo! Stay tuned for future State of the Game episodes to keep up to date on everything 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 View the full article
  2. Agents! The sixth Shield, Phoenix, launches tomorrow across all platforms! With Phoenix linked to Survival, we are making the DLC free for one week! Starting tomorrow, August 16th to Wednesday, August 22nd, all players will have access to Survival for free. In Survival, 24 Agents venture into a destructive blizzard in an effort to retrieve the cure for the notorious Dollar Flu. After your transport helicopter is shot down, players have to battle the cold, hunger, thirst, and hostile Hunters to make it out alive. Available in both PVE and PVP modes, Survival offers a hardcore experience to every kind of player. As a reminder, the following requirements have to be completed to earn the Shield: Extract 5 items, survive for 5 hours, and kill 5 Hunters in Survival For more information about Shields and rewards, visit our blog. We hope to see everyone out in the blizzard! /The Division Dev Team View the full article
  3. It is time for a new Shield in The Division! We are excited to announce the sixth Shield, Phoenix, live tomorrow across all platforms! The Phoenix Shield is linked to Expansion 2: Survival, so we are also making Survival free for all players for a limited time – starting tomorrow, August 16th to Wednesday, August 22nd. Found in the first tab of the Dossier, Division Shields are a group of unique commendations that reward both long term and new players for completing very specific challenges across The Division. Remember to check back in, since an additional Shield will become available every month for you to unlock. CURRENT SHIELDS New! Phoenix - Extract 5 items, survive for 5 hours, and kill 5 Hunters in Survival Sacred - Complete 10 phases, get to level 10 and kill 10 Hunters in the Underground Shepherd - Unlock the Base of Operations Avenger - Eliminate 10 Named bosses in Manhattan, 10 in the Dark Zone, and 10 in West Side Piers Deadeye - Complete all weekly High Value Targets Hazard - Clear 25 landmarks in the Dark Zone THE DIVISION REWARDS With every Shield unlocked, you will receive the following rewards: One Audio Log One Patch with the relevant Shield Icon One Shield Cache One Exotic Weapon Two Classified Gear Set pieces 2,000 Phoenix Credits 500 D-Tech Three Cypher Keys THE DIVISION 2 REWARDS As Agents collect Shields, you will be placed in a tiered system. The more Shields earned in The Division, the higher the tier you reach, the more rewards you will receive in The Division 2. A higher tier grants players more rewards: Tier 1 - Weapon Skin Tier 2 - Outfit and Patch Tier 3 - Emote and Gear Dye Tier 4 - Taunting Emote and Backpack Trophy Be safe out there in the blizzard, Agents! /The Division Dev Team View the full article
  4. Agents, This weekend there will be an in-game event where agents will receive twice the normal amount of rewards for High Value Targets. Twice the normal reward for High Value Targets. Starts at: August 10th, 08:00 AM UTC Ends at: August 13th, 08:00 AM UTC Enjoy and see you in New York! / The Division Team View the full article
  5. Agents, incoming State of the Game transmission: During the last State of the Game, Community Developers Yannick Banchereau and Hamish Bode announced the launch date for Global Event Assault and provided updates for the upcoming client patch. This week, Community Developer Petter Mårtensson joins Yannick to discuss the launch date of the sixth Shield and a couple of details on the upcoming Update 1.8.3. If you missed the stream, you can watch the VoD. The next shield is Phoenix, and it releases next week—Thursday, August 16th! Players will have to extract 5 items, survive for 5 hours, and kill 5 Hunters in Survival to unlock the rewards. Note that this Shield is not retroactive. To coincide with the Shield launch, Survival will be free for all players from August 16th to August 22nd! There is no date to announce for Update 1.8.3, but the "running-in-place" bug has been fixed and we are finalizing the changes to the Striker meta. There are a few other issues we are investigating for the patch as well: Showstopper bugs Skirmish Expansion Stash—given to everyone in Update 1.8.3. Rainbow Six Commendation—will read "Equip 6 different quality pieces of gear (grey/exotic, green, blue, purple, orange and gear set)" to help players with four characters who are unable to earn grey items. We have one community creation to share today! @Keelan562 created a prototype Hive device featured in the E3 demo! The offensive variant, the "Wasp Hive," launches small drones to cause devastating effects to targets within an area. There is a Double HVT Reward Event beginning tomorrow, 08:00 AM UTC until Monday, 08:00 AM UTC! Players will receive double rewards when completing High Value Targets during this period. Remember that Global Event Strike is coming this month, and when we have a date to announce we will share it with everyone. 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 View the full article
  6. Greetings Agents, We are here with another Agent Highlights! We got plenty of community created content to share with you this month, as the community is as active as it gets! So let us not take much time here, and head straight into it. You probably know how it works by now: all featured Agents will receive an in-game gift of 1000 Phoenix Credits. It has been a while since we have heard some The Division fan made music. Sonic Clang has created this heavy metal cover of the Dark Zone theme. We leave you with it while you enjoy this month's Agent Highlights! Nicely put together Sonic Clang, the drums, the guitars, the harmonies towards the end. It just captures the emotions of the Dark Zone experience. In the midst of the excitement and preparations for The Division 2. Keelan562 teased us last month with some sketches of his upcoming cosplay. And for the second month in a row, he does it again with this incredible Hive model. Impressive work Keelan, we can't wait to see what's coming next! One of our veteran Agents has gone deep in his pursuit of the #MissingAgents, to the point where it is believed he was missing during the month of July. Agent Max has left these notes behind to his fellow Agents, Mab, JTF Morgan, and CptKharg: Worry not Agents, Max is back and he is safe and sound! Let's start with some fresh cosplay by Lowmex. We love how you posed for these shots Agent, you gave us the opportunity to appreciate all the details. Amazing! Next we have the two Agents, Max Bidnychencko and Wolnir. It seems more and more of our community members are teaming up and cosplaying in duos, and that is definitely something we would like to see more of. These two Agents are on a mission, when they spot something unusual in one of the supply rooms that changes the whole course of their mission. We won't spoil the full story for you, but you can check out more of their amazing cosplay here. We have a Dark Zone ready cosplay by Thunderwolf, for the Agents who enjoy taking the risks. We sure hope you managed to secure that contaminated loot Agent! We kick off the Fan Art section with something different this time around! We all know how the energy bars work in The Division, and so, we leave you with the comic below by IncXbone. Next we got D Mack, who has provided us with this lively piece of the LMB. Great work D Mack! Next, Xiaojun returns with another art piece focused on the LMB, Hunters and of course our dear SHD Agents, in the Survival mode. Last one is an epic illustration of the relationship that can evolve between us and our Agents in The Division. We are always faced with the two sides of being an Agent, having that conflict within, going rogue, but at what cost? "I live and breathe The Division" by the talented Janeyo. We always keep the Team Favourite section for special and unique creations, and our community never fails to deliver such creations month after month. This month is no different than any other. We present "Story of the Agent" by Nickolas Phoenix. The story takes places a long time before the epidemic began. However, the events have quickly changed everything, for everyone. With Directive 51 activated, our SHD agents are the only hope. We won't give out the full story here, we want you to enjoy it as much as we did. You can find the full story here. This is it for this month Agents. If you would like to be featured in next month's Agent Highlights article, don't forget to tweet your creations with the hashtag #AgentHighlights. ATTENTION: Agents, please follow @TheDivisionGame on Twitter so we can get in touch with you for the rewards. Thank you from all of us! Until next time, The Division Community Team View the full article
  7. Agents, incoming State of the Game transmission: During the last State of the Game, Community Developers Yannick Banchereau and Hamish Bode announced the launch of the next Shield, a free Underground DLC Week, and an upcoming client patch. This week, Yannick and Hamish returns to announce the start date of the next Global Event Assault and to provide a quick update on the upcoming client patch. Missed the stream? You can watch the VoD on Twitch. During this week's maintenance we deployed a server-side fix for the ‘Fast Mover' commendation and it will now progress as intended. Kill 10 enemies with increased close range damage during Assault in 60 seconds The Underground DLC free week is now over. We hope that you enjoyed your time down in the Underground and got a chance to complete Sacred - our newest Shield. Global Event Assault is returning next week! It will start on Monday, July 30th 8 AM UTC and will run until August 6th, 8 AM UTC. Global Modifier: Assault - Agents inflict stronger close range damage. Activity Modifier: Crucial Assault - Enemies inflict stronger long range damage. Group Modifier: Major Assault: - Stick together to deal more damage. Earn cosmetic rewards by completing commendations and by achieving high rankings in the leaderboard. The following Classified gear sets will be available during Assault. Classified Striker's Battlegear Classified Reclaimer Classified Sentry's Call See you in the streets of Manhattan, agents! Today we confirmed that the upcoming patch will address the current Striker's Battlegear meta with the aim to increase build diversity. Additionally, a potential fix for the ‘Running in place' bug is being investigated. A few more issues are also currently being looked at. More information will come at a later date as we are still early in the process. Stay tuned to future State of the Game episodes for more information! 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 View the full article
  8. Agents, incoming State of the Game transmission: During the last State of the Game, Community Developers Yannick Banchereau and Hamish Bode announced the launch of the next Shield, a free Underground DLC Week, and an upcoming client patch. This week, Yannick and Hamish returns to announce the start date of the next Global Event Assault and to provide a quick update on the upcoming client patch. Missed the stream? You can watch the VoD on Twitch. During this week's maintenance we deployed a server-side fix for the ‘Fast Mover' commendation and it will now progress as intended. Kill 10 enemies with increased close range damage during Assault in 60 seconds The Underground DLC free week is now over. We hope that you enjoyed your time down in the Underground and got a chance to complete Sacred - our newest Shield. Global Event Assault is returning next week! It will start on Monday, July 30th 8 AM UTC and will run until August 6th, 8 AM UTC. Global Modifier: Assault - Agents inflict stronger close range damage. Activity Modifier: Crucial Assault - Enemies inflict stronger long range damage. Group Modifier: Major Assault: - Stick together to deal more damage. Earn cosmetic rewards by completing commendations and by achieving high rankings in the leaderboard. The following Classified gear sets will be available during Assault. Classified Striker's Battlegear Classified Reclaimer Classified Sentry's Call See you in the streets of Manhattan, agents! Today we confirmed that the upcoming patch will address the current Striker's Battlegear meta with the aim to increase build diversity. Additionally, a potential fix for the ‘Running in place' bug is being investigated. A few more issues are also currently being looked at. More information will come at a later date as we are still early in the process. Stay tuned to future State of the Game episodes for more information! 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 View the full article
  9. Global Event Assault will return next week! Starts: Monday, July 30th at 08:00 UTC Ends: Monday,August 6th at 08:00 UTC Participation in the event yields global event credits, which can be used to obtain global event caches. These have the chance to drop all-new classified gear sets, gear sets & exotics. In addition, you can receive the brand new face masks by completing commendations tied to the event. Global Modifier: Assault - Agents inflict stronger close range damage. Activity Modifier: Crucial Assault - Enemies inflict stronger long range damage. Group Modifier: Major Assault: - Stick together to deal more damage. The following Classified gear sets will be available during Assault. Classified Striker's Battlegear Classified Reclaimer Classified Sentry's Call The event works the same way Assault has in the past. The Happy, Piggy, and Hockey masks will be available alongside vanity rewards. Please note if you've already earned Assault's weapon skins and vanity outfit, leaderboard caches will not yield new rewards. Thank you, The Division Team View the full article
  10. Ready to earn more rewards that carry over to The Division 2? Now's your chance! The fifth Shield, Sacred, is now live across all platforms. The Sacred Shield is linked to Expansion 1: Underground, so we are also making Underground free for all players for a limited time – starting today, July 19th to Wednesday, July 25th. Found in the first tab of the Dossier, Division Shields are a group of unique commendations that reward both long term and new players for completing very specific challenges across The Division. Remember to check back in, since an additional Shield will become available every month for you to unlock. CURRENT SHIELDS New! Sacred - Complete 10 phases, get to level 10 and kill 10 Hunters in the Underground Shepherd - Unlock the Base of Operations Avenger - Eliminate 10 Named bosses in Manhattan, 10 in the Dark Zone, and 10 in West Side Piers Deadeye - Complete all weekly High Value Targets Hazard - Clear 25 landmarks in the Dark Zone THE DIVISION REWARDS With every Shield unlocked, you will receive the following rewards: One Audio Log One Patch with the relevant Shield Icon One Shield Cache One Exotic Weapon Two Classified Gear Set pieces 2,000 Phoenix Credits 500 D-Tech Three Cypher Keys THE DIVISION 2 REWARDS As Agents collect Shields, you will be placed in a tiered system. The more Shields earned in The Division, the higher the tier you reach, the more rewards you will receive in The Division 2. A higher tier grants players more rewards: Tier 1 - Weapon Skin Tier 2 - Outfit and Patch Tier 3 - Emote and Gear Dye Tier 4 - Taunting Emote and Backpack Trophy We hope to see everyone in the sewers of New York! /The Division Dev Team View the full article
  11. Greetings Agents, We just began a new chapter with "The Shields". Everything you need to know about Update 1.8.2 is already out there, and what remains is to get you those Shields' rewards! It has been a big month for all of us, with E3, The Division 2 reveal, and of course meeting some of you in person! The community was super active in June, a new level of community creations has been unlocked, and it was beautiful to go through. You probably know how it works by now: all featured Agents will receive an in-game gift of 1000 Phoenix Credits. We saw some interesting cosplays this month, you guys were able to quickly adjust and utilise the reveal of The Division 2 to show off your talents. We are starting our cosplay section with our talented community trio, Wild Max, Agent Mab and Eidolon Fox. We have all seen what they can do on their own, but these guys have been secretly preparing their cosplays for E3. What a way to kick off our Agent Highlights for June! We got some more shots of these Agents in action from the rooftops of L.A. Speaking of being in action, we all can agree that the Hunters give us a thrill when facing them. However, what would you feel like if you spotted a Hunter accompanied by two tough Agents? Well, we know how to trigger that feeling! Area_The_Fox, we are good, right? No need to come chasing us. It would not be E3 without having the Hunter present at The Division booth. SplinterShield stole the show with this epic cosplay. Amazing work, you absolutely nailed it! We got another great cosplay for The Division 2 by CptKharg. Let us take a minute here, and contemplate the details of that cosplay. We are happy to see our Agents adjusting quickly to the summery weather of D.C! It seems that the Hunter is in high demand this month. We have another amazing Hunter cosplay that we had to share with all of you. This is the work of Moonlight1907, from StarCon 2018. The community has been very active during the month of June, and this was not just limited to the cosplays we have seen. Let us first welcome our newest contributor to Agent Highlights, Neoyoshi. This fan art just caught our attention straight away, it's simple yet detailed. This was inspired by Rick Valassi and his urges for the cigarette. We are looking forward to seeing more of your amazing work Neoyoshi. Next, we have AgtMorganCreed, who has shared with us this lovely piece. The community seemed to be leaning more towards the fan art for The Division lately, and we love it! It is always nice to see different interpretations of The Division, through the eyes of our community. Great work Clayscence! We are really happy to see the community is hyped as much as we are for The Division 2! The next piece is by OGSwagPanda, and it's such an interesting shot from the cinematic trailer! Of course we have our lovely community member, and regular Agent Highlights contributor, Cheshire Cat. Who sent this message to all of The Division community: "You guys are the best" You are the best Cheshire Cat! The last one we have in this section is a tribute to our rising stars Agents, Area The Fox. We all here admire the work you do, and our community also shares that feeling! This art work is done by the pure talent of Starship_apollo. We have seen many creations by The Division community, and it is such a great honour to see how things are evolving as we move forward. We all had the chance to create our Agents, and go with them on this journey. But what about before the activation? Eidolon Fox shared this with us, "Who we were". We think you might be on something here Fox. We would sure love to see this spreading across our community, in a similar way that we saw #EmojiAgent and #PlayingAgent. Speaking of the challenge hashtags we saw a couple of months earlier, ArmorForCor has got a new one for you, #AgentsApparel. Go and check out this hashtag, to share your favourite Agent outfit from The Division! It's a delight to see many of you already preparing content for The Division 2. Next one is by Keelan562. This reveals the amount of work that goes into preparing a cosplay. We like what we see Agent. Looking forward to seeing the final product! The contaminated drinks are back! We have been keeping an eye out for those Dark Zone booster drinks, and we have the latest version from Batenburg. You can also have it with the Welcome to Washington D.C. can. Choosing the team favourite was never as difficult, but worry not, because we have something special for you this month. What makes us choose our favourite is a combination of elements usually. But sometimes, it is just the emotions that comes with it. And this is why we choose this one as our favourite for this month. Goose has shared this heart-warming tweet combined with one of his iconic hashtags, #TheDivisionFavItem. The new challenge is simple, you just need to show your favourite thing about The Division, and say a small thing about it. We will be checking that hashtag to see what different things our community favours about The Division. Agents, keep those fantastic creations coming! If you would like to be featured in next month's Agent Highlights article, don't forget to tweet your creations with the hashtag #AgentHighlights. ATTENTION: Agents, please follow @TheDivisionGame on Twitter so we can get in touch with you for the rewards. Thank you from all of us! Until next time, The Division Community Team View the full article
  12. Agents, Starting July 6th, there will be an in-game event where agents will receive twice the normal amount of field proficiency caches. Twice the normal amount of field proficiency caches will be rewarded to the players. Starts at: July 6th 08:00 UTC Ends at: July 9th 08:00 UTC Enjoy and see you in New York! / The Division Team View the full article
  13. Agents, incoming State of the Game transmission: During the last State of the Game, Community Developers Petter Mårtensson and Yannick Banchereau reviewed the new content introduced with Update 1.8.2 and paved the way for E3 2018! This week, Petter is back with Community Developer Hamish Bode to discuss E3, Shields, and community creations! Welcome back, Agents! We hope everyone enjoyed all of the announcements at this year's E3! Thank you to our community for watching our announcements and participating in our livestreams! Shields released on June 14th with Update 1.8.2, and we hope everyone has enjoyed the arm patches and Shield caches! As a reminder, a new Shield commendation releases every month so keep an eye out on the Dossier for the release date. To kick off today's community creations, we have a #DivisionGraffitiMonday screenshot from @doomsayer33 shared to @ClancyElites. Always remember: don't panic on Mondays. @aldesigndrawing created a unique style of a Division Agent. If you create another of a full-blown Agent, let us know! @ElitessGaming shared some artwork from @71Artists of our very own Community Developers in front of the United States Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.! We want to see more! @ksk_johan shared some convention cosplay from community member @Tri_san! Accurate, calculated, and awesome all around! Check out this LMB cosplay from @2ndlawphoto at London MCM Comic Con! @UE_Manny shared a cartoon drawing of @SkillUpYT posing as the notorious Bullet King! If you want to share any creations with us, please contact 'stateofthegame@massive.se'! A Double Field Proficiency Cache Weekend Event begins tomorrow, 08:00 AM UTC! Players have a chance to earn two FPC's for each level earned until Monday, 08:00 AM UTC. Global Event Assault begins this month, and we will share the launch date with everyone as soon as possible. To recap, Classified Striker's Battlegear, Reclaimer, and Sentry's Call will all be available in Global Event caches this time around. 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 View the full article
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    [DIV] Encrypted Cache Mark IV

    Agents! The Mark IV Encrypted Cache has arrived! Found at the Premium Vendor in the Terminal, these loot containers include exclusive vanity items that are purely cosmetic. Here is a preview of some of the new appearance items in Mark IV! With Sentry's Call and Nomad's Path vanity Collections, Agents can continue to match their equipped gear sets with appearance items! We expect other exciting combinations with the new Commando and Recon Patrol Collections as well! Finishing each of these Collections also unlocks an additional item as a piece of an overall bonus 6th Collection—Silver Bunker. Opening Encrypted Caches requires Cypher Keys, which can be earned through a few different means. The first is simply by playing The Division. Killing bosses, completing Commendations, and completing Search and Destroy missions all reward Cypher Key Fragments. Ten Fragments are required for one Cypher Key, and one Cypher Key opens one Encrypted Cache. The alternative is through Premium Credits, which can be purchased at the Premium Vendor. Cypher Keys can be purchased in bundles to open Encrypted Caches. Please note that previous versions of the Encrypted Cache are still available at the Premium Vendor. Here is the total list of items coming in the new Mark IV Encrypted Cache! Weapon Skin: Print - Snow Weapon Skin: Print - Stripes Weapon Skin: Print - Funk Weapon Skin: Print - Candy Weapon Skin: Print - Wild Clothing: Orange earmuffs Clothing: Black headphones Clothing: Red headphones Clothing: Purple headphones Clothing: Black fishing boots Clothing: Brown fishing boots Clothing: Green fishing boots Clothing: Red snow boots Clothing: Green snow boots Clothing: Black snow boots Clothing: Brown snow boots Clothing: Black holster boots Clothing: Violet varsity jacket Clothing: Red varsity jacket Clothing: Black varsity jacket Clothing: Blue varsity jacket Clothing: Green varsity jacket Clothing: Mining boots Clothing: Orange Chullo hat Clothing: Brown Chullo hat Clothing: Purple Chullo hat Clothing: Green Chullo hat Clothing: Forest print hat Clothing: Tundra print hat Clothing: Reflective jacket Clothing: Fireproof shirt Clothing: Yellow bolivian scarf Clothing: Purple bolivian scarf Clothing: Blue bolivian scarf Clothing: Ghillie jacket Clothing: Wild print hat Clothing: Mining Helmet Clothing: Commando beret Clothing: Commando shirt Clothing: Commando pants Clothing: Commando shoes Clothing: Commando throat mic Clothing: Recon Patrol hat Clothing: Recon Patrol shirt Clothing: Recon Patrol pants Clothing: Recon Patrol shoes Clothing: Recon Patrol scarf Clothing: Sentry's Call hat Clothing: Sentry's Call shirt Clothing: Sentry's Call pants Clothing: Sentry's Call shoes Clothing: Sentry's Call scarf Clothing: Nomad's hat Clothing: Nomad's shirt Clothing: Nomad's pants Clothing: Nomad's shoes Clothing: Nomad's scarf Bonus Item: Silver Bunker helmet Bonus Item: Silver Bunker jacket Bonus Item: Silver Bunker pants Bonus Item: Silver Bunker shoes A big thanks to everyone for supporting The Division! Be sure to share your Agents sporting their new Agent apparel on the Official Forums, Reddit, and Twitter! /The Division Dev Team View the full article
  15. Agents! With the release of Update 1.8.2, we have seen a wave of new players jump in to The Division! With Reactivation Caches waiting for them, newer players are better prepared than ever before to plunge into end-game. Loot from these caches bump players to Gear Score 256 to unlock the highest world tier—World Tier 5. We want even more players to experience The Division's end-game, and we are extending the availability of Reactivation Caches to July 19th! If you missed the news, Reactivation Caches launched with 1.8.2 with new players in mind. These caches welcome Agents back to The Division by giving players the tools necessary for end-game activities. Players can pick up the following rewards at the Rewards Claim Vendor under the "Resource" Tab in the Base of Operations: Full non-Classified (4-piece) sets of Striker, D3-FNC and FireCrest at 256 gear score Six pieces of High End Gear Five weapon attachments and mods Five weapons (one pistol, one SMG, one AR, one shotgun, and one MMR) Three Cypher Keys, 2000 Phoenix Credits and 500 D-Tech Choose the best gear set that suits your playstyle, equip your weapon of choice with mods, and jump straight to WT5 to begin end-game progression. Legendary Missions, Heroic Incursions, Dark Zone Landmarks, and more are waiting for you! Remember these rewards are only available for a limited time. Claim your Reactivation Caches and take back New York City! /The Division Dev Team View the full article
  16. The first Global Event, Outbreak, is returning to The Division! Start: Monday, June 25th, 08:00 AM UTC End: Monday, July 2nd, 08:00 AM UTC The following modifiers will be live during Outbreak: Outbreak—Always active. Headshot kills increase headshot damage for a duration and hurt nearby targets. Severe Outbreak—Outbreak behavior, plus enemies are 'Contagious' and will drain Agents' health when close. Critical Outbreak—Severe Outbreak behavior, plus headshot-marked enemies are killing instantly by a headshot from another Agent. Agents will have another opportunity to earn the following Classified sets: Classified DeadEye Classified LoneStar Classified Final Measure The event works the same way Outbreak has in the past. The Trench, CBRN, and Chemist masks will be available alongside vanity rewards. Please note if you've already earned Outbreak's weapon skins and vanity outfit, leaderboard caches will not yield new rewards. For more information on upcoming Global Events, please visit our road-map. /The Division Dev Team View the full article
  17. Agents! We are happy to introduce the newest feature to The Division with Update 1.8.2 - Shields! Found in the first tab of the Dossier, Shields are a group of unique commendations that reward both long term and new players for completing very specific challenges across The Division. The following four Shields will be the first available for you to earn with the launch of Update 1.8.2. Going forward, an additional Shield will become available every month for you to unlock. Shepherd - Unlock the Base of Operations Avenger - Eliminate 10 Named bosses in Manhattan, 10 in the Dark Zone, and 10 in West Side Piers Deadeye - Complete all weekly High Value Targets Hazard - Clear 25 landmarks in the Dark Zone With every Shield unlocked, you will receive the following rewards: One Audio Log One Vanity Patch with the relevant Shield Icon One Shield Cache One Exotic Weapon Two Classified Gear Set pieces 2,000 Phoenix Credits 500 D-Tech Three Cypher Keys The Shields and the Vanity Patches are account wide, but the reward caches will be unlocked on the character completing the Shield itself. The rewards do not stop in The Division, as unlocking Shields grants rewards in The Division 2! As Agents collect Shields, you will be placed in a tiered system. The more Shields earned in The Division, the higher the tier you reach, the more rewards you will receive in The Division 2. A higher tier grants players more rewards: Tier 1 - Weapon Skin Tier 2 - Outfit/Vanity Patch Tier 3 - Emote/Backpack Dye Tier 4 - Backpack Trophy/Emote Shields will help you prepare for the next chapter in The Division and challenge yourself in new ways. Collect the Shields, listen to new Audio Logs, and sport new cosmetics in The Division 2! /The Division Dev Team View the full article
  18. Agents! Update 1.8.2 is now live across PC, Xbox One, and PS4! Update your client and join us in two new legendary missions—Madison Field Hospital and General Assembly. Agents now have the opportunity to earn new Commendations, Audio Logs, and Patches through the new Shields system. Do not miss the new Reactivation Caches (hyperlink 1.8.2 Save The Date) available for three weeks that welcome Agents back to The Division! Catch up on a full list of features and bug fixes in Update 1.8.2 in the Patch Notes. Thank you and we will see everyone in Manhattan! /The Division Dev Team View the full article
  19. New Feature: Shields Shields are a group of twelve unique collectibles that reward both long term and new players for completing challenges throughout the game. Earning a Shield will reward the player with a Shield Cache that contains a selection of valuable items and currency bundles. In addition, earning multiple Shields unlocks exclusive rewards for use in Tom Clancy's The Division®2. The Shields feature can be found in the first tab of the Dossier. Initially, four Shields will be available for players to earn. Subsequently, an additional Shield will become available every month. The first four shields available on June 14th are: Shepherd – Unlock the Base of Operations. Hazard – Clear 25 landmarks in the Dark Zone. Deadeye – Complete all weekly HVT’s within a week. Avenger – Take out 10 named bosses in Manhattan, 10 in the Dark Zone and 10 in the West Side Piers area. New Patches Twelve new Patches are available - they can be unlocked by completing the corresponding Shield challenges. New Legendary Difficulty Missions Madison Field Hospital. General Assembly. New Audio Logs Twelve new audio logs are available - they can be unlocked by completing the corresponding Shield challenges. Phoenix Credit Limit Phoenix Credit limit has increased from 5,000 to 8,000. Game Changes Classified Gear Predator’s Mark Set Bonus (6 pieces): Hitting 10 shots without switching targets now applies The Predator’s Mark which makes the target bleed for 50% of the damage already done by those bullets. The Damage over time to the target is increased by 15% for every 3000 Stamina and can critically hit the target. When at 9000 Stamina the damage over time bonus is increased by an additional 120%. The Predator's Mark ignores the Status Effect Immunity of NPCs. Path of the Nomad Set Bonus (6 pieces): 50% chance to have no cool-down for Path of the Nomad when playing solo. Take 60% less damage for 10 seconds after Path of the Nomad is triggered. Tactician’s Authority Set Bonus (6 pieces): Improved Tactician’s Authority stacks will no longer reset when using elevators. Stacks will now correctly be lost upon activation of Recovery Link. Reclaimer Set Bonus (4 pieces): Reclaimer support stations will now self-destruct when the set is unequipped. Gameplay Support Stations with the highest health per tick will now take priority when in range of several stations. Fixed an issue that would cause items to temporarily disappear from the inventory after having shared an item. Implemented a cooldown that reduces the auto-snap on aim after first use. Fixed an issue which would cause item mods to be unequipped when changing loadouts under certain conditions. Dark Zone Contamination Events effect should no longer display as active once the event has ended. Opera House Landmark will now spawn NPCs correctly. We took care of a couple of evil cars in DZ09 that kept trapping unsuspecting players. Last Stand Fixed an issue causing forward spawn points to be unavailable on certain maps. Global Events Descriptions have been added to the loading screens for Global Event. Smart bullets can now only be activated in the appropriate missions. Corrected the ‘Never Enough’ commendation UI to not list Stolen Signal as a requirement. Underground Underground bosses will no longer drop Vendor Exotic weapons. Audio Fixed missing audio in Last Stand, Skirmish & Camp Clinton for all non-English languages. Legendary Missions Mission reward panels have been updated to show the correct Gear Score. Players are no longer able to bypass objectives in Legendary Amherst’s Apartment. Vanity Items Overlapping arm patches have been fixed when combining ‘Roadie Jacket’ with ‘Ghost Recon Wildlands shirt’ or ‘Sniper shirt’. Other No, Kotaku, there are no strange doors fixed in this update. View the full article
  20. Agents, incoming State of the Game transmission: During the last State of the Game, Community Developers Petter Mårtensson and Yannick Banchereau revealed the Global Event Onslaught release date and showcased a few community creations. Petter and Yannick are back this week to talk about Update 1.8.2: New legendary missions, balancing and bug fixes. Missed today's Stream? You can check out the VoD on twitch. Welcome to Episode 100 of State of the Game! Firstly, we want to thank our community for being a part of the segment since launch. All of your love and support has made State of the Game the show it is today. We are now only a few days away from E3! Ready to find out more about The Division 2? Tune in to watch the Ubisoft Conference on Monday, June 11th – 1 PM PST / 4 PM EST – 10 PM CEST. Today we announced that Update 1.8.2 is launching on June 14th. The update will include various bug fixes, balancing changes and new content, including: New Legendary Missions: General Assembly Madison Field Hospital Shields Reactivation Caches Balancing changes to Classified Predator’s Mark & Nomad’s Resolve Reduction to the auto-snap on aim via a cooldown after the first use Phoenix Credit cap increase to 8,000 Reactivation caches will be given out to all players, containing a wide array of 256 GS items including a currency pack, high-end gear, three 4-piece gear sets as well as a variety of weapons and mods. Enabling returning players to jump straight back into World Tier 5 with their friends without having to catch up. A new Encrypted Cache Mark IV is releasing with 1.8.2, containing four new Collections and a final fifth Chase Collection set. We are removing the current stock of store items to replace them with non-collection items from Mark I, II, and III including Emotes. The Encrypted Caches will still be available for Cypher Keys as before. More in-depth information on the changes are available in the VoD. We have a couple community highlights to share with everyone today! @ElitessGaming shared a heartwarming postcard with us in preparation for E3. A big shout-out and thank you to them for being a part of our community! @Agent_Mab cosplayed an Agent bringing us champagne to celebrate our 100th Episode of State of the Game! Thank you very much, Mab! We are extremely excited to tell you more about The Division 2 at E3. We can’t wait to show you what we have in store! The 100th episode of State of the Game has been a real milestone for us and we wanted to thank everyone again making it possible. Onwards to many more! 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 View the full article
  21. Agents! We are happy to announce that Update 1.8.2 is launching across PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 next week, June 14th! Players can expect two new Legendary mission modes for Madison Field Hospital and General Assembly alongside the newest system to The Division—Shields. More information on the Shields system will be revealed soon! We are also introducing Reactivation Caches that will be granted to all players with the launch of 1.8.2. Designed with new players in mind, these caches welcome Agents back to The Division by preparing players for end-game activities. Available at the Rewards Claim Vendor for three weeks starting with the launch of 1.8.2, players will earn the following rewards: Full non-Classified (4-piece) sets of Striker, D3-FNC and FireCrest at 256 gear score Six pieces of High End Gear Five weapon attachments and mods Five weapons (one pistol, one SMG, one AR, one shotgun, and one MMR) Three Cypher Keys, 2000 Phoenix Credits and 500 D-Tech Lastly, Classified Gear balancing and bug fixes are going live with 1.8.2. Here is a short recap of the upcoming changes. The 1.8.2 Patch Notes will be available for a full list of changes. Classified Gear Predator’s Mark—Set Bonus (6 pieces) Hitting 10 shots without switching targets now applies The Predator’s Mark which makes the target bleed for 50% of the damage already done by those bullets. The Damage over time to the target is increased by 15% for every 3000 Stamina and can critically hit the target. When at 9000 Stamina the damage over time bonus is increased by an additional 120%. The Predator's Mark ignores the Status Effect Immunity of NPCs. Path of the Nomad—Set Bonus (6 pieces) 50% chance to have no cool-down for Path of the Nomad when playing solo. Take 60% less damage for 10 seconds after Path of the Nomad is triggered. Tactician’s Authority—Set Bonus (6 pieces) Improved Tactician’s Authority stacks will no longer reset when using elevators. Stacks will now correctly be lost upon activation of Recovery Link. Reclaimer—Set Bonus (6 pieces) Reclaimer support stations will now self-destruct when the set is unequipped. Gameplay Opera House Landmark will now spawn NPCs correctly. Support Stations with the highest health per tick will now take priority when in range of several stations. Fixed an issue that would cause items to temporarily disappear from the inventory after having shared an item. Dark Zone Contamination Event effect should no longer remain active once the event has ended. Reduction to the auto-snap on aim via a cooldown after the first use. Fixed an issue which would cause item mods to be unequipped when changing loadouts under certain conditions. Head over to the Official Forums to engage in the conversations and leave us some feedback. We will see everyone on the streets of New York! /The Division Dev Team View the full article
  22. Agents! We are happy to announce that Update 1.8.2 is launching across PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 next week, June 14th! Players can expect two new Legendary mission modes for Madison Field Hospital and General Assembly alongside the newest system to The Division—Shields. More information on the Shields system will be revealed soon! We are also introducing Reactivation Caches that will be granted to all players with the launch of 1.8.2. Designed with new players in mind, these caches welcome Agents back to The Division by preparing players for end-game activities. Available at the Rewards Claim Vendor for three weeks starting with the launch of 1.8.2, players will earn the following rewards: Full non-Classified (4-piece) sets of Striker, D3-FNC and FireCrest at 256 gear score Six pieces of High End Gear Five weapon attachments and mods Five weapons (one pistol, one SMG, one AR, one shotgun, and one MMR) Three Cypher Keys, 2000 Phoenix Credits and 500 D-Tech Lastly, Classified Gear balancing and bug fixes are going live with 1.8.2. Here is a short recap of the upcoming changes. The 1.8.2 Patch Notes will be available for a full list of changes. Classified Gear Predator’s Mark—Set Bonus (6 pieces) Hitting 10 shots without switching targets now applies The Predator’s Mark which makes the target bleed for 50% of the damage already done by those bullets. The Damage over time to the target is increased by 15% for every 3000 Stamina and can critically hit the target. When at 9000 Stamina the damage over time bonus is increased by an additional 120%. The Predator's Mark ignores the Status Effect Immunity of NPCs. Path of the Nomad—Set Bonus (6 pieces) 50% chance to have no cool-down for Path of the Nomad when playing solo. Take 60% less damage for 10 seconds after Path of the Nomad is triggered. Tactician’s Authority—Set Bonus (6 pieces) Improved Tactician’s Authority stacks will no longer reset when using elevators. Stacks will now correctly be lost upon activation of Recovery Link. Reclaimer—Set Bonus (6 pieces) Reclaimer support stations will now self-destruct when the set is unequipped. Gameplay Opera House Landmark will now spawn NPCs correctly. Support Stations with the highest health per tick will now take priority when in range of several stations. Fixed an issue that would cause items to temporarily disappear from the inventory after having shared an item. Dark Zone Contamination Event effect should no longer remain active once the event has ended. Reduction to the auto-snap on aim via a cooldown after the first use. Fixed an issue which would cause item mods to be unequipped when changing loadouts under certain conditions. Head over to the Official Forums to engage in the conversations and leave us some feedback. We will see everyone on the streets of New York! /The Division Dev Team View the full article
  23. Greetings Agents, E3 is less than two weeks away, and what a time it is to be part of this lovely community! You guys kicked off 2018 Agent Highlights with incredible creations, and that kept going as we progressed into this year. We had a busy period with the latest Global Events, Blackout and Onslaught, but that didn’t stop you from taking the time to share your talents with us and with the community. And of course, we hope you managed to get the weapons and gear sets you were looking for. As always we have received so many fantastic creations, from both veteran and newly activated Agents. There so much variety and creativity here, you guys keep raising the bar month after month. So why don’t we get right into this month’s Agent highlights! You probably know how it works by now: all featured Agents will receive an in-game gift of 1000 Phoenix Credits. Cosplays for The Division have been there from the very beginning and they have evolved to a whole new level of perfection! We would like to welcome one of our newest members, Agent CMDR_Patrin, who announced his activation with this incredible cosplay. “A new Agent has joined your team”. Welcome aboard Agent. Next we have got the talented Agent Mab, who plans her every mission carefully before heading out to the field. We admire your dedication Agent. We got a close up shot to Mab’s notes, if you want to know in details how she’s planning out her mission to gather Intel for her fellow Agents. Good luck Agent, we’ll keep an eye out for you from our side. It wouldn’t be right not to have Area_The_Fox featured in our cosplay section. We all know how talented these Agents are. We have tried to find the one that we like the most, but it wasn’t an easy task for us. However, we leave you with the one below. We can confirm that a few people in The Division team have saved this as the wallpaper on their computers. Brilliant photo, the colours bring so much life to it. We love it! You can always check more of their awesome work on their Twitter account here. We received some nice shots from our Agents at Kiev Comic Con. Agent Eugen Goutnick provided us with some coverage of their mission. Good job Agents, we thank you, our guys thank you, and the people of New York thank you! We talked a lot about how you have raised the bar when it comes to your creativity and love for The Division. Accordingly, we have something special to share with you. We spotted these unbelievable shots by KSK_Johan. Is that actually Warren Gate? Last but not least, we got the rising super star Agents Goose and Kenga. At this point we actually think you two just came straight out of the game itself! Lock and Load Agents! Moving on to your artistic creations from the month of May, we start with this high quality interpretation of a confrontation between The Division Agents and the LMB. This piece of art is the work of Xiaojun He. We really love your personal take and choices here, and the attention to detail is mind blowing. Nice work Agent! We couldn’t get enough of the work of Xiaojun He, and thus, we leave you with two more great pieces. We hope you like them as much as we do. The next piece highlights the two sides of being an Agent. Our regular contributor to Agent Highlights, Cheshire Cat, shared this one with us. “Two sides, one origin” That is very true Cheshire Cat, two sides, one origin, but that choice is what defines us as The Division Agents. Up next is a cross community piece. Created by Klexomat, this art work features Agent Mab in The Division. It seems that you are loving the Hunters more and more these days Agents. We have another Hunter fan art for you this month. It might not be as cute as our baby Hunter from last month’s Agent Highlights, but it is definitely worth being featured here. We would like to see more Agent Helary Mael! We have got many submissions from our multitalented Agents. We will do our best to try and feature most of them. We start with this unique tweet by Goose! Well said Agent, but you should know that we love you unconditionally! The Dark Zone is a chaotic and dangerous place. We all can agree to that. Spotting another Agent instantly triggers your survival instincts and you put your defences up. Monitoring every move they make, trying to stay out of their line of sight. But what if they are friendly? Yes, that is also a possibility, as we can see below. Mr.Carrana took the time to share this moving moment straight from the Dark Zone. We talked a lot about cosplays, but the next one is a very cool collage by 2ndlawphoto. Showing a wrap up of London MCM 2017, in preparation for the upcoming one this year. This is just something we wanted to add, as moments like these bring back memories to all of us. We all can related to similar experiences in The Division. We thought we already made the tough decisions, but it seems we are at it again. However, we have decided to pick two team favourites for this month, as we clearly couldn’t agree on one! This first one is by Area_The_Fox. You Agents managed to capture many aspects of the game in this incredible piece of work, we just keep watching it over and over again. And thank you for dedicating this clip for the Jubilee State of the Game! Secondly we have Agent Max. Agent Max has been a steady contributor to the community, and we very much like his methods of bringing new creations into the world of The Division. His latest being the sequel to his Scenes of the Collapse video. Agents, we leave you with this one. And there we have it: May’s Agent Highlights. Don’t forget to tweet your creations with the hashtag #AgentHighlights for a chance to be featured in next month’s article. ATTENTION: Agents, please follow @TheDivisionGame on Twitter so we can get in touch with you for the rewards. Thank you from all of us! Until next time, The Division Community Team View the full article
  24. The newest Global Event - Onslaught - launches with new modifiers, vanity masks, and another chance at Classified gear-sets! Start: May 21, 08:00 AM UTC End: May 28, 08:00 AM UTC The following modifiers are live during Onslaught: Onslaught—Always active. Deal Burn, Bleed, and Gas effects to enemies in addition to normal damage. Reload to change the effect. Savage Onslaught—Onslaught behavior, plus enemies are vulnerable to one effect type and resistant to others. Agents take increased damage from resistant enemies. Brutal Onslaught—Savage Onslaught behavior, plus when two or more group members kill a vulnerable enemy within two seconds, each member can reload to gain a damage bonus for a single clip. Agents now have an opportunity to earn the following Classified gear-sets: Classified FireCrest Classified LoneStar Classified Predator's Mark Classified Reclaimer No Global Event would be complete without vanity items. The Ember, Smiler, and Oni facemasks make their way into The Division and can be earned by completing Onslaught-specific Commendations. In addition, three new weapon skins will be rewarded based on player performance on the tiered-Global Event Leaderboards. We hope to see everyone in-game! /The Division Dev Team View the full article
  25. Agents, We have discovered progress tracking issues with the Onslaught commendations listed below. We are currently working on a fix that is to be deployed early next week, requiring a scheduled maintenance and server downtime. The issues prevent the completion of the following commendations: It's a Gas Bloody Hell Too Hot To Handle Clips Of Fire Torture In The Chamber Full House (Reward: Oni Mask) Due to these issues and the scheduled server downtime, Onslaught will be extended by three days. Global Event: Onslaught will now run from Monday, May 21st until Thursday, May 31st. Thanks for your patience and understanding, / The Division Community Team View the full article