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  1. Agents, Starting October 19th, 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: October 19th, 08:00 UTC Ends at: October 22nd, 08:00 UTC Enjoy and see you in New York! / The Division Team View the full article
  2. The latest addition to the Shields feature in The Division is Rebel, available now! Rebel directs Agents to Resistance, the newest PVE mode in The Division. Players fight against waves of allied-enemy factions while collecting SHD-Tech to build fortifications, unlock doors, and open caches. The goal is to withstand the incoming attacks, and reaching wave 15 unlocks the Shield. To get started, head over to any of the three Resistance arenas in West Side Piers—Powerhouse, Pier 93, or Carrier. Push forward, Agents! MORE ON SHIELDS 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! Rebel - Get to wave 15 in Resistance Talon - Attain a Commendation score of 3,000 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 /The Division Dev Team View the full article
  3. This weekend there will be an in-game event where Agents will receive twice the normal amount of rewards for Dark Zone Supply Drops, followed by Supply Drops every 30 minutes. Twice the normal reward for Dark Zone Supply Drops for the first 24 hours. Supply Drops every 30 minutes. As a reminder, Agents in the Dark Zone receive periodic alerts announcing Supply Drops touching down in the Dark Zone. Guarded by Elite enemies and a Named NPC, players have a limited time to claim drop rewards. Starts: October 5th, 08:00 AM UTC Ends: October 8th, 08:00 AM UTC Enjoy and see you in New York! / The Division Team View the full article
  4. Greetings Agents, We are back with a new Agent Highlights! September was full of lovely creations, and as always, it has been a delight going through what the community has created for this month. So let us head straight to it! You probably know how it works by now: all featured Agents will receive an in-game gift of 1000 Phoenix Credits. For the second time in a row we will start with our cosplay section. We have amazing shots that we can't wait to share with you. Straight from EGX, we have our Agents, Dayle Henley, LondonGamer94 and ImaginaryCos, who dominated the show! This beautiful shot was taken by the talented 2ndlawphotography, check out more of his amazing work here. Next, we have a front row seat to an inevitable confrontation! Frostie and Skumy6661 are facing each other, Agent to Hunter. We can feel the tension! Who do you think won this, Agents? We all like a challenge. Especially when the stakes are high. However, it seems our two heroes, Goose and Kenga, had some hard times with their latest challenge. We have been monitoring this one since it was merely a sketch. Agent 3.x cosplay by Keelan is finally here, and we get a sneak preview! Last but not least, we have Nickolas Phoenix with his new loadout, "Capitol Defender" set. Nicely put together Agent. Agent Mab is known for her unique The Division inspired scenarios, you might remember the Rogue Beer post from last year. Now, she is back with another one! Next up we have an absolutely mesmerising piece of work. We can't stop admiring it. We love the cosplay, the editing and everything about it. This collaboration between Area The Fox (cosplay) and Akunohako (photographer) has led to the creation of something beautiful. We can't wait to see more similar collaborations between our community members. We have another item to share with you in our Fan Creation section. This was created by EveyOnline, and we advise you to view it here. Finally, we have an update on the #MissingAgents project by Mab, 6Golf3Bravo and Max. We are still looking forward to see what will be coming next! We will kick off this section with a beautifully executed art piece by Athr94. This one caught our eyes instantly, not only by the amount of details, but because it's in fact drawn on black paper! We love it, and can't wait to see more from you! Next we have our superstars, Area The Fox, who are featured in this amazing piece of art. The art itself is the work of MarianaSmano, and inspired by Area The Fox. We always love seeing this type of art, and great job on getting all those details in black and white. For our last Fan Art piece, we have got a cool GIF created by Purplewurkz. We love how the animation progression brings the Agent to life! For this month's Team Favourite, we went with something different. It did not take us long to realise how much in love we are with this one. We present to you the newest and toughest Division Agent to exist so far! SHD Rabbid! "Bwaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!" We would like to thank Agent Mab for this lovely creation! And that concludes our Agent Highlights for this month. Remember 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
  5. Agents, incoming State of the Game transmission: During the last State of the Game, Community Developers Petter Mårtensson and Yannick Banchereau discussed the Talon Shield launch and provided a roadmap of Division activities for September. Petter and Yannick are back this week to talk about our in-game event schedule for October and the first of our development blogs for The Division 2, tackling the topic of weapons. If you missed the stream, you can check out the Twitch VoD. Our first entry in our “Intelligence Annex” developer blog series is being released today on our official website. In today’s blog we will be deep-diving into the weapons of The Division 2, tackling subjects such as the main weapons, side arms, exotics, grenades, mods and weapon talents. In addition, Fredrik Thylander - Lead 3C Designer on The Division 2 will be joining us in next week’s State of the Game stream to talk about the philosophy behind the weapons and changes made in the sequel. If you want to learn more about the work that has gone that aspect of the game, don’t miss it! Our developer blogs will be releasing on a regular basis leading up to the launch of The Division 2 and there are many more topics to come. Stay tuned! Finally, we also shared some of our footage from Stockholm Comic Con. If you want to see what the convention was like but missed the stream, you can find it in the Twitch VoD. As the month of October is almost upon us, we wanted to share a number of important dates coming up for The Division. October 5-6th: Dark Zone Weekend October 11th: Shield: Rebel Release (Get to wave 15 in Resistance.) October 19th: Double Field Proficiency Cache Event October 22nd: Global Event: Blackout We hope that you enjoy the activities planned throughout the month and we will continue to provide monthly roadmaps moving forward to keep you as informed as possible. 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. The fourth Global Event, Ambush, is returning to The Division! Start: September 24th, 08:00 AM UTC End: October 1st, 08:00 AM UTC The following modifiers will be live during Ambush Ambush—Always active. Agents deal increased damage while stationary. Covert Ambush—Ambush behavior, plus health diminishes while moving. Strategic Ambush—Covert Ambush behavior, plus health diminishes when close to allies. Agents will have an opportunity to earn the following Classified gear-sets: Classified AlphaBridge Classified FireCrest Classified Hunter’s Faith Classified Tactician’s Authority The event works the same way Ambush has in the past. The Bug, Haze, and Cage masks will be available alongside vanity rewards. Please note if you have already earned Ambush's weapon skins and vanity outfit, leaderboard caches will not yield new rewards. View the full article
  7. 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: September 21st, 08:00 AM UTC Ends at: September 24th, 08:00 AM UTC Enjoy and see you in New York! / The Division Team View the full article
  8. Agents! We hope you're ready for back-to-back Free Weekends on PC! The Division Free Weekend for PC owners is now also available from September 13 until September 16 via Uplay. FAQ: • The Free Weekend is not PC exclusive. There is also a Console Free Weekend active. • Progress made during the Free Weekend will carry over to the full game. • Free weekend users have access to the full base game during the event. • DLC content is not available to free weekend users. Tell your friends! Bolster the ranks of The Division in order to retake New York for good! /The Division Team View the full article
  9. Agents, Starting September 14th, 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: September 14th, 08:00 UTC Ends at: September 16th, 08:00 UTC Enjoy and see you in New York! / The Division Team View the full article
  10. Agents! This weekend, Tom Clancy's The Division will be available for FREE on Xbox One and PlayStation 4. • The event starts on Thursday, September 13th at 9 AM CEST. • The event ends on Sunday, September 16th at 7 PM CEST. FAQ: • The Free Weekend is console exclusive. • Progress made during the Free Weekend will carry over to the full game. • Free weekend users have access to the full base game during the event. • DLC content is not available to free weekend users. Tell your friends! Bolster the ranks of The Division in order to retake New York for good! /The Division Team View the full article
  11. Agents, incoming State of the Game transmission: During the last State of the Game, Community Developers Petter Mårtensson and Yannick Banchereau discussed the launch of Update 1.8.3 and provided Gamescom updates. This week, Petter and Yannick are back this week to discuss the Talon Shield launch and provide a roadmap of Division activities for September! We also have visits from Ubisoft Reflections' Senior Game Designer Tom Chambers and Lead Game Designer Mark Russell as well as Leamington's Senior Game Designer James Norris. If you missed the stream, you can check out the VOD. The seventh Shield launches today—Talon! Earn 3,000 Commendation score, and the Shield is yours. Talon unlocks retroactively, and so all Agents sitting on 3,000 Commendation score and above will find the Shield already completed. For everyone else, get Commendation hunting! With our previous roadmap winding down, we wanted to give the community more visibility on all activities happening in The Division from month to month. Everyone can expect dates for State of the Game livestreams, Shield launches, and special events in advance. Our new monthly calendar will also list all the conventions in which The Division 2 will have a presence. With all that being said, we have a September's calendar of activities to share with everyone today! There is a Fall Sale happening right now until Wednesday, September 19th. Get up to 50% off on select vanity items! There is also a sale happening on Uplay for The Division right now! Get up to 70% off The Division and the Season Pass until September 12th. Lastly, we wanted to shout-out some amazing cosplays we saw at Gamescom! @Area_The_Fox and @cosplay_scp048 represented all you Rogues out there in the Dark Zone. Thank you for sending us your flag! We are hosting a Free Weekend Event on PC starting today until Sunday, September 9th. Console Agents, do not worry! Next weekend we are hosting the same event on Xbox One and PlayStation 4. 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
  12. We hope everyone has been working toward completing those Shields! Today, we are excited to announce the seventh Shield, Talon, live now across all platforms! Talon requires Agents to reach at least 3,000 overall Commendation score. Good news: Talon is retroactive, and so any Agents already possessing at least 3,000 Commendation score will unlock the Shield! Commendations are unique challenges that reward players for participating in the many activities throughout The Division. Ranging from flawless Incursion completions to Rogue Agent eliminations in the Dark Zone, there are challenges for everyone. If you would like to view these challenges as well as track overall progress, visit the second tab of the Dossier titled "Commendations." Best of luck on those scores! MORE ON SHIELDS 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! Talon - Attain a Commendation score of 3,000 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 /The Division Dev Team View the full article
  13. Greetings Agents, It is a new month and a new Agent Highlights! We saw plenty of activity during the month of August, and we cannot wait to share the community created content with you. Shall we Agents? You probably know how it works by now: all featured Agents will receive an in-game gift of 1000 Phoenix Credits. Let's kick-off this Agent Highlights with our Cosplayers. As we had Gamescom taking place during August, our cosplayers sure had a strong presence! We begin with an Agent emote competition from Gamescom 2018, between Toffee Bit, Tweetsofjaz, Aspira_Cosplay, Cosplay_scp048 and Giannipicco. Who do you think nailed theirs? Click the image for the full video! Next we have the amazing Area The Fox and Cosplay_scp048, who have brought the Dark Zone to us at Gamescom! Of course our Oval Office photo booth at Gamescom was swarming with The Division Agents! Lowmex, Mab, Frostie, Damo and AgtMorganCreed, were kind enough to let us in on their secret meeting. Thank you Agents for securing the area. Moving away from events, we have the dabbing/sneezing Agent, SHD_Umbra. We hope this is just for the picture and that you don't actually have a cold! Last but not least, we got Beebsteen. We are aware that this is still a work in progress, but it caught our attention instantly! Your cosplay is shaping up nicely, we can't wait to see the final product. Last month we mentioned how it has been a while since we heard some The Division fan made music. Well this month we got more! Agent Max has been providing many tunes inspired by The Division. You might have heard some of his work already, and now he is back again with a new piece: "Glitch in Time". As you are enjoying Max's song, we would like to share with you something special. We don't see this very often, and we were amazed by the beauty of it! Luke Wilson, member of The Division Elites, is creating a full scene from The Division featuring his own Agent. We love it Luke! We are already imagining the final product in our heads, so take your time, but don't leave us hanging. We have always been big fans of the integration of in-game elements into cosplay work. Wolf Of Cherno has done exactly that! You seem to be running low on ammo, Agent! Locate a nearby ammunition box for resupply! To end this section we picked up another The Division inspired song by Jerseys Ghost. This might have flown under our radar, but we wanted to share it with you all in this month's Agent Highlights! Let us start with this lovely art piece by Ambient Flush. D.C. awaits Agents! The two side struggle have always been and will always be a price to pay for all Agents. This illustration by DarkZoneThings sums it all up. Which side are you on? Next we have an amazing illustration by Myri. The combination of NY winter weather with the US Capitol building in the background is just sublime! Lastly we have our Hunter master, Helary Mael who has been creating these epic Hunter pieces for a while now, and we have always been captivated by them. Since the beginning, we have had a soft spot for The Division cosplays. Thus, we want to give you a peak on how our cosplayers prepare their kits. Yusa Mabushi was kind enough to share his various The Division cosplay kits. You can clearly notice the dedication and effort put in every single item, not to mention the attention to details. These kits are just mesmerizing! And with that we have our Agent Highlights for this month. Remember 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
  14. Agents! This weekend, Tom Clancy's The Division will be available for FREE on PC. • Pre-load will be available on Uplay PC starting Wednesday, September 5th at 7 PM CEST. • The event starts on Thursday, September 6th at 7 PM CEST. • The event ends on Sunday, September 9th at 10 PM CEST. FAQ: • The Free Weekend is PC exclusive. • Progress made during the Free Weekend will carry over to the full game. • Free weekend users have access to the full base game during the event. • DLC content is not available to free weekend users. Tell your friends! Bolster the ranks of The Division in order to retake New York for good! /The Division Team View the full article
  15. The third Global Event, Strike, is returning to The Division! Start: Monday, August 27th End: Sunday, September 2nd The following modifiers will be live during Strike: 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. Agents will have another opportunity to earn the following Classified sets: Classified Path of the Nomad Classified D3-FNC Classified Predator's Mark Classified Banshee's Shadow The event works the same way Strike has in the past. The Classic, Rider, and Jungle masks will be available alongside vanity rewards. Please note if you've already earned Strike's weapon skins and vanit 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
  16. Agents! We are happy to announce the Survival Free DLC Week is extended to 09:30 AM CEST / 03:30 AM EDT / 12:30 AM PDT on Monday, August 27th! Players can play Expansion II: Survival for free during this period. The Phoenix Shield will still be available to complete after the Free Week period ends. 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 /The Division Dev Team View the full article
  17. Agents, incoming State of the Game transmission: During the last State of the Game, Community Developer Petter Mårtensson was joined by Creative Director Terry Spier at Red Storm Entertainment to announce the 1.8.3 Striker changes and balancing tweaks. This week, Community Developer Yannick Banchereau joins Petter to announce Update 1.8.3 going live and provide Gamescom updates. We had a maintenance this morning that pushed Update 1.8.3 live across all platforms! The patch includes changes to Classified Striker's Battlegear, Showstopper fixes, and fixes to the "running in place" bug. For more details, check out the Patch Notes. We ran into a few technical issues with the Survival Free Week, and so we are extending the event to Monday, August 27th at 9:30 CEST! If you are attending Gamescom, the demo is available to play until Saturday, August 25th! We want to see your pictures at the event, so be sure to email them to ‘stateofthegame@massive.se' or share them using the hashtag #TheDivision2 on Twitter. For more information on The Division 2 pre-orders and editions announced with Gamescom, check out the VOD. Global Event Strike is coming next week, beginning on Monday, August 27th. The event will last one week, ending on September 3rd. As a reminder, the following Classified gear sets will be available in Strike Caches: Path of the Nomad D3-FNC Predator's Mark Banshee's Shadow 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
  18. Agents! Update 1.8.3 is live now across PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4! Experience the new Classified Striker's Battlegear balancing changes, Showstopper fixes, and gameplay tweaks. A full list of features is available below. Game Changes Classified Gear 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. Full text in-game: 4 piece bonus: Every consecutive hit deals 1% more damage. Stacks up to 100%. Missing shots drops bonus by 2%. Bonus is reduced by 1% every second. It is not possible to gain stacks and bonus damage is not applied while under the effects of EMP. Bonus is lost when exiting combat. 6 piece bonus: Every hit adds 2 stacks of a self-healing bonus; each stack is worth 0.01% of max health per second. Stacks up to 100 hits. This bonus is increased by 0.05% per stack for every 3000 Stamina. Missing shots drops the bonus by 1 stack and the bonus is reduced by 2 stacks every second. It is not possible to gain stacks and the self-healing bonus is not applied while under the effects of EMP. Bonus is lost when exiting combat. While in the Dark Zone, Last Stand, or Skirmish, each hit only adds 1 stack instead of 2 and the healing rate is reduced. Every hit increases the bonus damage from Striker's Battlegear by an additional 1%. Missing shots drops the bonus damage from Striker's Battlegear by 1% and the bonus is reduced by 2% every second. While in the Dark Zone, Last Stand, or Skirmish, the additional 1% bonus damage is not applied. Skills 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. Weapons 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. Gameplay Fixed an issue that caused players to appear running in place when using a skill under certain circumstances. The expansion stash is now available for all players, regardless of DLC ownership. Commendations Rainbow 6 commendation requirements now read "Equip 6 different quality pieces of gear (grey/exotic, green, blue, purple, orange and gear set)" Thank you and we will see everyone in Manhattan! /The Division Dev Team View the full article
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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