Whether deserving it or not, The Division has now become notorious for its many bugs and glitches. Going forward, that’s something developer Ubisoft Massive is doing everything they can to change.
Speaking in a recent State of the Game livestream, Yannick Banchereau, a community developer on the game, admits there were mistakes. Referring to Patch 1.1, Incursions, he says, “There was testing… but obviously the process was not good enough because there are some bugs that made it through that shouldn’t have.”
When it comes to the next update however, “The processes have been updated and we want to make sure 1.2 is really tested correctly and there are no obvious things that are making it through, so that’s the reason why, so far, we’re not giving any dates [on its release].”
Since 1.1 went live, problems have included everything from daily missions not updating or flat out disappearing, numerous exploits popping up in the new incursion endgame activity, and even entire characters being deleted.
Reassuring gamers even more about Update 1.2, Hamish Bode, another community developer, explains, “It’s currently in the testing phase, and obviously we know that testing for this patch especially is really, really important. We don’t want to repeat the mistakes of the past, we want 1.2 to be rock-solid, so that’s the focus right now.”
The new update is set to not only add the next incursion, titled Broken Circle, but will also add a new Dark Zone Bracket for top-tiered players, featuring even better loot drops. As an apology for the continuing problems with the game, Massive recently gave free endgame currency out to players.
Will Massive’s more careful approach to update 1.2 convince you to give The Division another try? Or have you long since moved on? Let us know in the comments.