The Division Gets Full List Of Changes For Open Beta

New mission and new faction coming with the changes.

Posted By | On 11th, Feb. 2016 Under News


Tom Clancy's The Division

Ubisoft has officially unveiled all of the changes that are going to be coming to The Division’s open beta later this month. The company held a closed beta late last month and appears to be putting the data it mined from that run to good use. The list of changes was revealed thanks to a patch applied on the PS4 version. We already knew a new faction was coming and had heard about a new mission, but the changelog also details a number of server optimizations, localization fixes and improvements, and quite a few stability fixes.

The nice thing about the way Ubisoft is carrying out these betas is that those who participated in the closed beta, won’t have to download a whole new client in order to play the open beta. This is how the details about the changes were able to be found nearly 10 days before the new testing round gets underway. The open beta phase, on the Xbox One, PS4 and PC for The Division kicks off on February 19. Check out the changelog below:

New Mission Available to play, Subway Morgue:

  • Encounter a new faction: The Cleaners
  • Explore a Mass Grave while trying to restore power to the city.
  • Rescue the missing Engineer, Paul Rhodes

Unlock an additional Wing in the Base of Operations:

  • The first upgrade to the Twch Wing is now available
  • A new skill can now be unlocked: The deployable turret

Numerous Dark Zone updates and improvements

  • New High End weapons available in the Dark Zone
  • Refresh rate on Dark Zone chests has been greatly reduced
  • Non-player enemies in the Dark Zone have been significantly increased in number
  • Non-player enemies in the Dark Zone have been buffed slightly
  • The Manhunt Timer now pauses instead of refreshing while in combat as a level 5 Rogue
  • The Reward for surviving as a Rogue Agent has been increased to 1.5x the kill bounty
  • The Health Bar for Agents in the Dark Zone now only turns red when they actually become Rogue
  • A new warning icon has been added to indicate an Agent who has shot another player but has not done enough damage to go Rogue
  • Dark Zone experience leveling curve has been adjusted slightly
  • Disabled the option to transfer Dark Zone brackets as a Rogue (This prevents players using Bracket Transfer as a means to escape after becoming Rogue)
  • Removed some ropes that allowed players to reach areas that gave them an unfair advantage

Other changes

  • New Ubisoft Club Action available for participating in the Open Beta unlocking an exclusive reward in-game
  • New and improved Tutorial Video
  • Tutorial video is now available to view from t he Character Select Screen
  • Fixed two bugs that allowed players to become invisible to other players
  • Fixed an exploit with Ballistic Shield Skill that allowed players to become invincible
  • Cheat Detection and Prevention additions and updates
  • Fixed mismatch of stats that occured occasionally between Vendor Inventory and Player Inventory when item purchased
  • Adjusted player movement speed while running with a grenade in hand
  • Fixed a bug that sometimes caused other player’s name and health bar to not be visible in the Dark Zone
  • Fixed some Weapon Mods that resulted in incorrect stat values when equipped
  • Fixed some weapons that didn’t appear as Contaminated when obtained in the Dark Zone
  • Fixed a bug with the Reward Claims Vendor that caused stacks of consumables to be decreased under specific circumstances
  • Fixed a bug with stats display not updating when browing Vendor Inventories
  • Fixed a bug that caused contiuous vibration under very specific conditions
  • Fixed a very rare bug that prevented players from being able to fire or switch their weapons
  • Added mission Dialogue lines in Missing Persons: Heather Lau Side Mission
  • Several environment fixes to prevent falling through world issues in specific places
  • Multiple stability fixes (23 unique crashes fixed)
  • Server optimizations and improvements (players will receive less connection errors now)
  • Multiple localization fixes and improvements
  • Additional polish & bug fixes too numerous to mention

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