The Division PTS 2 Will Feature Last Stand, Exotic Nerfs and More
Currently doesn’t have a start date though.
Ubisoft Massive is currently conducting a Public Test Server for update 1.6 of Tom Clancy’s The Division. The update will re-introduce Named Weapons and Gear as Exotic items, Legendary difficulty for missions and much more.
For now, Massive is concerned with balancing everything out and the first week of the PTS has seen its fair share of issues. The developer outlined some of the changes that would be coming in PTS 2 and this includes Last Stand, the 8v8 PvP mode coming in the next paid DLC, being available to play. Gear will be normalized in this mode in the name of competitiveness but the developer will also try the mode without normalization to see how things shape out.
It also confirmed that weapons like Hildr and Eir (formerly the Valkyria) would be nerfed while Hungry Hog would have its signature perk re-balanced to make it work properly.
The SEEKR set will also be adjusted to allow 200 percent headshot damage when landing two consecutive body shots for its four piece bonus. If that weren’t enough, weapons like the Urban MDR and Showstopper would be receiving damage buffs.
The PTS 2 currently doesn’t have a start date but it shouldn’t be long now so stay tuned.