The Division’s Patch 1.8 is coming this week with free game modes and map expansion

The Division’s long post-apocalyptic winter isn’t over, not by a long shot. This week, Update 1.8 arrives to bring a whole bunch of free goodies to the game’s community.

The crown jewel of the update is the addition of the West Side Piers, a new map zone that will host the Camp Clinton social hub and see enemy factions working together instead of separately.

Past the West Side Piers, Update 1.8 has quite a lot else for players to do. There’s the new PvE Resistence mode, skirmishes for small-scale PvP encounters, a revamped underground region, a new way to upgrade gear, and additional exotic weapons.

Ubisoft is hoping to address some of the Dark Zone balance issues with the introduction of Rogue 2.0: “Going Rogue will be a voluntary action and will prevent accidental Rogue. If a member of a squad goes Rogue, all players in the squad have the choice to accept or decline. Manhunts will now have an objective for all players in the DZ to see. This change aims to create more action during Manhunts and make rewards more fulfilling. Both Rogues and non-Rogues on each side on the Manhunt will have the opportunity to receive rewards.”

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Greaterdivinity

I’m about as excited for this as I am for the Destiny DLC. In that I’m pretty hype for both. Played a bit again recently and still quite enjoy the game, just need more content or a functional LFG system for Underground, which this patch is supposedly delivering, and I’ll be happy as a clam.

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Dug From The Earth

Im actually more excited for this, simply because Division actually has tools and elements in the game that support group play and communication, unlike Destiny 2, which basically requires you to go to the local DMV, fill out a form, then wait for some random person to contact you via snail-mail later with instructions on how to get their contact info into your phone, so you can finally skype with them.

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Greaterdivinity

The fact that the Destiny patch has zero mentions of chat improvements on PC thus far is pretty soul-crushing. I hate needing to use Discord to talk to my clan (when I remember to open it up) or typing in fireteam chat only to crickets, because nobody has that shit turned on/notices the messages.

Destiny is so frustrating. The gameplay is deeply satisfying to me and I constantly feel the urge to continue playing, but everything beyond that when it comes to the systems makes me want to travel to Bungie’s offices with copies of MMO’s from the late 90’s/early 2000’s and tell them to play them for a little bit to get an idea of how MMO systems should function. It’s like they learned nothing from their mistakes in Destiny 1, and outside of a pretty great PC port in terms of performance did little to nothing to adapt the game for a far more MMO-savvy audience. Super frustrating -______-

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Scratches

It’s like they learned nothing from their mistakes in Destiny 1

But they probably feel they didn’t even make any mistakes with Destiny 1, because they released it on console, and everything is perfect on console (see: The Division 1.0)….

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Dug From The Earth

couldnt have said it any better myself…

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Dug From The Earth

The major thing missing in this game for me, is the aspect of an open and shared multiplayer world.

If you arent grouped, you run around a huge city… alone. If i wanted that, id play skyrim or fallout, games that are 5x more interesting to explore and adventure in solo.

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Sashaa

This is why I haven’t touched this game in months…

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Mark Mealman

This game could’ve done a lot better. After playing Destiny 2, I appreciate The Division a lot more. Better grouping, better skills, more interesting PvP mode(with all its flaws), and so on. I feel like The Division just didn’t realize its potential. Too much time spent in year one learning to balance and fix the core game and DLC releases that were meh.

I’m sure they’re well on their way to The Division 2, but I don’t feel like there’s any reason for a 2.0 reboot. Game engine will be the same, story was never the strong point, any problem with the core mechanics still in the first game could be fixed. These free updates, while nice, don’t generate much buzz or long term interest. I feel like this game could be revived with one large paid for Reaper of Souls type expansion.

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Dug From The Earth

Im tired of sequels just being “What we should have done right in the first one” type of games.

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Sorenthaz

Well good news, Star Wars Battlefront 2 isn’t even that. :D

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ihatevnecks

Hell, neither is Destiny 2. It’s like a mix of the same problems they had with Vanilla D1, mixed with a bunch of new stupid shit, with a dash of mistakes made from fixing problems that weren’t problems, or at least fixing them the wrong way.

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Dug From The Earth

Battlefront 2 is like that random thing you trip over in the dark at night.

It hurts like hell, and you have no idea what it was. All you can do is utter some profanity and hope it doesnt happen again.