It’s hard not to understate how bad the situation is in The Division right now. Over the last few weeks, stories and reports have been surfacing about the many issues plaguing the game, from exploits to glitches to yet more exploits.
An article from UK’s The Guardian paints a picture of how this successful title is “heading for catastrophe.” Exploits used to gain loot in PvE, the writer notes, can be turned around to use in the heated PvP Dark Zone for an unfair advantage. While Ubisoft is attempting to address some of these situations, at least, the article points out that the forum and subreddit is flooded with evidence of hacks and rampant cheats.
“The Division has a cheating problem,” the article states. “Not just one, either, but a critical mass of glitches, exploits, and hacks that — in the eyes of the playerbase at least — threaten the game’s immediate and long-term future on the PC. Players stack items for unintended bonuses, farm missions in seconds, and — worst of all — using third-party hacks to cheat in player vs player (PvP) competition.”
The news source did elicit an official response out of Ubisoft, which wrote:
With Update 1.1 now behind us, and Update 1.2 in the works, we also want to briefly mention our ongoing work related to bug exploits.
We are currently adjusting our processes and policies in order to better track and deter exploiters, in line with industry standards and out of fairness and respect for the larger The Division community. Expect more details on this in the next days.