The Division will roll out shields system, new legendary mission modes in next week’s update

You’re probably mentally gearing up to hear more about The Division 2 at E3 this year, but Ubisoft has reiterated its resolve to continue supporting the original The Division with this week’s announcement that update 1.8.2 will launch on all three core platforms next week on June 14th.

“Players can expect two new Legendary mission modes for Madison Field Hospital and General Assembly alongside the newest system to The Division—Shields,” says the company. “More information on the Shields system will be revealed soon! We are also introducing Reactivation Caches that will be granted to all players with the launch of 1.8.2. Designed with new players in mind, these caches welcome Agents back to The Division by preparing players for end-game activities.”

The patch is also expected to roll out balance tweaks for classified gear and a bunch of bug fixes. Ubisoft’s E3 presentation is slated for Monday afternoon, so stay tuned!

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possum440 .

Gamers will never learn……

Makes me wonder what kind of people will actually buy the Division2 on purpose. Likely they are the ones that buy every new emoji app that comes out simply because it is there.

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Danny Smith

From what the devs have said on social media it sounds like this is the last big update for The Division but taking part will ensure ‘something’ carries over to The Division 2.

Personally all i want is them to learn from the Destiny 2’s “chasing teens that fall for the funpay minibuys AND chasing the esports streamer meme” design shift debacle.

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K38FishTacos

Already uninstalled The Division since I feel like everything I do from now till the Div2 launch is going to be wiped. Looking forward to the Div2, but like others have said, I’m waiting to make sure it’s not a Destiny 2 before I buy into it. And I don’t want all the damn seasons pass BS up front either.

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Nordavind

My three main gripes with this game:
1) Oh you’re here to save the city! Here have gun… for a price.
2) Mini-dungeons/missions in different locations with exact same layout
3) PvP zone

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K38FishTacos

As for number 3, I didn’t enjoy the Gank Zone either. It seems like it was always 3 or 4 guys named xxshootyourfacexx or some too cool for school name like 357xtz like that jumping you when you are fighting mobs and taking your stuff. Not fun for solo-casuals like me. The rest of the game could be enjoyed solo, but hate the Dark Zone. I did enjoy the pve there, though.

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Greaterdivinity

Oh nice, I forgot they were doing another patch for the game. Will have to jump back in to check it out, curious about this “shield” system and it’s more free stuff so why not!

Really, really hoping that they’re actually integrating all the learnings from this game into the sequel. Because if they do it stands to be a pretty fantastic looter-shooter right out of the gate, based on how Division has been over the past year or two.

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Riccardo Tavano

True…i hope that they do not pull a Destiny 2 trick xD
And still i hope that this time they will rely more on story to put stuff…shoot and loot stuff is cool, but i would like to have a meaning behind the looting. Not just progressing to be able to play the next content.

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Xijit

Ubisoft has been really good with including a solid narrative with their Tim Clancy titles.

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John Kiser

Tom*

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Geoffrey Smith

Agreed. The game actually ended up in a really good place after about a year out. It was a really fun game to play then. And if the sequel takes those lessons and expands on them. Great!

Agreed with you too, Riccardo. I hope they focus not only on their story (which I am sure they will) but that they also have expansions based around it, not just adding new modes. I think that was an issue as well. Even though some of the modes were a LOT of fun (specifically Survivor).