It’s not quite launch for The Division 2 (that’s tomorrow), but the game has dropped in a nice solid patch to fix lingering issues ahead of the full launch. The biggest fix is for the Castle bug, which was allowing some players to reach the Castle earlier than intended and thus get stuck and unable to progress. The patch also removes a weapon that was not meant to be fully released, fixes exotic weapon sounds with silencers, fixes a loot exploit, and improves NPC reactions to thrown grenades.
Of course, patch or no, players will need to have the game loaded up on their machines and ready to go, and the game’s developers are here to offer a guide to when you can preload the game that may or may not resemble the vast network of conspiracies surrounding Pepe Silvia. But it does contain useful information along the way, so that’s good. And some folks are already in the headstart, so they may presumably ignore any further Anthem-style hoops to jump through.