The Division 2 players datamine Dark Hours information as box sales get off to a slow start

    
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Fans of The Division 2 have started to explore the game in the playing-for-keeps world of launch over the weekend, and the game’s subreddit is alight with notices of things like skill reset bugs and debates over game difficulty. None of that changes the fact that the players are already looking forward to what comes next, starting with dataminers uncovering information about the Dark Hours raid that’s slated for later addition. It’s still only rough ideas of what will be found in the final raid, but that’s what you get with datamining.

Meanwhile, full sales data on the title won’t be available for some time, but the early physical results in the UK state that the title only sold about 20% of the physical copies that the original The Division sold. This doesn’t take into account digital copies, and as the game is an online service it is entirely plausible that many of the sales migrated to the digital field. It’s not a great look for the early sales data, but then, it’s also just the beginning.

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Wiseman0

This isn’t bad news at all. I know plenty of people that bought the physical last time(including myself), that went digital this time around.

As a matter of fact, I’ll never buy another physical copy again. More people are swaying from physical copies every year. I do hope that the majority of people actually knew what they were purchasing this time around. It keeps the toxic articles and forums at bay.

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Rolan Storm

Well, like everyone said – not really something that can tell. Few people buy boxes these days, most went full online years ago.

On the other hand I did not buy, nVidia stuttering problem was the one I encountered.

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Daniel Solorzano

So I will prepare myself for the hundred videos that talk about how The Division 2 is failing and is going to die like they did for Anthem. The fact is that people are going Digital for these multiplayer games at least. I for one bought it digitally.

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BDJoshGaming

There really isn’t much negative that can be said about The Div 2 other than “bullet sponges”, but honestly , thats always going to be a problem with these games. You can’t make every mob die to one headshot.

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John Kiser

Box sales are likely to continue to dwindle in all honesty. While they aren’t completely “out of the picture” as more people switch to digital they will continue to dwindle.

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Mewmew

I have to say that this game has had a pretty decent start comparatively. The Division 1 had a really rough start, and a lot of other shooter games released lately have as well. Sure, there are some bugs here and there but they aren’t many and overall I’m hearing lots of praise for the game and seeing a pretty decent product.

As for the box sales, almost everybody buys this game digitally. The boxes only come with a digital code for download, who wants to travel to the store for that when you can get a better deal at home? Of course the box sales are low. In fact in many cases getting the boxed version prevented you from pre-loading it early because you had to wait to get your code.

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Mewmew

Honestly this is a better debate over the difficulty, it has over twice the upvotes as the one you linked at 6.5k vs 2.9k. Maybe you just searched for the top posts in the past 24 hours or something, and this one started earlier than 24 hours ago :D

Please for the love of god do not nerf how difficult the game is. from thedivision

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Armsbend

I’m in this guys camp 100%. I find the game surprisingly and necessarily challenging.

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Anstalt

I agree!

This is the first looter-shooter I’ve sunk time into (I don’t like shooters, or looter-shooter design philosophy, but got the game free with a cpu) and I’m actually enjoying myself.

I’ve not gotten very far but already enjoying the variety of difficulty. Most of the time it’s fairly cake-walk but every now and again I’ll mis-judge a situation, or try to camp for too long, and then I’ll be dead! Too often have I taken my eye off the ball, only to be outflanked by someone and have them unload a clip in my butt.

I’m not yet enjoying the looting or crafting, I’m maybe 6 hours into the game and nothing feels good. The drops are mostly shit (double-barrelled shotguns and marksmen rifles for the most part) and I can’t seem to craft or buy anything better. I mean, I don’t even had iron-sights on any gun yet! I’m assuming this will get better as the game goes on.

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McGuffn

I was led to believe that once we got rid of the government everything would be easier. Nerf it to the ground! With poison shrapnel nerf darts because child safety standards aren’t a thing anymore.

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Godnaz

My Guildwars 2 and FFXIV friends tell me they are unable to field teams for WvW, Frontline or Rival.

Most are playing The Division 2. Kinda crazy. Look forward to Massively giving an update on the sales numbers next week.

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April-Rain

skills are not working and are bugged, when you deploy a turret or drone it disappears and the skill goes into cool down, with harder opposition it makes life tough when solo and game breaking in a way.

Turret is a good way to protect your flank which enemies will try and flank you all the time but with no skills it stops the game from being challenging but extremely difficult and frustrating.

Almost 3 days so far this bug been there with only a “its getting worked on” from UBI so I am guessing they have no clue, but it was introduced with the last patch on the 16th.

I for one will not be playing again till the weekend just because of this bug, hopefully it will be fixed by then, but skills are apart of the game so I consider the game broken atm.

:(

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Armsbend

https://forums.ubi.com/showthread.php/2017929-Maintenance-March-18th-2019

maintenance on that issue I believe. It should be deployed and ready to go.

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Mewmew

I’m enjoying this one sometimes :D It lets me get another turret up right away rather than wait two minutes. Once it’s fixed I won’t be able to use my turret anywhere near as often.

I do understand wanting it fixed though as well :D

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Armsbend

fixed it by the way

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NeoWolf

There were bound to be some sales issues especially considering how close the release was to Anthems, almost everyone will have gone for one or the other.

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rafael12104

You know, the industry should stop looking at box sales without digital sales in comparison to other games released a few years ago. It’s like brick and mortar doesn’t want to let go or something.

Box sales are not irrelevant, but I don’t think it is a secret that digital sales are much more important and a better indicator of how a game is truly doing out in the marketplace.