Ah yes, the balance change update. The one that either brings joy or rage to a player’s face. The Division 2 is primed for one of these sort of balance changing patches when update 8.5 releases, though I’ll not venture any guesses on whether players should feel feel joy or rage and leave that to be disseminated in the comments instead.
Here’s what’s changing: A variety of enemies are getting some balance tweaks like Warhound Miniguns getting less 360 spins and increased windup and after-shot delay for Warhound Grenadier triple shots, reduced duration and tick damage for Outcast Incendiaries and Molotovs, and a number of nerfs to Pentagon bosses. There are also improved behaviors for Assault Turrets and Assault Drones, and the poison status is also seeing reduced duration and tick damage.
The changes to Exotics and Talents fall in either the reworked or buff category, with tweaks to things like the Diamondback, Sawyer’s Kneepads, Merciless and Ruthless, and Empathic Resolve. There’s a lot of adjustments planned here, so make sure to look over the preliminary notes.
Players can look forward to these adjustments in update 8.5 sometime in early April. As far as more immediate adjustments are concerned, there’s been a smaller patch released today that applies a few bug fixes and a balance adjustment to Lady Death.
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