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More than half of The Division players are doing it solo

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Tom Clancy’s The Division is a pretty fun game! And I say that as somebody who’s mostly played it alone. I haven’t touched it in ages as there’s nothing calling me back to the game right now, but I do think that’ll change with the upcoming incursions stuff.

The impending, free Incursions update brings with it some new end game content, along with the much requested loot-trading feature – so it’s just the thing to bring Agents back in to the game to continue the fight to save New York.

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It seems I’m not the only one who’s mostly been playing alone though – according to some silly stats, it seems that nearly 60% of the time people spend playing The Division is done alone  – showing that there is a demand for great big single player experiences, I guess.

The stats also show that people like to keep fit just after an apocalypse, with 150 million jumping jacks having been done so far – with half of them done by Darryn alone.

The stats also show that many, many enemies have been killed: 17 hundred and a thousand, and twelve and eleven and I should never have taken maths lessons from Zuma. 17,258,683,433 guys have been extinguished, and I think that’s a lot. Agents have also helped 250 million civilians, so that’s nice.

The update is out today, and brings with it a laundry list of changes, fixes, crafting fixes and more. You can read the entire changelog here. Or you could just watch this shiny new Incursions trailer:

Last Updated: April 12, 2016

30 Comments

  1. Admiral Chief in New York

    April 12, 2016 at 08:39

    I spent about half the time alone, but since joining up with SUPERDUPERSQUADALPHA (work in progress) I’ve found it more fun in the co-op.

    Especially when doing the virus scan missions, it becomes less of a drag.

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    • Tarisma

      April 12, 2016 at 10:01

      Especially when doing every single mission type.

      There I fixed it for you!

      Reply

      • Axon1988

        April 12, 2016 at 13:29

        I feel like the darkzone is best played with friends. Though we’ve had some local afrikaans players call us kaaskoppe and then shoot us in the back. A strategy that I just cannot do, I feel like it’s just as bad as cheating, but hey that’s just me.

        They never got away with our loot though, we were lucky that the spawn was close by.

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  2. VampyreSquirrel

    April 12, 2016 at 08:48

    I went to about lvl 20 alone, then found a friend to play with through to lvl 30… no one else I know was at the same level, and I wasn’t gonna PUG it.

    Reply

  3. Kromas untamed

    April 12, 2016 at 08:52

    This game is boring alone. I mean really boring alone.

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    • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

      April 12, 2016 at 08:52

      ^this

      Reply

    • Jonah Cash

      April 12, 2016 at 10:57

      I have only played it alone, and I am having a blast with it. Have two area’s left them I will be done with the game. I won’t grind anything, actually thinking of downloading the Destiny new content and then trying that out for a while again.

      Reply

  4. Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

    April 12, 2016 at 08:54

    I’ll check it out, but there’s nothing compelling enough to make me invest in the season pass so far. Shooting things in Destiny was fun. A lot of fun. Here it’s ……meh

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    • Ir0nseraph

      April 12, 2016 at 08:56

      I still enjoy it ,it’s the high level trolls in the DZ that’s killing it for me, if I can get good gear and don’t need to run into them I will stick with division a couple of nights a week.
      On Destiny topic this will be your 3rd redownload ? 😛

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      • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

        April 12, 2016 at 08:59

        • Ir0nseraph

          April 12, 2016 at 08:59

          XD

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        • Ir0nseraph

          April 12, 2016 at 09:00

          Let’s see if you can resist, I have a cold beer in the fridge which I will enjoy as soon as your download starts. 😛

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          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            April 12, 2016 at 09:03

            We’ll see how Division pans out. If it’s a bust then i’ll check out Destiny

          • Ir0nseraph

            April 12, 2016 at 09:04

            Invest in a bigger hard drive already

          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            April 12, 2016 at 09:07

            Hahaha need to fix my one controller, it um, slipped the other night in the DZ

          • Ir0nseraph

            April 12, 2016 at 09:08

            O yes i forgot, bad luck on that.

          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            April 12, 2016 at 09:38

            I ate greasy foods while we were playing….yes, that should suffice

      • BacchusZA

        April 12, 2016 at 09:48

        Well, given it looks like they’ll be instancing your DZ according to your gear score in future, I have a sneaking suspicion that you’re going to want to keep a second set of just “decent” gear to wear in the DZ, rather than wearing the *good* stuff.

        That way you get matched with the great clueless and unwashed hordes of casuals (i.e. people who won’t 1-shot you ad nauseum for shits & giggles), rather than the high end guys who have the twitch reflexes of a squirrel on meth.

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    • Admiral Chief in New York

      April 12, 2016 at 12:07

      Did you see the hidden gem in the header?

      Reply

      • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

        April 12, 2016 at 12:13

        NO!……. I’m ashamed

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        • Captain JJ the Isolatid

          April 12, 2016 at 12:19

          YOU SHOULD BE!
          If it were a bomb we’d all be dead and you’d be to blame.
          We trusted you! Now poor little Rince is gone!
          (have I gone too far?)

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          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            April 12, 2016 at 12:34

            Not the rince part

          • Captain JJ the Isolatid

            April 12, 2016 at 13:25

            XD

        • Admiral Chief in New York

          April 12, 2016 at 14:07

          You are losing your touch my friend

          Reply

  5. miaau

    April 12, 2016 at 09:27

    I would think that developers would look at this and consider the actual future audience of such games.

    OR, in the long run, do the multiplayer players keep the game running that much longer.

    Also, how about a game where the Single players play solo and effect each other in game world, such as economics or somesuch? Sort of No Mans Sky-ish?

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  6. Captain JJ the Isolatid

    April 12, 2016 at 11:20

    But I thought single player games are dead.

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  7. Captain JJ the Isolatid

    April 12, 2016 at 11:21

    I really missed the hype on this one.

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  8. Admiral Chief in New York

    April 12, 2016 at 12:07

    LOL SNEAKY HEADER!

    Reply

    • Strawman Jim

      April 12, 2016 at 13:30

      Don’t forget… he shot first!!!

      Reply

  9. Strawman Jim

    April 12, 2016 at 12:38

    I’ve also been playing solo of late. No one is on when I’m on – so… always singleplayer…. :'(

    Reply

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