Here’s what today’s The Division downtime fixed

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By the time you read this, if everything has gone to plan, Ubisoft’s online shooter The Division should be back online after 3 hours of maintenance. If things haven’t quite gone as intended, somebody is busy shouting at IT support staff while trying to switch it off and then back on again.

Here’s what’s (very possibly) been added or fixed on the servers following today’s downtime:

  • Deployment of Content Update 1.3 for all PlayStation 4 players. This does not enable the content of Expansion I: Underground which is scheduled for release on August 2nd.
  • Fixed a bug where High Value Target NPCs were capped at level 30 maximum. This will also fix the issue where they were not dropping any Target Intel.
  • Fixed a bug where players that died after defeating the final encounter would be able to repeat it and gain loots again.
  • Fixed instances of server instability that could lead to players being disconnected from the game.

After today’s serve maintenance, The PlayStation 4 version will primed and ready for the impending Underground update for The Division, called Underground. That DLC hits the game on August 2 – though it’s been available on Xbox One and PC for a week already. Here’s what it’s all about:

  • There is a secret war going on in the uncharted and claustrophobic depths of Manhattan. Root out the threat and earn unique rewards.
  • Explore the Underground of New York in solo play or up to four player co-op.
  • Operations: Experience randomly generated levels with all new environmental hazards and traps.
  • Directives: Add a unique twist to your gameplay experience by changing the rules of engagement for both your enemies and your own team and combine more Directives to unlock better rewards.
  • Underground Rank: Earn Underground experience and climb in Rank to unlock new Directives, Operation types, and exclusive Vanity Items.

I…I haven’t even managed to finish the main missions in the original release, if we’re being honest. While I rather enjoyed my time with the Division, it just ended up getting really old really quickly, losing its sheen (for me!) even faster than Destiny did.

So PlayStation 4 players: Will The Underground DLC bring you back to a destroyed New York – or have you moved on to other things?

Last Updated: July 5, 2016

Geoffrey Tim

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