Ubisoft and Massive Entertainment have released a new update for The Division that includes Xbox One X support, new events, and more.
As mentioned above, this update finally enhances the game for Xbox One X, including support for 4K, higher anisotropy, and improved reflections, object detail, and screen-space shadows.
As well as support for Microsoft’s console, update 1.8.1 adds two new Global Events to the game that will be activated in the coming weeks. The first of these will begin in late April and is titled Blackout. During this event, Agents are equipped with Shock Ammo that stuns enemies and can instantly kill enemies with melee attack at the risk of stunning themselves if they miss. While the second event, Onslaught, begins in May and will see Agents deal Burn, Bleed, and Gas effects to enemies in addition to normal damage. More information about each event can be found below:
Global Event 5: Blackout
- Always active: Agents are equipped with Shock Ammo that stuns enemies. Shooting or running builds your Charge meter – the more Charge, the more damage you inflict.
- Extreme Blackout
- Blackout behavior, plus you can instantly kill enemies with Overcharged melee attacks, but if you miss you will stun yourself and your allies.
- Total Blackout
- Extreme Blackout behavior, plus your Charge meter will cool down faster when close to other group members.
Global Event 6: Onslaught
- Always active; Deal Burn, Bleed, and Gas effects to enemies in addition to normal damage. Reload to change the effect.
- Savage Onslaught
- Onslaught behavior, enemies are vulnerable to one effect type and resistant to others. Agents take increased damage from resistant enemies.
- Brutal Onslaught
- Savage Onslaught behavior, plus when two or more group members kill a vulnerable enemy within two seconds, each member can reload to gain a damage bonus for a single clip.
Other changes included in this update are Division Tech increases from quests and Supply Drops, Exotic loot drop adjustments, vendor improvements, and numerous bug fixes.
Read the complete patch notes here.
Last month, Ubisoft officially announced Tom Clancy’s The Division 2. The sequel is being developed by Massive Entertainment in collaboration with Ubisoft Reflections, Red Storm Entertainment, Ubisoft Annecy, Ubisoft Shanghai, and Ubisoft Bucharest, and will be powered by an updated version of the Snowdrop engine.
The Division is available now on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.