Ubisoft has announced that update 1.8.1 will arrive for The Division on April 12th, 2018.
The highlight of this latest update is the addition of Xbox One X support to the game. Following the update, Xbox One X owners will get support for 4K, higher anisotropy, improved reflections, improved object detail, and improved screen-space shadows.
As well as Xbox One X support, update 1.8.1 also includes Legendary mission modes for Amherst’s Apartment and Grand Central Station, and support for two new Global Events in the shape of “Blackout” in April and “Onslaught” in May. Get the details below:
- Global Event Blackout—Agents are equipped with Shock Ammo that stuns enemies. Shooting or running builds your charge meter. The more charge, the more damage you inflict.
- Global Event Onslaught—Agents deal burn, bleed, and gas effects to enemies in addition to normal damage. Reloading changes the effect.
Other changes included in the update are the addition of a Classified gear Cache to the Special Vendor, the removal of the Basic Cache from the Global Events Vendor, the removal of Premium Vendor Exotics from Open World loot pool and Exotic Caches, and adjustments to Classified Gear drop rates. A full rundown, courtesy of Ubisoft, can be found below:
- Vendor Changes
- Added a Classified Gear cache to the Special Vendor that guarantees 1 Classified Gear piece from the entire pool.
- Global Events Vendor
- Removed the basic cache from the vendor.
- Each Global Event will now have individual caches per Classified Gear set for that Global Event. This allows the player to purchase, for example, a Fire Crest cache that guarantees one item from that set.
- Exotic Loot drops
- Removed Premium Vendor Exotics from Open World loot pool and Exotic Caches.
- All Exotics added to the Open World Bosses.
- Classified Gear Drop Rates
- Classified Drop Rates chances have been increased in all locations.
- Legendary Missions now have a 20% chance to give Classified Gear as a reward at the completion of the mission.
- Season Pass Supply Drops now have a 10% chance to drop Classified Gear.
- Survival Caches now have a roughly 10% chance to drop Classified Gear.
The complete patch notes will be shared shortly before the update goes live.
Last month, Ubisoft officially announced Tom Clancy’s The Division 2. The sequel is being developed 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.