The long wait is almost over. Tom Clancy’s The Division‘s major 1.4 update will be released on all platforms on October 25th.
The update will introduce four new World Tiers that should breathe new life into the game’s open-world. The World Tier system will unlock at level 30 and offers four tiers that will control the level of enemies and the gear that will be dropped:
- Tier 1: enemy lvl30, gear score rewards 163
- Tier 2: enemy lvl31, gear score rewards 182, unlocks Challenge difficulty, unlocks Incursions
- Tier 3: enemy lvl32, gear score rewards 204
- Tier 4: enemy lvl33, gear score rewards 229
As well as this, all NPCs will now have a chance to drop High-End and Gear Set items, with tougher enemies (veteran, elites) having a higher chance, and a new Field Proficiency system will allow players to continue to level after 30 to earn loot caches. Changes have also been made to the rewards of missions, High Value Targets, Underground, Incursions, and the Dark Zone.
A set of changes that players will not be happy about are to weapons, with SMGs and the trusty M1A marksmen rifles having their overall damage reduced by up to 28%. Changes have also been made to Gear Sets, weapon talents, skills, and stats.
You can read the lengthy list of patch notes here.