Division Patch Notes 1.0.2 : Long Live the Bullet King

On March 22nd, Division servers will go down for approximately 3 hours to apply a patch to the game.  Fixes are manifold but primarily focused on your time spent in the Dark Zone, making those activities and chests more rewarding.

Before we dive in, however, let’s have a collective moment of silence for the Bullet King.  No doubt killed millions of times over the past few days for the chance at High End gear and an essentially limitless source of loot for crafting materials, after the patch he will remain dead permanently after being killed.  R.I.P. Bullet King, you’ve no doubt earned your respite.

Patch Notes 1.0.2

New patch notes have been released

Maintenance

The servers will shut down for a scheduled weekly maintenance on Tuesday, March 22 at 09:00 AM CET, 04:00 AM EDT, 1:00 AM PDT.

Estimated downtime is approximately 3 hours. Please follow this thread for any updates as the maintenance progresses.

Patch size: 2.3 to 3 Gb (depending on platform)

State of the Game

As last time, the developers will sit down for a weekly State of the game on Twitch and it will start during maintenance at 9CET.

 


Gameplay

  • Named enemies. will now drop better loot in Challenge mode than in Hard mode.
  • Added a cooldown period for the Static Turret stun attack in order to avoid a stunlock in PvP and PvE game modes.
  • Named NPCs will no longer respawn after being killed in the Open World. This will prevent situations where players were able to kill a same named NPC over and over again.
  • Fixed a speed run exploit for the Rooftop Comm Relay mission
  • Fixed an issue where weapons dealt no damage if the reload animation was interrupted by an agent’s skill
  • Fixed an issue where players became stuck in an emote animation if activated via chat while auto running
  • Fixed a bug where skill power would be increased permanently while using the Death by Proxy talent
  • Fixed a bug where experience was not being awarded for completing all side-missions in the Midtown East safe house
  • Fixed instances where the Seeker Mine with Airburst / Multi-mine mod would detonate too soon, miss targets or cause no damage
  • Fixed a bug where grenades would sometimes not display the blast radius warning before detonating
  • Fixed an issue where some NPCs in low cover would not react to being shot by the player
  • Fixed issues where emotes would cause the player model to behave oddly (missing guns, player stuck in emote animation, etc)
  • Fixed a bug where weapon mods and weapon skins would not show up on other players in the game world
  • Fixed an issue where DPS would not be calculated properly when purchasing a new weapon mod

Modifications to the weapon talent: Trained.

  • It can now only be rolled on Shotgun, Marksman rifles and Pistols
  • Its bonus has been reduced from 1%-5% to a constant 0.1%
  • For the Midas SMGs, Trained Talent has been replaced with Responsive Talent which increases damage when getting closer to the target. This applies to existing weapons as well as newly acquired ones
  • For all SMGs, LMGs, and Assault Rifles, it will be replaced with another randomly picked weapon talent. This applies to existing weapons as well as newly acquired ones

Dark Zone

  • Players can now heal other neutral players in the Dark zone, by using First Aid and Support Station skills
  • Players are now able to fast travel to Dark Zone checkpoints, but only when coming from outside the Dark Zone
  • The Dark Zone disconnect timer has been increased to 30 seconds, meaning players will remain in the game world longer when logging out while in the Dark Zone (this applies while not in combat)
  • Items extracted from the Dark Zone are now properly marked as “new” items when moved to the players inventory
  • Players killed in the Dark Zone now drop ammo, medkits and grenades. This loot is generated and not taken from the dying players’ inventory
  • Players killed in the Dark Zone will lose less Dark Zone Funds and Experience (Rogue and non-Rogue)
  • Dark Zone Funds and Experience rewards for surviving Rogue status have been improved
  • Dark Zone Funds and Experience rewards for killing Rogue agents have been improved
  • Increased drop rate of High-End items from lvl 31 and 32 named NPCs in the Dark Zone.
  • Increased drop rate of High-End Division Tech Material from lvl 32 named NPCs in the Dark Zone.
  • Dark Zone Funds drop rates and quantity on NPCs has been reduced.
  • Fixed a bug where the Wildfire and Fear Tactics talents were affecting neutral players in the Dark Zone.
  • Fixed instances where players would receive a DELTA error message when entering the Dark Zone
  • Fixed a bug where sometimes players could not loot anything after returning to the game following a network disconnection
  • Fixed Stage 1 Rogue timers not displaying correctly when Rogue players receive damage from another player
  • Improved Dark Zone Chests items quality:
    • Rank 30 chests will now drop Superior (Purple) items instead of Specialized (Blue)
    • Keys chests now have a chance to drop High-End (Gold) items.

Graphics

  • Fixed a few lights that did not cast global illumination

 


UI

  • Added more information for Daily missions on the Map
  • Tutorials have received some UI polish
  • The Matchmaking menu now displays the mission difficulty rating more prominently
  • The mini-map mission tracker has been optimized to be less confusing to players
  • Fixed a bug where some of the attributes for high-end equipment were cut-off in the recalibration menu
  • Fixed a bug where the Matchmaking menu for a mission would not display correctly or kept disappearing
  • Fixed missing item icons in the Reward Claim Vendor’s inventory
  • Fixed incorrect side-missions being displayed in the Map legend

 


Audio

  • Fixed a bug where the helicopter crash SFX would be missing from the Brooklyn end cinematic
  • Fixed a bug where the Zapper Turret mod had no sound
  • Fixed a bug where the audio for entering a contaminated area would be cut-off
  • Fixed a bug where audio would not play when scrolling through vanity items

 


Localization

  • Fixed Ubisoft CLUB reward descriptions in Korean and Traditional Chinese
  • In-game localization bug fixes

PC

  • Tobii Eye Tracking bug fixes and improvements
  • On launch, the PC client now monitors PC graphic settings and applies the best settings for the user’s configuration. This is unless the user has custom settings.
  • Fixed an issue where the Map was sometimes difficult to navigate with a mouse
  • Fixed issues with Hungarian, Korean, and Russian localizations
  • Fixed an issue that prevented matchmaking while on the Map
  • Removed the Store button from the Character Selection screen on PC versions of the game. Players can find the store page in the Ubisoft CLUB app directly
  • Fixed increment number on Day 1 Patch Notes (was 1.1, now correctly states 1.01)

 


Xbox One

  • Fixed a bug where players could not reconnect to the servers after suspending the game on Xbox One
  • Fixed a bug on Xbox One where unblocking a player would not be reflected in-game until title reboot

 


PlayStation 4

  • Added an option to disable the PlayStation 4 controller speaker
  • Improved textures and models streaming speed
  • Fixed an issue where ISAC volume could get too loud when playing with headsets