Ubisoft Massive officially announces that servers for Tom Clancy’s The Division will be going down for maintenance tomorrow in order to fix game bugs.
After today’s scheduled update failed, resulting in the Clear Sky Incursion’s Challenge mode getting delayed, developers for Tom Clancy’s The Division have taken to the game’s forums hosted via Ubisoft to announce that the servers will go down again tomorrow, June 3, to fix a number of issues. Per the developers doing the repairs, the process should take approximately 3 hours if all goes according to plan.
The Division‘s servers will go down starting at 12:00 AM PST / 3:00 AM EST, with the system hopefully returning back to normal beginning at 3:00 AM PST / 6:00 AM EST. Of course, as many would-be Agents are probably aware, this instance of repairs is only the latest in impromptu fixes, as unplanned maintenance occurred multiple times last week.
As stated by Ubisoft Massive, this latest round of server outage for The Division will address Update 1.2‘s High Value Target daily missions not properly resetting, instances where players could glitch through walls using mobile cover, a bug allowing players to skip segments of Clear Sky, and a problem where the final cutscene would only trigger after an Incursion’s completion. Plus, the maintenance is also set to add more kill volumes around Columbus Circle in Clear Sky, but developers have yet to provide a clear time frame as to when the Incursion’s Challenge mode will make its way into the game.
Although many will surely be quick to criticize the developers at Ubisoft Massive for not having these changes implemented in a more successful manner, it’s important to note that the studio has put forth a couple of much-needed patches that have actually worked. For instance, The Division recently received a double UI bug fix for the PS4 that ended the troublesome issue of having two menus unnecessarily overlay one another in the game. Not to mention, the very same problem was fixed earlier this morning with a patch for the Xbox One.
Ever since The Division‘s launch in March of this year, it seems as if the action-MMO has been plagued with problems, especially after the releases of the game’s free end-game content updates. As a matter of fact, some fans went as far as to argue that The Division was ruined with no way to fix it after the exploit-riddled launch of the Falcon Lost Incursion, and with countless bugs and glitches still cropping up, such reasoning still remains valid. With any luck, Ubisoft Massive will have all of the wrinkles ironed out once it releases the game’s paid DLC later this year. Otherwise, the studio risks losing a lot of fans and a lot of money.
How do you feel about The Division‘s servers going down for the umpteenth time for non-scheduled weekly maintenance? Is it something that can be overlooked, or is it inexcusable at this point? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
Tom Clancy’s The Division is out now and is available for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.