The game developers at Ubisoft Massive officially release Tom Clancy’s The Division‘s full Update 1.3 patch notes one day ahead of its release tomorrow.
Tomorrow on PC and Xbox One, about a month before it launches on the PlayStation 4 on August 2, the first instance of paid DLC known as Underground is set to drop for Tom Clancy‘s The Division, and releasing simultaneously on June 28 will be the third-person shooter’s sizable Update 1.3. Now, in order to prepare the game’s players for exactly what the download will entail tomorrow, the developers at Ubisoft Massive have officially released the update’s patch notes, which can be found in full over on the next page.
As is to be expected, The Division‘s patch notes cover all of the new content that will be found in the Underground expansion, including the new zone, the Dragon’s Nest Incursion, the details of its Heroic mode coming a week later, as well as more gear sets and weapons. Similar to the paid DLC, Update 1.3 will only be available on PC and Xbox One starting tomorrow, with developers having pushed back its release on PS4 to sometime next week.
Aside from the new Incursion, perhaps the most engaging aspect of The Division‘s Update 1.3 is its incorporation of fresh guns. As it happens, the patch is set to bring a brand new gear set called AlphaBridge, along with a series of new high-end weapons and weapon types, including a Military G36 Assault Rifle, Surplus SVD Marksman Rifle, PP-19 Submachine Gun, and more.
Speaking of The Division‘s gun update, the 1.3 patch will also bring with it a lot of “significant” changes in order to accommodate a weapons balance. With this being the case, many of the open world title’s would-be Agents should also expect some of their favorite guns to get weakened due to the popular class of SMGs getting a nerf.
Of course, The Division‘s Update 1.3 also provides a slew of bug and glitch fixes, such as the correction of flipping the moon back to where it no longer appears as being upside down. Plus, fans will be given a new feature allowing them to re-calibrate their weapons, and those with 231-plus gear score are going to get access to a new Dark Zone bracket.
Bearing all of this in mind, it’s going to be interesting to see how fans respond to The Division‘s first installment of paid DLC and whether or not they wait to buy it after having endured what many consider to have been a rocky post-launch period for the game. After all, once The Division released back in March, there have been instances of update failures resulting in content delays, as well as myriad bugs that plagued the title that allowed lots of gamers to ruin the experience for honest players through the use of exploits.
Nevertheless, Ubisoft Massive appears to have gotten a decent handle on the problem of unethical fans by proclaiming a permanent ban on cheaters for a first offense. With any luck, the studio’s latest update and its offerings with the Underground DLC for The Division will go off without a hitch upon their release.
Tom Clancy’s The Division is out now and is available for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.