Ubisoft Massive announces a change for The Division‘s weekly maintenance, as scheduled repairs switch to Thursdays, with weekly assignments still refreshing on Tuesdays.
According to a pair of tweets from the official Twitter account for The Division, the developers at Ubisoft have decided that the standard weekly server maintenance will be done on Thursdays from here on out, rather than on Tuesdays as it’s been since the game’s launch. Bearing this in mind, The Division ought to have no repairs tomorrow, April 26, 2016.
Ubisoft Massive has yet to post the precise timing for this week’s maintenance on The Division, but the studio maintains Thursdays’ fixes will occur at the same time on which the previous repairs have been held on Tuesdays, translating to early morning Pacific Daylight Time. That means fans of what is now the best selling game of March 2016 should expect its servers to go dark around 1:00AM PDT when the next round of scheduled maintenance takes place.
Although developers are changing the days for The Division‘s scheduled repairs, weekly assignments, challenges, and rewards will not be affected at all. As a matter of fact, they will continue to reset on Tuesdays to provide fans with fresh content at the beginning of the week. Ubisoft didn’t provide a reason as to why maintenance will be moving to Thursdays.
Please note that Weekly Maintenance will now take place on Thursdays instead of Tuesdays (same time). There will be no maintenance tomorrow.— The Division (@TheDivisionGame) April 25, 2016
Note that moving the Weekly Maintenance to Thursdays does not affect Weekly Rewards and Assignment. They will still reset on Tuesdays— The Division (@TheDivisionGame) April 25, 2016
While the adjustment in The Division‘s maintenance schedule may be beneficial to developers’ itineraries, it doesn’t change the fact that Ubisoft has a lot of work ahead of itself to preserve the game’s integrity and provide fans with incentives to continue playing. For starters, the action-MMO’s next free update, Conflicts, is set to release this May, with even more end game DLC in the form of paid expansions in the pipeline. Not to mention, with the huge amount of bugs and glitches developers have had to eliminate recently, such as the unlimited damage exploit that has now been patched, Ubisoft will have to remain vigilant to ensure The Division doesn’t fall prey to more defects in the future.
Of course, some fans believe that Ubisoft’s inability to react to exploits fast enough has made the game unplayable, and has ultimately doomed The Division to a state of never being able to fully recover to its original promise. In spite of that, however, we will simply have to wait and see if the studio can clean up the third-person shooter by safeguarding the action-MMO from further exploitable situations. Though somewhat implausible, perhaps the move of The Division‘s scheduled maintenance from Tuesdays to Thursdays is a key part to its developmental strategy moving forward.
What do you think about developers switching the weekly maintenance for The Division from Tuesdays to Thursdays? Will the change affect the typical times you plan on playing Ubisoft’s action-MMO? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
The Division is out now and is available for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.