The Division Launches Clear Sky Challenge Mode Today

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Ubisoft announces that the recently delayed challenge mode for the Clear Sky incursion is finally live along with a number of bug fixes in today's Division maintenance update.

It has been a rough couple of weeks for Tom Clancy's The Division after the servers had been taken down for many more maintenance related updates than what fans originally expected. Thankfully, many annoying issues like the double UI glitch have been taken care of, the big question on fans mind was in regard to the challenge mode for Clear Sky.  After missing its targeted release last week, Ubisoft is finally giving players the chance to amp up the difficulty and potentially score even bigger rewards as the new mode is now live.

Ubisoft has brought down The Division servers across all platforms earlier this morning for a scheduled maintenance along with applying an update intended to fix a couple of issues. These are the big changes coming with the update:

  • Fixed instances of players being teleported automatically to the Safehouse/Checkpoint in some areas of the DZ06 and an electronic store in the Open World
  • Moved the no-respawn zone at the entrance of Clear Sky to reduce the risk of players mistakenly entering the Instance before the group was formed
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For many however, the big change in this update is the activation of Challenge Mode for the newest incursion, Clear Sky. Maintenance should be wrapping up if not already completed, having been down for an estimated 3 hours. Players should now have the option to change the difficulty on Clear Sky to Challenging in addition to the standard Hard mode.

The Clear Sky challenge mode was originally intended to be part of a bigger update last week, but Massive later delayed it after discovering an issue with the patch which caused many of the updates to simply not work. As of this writing, there has been no reports of a delay or something signalling an issue with the update.

Fans looking for something new to do in the game, outside of the newly added challenge mode, may not have to wait too much longer if a recently leak is to be believed. According to an accidental listing on the German and United Kingdom Amazon storefronts, the first paid expansion for The Division called Underground is set to arrive on June 28, 2016. While the pages have since been removed and with Ubisoft not commenting on the leaks, fans should expect to see some sort of announcement and potentially a trailer for the expansion next week at E3 2016.

Are you looking forward to attempting the challenge mode for Clear Sky? What are you hoping to see from the first paid expansion for The Division? Let us know what you're thinking in the comments below.

Tom Clancy's The Division is available now for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.

Source: Ubisoft Forums

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