As Ubisoft’s The Division continues to struggle with a number of frustrating bugs and glitches, it appears at least one of those problems will be going away soon.
It can be hard for both fans and developers when a hype train that had picked up so much steam prior to a game’s release derails almost immediately after said game becomes available. Gamers who were looking forward to The Division have seen their enthusiasm tempered and then marred by The Division‘s missing daily missions and assortment of other glitches, while Ubisoft has been forced to backpedal in an attempt to address the many bugs its development team missed prior to releasing the controversial title.
The results so far have been discouraging. The Division has become something of a punchline for gamers discussing bad launches and glitchy content, while what started as an excited Division playerbase has begun to shrink alarmingly just two months after the new IP’s launch. These setbacks haven’t caused Ubisoft to give up just yet, however, and a post by Ubisoft Community Manager Ubi-Banshee has confirmed that the publisher will be releasing a hot fix tomorrow to address The Division‘s daily mission issue.
The post, which is very brief, simply details the one change that will be made to The Division in its upcoming hot fix:
“Updated the list of Daily Missions to avoid any potential missing days. Please note that the list has been updated on the server only and may not appear updated in the client files.”
Of course, gamers who have been suffering through what can only be characterized as a terrible first few months for The Division will likely be disappointed that only one of many pressing concerns is being addressed tomorrow. Yet Ubisoft’s bigger plans, like a conscious decision to reinvigorate The Division‘s open world PvE area, will take much more time, so fans will have to make do with what is offered to them in the short term.
While The Division is undoubtedly a polarizing game for many, at its core the title is still a dynamic shooter that contains a loot system which offers players a lot of replay value. The glitches may be the most noticeable problem, but even without those issues The Division would still be a game that needs more content to engage players over a long period of time the same way titles like Destiny and World of Warcraft have. To that end, Ubisoft recently announced that the next Incursion will be coming within the month – although, given all the fundamental gameplay issues The Division has experienced, the publisher could have chosen a better name than Broken Circle.
Have you been sticking with The Division through all of its troubles? Is this hot fix enough to entice you back if you’ve left? Let us know in the comments below.
The Division is available now for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.
Source: Official Ubisoft Forums