The next patch for The Division 2, Title Update 3, has been delayed, along with the raid scheduled to come with it. Originally with a planned release date for April 25, Title Update 3 will now launch on Xbox One, PS4, and PC sometime in May.
“The final release date of Title Update 3 will be based on results from further testing and balancing of the game,” Ubisoft wrote in a blog post. “Operation Dark Hours will be your biggest challenge to date, and we want to make sure that we’ve properly tested the large amount of balance changes that are coming to both PvE and PvP and listen to your feedback about the changes before introducing the raid.”
To test these changes, Ubisoft has opened the Public Test Server (PTS) on the PC version of The Division 2. “The plan is to structure the PTS in phases, each lasting a few days and focusing on a specific part of the game,” Ubisoft wrote. “We will have surveys and dedicated forum threads (together with our traditional general and technical issues forums) to cover these topics.”
The PTS is now live, and includes every piece of new content coming in the Title Update 3 except for the raid. Although the raid is the major piece of new content in Title Update 3, the patch also implements several Talent buffs and nerfs as well. There are some balancing changes for Conflict and Dark Zones. Ubisoft hasn’t released the full patch notes for the update, but YouTuber Arekkz Gaming has outlined all of the major changes.
In our The Division 2 review, Edmond Tran gave the game a 9/10, writing, “The range of enemy types continues to keep combat encounters challenging, the equipment I earn and pick up continues to feel different, valuable, and asks me to consider new ways of play. The ravaged environments continue to intrigue, and sometimes they’re so stunning I find myself needing to take screenshots before I move on. It might not have much to say, but The Division 2 is a perpetual cycle of tension, relief, and reward that’s difficult to stay away from.”
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