The Division Update For Open Beta Unlocks Tech Wing, Numerous Dark Zone Updates & Cheat Detection


A The Division update for the upcoming beta introduces numerous updates to the game's Dark Zone, unlocks an additional Wing in the Base of Operations, and features cheat detection and prevention additions.

Ubisoft announced the open beta for The Division yesterday, and according Ubisoft's community manager, those who still have the closed beta files on their systems will just have to download a patch to be able to play the open beta. This patch has gone live via the PS Network and weighs in at nearly 1.7GB.

To celebrate the announcement of the open beta on all platforms, Ubisoft released a new trailer for their tactical RPG shooter. Check it out down below alongside the patch notes for the open beta update:

New Mission Available to play, Subway Morgue:

Encounter a new faction: The Cleaners

Explore a Mass Grave while trying to restore power to the city.

Rescue the missing Engineer, Paul Rhodes

Unlock an additional Wing in the Base of Operations:

The first upgrade to the Tech Wing is now available

A new Skill can now be unlocked: The Deployable Turret

Numerous Dark Zone updates and improvements:

New High End weapons available in the Dark Zone

Refresh rate on Dark Zone chests has been greatly reduced

Non-player enemies in the Dark Zone have been significantly increased in number

Non-player enemies in the Dark Zone have been buffed slightly

The Manhunt Timer now pauses instead of refreshing while in combat as a level 5 Rogue

The Reward for surviving as a Rogue Agent has been increased to 1.5x the kill bounty

The Health Bar for Agents in the Dark Zone now only turns red when they actually become Rogue

A new warning icon has been added to indicate an Agent who has shot another player but has not done enough damage to go Rogue

Dark Zone experience leveling curve has been adjusted slightly

Disabled the option to transfer Dark Zone brackets as a Rogue (This prevents players using Bracket Transfer as a means to escape after becoming Rogue)

Removed some ropes that allowed players to reach areas that gave them an unfair advantage

Other changes

New Ubisoft Club Action available for participating in the Open Beta unlocking an exclusive reward in-game

New and improved Tutorial Video

Tutorial video is now available to view from t he Character Select Screen

Fixed two bugs that allowed players to become invisible to other players

Fixed an exploit with Ballistic Shield Skill that allowed players to become invincible

Cheat Detection and Prevention additions and updates

Fixed mismatch of stats that occurred occasionally between Vendor Inventory and Player Inventory when item purchased

Adjusted player movement speed while running with a grenade in hand

Fixed a bug that sometimes caused other player's name and health bar to not be visible in the Dark Zone

Fixed some Weapon Mods that resulted in incorrect stat values when equipped

Fixed some weapons that didn't appear as Contaminated when obtained in the Dark Zone

Fixed a bug with the Reward Claims Vendor that caused stacks of consumables to be decreased under specific circumstances

Fixed a bug with stats display not updating when browsing Vendor Inventories

Fixed a bug that caused continuous vibration under very specific conditions

Fixed a very rare bug that prevented players from being able to fire or switch their weapons

Added mission Dialogue lines in Missing Persons: Heather Lau Side Mission

Several environment fixes to prevent falling through world issues in specific places

Multiple stability fixes (23 unique crashes fixed)

Server optimizations and improvements (players will receive less connection errors now)

Multiple localization fixes and improvements

Additional polish & bug fixes too numerous to mention!

The open beta for the Division will release on February 18th for Xbox One. PC and PS4 owners will have to wait a day longer to be able to enter the open beta. All those taking part in the beta will also get a special in-game reward which will be unlocked once the full game has been released. The full game will be released on March 8 for Xbox One, PC, and PS4.

Thanks to Reddit user Sekuiya for posting this.