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Watch the new Tom Clancy game reveal here todayJul 19, 2021 - Rock, Paper, ShotgunToday, Ubisoft will announce a new game in the "Tom Clancy's" universe, but don't get your hopes up for a new Splinter Cell just yet. While Ubisoft themselves haven't said much about what they're revealing, a few snippets of gameplay have already been released, and it sure looks like Call Of Duty: The Division. I shan't knock it until we've seen more, however, so come join us at 7pm BST (11am PT) to catch the reveal stream. Read more Tom Clancy’s The Division: Heartland announced with scant detailsMay 6, 2021 - Rock, Paper, ShotgunUbisoft have announced Tom Clancy’s The Division: Heartland, a new standalone free-to-play game due for release in 2021-2022. Details are scant, but it'll be developed by Red Storm Entertainment rather than Massive Entertainment, who made The Division 1 and 2. Read more The Division is free on Uplay this weekSep 2, 2020 - PCGamesNOver the past several months, The Division 2 has circled back to where it all began - the epicenter of the Green Poison, Manhattan. Now you can head back to where the series itself began by picking up The Division, because it's currently a free game on Uplay. Now through September 8, you can claim a completely free copy of Tom Clancy's The Division. It's the complete base game, allowing you to play solo, co-op, or PvP in the snowy cityscape of ravaged NYC. You'll meet Agent Fae Lau, run into the Cleaners, and explore the dense urban environments of New York shortly after the emergence of the bioengineered 'Dollar Flu' that devastated humanity shortly after Black Friday. It took The Division almost a year to grow into itself, but once it did, it proved to be a compelling combination of co-op shooting and RPG game mechanics. There's always been some tension between its RPG-style stats and its run-and-gun action, and that continues to this day in The Division 2. But there's still a ton of fun to be had in the original. Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: The Division is free to play this weekend Deadpool 2's director will helm The Division movie Division developers Massive are reportedly working on a battle royale The Division is free for keeps on Uplay this weekSep 2, 2020 - Rock, Paper, ShotgunNew York ravaged by a pandemic isn’t quite the jaunty thought experiment it was when The Division launched in 2016. If you’re not too wracked with existential dread at the prospect, then there’s a free game in it for you. The Division is free for keeps on Uplay until September 8th if you log in with your Ubisoft account to claim it. (more…) The 9 harshest winters in gamesDec 6, 2019 - Rock, Paper, Shotgun One Off The List is our weekly list feature. Is there something you think doesn t deserve to be on this list? Comment with your reasons why, and next week it may be taken off. Tis the season / use a brolly / tra la la la / la la la la. Hello, it’s me, the list goblin, here in this festive first week of December to deliver a big black bin bag of presents to you. And by presents, I mean a single irrevocable inventory of the most disastrous and terrible winters in the videogames of recent history. Yes, there will be cannibalism. Yes, thousands will die of exposure. But from this great compendium of coldness will come knowledge, strength, and, okay, at least one adorable puppy. Here are the 9 harshest winters in videogames. Wrap up. (more…) Podcast: The best game cities, from Dunwall to KamurochoJul 18, 2019 - Rock, Paper, ShotgunRural life is disgusting. All those shrubs and trees, how awful. You should pack your checkered pouch and head into the big smoke. The shining cities of videogameland are calling to you, and the team of the RPS podcast, the Electronic Wireless Show, will be there to help you get settled in to your disgusting, overpriced flat no matter which giant urban maze you choose. Trust us, life is so much better in the city. Ignore the rats. You’ll get used to them. (more…) The Division 2 s beta weekend starts February 7th, signups open nowJan 16, 2019 - Rock, Paper, ShotgunTom Clancy’s The Division 2 launches in March, but those confident enough to put money down on Ubisoft Massive’s MMO-lite shoot n’ looter get to play around in its post-apocalyptic Washington DC early. A beta weekend will be running from Thursday, February 7th to Monday, February 1th, it’ll be open to all pre-ordering players, but those merely curious in the game can sign up for a chance to get in free here. Below, a predictably patriotic and bombastic story trailer, and a breakdown of some of the PC version’s finer features. (more…) The Division 2 and other Ubisoft games skip Steam for the Epic Games StoreJan 9, 2019 - Rock, Paper, ShotgunTom Clancy’s The Division 2 won’t be launching on Steam, but Massive Entertainment and Ubisoft’s upcoming co-op shooter will launch on Epic’s increasingly popular games store, as announced here. Ever since Epic unveiled their store in early December, they’ve been racking up independent exclusives, but signing a multi-game agreement with Ubisoft feels like a big deal. The game will still be available direct from Ubisoft via Uplay, but the Steam store page has now vanished (a Google-cached copy here), with an Epic Store page taking its place. The game launches March 15th. (more…) The new Humble Monthly is the cheapest way to meet Kazuma KiryuJan 4, 2019 - Rock, Paper, ShotgunYakuza 0 and Tom Clancy’s The Division (which is rather good too) are the headlining games in the latest Humble Monthly. That makes it a very cheap way to get to know Yakuza hero Kazuma Kiryu – everyone should, unless you’re some kind of jerk in which case run. Despite his occupation as a Professional Crimesman, he’s the nicest man alive, and will help you with all your problems, especially if those problems can be punched. Get those two now for $12 (around 9.40), and after a month you’ll get a bundle of mystery games too. Trailers and some thoughts below. (more…) THE DIVISION SHIELD #11: MARSHAL LIVE NOWJan 3, 2019 - Community Announcementshttps://steamcdn-a.akamaihd.net/steamcommunity/public/images/clans/9040646/50260e30f71fdeb456f22a666550f9cf1ab6f8f0.jpg With ten Shields already released, we are back with number eleven! Today, we are introducing the Marshal Shield! Marshal inspires the looter-shooter in every Agent, requiring players to collect all Exotic armor and weapons in the game. These items are orange/red in quality in your inventory. If you need a refresher, a full list is available below. Ferro’s Oxygen Mask Barrett’s Bulletproof Vest Shortbow Championship Pads NinjaBike Messenger Bag Skulls MC Gloves Colonel Bliss’s Holster Bullfrog Caduceus Liberator Warlord Urban MDR The House Midas Thompson M1928 Tommy Gun Eir Hildr Pakhan Hungry Hog Big Alejandro Historian Tenebrae Devil Heel Cassidy Medved Showstopper Centurion Damascus Golden Rhino Some Exotics are available at the Terminal’s Special Equipment Vendor, while others can be farmed from the same sources as Classified Gear. Do not forget about Assignments either—Weekly, Underground, and Survival Assignments all award one Exotic Cache per week, per character. If you have already collected these Exotics, Marshal will automatically unlock! If not, get looting, Agents! MORE ON SHIELDS Found in the first tab of the Dossier, Division Shields are a group of unique commendations that reward both long term and new players for completing very specific challenges across The Division. Remember to check back in, since an additional Shield will become available every month for you to unlock. CURRENT SHIELDS New! Marshal – Acquire all Exotic armor and weapons Prime – Collect three full Classified gear sets Fang – Complete every available mission on Legendary difficulty Rebel – Get to wave 15 in Resistance Talon – Attain a Commendation score of 3,000 Phoenix – Extract 5 items, survive for 5 hours, and kill 5 Hunters in Survival Sacred - Complete 10 phases, get to level 10 and kill 10 Hunters in the Underground Shepherd - Unlock the Base of Operations Avenger - Eliminate 10 Named bosses in Manhattan, 10 in the Dark Zone, and 10 in West Side Piers Deadeye - Complete all weekly High Value Targets Hazard - Clear 25 landmarks in the Dark Zone THE DIVISION 2 REWARDS As Agents collect Shields, you will be placed in a tiered system. The more Shields earned in The Division, the higher the tier you reach, the more rewards you will receive in The Division 2. A higher tier grants players more rewards: Tier 1 - Weapon Skin Tier 2 - Outfit and Patch Tier 3 - Emote and Gear Dye Tier 4 - Taunting Emote and Backpack Trophy /The Division Dev TeamCHRISTMAS BEANIES RETURN IN THE DIVISIONDec 19, 2018 - Community Announcementshttps://steamcdn-a.akamaihd.net/steamcommunity/public/images/clans/9040646/a96a6563d7833fab948947ab9f139aedd9d07f60.jpg Surprise! 2016's Christmas beanies are returning! Log in to #TheDivision before January 10th to redeem the Noel and Yuletide Holiday Hats! /The Division TeamTHE DIVISION UNDERGROUND PHOTOSHOOTDec 19, 2018 - Community Announcementshttps://steamcdn-a.akamaihd.net/steamcommunity/public/images/clans/9040646/9cc4f9c65c03624d4167c4d2d9474d35c0a2df10.jpg Agents! The Division cosplay community surprises us every single day with their creativity, dedication, and passion outside of the game. We recognize the level of hard work and fine detail that go into producing this content, and we are always blown away with the results. Today is no exception as we have a special community feature to share with everyone. We are venturing inside an authentic underground bunker with cosplayers Denis Gusev (Goose) and Danilina Mariya (Kenga) to showcase one of the most ambitious Division-inspired photoshoots yet! https://steamcdn-a.akamaihd.net/steamcommunity/public/images/clans/9040646/33827686402f398f5987d62e2daeca3d38926ffb.jpg THE COSPLAYERS Goose and Kenga are a unique pair of cosplayers from Moscow, Russia! Beginning his adventure into cosplay in 2014 as Watch Dogs' Aiden Pierce, Goose sought to improve his skills while attending more conventions. For Kenga, the adventure began a year later—taking her first steps into cosplay in 2015 as Skyrim's Azura. Fast forward to 2017's IgroMir Expo where Goose and Kenga kicked off their first Division Agent cosplays that definitely caught our eye once or twice! With only two years of cosplay under their belts, we cannot help but admire the work put together by these two. https://steamcdn-a.akamaihd.net/steamcommunity/public/images/clans/9040646/d839d9fe5ac9190794963a437bd947afdbf68d07.jpg THE COSPLAY Anyone who actively cosplays knows the final product does not happen overnight. For Goose and Kenga, it is fine attention to the details that make or break cosplays, and we cannot agree more. The team has decided to tackle a more gritty perspective on the traditional SHD Agent with dirt, bruises, and scratches to simulate a ware-and-tear on the gear itself. Generally speaking, the final cosplays were the result of seven months of labor-intensive work, but upgrades and improvements are an ongoing process. Elements were always subject to change—Goose's sunglasses or Kenga's tool pouch to name a couple—until the two were proud of the result. We certainly are! https://steamcdn-a.akamaihd.net/steamcommunity/public/images/clans/9040646/2023423daeba3fc7fd27230f4cb2f3c154809db3.jpg THE BUNKER Access to a legitimate underground bunker is not a common resource, unless you are in contact with Sergey Masterkov and Nikita Karpaev from Firetag—one of the most authentic combat simulation experiences available. Utilizing infrared impulses to register eliminations over combat rounds, Firetag is the closest you can get to military combat. These simulations need a playground as authentic as the game itself, and what a better setting than the underground bunker! "AFTER A WHILE I SAW NEWS ON SERGEY'S PAGE THAT THE FIRETAG TEAM NOW HAS ACCESS TO A REAL UNDERGROUND BUNKER, AND I SAW THE FIRST PHOTOS FROM THIS BUNKER HE MADE. PEOPLE SHOOTING BLANKS IN THE DARK AND THESE MUZZLE FL...HOLIDAY CACHE IS OFFICIALLY BACKDec 7, 2018 - Community Announcementshttps://steamcdn-a.akamaihd.net/steamcommunity/public/images/clans/9040646/650652602af1e7019bc5783c459b67655d876e23.jpg Celebrate the holidays in #TheDivision with the return of the Holiday Cache, available until January 10th! /The Division Dev TeamAGENT HIGHLIGHTS: BLACK FRIDAYDec 6, 2018 - Community Announcementshttps://steamcdn-a.akamaihd.net/steamcommunity/public/images/clans/9040646/750183be74d67191ebe21628c74ab560b61284cc.jpg Greetings, Agents! November Agent Highlights has arrived! As always, you guys have been sharing with us so many great creation, and some really funny ones as well. So let's get started! You probably know how it works by now: all featured Agents will receive an in-game gift of 1000 Phoenix Credits. https://ubistatic19-a.akamaihd.net/marketingresource/en-gb/the-division/the-division-2/news/images/ah_fancreation_divider_327746.png Agent Max, AKA the composer, has created another musical piece for The Division 2. We decided to start with it, to give you thematic background music while you read through our Agent Highlights for this month. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHK8KPKfa5o&feature=youtu.be Now that the tunes are set, let's move to our next Fan Creation submission by Goose and Kenga. These Agents never cease to amaze us! We leave you with their latest photoshoot. https://steamcdn-a.akamaihd.net/steamcommunity/public/images/clans/9040646/c574e1117f9810671f69c7bf71b95caab84ee98d.jpg Check out more of their amazing work here. Next, we have Agent Mab admiring some street art. It feels like something straight out of the game! https://steamcdn-a.akamaihd.net/steamcommunity/public/images/clans/9040646/750183be74d67191ebe21628c74ab560b61284cc.jpg The Division Graffiti Monday will never be the same after this! https://ubistatic19-a.akamaihd.net/marketingresource/en-gb/the-division/the-division-2/news/images/ah_cosplay_divider_327741.png Neutralizing a rogue Agent has always felt special, whether it is the first time, or the the hundredth time. However, it's never easy to see SHD Agents turning rogue and then seeing them go down, as Tri_San portrays it in this clip below. https://ubistatic19-a.akamaihd.net/marketingresource/en-us/the-division/the-division-2/news/images/tri_san_341470.gif As it was Black Friday last month, we have seen many great creations by the community. One grabbed us instantly though with its wittiness! https://steamcdn-a.akamaihd.net/steamcommunity/public/images/clans/9040646/e3d494582c2b7e955a26112e226cab479427e05d.jpg Keep them coming, Goose! The next one has a very special place in our hearts, and we think you all will agree once you see it. Jonatan Lang, one of our Agents is expecting a baby girl! https://steamcdn-a.akamaihd.net/steamcommunity/public/images/clans/9040646/d8d76142f10a29ff503d7d4ff056aa94ffc24376.jpg Best wishes from all of us! It is very rarely that we see Agents hanging out with Hunters. But our Agents, Nadya Marchenko and The0Pro, have amazing negotiation skills! https://steamcdn-a.akamaihd.net/steamcommunity/public/images/clans/9040646/a38bde6a698ffba40a9f9a7e220a6b4fe5c0b2e8.jpg Do you agree, Moonlight? https://ubistatic19-a.akamaihd.net/marketingresource/en-gb/the-division/the-division-2/news/images/AH_fanart_divider_327742.png Moving on to our Fan Art section, we have a very cool pixel ar...THE DIVISION SHIELD #10: PRIME NOW AVAILABLEDec 6, 2018 - Community Announcementshttps://steamcdn-a.akamaihd.net/steamcommunity/public/images/clans/9040646/530139c316dfac6c0263dccf0ce241de1bba5c22.jpg The Prime Shield launches today, and we hope everyone has a few Classified gear sets in their stash! To start, collecting any three full Classified gear-sets will unlock Prime. Each one of the 14 standard gear-sets has a 6-piece Classified version, bringing its standard equivalent to the next level by magnifying its power and effectiveness. The following activities have a chance to drop a Classified gear-piece: Open World bosses Dark Zone bosses Underground Hunters Phoenix Credit Cache at the Terminal Season Pass Supply Drop Legendary Missions Yes, this Shield is retroactive. Get gearing, Agents! MORE ON SHIELDS Found in the first tab of the Dossier, Division Shields are a group of unique commendations that reward both long term and new players for completing very specific challenges across The Division. Remember to check back in, since an additional Shield will become available every month for you to unlock. CURRENT SHIELDS New! Prime – Collect three full Classified gear sets Fang – Complete every available mission on Legendary difficulty Rebel – Get to wave 15 in Resistance Talon – Attain a Commendation score of 3,000 Phoenix – Extract 5 items, survive for 5 hours, and kill 5 Hunters in Survival Sacred - Complete 10 phases, get to level 10 and kill 10 Hunters in the Underground Shepherd - Unlock the Base of Operations Avenger - Eliminate 10 Named bosses in Manhattan, 10 in the Dark Zone, and 10 in West Side Piers Deadeye - Complete all weekly High Value Targets Hazard - Clear 25 landmarks in the Dark Zone THE DIVISION 2 REWARDS As Agents collect Shields, you will be placed in a tiered system. The more Shields earned in The Division, the higher the tier you reach, the more rewards you will receive in The Division 2. A higher tier grants players more rewards: Tier 1 - Weapon Skin Tier 2 - Outfit and Patch Tier 3 - Emote and Gear Dye Tier 4 - Taunting Emote and Backpack Trophy /The Division Dev TeamCELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS WITH THE DIVISION!Dec 4, 2018 - Community Announcementshttps://steamcdn-a.akamaihd.net/steamcommunity/public/images/clans/9040646/c6eb2f6b2e8950ad0a742d22bfef4f35ac129e85.jpg While it is technically always Christmas in Tom Clancy's The Division, we have a bunch of stuff planned for December to help make this time of year more special. It will be a busy month, with a new Shield, Global Events, Santa costumes, and a Holiday gift for you all! NEW SHIELD - PRIME December will bring another Shield challenge to The Division – Prime. To unlock this Shield, you will need to get your hands on three full sets of Classified Gear. Completing Shield challenges will unlock special rewards in The Division 2. On December 28-31, we will also be running a Double Field Proficiency Cache event to round up 2018 with some extra sweet loot (or crafting materials, if you are more inclined to deconstruct your rewards). CELEBRATE IN STYLE To celebrate the release of the Shield, the Holiday season and the upcoming launch of The Division 2, we will be giving you all a special Holiday gift in The Division! If you log in to The Division between December 6 and January 10, a brand new exclusive The Division 2 related Face Mask, Stripes, will be waiting for you at the Rewards Claim Vendor in the Base of Operations! https://ubistatic19-a.akamaihd.net/marketingresource/en-us/the-division/the-division-2/news/images/tctd2_stripe_mask_11mb_341236.gif DECEMBER OUTBREAK! Global Event Outbreak and Blackout will make their return in December. Outbreak will be running December 6-13, and then replaced by Blackout, one of our most popular Global Events, from December 13-20! The Holidays are the time for both headshots and electrical puns. Those never get old, obviously. HOLIDAY CACHES RETURN! Between December 6 and January 10, the Holiday Caches will once again be available at the Premium Vendor. Bought with Cypher Keys, these caches include the Santa outfit, popular amongst Rogue Agents everywhere in the Dark Zone. If you have not collected that set yet, now is your chance! NEW ENCRYPTED COLLECTION CACHE We are also introducing a new Collection Cache and making some changes to the current Encrypted Caches, which you can read more about on our website. https://steamcdn-a.akamaihd.net/steamcommunity/public/images/clans/9040646/0c25df3b8333dea21301814b9a4a6d4db93e2c7a.jpg We wish you all happy holidays and a happy new year! See you all in 2019! /The Division Dev TeamENCRYPTED COLLECTION CACHE ARRIVES IN THE DIVISIONDec 4, 2018 - Community AnnouncementsEncrypted Collection Cache Arrives in The Division https://steamcdn-a.akamaihd.net/steamcommunity/public/images/clans/9040646/b7e508ce6bd900b44b7615416f9f83ea9842674d.jpg Agents! We have released four iterations of the Encrypted Cache since its launch, with 19 collections bundled throughout Mark I – IV. We wanted to give players a more direct opportunity to earn the collections. On December 6, we are introducing the Encrypted Collection Cache! Found at the Premium Vendor in the Terminal, these loot containers include exclusive vanity items that are purely cosmetic. Designed with vanity hunters in mind, the Encrypted Collection Cache only contains collection items. If you are missing cosmetics from any of the 19 collections, this cache is your chance! With the introduction of the Collection Cache, we are decommissioning the Mark I – IV caches on January 10th. While the caches themselves are being removed, players will still have the opportunity to earn their contents periodically on the in-game store as direct purchases. Be sure to keep an eye out! We are also reintroducing last year's Holiday Cache for a limited time! Until January 10th, you can earn the Winter Holiday Collection alongside holiday emotes. Opening Encrypted Caches requires Cypher Keys, which can be earned through a few different means. The first is simply by playing The Division. Killing bosses, completing Commendations, and completing Search and Destroy missions all reward Cypher Key Fragments. Ten Fragments are required for one Cypher Key, and one Cypher Key opens one Encrypted Cache. The alternative is through Premium Credits, which can be purchased at the Premium Vendor. Cypher Keys can be purchased in bundles to open Encrypted Caches. Thank you to our community for supporting The Division! Be sure to share your Agents in complete Collections with us on the Official Forums, Reddit, and Twitter! /The Division Dev TeamINTELLIGENCE ANNEX: THE DIVISION 2 SKILLSNov 30, 2018 - Community Announcementshttps://steamcdn-a.akamaihd.net/steamcommunity/public/images/clans/9040646/4f770d70d3409e33140ab339a27cba39087a4ddb.jpg Agents! Welcome to the third Intelligence Annex—our series of detailed development blogs covering all aspects of The Division 2. This month, we are covering five different skill categories: the Chem Launcher, Drone, Hive, Seeker Mine, and Turret. Each skill category comes in several variants with very different gameplay and effects. These are just some of the skills you can expect to see on March 15th, so prepare for more options and build customization! If you are new to The Division 2, skills are specialized abilities that change the way you play the game. They provide advantages in combat that directly affect the outcome of your engagements. Whether you want to specialize in offensive abilities or roll full utility, the choice is yours. https://ubistatic19-a.akamaihd.net/marketingresource/en-us/the-division/the-division-2/news/images/181106_hunter_gif_chem_01_660x371_h264_v3_gif_341117.gif CHEM LAUNCHER First on the list is a new skill that we are introducing in The Division 2—the Chem Launcher. As a grenade launcher inspired weapon, the Chem Launcher fires various ampules of chemicals in an arc that disperse into a cloud on impact and linger to cause unique and devastating effects. When you have the Chem launcher equipped, you can choose between four different chemical charges: Firestarter The Firestarter canister sends out flammable, near-invisible gas. These gas clouds can be ignited with any spark—bullet impacts, enemies firing their weapons inside the cloud, explosions or even enemies running into them while on fire. If you combine multiple clouds over a large area, you can create devastating chain reactions. Riot Foam This skill fires a canister with riot control foam that disperses on impact. This is the same riot foam as you have seen the True Sons use in the E3 demo. The foam is sticky, heavy, and it expands rapidly. Anyone affected by the foam is stuck in place for a period of time, but the hardened foam can be destroyed to break them free. Oxidizer The Oxidizer fires a canister that emits a cloud of corrosive chemicals. The chemical cloud lingers for a long time and efficiently eats away at enemy armor or any enemy mechanical items. Reinforcer The Reinforcer fires a projectile that detonates and disperses an armor repairing cloud. If this powder hits you or your teammates, it restores an amount of your armor. Powder that sticks on the ground grants armor restoration over time. You have the ability to heal your friends very fast, or even yourself over time. https://ubistatic19-a.akamaihd.net/marketingresource/en-us/the-division/the-division-2/news/images/181108_hunter_gif_drone_01_660x371_h264_v4_gif_341118.gif DRONE In The Division 2, we have drones! When deployed, the drones hover around your shoulder and follow you around. Depending on what drone you equip, it can stay passively by your side until assigned an ord...GLOBAL EVENT #6: ONSLAUGHT RETURNS!Nov 18, 2018 - Community Announcementshttps://steamcdn-a.akamaihd.net/steamcommunity/public/images/clans/9040646/5044d66f7ef8e24031792193ad21fe3b767a029f.jpg The sixth Global Event, Onslaught, is returning to The Division! Agents will have to adapt their playstyles around three global modifiers that change the pace of the game. Utilize three variations of special ammo to deal more damage! Start: November 19th, 08:00 AM UTC End: November 26th, 08:00 AM UTC The following modifiers will be live during Onslaught: Onslaught—Always active. Deal Burn, Bleed, and Gas effects to enemies in addition to normal damage. Reload to change the effect. Savage Onslaught—Onslaught behavior, plus enemies are vulnerable to one effect type and resistant to others. Agents take increased damage from resistant enemies. Brutal Onslaught—Savage Onslaught behavior, plus when two or more group members kill a vulnerable enemy within two seconds, each member can reload to gain a damage bonus for a single clip. Agents will have an opportunity to earn the following Classified gear-sets: Classified FireCrest Classified LoneStar Classified Predator’s Mark Classified Reclaimer The event works the same way Onslaught has in the past. The Oni, Smiler, and Ember masks will be available alongside weapon skins. Please note if you have already earned Onslaught's weapon skins, leaderboard caches will not yield new rewards. WEEKEND EVENT - DARK ZONE SUPPLY DROPSNov 16, 2018 - Community Announcementshttps://steamcdn-a.akamaihd.net/steamcommunity/public/images/clans/9040646/46cfb22afadcc63df1d432f903c72376457c700e.jpg This weekend there will be an in-game event where Agents will receive twice the normal amount of rewards for Dark Zone Supply Drops, followed by Supply Drops every 30 minutes. Twice the normal reward for Dark Zone Supply Drops for the first 24 hours. Supply Drops every 30 minutes. As a reminder, Agents in the Dark Zone receive periodic alerts announcing Supply Drops touching down in the Dark Zone. Guarded by Elite enemies and a Named NPC, players have a limited time to claim drop rewards. Starts: November 16th, 08:00 AM UTC Ends: November 19th, 08:00 AM UTC Enjoy and see you in New York! / The Division Team Ubisoft Claiming The Division’s Player Counts Are Back to Launch NumbersNov 30, 2016 - GitHypUntil just recently, The Division’s 97% drop in players since launching in March made a good case for it being the the runner-up for 2016’s biggest bomb right behind No Man’s Sky. Now, after the recent underperforming launch of Watch Dogs 2, Ubisoft is back to promoting The Division and touting a recent influx of players that the developer/publisher claims has returned the game to its original launch numbers. Ubisoft’s VP of Live Operations, Anne Blondel, said recently via Gamespot: “Since the release of patch 1.4, we went back to the daily active users we had at launch, because people were [so impressed].” And while the numbers have in fact gone up after the latest Survival content update and 50% off sale on Steam, Ubisoft’s latest claim doesn’t hold up when taking a look at the actual player counts on Steam -- which GitHyp has been tracking every hour since The Division’s launch. At its peak over the past week, The Division hit 24.4k concurrent players on Steam – a 74% increase compared to the 6.3k peak one month ago and a 92% increase from two months prior -- but far from the original peak of 113k players. Comparing the averages yields the same results with The Division currently pulling in around 15k players per hour after having around 75k pph during its launch week. [caption id="attachment_221640" align="aligncenter" width="771"] The Division's Average Players Per Hour Data via GitHyp[/caption] Whether counting highs, lows, or average players per hour each day, you would have to go almost two full months after The Division’s launch to actually see player count levels at the same levels as they are now as you can see in the graph. But this hasn't been the first time that Ubisoft has been quick to share misleading positive player numbers with the media after GitHyp broke the news of The Division's decline. Back in August, Ubisoft boasted about Rainbow Six: Siege's player counts increasing by 40% after the release of new DLC. What wasn't mentioned by Ubisoft was that Siege had a free-to-play weekend to help drive up the numbers and that the player counts dropped back down to almost exactly where they were before the 40% increase just two weeks later. With the Steam Autumn sale now over, there’s not likely to be another surge of new players until the next price cut. But with more new content on the way, the current player counts could hold around 10-20k per hour... which is enough to keep The Division hovering around Steam's top 25 games, but still a long way away from the initial player numbers during its first week when it debuted at #3... and looking back at The Division’s history shows that previous "big" updates weren’t enough to stop the playerbase from quickly declining. Update 11/30/2016: Ubisoft's Anne Blondel is now saying that her previous statement on The Division's player count numbers was a miscommunication: "This was a miscommunication - what I meant to say is the numbers for The Division are trending back in a positive direction. Thanks to what we’ve seen with patch 1.4 and other updates the team has delivered. What I should have said is, we think it’s possible that The Division follows a similar pattern to Rainbow Six: Siege, which has seen increasing engagement to the point that DAU numbers have equaled those we saw during the launch period.”The Division's Player Count Has Dropped 93% Since LaunchJun 8, 2016 - GitHypSince The Division's launch exactly three months ago, Ubisoft's "fastest-selling game ever" (according to the publisher who did not provide exact numbers at the time) has gone from a daily total of 2.1 million players at its peak to now down 93% to just 143k total players yesterday on Steam. At one point, The Division's current player count ranked as high as #3 on Steam... now it sits at #43. Compared to Ubisoft's first-person shooter Rainbow Six: Siege, which launched three months prior on Steam, The Division has experienced a drastic player drop off that's cause for concern for Ubisoft. While Siege has had its share of highs and lows over the course of the past six months, the player base has recently shown signs of growth with an increase of around 20% since its launch. Yesterday, Siege brought in a total of 203k players, again beating The Division, and ranking it as high as the #28 position on Steam. Certainly bad news for the French-based publisher/developer's new third-person shooter that they hoped would become their flagship title. With the recent content updates not being enough to keep players around, future DLC and expansion packs might also not be enough and at this point with so many players lost, a sequel might be the only thing that will ever bring players back to playing The Division. [caption id="attachment_174933" align="aligncenter" width="800"] GitHyp's The Division Player Count Data via Steam[/caption] Update: The player count numbers have dropped even further down to 97% since the time of the article being posted.