Not that long ago, it has been revealed that the TU12 was supposed to be the last update for the game. That didn’t come off as a surprise to a better half of the game’s community. Massive, the development company that created Division 1 and 2, is working on a large amount of pretty big titles, and supporting a game that clearly hasn’t proven to be a success in these times becomes very difficult.
However, the good news is, it seems that Massive is prepared to push on with the game for at least another year, despite all the challenges. Throughout two years of its existence, the game has received a bunch of content updates, both free and paid. It started out having:
- 12 story missions that take place in Washington’s most famous landmarks,
- 30 levels to go through,
- the franchise’s unique Dark Zone – the PvPvE content,
- a bunch of collectibles and achievements, and
- a separate 4 vs. 4 PvP mode and two 8-men raids.
With the paid DLC Warlords of New York, the maximum level has been raised to 40. They added a new explorable map of lower Manhattan, and you can also increase the difficulty of the missions and enemies on the map, as well as apply special effects to them for extra rewards.
So, there’s a lot of content, which is excellent. To someone who wants to get into the game in 2021, knowing that there’s enough content, it is good news. So, what’s wrong then?
It’s hard to deny that just like the first game, the sequel has always had and still has its fair share of bugs and issues. Some have been patched out pretty fast as they were brought up by the community, but some aren’t too easy to fix:
- the increased damage,
- exploit that players abused to farm,
- hard content and PvP,
- net-code issues causing teleporting NPCs, or
- hits cannot be registered,
- animation bugs, or
- falling through the map.
It Still Has a Future
Some problems are extremely rare, and anything that can seriously impact the gaming experience gets patched up rather quickly. What the game desperately needs is attention. If the developers play their hands right, they will plan a lot for a good advertising campaign for its third year of support. This can turn into a major success since nothing specific has been announced yet.
It’s also good to keep in mind that there’s no reason to be afraid of catching up with everyone else if you do plan to start playing Division 2. There are great Division 2 boosting services that can make your life in the game so much easier at absolutely no cost! What a time to be The Division fan!