Latest Tom Clancy’s The Division patch sees New York become even more void of residents

The DivisionAll joking aside, if you’re a fan of Tom Clancy’s The Division then you’re going to want to take heed. Patch 1.1 is officially among us and while it’s brought general improvements to gameplay along with the new end-game content, it’s also brought a more worrying turn of events for dedicated Division Agents.

Overnight, reports having flooded community driven websites such Reddit and NeoGAF that players have been logging into the game, only to find that their Agents are no longer available for selection. A particularly scary prospect to those of you who have spent long periods of time in the waste land that was once called the greatest city on Earth. The Division

At the time of writing, there doesn’t seem to be any specific reason or cause for the mis-hap, but rest assured if you have been affected developer Ubisoft are currently in the process of working on a fix. In fact they have promised that they are looking into each individual case with an aim of restoring any and all progress you may have made in the game. Until then, you’re just going to have to be patient while they work there magic.

The reality of the situation is that you probably haven’t been affected, but situations like this often remind us of the problems associated with new IPs and additional, post launch content. The Division itself was the subject of serious testing during the late stages of development in order to help Ubisoft iron out any bumps that reared their ugly head nearer to the game’s launch. But patches and DLC, well that’s a bit of a different story. These things are still the subject of thorough testing, but nothing anywhere near on the same scale as an “open beta” style test. Meaning when they go live to the millions of players, there’s still a more than worrying chance that things will go awfully wrong. Which is a shame given this is one of the only Ubisoft games I’ve personally liked in the newer-generation of consoles.

[Source: Pure Xbox]

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