Today, on State of the Game, The Division 2‘s weekly live stream, the development team announced that the upcoming Title Update 3 has been delayed. The update was set to come out next week on April 25 but will be pushed to May 2019.
The Division Team said, “in order to fine-tune the balance of our game and to ensure the best possible player experience for everyone, we have decided to move the release of Title Update 3-including Operation Dark Hours, our 8-player Raid-from April 25 to May 2019.”
The team has said that the final release date of the update is going to be based the results from further testing and balancing of the game. “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”.
During State of the Game, The Division team also announced that the Public Test Server is live and available to anyone who has the game on PC. The team is set to conduct test phases to ensure the quality of Title Update 3.0.
The first phase is dedicated to bug fixes; the second phase will be focusing on new balancing updates for PvE and PvP.
The State of the Game also went into how The Division team will be balancing combat in PvE and PvP separately; changes coming to the Dark Zone,Conflict, and Exotic Weapons, and how Talents are going to be adjusted.
The adjustment of Talents is to make sure that the game is balanced. The team wants to make as many builds viable so items don’t become something you need if you want to succeed.
The Division team is also making numerous improvements to text chat on PC; That includes “feedback for invalid actions, automatic grouping for raid teams, and the text input window fading after a message is sent.”