The Division
"The Division" Underground character in-game screenshot Ubisoft

Get ready to say goodbye to a few of the G36’s power and destruction. “The Division” servers will go down in time for a maintenance period. This will introduce a new patch that will nerf the G36 weapon.

Ubisoft announced via the official forums, with the biggest change being the nerf. The base damage of all G36 Assault Rifles will now be reduced 15 percent.

All the others are bug fixes. Weapons- and gear-related bug fixes include recalibration of the last Talent on the PP-19 submachine, the non-recalibration of talents for named weapons, incorrect application of the Sentry Gear bonus using The Showstopper and the indefinite stacking of weapon talents when using the Alpha-Bridge Gear Set 4-piece bonus. Other bug fixes include the following:

  • Fixed a bug where the Megamap would not open for some players.
  • Fixed a bug where using the Evacuation Point in Underground before the new Objective Notification has appeared caused the mission UI to break.
  • Fixed a bug where the AlphaBridge Gloves could miss some of their attributes. Note: this change is retroactive, which means that all attributes on existing AlphaBridge Gloves will be rerolled.
  • Fixed a bug where the game music would stop completely when logging out while inside an Incursion.
  • Fixed a bug where using a Signature Skill could cause the visual effect to be applied to all nearby players (not just group members).
  • Fixed a bug where recalibrating weapon talents would yield a random bonus, instead of the one selected in the UI.
  • Fixed a bug where players would die when returning to certain missions after respawning in a safe house.
  • Fixed a bug where PC players would be able to use multiple consumables at the same time.

Another Tom Clancy title is getting a patch as well. According to GameSpot, this new patch will aim to make some adjustments, especially in the field of team killing. On the first offense alone, players will already be kicked out from the match in Casual alongside the grant of a 15-minute ban and a 50 percent renown penalty for 30 minutes in Ranked. Second time offenders will be banned from matchmaking for 30 minutes, and the ban will only get longer with more team members killed.

Still, even with the plan, Ubisoft is open to considering suspension durations on a case-by-case basis. More severe actions can and will likely hit a permanent ban.