The Division's second expansion 'Survival' was originally due for release around about now. Although we don't really know what it will contain, Ubisoft has dropped word that its release has been pushed back to sometime later this year. With the third expansion 'Last Stand' now expected in 2017. In addition to extra time to make both expansions less buggy than what we've seen so far, The Division's 1.4 update in October will instead focus on improving the core game.
With Update 1.4 in the works, it has become clear with your feedback and our own observations that our priority should now be on improving the core gameplay experience. For this reason, we have made several adjustments to our development schedule: Update 1.4 will be released in October independently from Survival, and will focus entirely on bug fixing, game balancing and other improvements.
Our focus for update 1.4 and beyond will be on the following:
- Fixing bugs, including those listed in our Known Issues as well as many other ones
- Making loot drops more relevant to the player
- Enemy difficulty and time to kill
- Gear Sets and weapons balancing
- Solo player experience
- Dark Zone and PvP balancing
- Quality of life additions based on community suggestions (such as weapon skins no longer taking inventory space)
Full details on Update 1.4 will be showcased in a Special Report livestream on September 13th.
Now, focusing on improving what's already there is great and all but The Division is a game that needs more content and variety. With the first expansion Underground being the first step in a worthwhile end-game experience. Here's hoping Survival turns out to be pretty substantial.