The Division Patch 1.4 Impression

I finally had a chance to test out The Division’s latest patch and it’s brought some much needed changes to the game, but is that enough to bring everyone back to it right now? 

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It feels good to take a shotgun into battle 🙂

Patch 1.4 is great so far. I’ve spent the last hour trying it out and getting adjusted to all of the changes took a little while, but I really like the changes so far. I think my favorite change is the fact that I can use more weapons except a assault rifle, and submachine gun now. A few minutes after I started killing shit I found a really awesome shotgun, and light machine gun. I went with the shotgun because I already have a great assault rifle, but I like having options now.

Shotguns, snipers, and light machine guns have all had their damage output increased while submachine guns have had a drastic decrease in damage. It feels natural mowing down enemies with my shotgun. Light machine guns feel powerful now, but are still highly inaccurate.

Another thing that I really liked is the fact that it doesn’t take two clips to down a single enemy anymore. I can kill three enemies with a single clip and I love it. It makes the game better, but not easier. I still died when I was overwhelmed by enemies because I got too greedy and tried to take them all on. On higher difficulties, and world tiers, enemies are still a challenge, but it doesn’t feel unfair anymore like it used to.

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Patch 1.4 is a great change to the game, but it should have come much sooner than now. There are too many great games releasing right now for me to spend a good amount of time in The Division. I do love the changes and I still want the two expansions that are releasing for it, but right now I’m done with the game. I have a good 100 hours in the game and I’m ready to move on for now.

That’s doesn’t mean I don’t like the game because I really do. I still think it’s one of the best games to release this year, but I want to focus on Civilization VI, and Monster Hunter Generations for a little while. I am really looking forward to some more content and hopefully Ubisoft will continue to make this game better.

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The big problem was Ubisoft’s inexperience at making a game like this, but I think they’re learning and that they’re trying to make The Division a great game. I plan on sticking with it once the new releases die down some.

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Author: Drakulus

I'm a hardcore gamer that enjoys every type of genre there is. I'm also a father of four kids, two girls and two boys, and love to write about whatever pops into my head.

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