The Division 2 Update Fixes Skills Bug; Another Patch Coming
The dollar flu hits your skill tree.
A bug in The Division 2 has been discovered that effectively prevents the use of certain skills and gadgets. Fortunately, Ubisoft has now released a fix, with another on the way to further iron out any linger issues. The bug impacts both the length that skills are deployed and their cooldowns.
Players on the Division subreddit say the bug causes skills to deactivate only a few moments after triggering them. Then, in an odd fluke, the cooldown timer resets to 15 seconds, significantly shorter than usual. The community has tried testing the bug and so far hasn't been able to identify a specific cause.
In a maintenance note, Ubisoft said it would fix the bug with a brief maintenance period on Monday, March 18, but it warns there may be "remaining issues" related to the bug. The team is aiming to resolve those with another patch later in the week. In the meantime, Ubisoft suggests avoiding the "Extra" and "Overlap" talents, which it says appear to be the main culprits.
We can likely expect more word on what's coming to The Division 2 on Wednesday, as Ubisoft has announced it will host one of its regular State of the Game livestreams. This will take place at 9 AM PT / 12 PM ET / 4 PM GMT on March 20. You can watch the stream on YouTube.
If you're struggling with The Division 2 even without the bugs, we have you covered. Check out our beginner's tips and how to level up fast, or just read up on the best guns. Or read up on reviews from around the industry.
"After spending 30 hours completing the campaign and beginning to dabble in the endgame, I'm still enamored with The Division 2," Edmond Tran said in our review-in-progress. "The range of enemy types continues to keep combat encounters challenging, the equipment I earn and pick up continues to feel different and valuable. The ravaged environments continue to intrigue, and sometimes they're so stunning I find myself needing to take a screenshot before I move on. There is still so much to see in The Division 2, but I want to take the time to see it. I have absolutely no clue why I'm here or what anyone's motivations are, and I wish I had a narrative purpose to my endless hunger for progression. But I'm glad to be here right now."