Ubisoft has launched the latest update for The Division, introducing a number of new features. It has also shared patch notes for update 1.7, offering a rundown on everything that’s new.
1.7 introduces Global Events, which are timed events which last for 7 days. They offer special rewards and gameplay modifiers. The first of these is now underway and features “new enemy behavior due to the severity of a virus outbreak.” Taking part will get you access to Classified gear sets, which are new, higher-end items added in this update.
Fans of character customization now have reason to be excited, as the Base of Operations is now home to a new area with a mirror. By interacting with it, you’re able to customize your character’s face. Also, face masks have been added as a new cosmetic item type; these can be obtained through the Global Event leaderboards. Patches are also new and can be displayed on your character’s arm, though you must first unlock them by completing certain Commendations or achievements.
Other changes tweaks to Survival to make its rewards more worthwhile; blueprints, currency, and crafting materials are now shared across all characters that players have created. Encrypted Caches have also been added and contain unique cosmetic items. They can be opened by purchasing a key with real-world money or through gameplay.
You can check out the full patch notes here. The 1.7 update is out now for free on PS4, Xbox One, and PC and is the first of two major patches planned for the game’s second year.