The Division 2 Patch: Massive Day One Update Looms

The announced Day One update is big enough for a year's worth of content releases.
The announced Day One update is big enough for a year's worth of content releases. Ubisoft

Ubisoft is all set for the official launch of its highly-anticipated title, Tom Clancy’s The Division 2. Before you even get the chance to play, however, The Division 2 requires players to download a massive update on day one.

The monster update addresses myriad problems identified during The Division 2's open beta. From various bug fixes to several gameplay improvements and enhancements, the update aims to polish off the game before its official launch. However, the update does weigh in at a staggering 50GB on PC and Xbox, and an even more dumbfounding 90GB on PS4. For an update that size, most players would expect this to be a massive expansion, or at least include some additional content. Ubisoft has officially announced, however, that it simply addresses bugs and improves for certain aspects of the main game.

Although the game is open now to players who have early access - granted to players who bought either the Gold Edition or the Ultimate Edition of the game - most players will have to wait until the official launch on March 15 before they can start playing. Regardless of which edition you buy, the upcoming day one update will definitely keep players from the brand-new looter-shooter gameplay for a while longer. To be specific, at least a couple of hours on faster connections, and potentially a few days on slower ones.

Despite the huge day one update not being any sort of expansion or content release, The Division 2 does have plenty of content lined up for its first year. Detailed in Ubisoft’s previously-released content roadmap for The Division 2’s Year One, the game is expected to have release even more content for players to experience, explore, and enjoy this 2019.

What do you think about the upcoming launch of Tom Clancy’s The Division 2? Is the update going to set you back while you wait for it to finish? Or do you see it as a good move on Ubisoft’s part, knowing players will have a much better experience off-the-bat if all the known bugs and issues are promptly addressed? In any case, we’re certainly looking forward to a much more polished experience when the game comes out a few days from now. Let us know what you think in the comments section below!

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