The Division patch kills unlimited damage exploit

A new patch released today removed a serious exploit; see the full patch notes here.

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Ubisoft patched The Division today to remove an exploit that allowed players to do far more damage than the developer intended. The fix was deployed today as part of a maintenance period that lasted around 30 minutes, according to a tweetfrom the game's account.

Removing the damage exploit should also help improve overall server stability, Ubisoft said. In addition, the new patch removes the ability to revive a player two times by simply holding down the Revive button.

This is the second update for The Division that Ubisoft released today. The first, released earlier in the day, made tweaks to the Falcon Lost Incursion. The APC in the raid-like activity will now only take damage from C4, while players who venture inside of a "spawn closet" will be killed instantly.

You can see the full patch notes for that update here.

The Division April 21 patch notes:

  • Fixed a bug where players could revive others twice by holding the Revive key
  • Fixed a bug where Talent effects could be stacked by repeatedly switching the equipped weapon. This should also resolve the recent server instability that was due to the increased traffic generated by this bug.

The Division's April update, which was released on April 12, introduced a number of welcome features and the raid-like Incursion, but it also suffered from numerous problems. Some players discovered their characters had gone missing and the game's Daily Challenges also vanished. These issues have since been resolved.

April's Incursions update was the first major update to The Division since its record-breaking launch in March. A second free update, Conflicts, is coming in May, while paid expansions will follow later.