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Update: Here are some additional features that we were informed of which we felt players should know. How excited are you for this game? Can you believe that Tom Clancy's The Division will be out in less than a week? How time flies.

  • No Carrying - It's important that you know that nothing from either of the betas Ubisoft has held will carry over. Your beta files will not carry over, nor will any of the gear or stats you have obtained. It's a bummer but at least we get to start fresh with our own character.
  • Currency Converter - The Division features a currency converter vendor. This means that you can turn Standard Credits into Dark Zone credits. You can prioritize where you want your funds to go towards.
  • Pay To Win? - Some fans are worried that real currency can be used to pay for gear you want for the Dark Zone. However, even though this is a possibility, players will have to be at the correct level in order to use the weapons or gear. Meaning, even if they have the currency, they have to participate in DZ activity in order for that conversion to be worth while. Will this help The Division in the pay to win department? We hope so!
  • Challenge Me - The game has a challenge mode which will allow you to face off against your enemies without the use of gear, a hospital and you're limited to a silenced pistol.
  • Size Matters - The Division's map is comparable with that of Fallout 4's. That is a lot of space to run around in. Can't wait!

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Tom Clancy's The Division
Tom Clancy's The Division

A game over 4 years in the making is finally about to hit XBOX One, PS4 and PC on March 8, 2016. Ubisoft have been building hype for an obscene amount of time for Tom Clancy's The Division and the final payoff is just within our grasp. Will The Division become another Destiny? Will it satisfy fans the way we hope it will? And will it become a sensation that we'll be playing for years?

These are the questions we're all asking ourselves this close to its release date. While the game's beta showed a lot of promise, the full release of The Division is going to need a lot more to keep us fully engaged. So, as our hype continues to build, let's get everything straight in our minds before the official release date of Ubisoft's highly anticipated, Tom Clancy's The Division.

Tom Clancy's The Division - From Beta to Release

Tom Clancy's The Division
Tom Clancy's The Division

A massive shoutout needs to go to aGreatGambinoRevive on reddit for combining this list, watching over 12 hours of gameplay footage, continuously checking for more and more details on The Division and ultimately sharing their findings with the gaming community. We felt that their findings needed to be shared and we hope you'll hop on over to reddit and share the love. Now, on to the list.

  • Level 1 - You will not start The Division at level 4 are you are not in Manhattan for the opening either. The sweet stuff comes later.
  • Vendors - The vendors you saw in the Beta, just before you enter the Dark Zone, will most likely not have purple items. They were simply placed in there for testing purposes and will be much harder to obtain on release. The higher the DZ rank requirement, the higher the quality of loot
  • Loop the Loot - "There is an "in-game loot loop" that we haven't experienced. Speculation: I think this involves recycling old gear and gear with stats you don't want into materials and crafting it into upgraded gear for your level"
  • Pretty Cosmetics - Your cosmetic items will be account wide. Much obliged.
  • Pretty Design - The menu UI will be updated, as numerous players commented on how cluttered it was, thus pushing Ubisoft devs to clean things up a bit for release.
  • Bugs/Glitches - Though there are bound to be a few on release, Ubisoft have reportedly addressed numerous bugs, glitches and performance issues that players encountered during the beta. Here's hoping everything is actually fixed.
  • MY EYES - If you're color blind like myself, there will be 3 different color options in the game to chose from. Hallelujah.
Tom Clancy's The Division
Tom Clancy's The Division
  • Toughness - Tom Clancy's The Division will have three mission difficulty levels: Normal, Hard, and Challenge Mode. Are you up for the challenge?!
  • There's More - The Division has end-game content that Ubisoft have yet to reveal. There's more than just the Dark Zone, people.
  • Fixer Upper - Following the game's launch, Ubisoft will continue to maintain weekly maintenance checks, during which they'll address bugs, fixes and probably a ton of balancing issues. Good to hear.
  • BOO - "The Base of Operations will have a DZ Funds Vendor that will serve one of two purposes: It allows you to convert regular division funds (orange) into DZ funds (purple). Speculation: This will be based on an exchange rate It's a Dark Zone 'Gear' vendor that sells high-end gear that requires DZ Funds."
  • More Frames, Please - Console owners will be able to adjust the graphical settings of the game in order to increase The Division's frame rate. You'll be able to choose Performance, or Visual Fidelity. Nice.
  • NPCs - The abilities and numbers of NPCs in the Dark Zone and the regular game will be increased for release. The numbers were purposely reduced for the beta in order to carry out tests.
  • Customizers, Bitches! - Don't you worry, you'll have the ability to adjust your characters facial features, hair, tattoos, piercings, skin tone, accessories and everything else your heart desires.
  • Clean Up - There will be a very handy sorting system for the inventory, something which I will greatly appreciate on release.
Tom Clancy's The Division
Tom Clancy's The Division
  • Crafting Is Awesome - The Dark Zone isn't the only place that players can obtain the best gear in The Division. Crafting will allow players to create specific items, some of which have been labelled as "some of the best gear in the game."
  • PvE Is Still Rewarding - The beta made it seem like all of the best gear was in the Dark Zone, but campaign missions, side quests and other PvE ventures will still reward you with powerful gear that is the equivalent of DZ loot.
  • I CAN'T BREATHE - You may have come across some contaminated zones in The Division beta. These areas will have 4 different level requirements in order for you to enter them on release. You'll have to level up your gas mask in order to wander in and reap the benefits. Your mask is upgraded by completing Medical missions and earning perks which grant you filters.
  • I Got Skilzzzz - "You can have 2 skills and 1 signature skill equipped. You can have 4 talents selected (5 with a perk), perks once unlocked are automatically granted no equip necessary and can all be used at the same time."
  • Rise - Phoenix credits will be used to purchase cosmetics and emotes. Give me all dem creds.

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