The Division Update 1.7 Adds A New Achievement-Like System, Kicks off Global Event Outbreak and More

The Division’s update 1.7 adds commendations and numerous fixes and enhancements.

Tom Clancy’s The Division is getting update 1.7 on August 15, but thanks to people on Reddit, we got to see everything the update brings.

The update kicks off the Global Event Outbreak and runs through till August 22nd. Not only that, it also adds commendations, an achievement-like system where players will be rewarded with Patches. Here is everything update 1.7 brings:

Global Event Outbreak

  • Starts at August 15th – the exact time is not clear yet, but it is at the same day as 1.7 drops
  • It is the one with the toxic NPCs and the headshot modifier
  • It will run till August 22nd – so next Tuesday

Commendations / Patches

  • Commendations will be activated with 1.7 and it will add a new achievement-system into the game. You will be rewarded with a new vanity item – the Patches. You can put them on your character.

Masks

  • Were not shown in this State of the Game – they remain a surprise
  • You can get those based on your performance during the Global Events

Character Customization Station

  • You can now customize your character in the Terminal – but there are restrictions and you will have the same options as you had when you created your character

Encrypted Caches

  • New Encrypted Caches will be added to the game, that can be bought with real money or key-fragments that can be collected in game.
  • They contain vanity items and can be collected by the Premium Vendor.
  • Summary how they function than be found here: Link

Year 2 Summary

  • The detailed Update 1.7 summary will be online when we get closer to launch, until then you can check out the Year 2 summary

Classified Gear Sets

  • Lone Star / Final Measure / Dead Eye will be added to the game with the first Global Event

Last Changes

  • Stable Weapon Talent was changed to 10% – you can still get it on sub-30 weapons, but not in endgame weapons
  • Ballistic Shield gets a PVP modifier – players now do 20% more damage to shields than before.
  • In addition to that, the 3-piece bonus of D3-FNC was changed from “+30% Ballistic Shield health” to 10% Damage to Elites – this is a preparation for the classified version of the set.

Global Event Caches

Droprates have been confirmed:

  • 2 Guaranteed Drops in each cache plus one possible bonus item
  • 45% chance that it is a Classified item
  • 43.5% chance that it is a normal Gear Set item
  • 11.5% chance that it is an Exotic item
  • There is also a 12.5% chance that you get a bonus drop and when you get one, you have a 90% chance to get a classified and a 10% that you get an Exotic piece

Global Event Tokens

  • Drops have been reworked and fixed from the PTS, so that you have the same behavior across the board.

Encrypted Caches

  • Key-Fragments have now a 20% droprate
  • They drop from any named boss in the entire content (Underground needs to be confirmed but they should also drop Key-Fragments)

Make sure to mark August 15th on your calender to download the update as soon as it goes live.