Massive Entertainment talked about several priority alerts during the latest State of the Game, mentioning the hit registration issues in The Division 2 but the fix is not on the way just yet. On the bright side all weapons are getting buffed.
Hit registration has been problematic in The Division 2 and players have gone as far as to record videos and send them to Massive Entertainment as both the ultimate evidence that something is wrong and a way to make it easier for devs to identify the problem.
As it turns out the info so far has apparently not been enough as Massive acknowledged the videos have been helpful "but the team needs a bit more information". In other words, a fix is not around the corner but at least the issue is in their sights and we can hope it will be fixed. Devs also asked players to include the time and date they encountered the issue when sending videos and reports.
On the bright side of things, some buffs will come to "almost all weapons" which should hopefully shake up the meta and make agents feel slightly less powerless against bullet sponges that can drop them in one hit. The list seems to be large and is not available immediately but it will be visible once the new patch makes it to PTS.
Speaking of which, this particular session of PTS will begin on May 22, at 5:00 AM PT / 8:00 AM ET / 2:00 PM CEST. All players who own The Division 2 can join the test and it will be available on Uplay.
Besides the weapon buffs, there will be several other quality of life changes:
- Improvements to gear sets
- Legendary difficulty will be more rewarding
- Increased chance of loot drops from Veterans and Elites
- Control points' reward containers that don't scale with difficulty are removed, their loot allocated to a new container that scales
- PvP damage and TTK changes
- Bug fixes
You can check out the full list of upcoming changes and plans on the official website.