Ubisoft has released patch notes for its upcoming Incursions update for popular shooter Tom Clancy's The Division, revealing new gameplay features, bug fixes and changes to the title's PC version. Update 1.1 will include the ability to report cheaters on PC that could lead to permanent bans for players proven guilty.
Acknowledging cheating issues in Ubisoft's latest State Of The Game broadcast on Twitch, developer Yannick Banchereau said that PC players will be able to report those who they perceive to be cheating within the game from 12 April, when the update is released.
The report will then manually be verified by Ubisoft. If the accused player is found guilty of exploiting the game for an unfair advantage, their account will be suspended for three days. The guilty player will be given a second chance, but if found guilty of cheating again, will be permanently banned from playing the game.
"We are not going to pretend that we are 100 percent happy with the situation. It is something we're working on, and we should have some better solutions coming in the future," Banchereau said. "We are looking at improving it. We are catching a lot of people, so it's not as if there was nothing being done, but of course we can always improve on that."
Besides the first incursion (Division's version of a raid), which has been called Falcon Lost, the update will feature a major cost increase for converting crafting material, High-End weapons and gear. It will also change the amount of material received when deconstructing items. Standard (Green) and High-End (Gold) items will soon yield only one Standard Material and one High-End material respectively, instead of two.
Fans have already taken to the title's official subreddit to voice their complaints about the developer's upcoming crafting changes. Despite the fact that one of the major grievances from fans is the difficulty of crafting High-End items to survive in the Dark Zone, the update essentially makes it harder to get them through the system and leaves many farming for a while just to get a decent gear.
Other changes include the addition of Dark Zone Supply Drop events, set to occur multiple times a day, which players are already looking forward to. On the PC, the patch will include new resolution scaling and lighting options, improve resolution detection and fix issues with Logitech peripherals and Tobii Eye Tracker among others.