Ubisoft is eyeing to roll out the new 1.7 Update for its online-only action RPG, Tom Clancy’s The Division,” this mid-August. It will also launch the first global event, Outbreak, once the incoming update goes live on Xbox One, PS4, and PC platforms.

Live stream set

The game publisher confirmed that it will be hosting State of the Game live stream on Twitch this Thursday, August 10. It is expected to announce the concrete release date of 1.7 Update and other essential information pertaining to the new content.

Global event coming

Among the biggest add-on coming with the next update for “Tom Clancy’s The Division” is the first global event called Outbreak.

According to Ubisoft, this global event with its own set of rewards will be available once the new update goes live, one or two hours before or after its exact time of the release.

The Outbreak event will arrive with three classified sets such as Deadeye, Final Measure, and Lone Star. Ubisoft also added that based on feedback from players, the Outbreak’s contamination has been adjusted and gamers should remember that the NinjaBike Backpack is located in the general loot pool for update 1.7.

PC PTS ongoing

At the moment, this global event is on the PC PTS, in which several adjustments and improvements are taken into account. For example, the classified caches gained from the Global Events have been changed to drop two items each time.

The drop rates for classified gear item now at 45 percent, normal gear sets are at 43.5 percent and for an exotic item is 11.5 percent The chance to get an extra third item is at 12.5 percent and players have 90 percent to get a classified item or 10 percent chance it can be exotic.

Ubisoft additionally mentioned about some investigation that they are doing at this time to determine what attributes to the in-game lag issues.

It said that it hopes to take on concrete examples during the State of the Game live stream next week.

The upcoming update will also allow gamers to re-customize their characters like make changes to their tattoos, glasses, hairstyle, and others for free, except for the character’s gender. Most of the selected character creation features can be modified in the locker room found in the Terminal.

"Tom Clancy's The Division" Update 1.7 is now ready for release in mid-August after a long beta testing on PC and Consoles. Ubisoft handed it over to Sony and Microsoft for certification.