The Division 2 devs encountered a bug so bad, they currently can't update the game

Ubisoft claimed the bug wrecked Tom Clancy's The Division 2's 'build generation system' which the devs say currently makes it impossible to update the game.

Image via Ubisoft

Ubisoft and particularly Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 have stumbled upon a very remarkable error. While preparing the newest season of The Division 2, the developers apparently created a bug so bad, it broke the system the developers use for updating the entire game. As Ubisoft attempts to recreate the system from scratch, The Division 2 is currently in a state where it cannot be updated. Obviously, The Division 2 Season 11 has been delayed as a result.

The Division 2 developer team shared a statement on the issues affecting the game via The Division 2 Twitter on February 9, 2023. According to the developers, when chasing down a localization issue that had previously delayed The Division 2 Season 11, the team encountered an error that broke the “build generation system.” This system is responsible for taking source code and assets of a project and turning it into something that operates on a client machine, such as player-side consoles or PCs. Unfortunately, this being broken means Ubisoft can’t push an update.

The Division 2 development team statement on bug delaying Season 11
According to The Division 2 devs, a break in the build generation system has made it currently impossible to deliver updates to either client (player) or server side.
Source: Ubisoft

Apparently, it’s even worse than just not being able to push an update to The Division 2, however. The team also admitted that this build generation system having to be rebuilt means that as the previous season ended, it can’t be extended because Ubisoft can’t push client or server-side updates to extend Season 10.

Ubisoft goes on to say that it has made good progress in recreating the system so far, but it still can’t commit to a timeline for fixes just yet. It’s a strange case affecting Tom Clancy’s The Division 2, which has been out since 2019 and kept a good following through its regular content updates. Stay tuned as we continue to update on this story with further information.

Senior News Editor

TJ Denzer is a player and writer with a passion for games that has dominated a lifetime. He found his way to the Shacknews roster in late 2019 and has worked his way to Senior News Editor since. Between news coverage, he also aides notably in livestream projects like the indie game-focused Indie-licious, the Shacknews Stimulus Games, and the Shacknews Dump. You can reach him at and also find him on Twitter @JohnnyChugs.

From The Chatty
Hello, Meet Lola