The Division is now available on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One with many players probably feeling under the weather to go to work, but feel perfectly fine to play the game all day long. Unfortunately, your experience today may not go according to plan because after a Closed Beta, and an Open Beta that had over 6 million participants, Ubisoft still wasn’t prepared for The Division’s launch as its servers were under extreme stress once the game launched.
Those who received their copy prior to the official launch were able to connect to the game without any issues. But once the floodgates opened to allow all players participate in the game, that’s when all hell broke loose as Ubisoft’s servers were reportedly down throughout the evening of The Division’s launch.
Earlier this morning, an Ubisoft representative wrote in its official forums acknowledging the issues The Division was facing. “We're currently aware of an issue impacting our games and services and we're actively investigating to deploy a solution as quickly as possible,” the post said. An update published at 2am ET said “all services have resumed normal operation on all platforms”, although it would continue monitoring the situation.
As of now, we’re still hearing reports throughout the morning of connection issues. Are you one of the millions being affected by server issues? Be sure to vent your frustrations in our Chatty.
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Odd, I played for several hours last night without any problems... Though I remember commenting to the friend I was playing with that I wished they had included multiplayer without requiring their servers.