The Division 2 originally launched back in March 2019 for the PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. When the next-gen consoles released in November 2020, The Division 2 also became accessible for the new consoles but were not optimized for them.
For example, the game featured 30FPS on both Xbox One and PlayStation 4 but did not have the capability for 4K resolution on the latter. Gamers who purchased the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 were considerably disappointed by these substandard performances on their new consoles with significantly higher hardware capabilities. Luckily, all these will be changing next week.
Based on a Twitter post by JohanLnh, Ubisoft’s Title Update 12.1 will be launched next week, February 2, 2020. The update will include enhancements to The Division 2 such as 60 FPS visuals with 4K resolution on both Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5. For Xbox Series S owners, it is uncertain whether players will also get the same resolution and frame rate increase, but the update will still give an enhancement of some kind.
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Additionally, the new title update will also feature rebalances to the Optimization Station. This was a component from the original The Division which was not integrated into the sequel until Title Update 12. The feature allowed players to enhance their equipment and max out their desired stats.
Title Update 12.1 will also mark the start of a two-week event to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Resident Evil. During the festivities, players will be able to obtain a three-piece uniform of Leon Kennedy from the Racoon Police Department for their character in The Division 2. In addition, players who log in anytime during the event will have the chance to receive special items and weapons as well.
Will all of this content arriving next week, the timing could not be more perfect for Ubisoft to be updating the performance of The Division 2 on next-gen consoles. PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X players are certain to be in for a nice surprise when they login to the game next week, looking forward to receiving rewards for their characters in The Division 2 but will also be rewarded with enhanced performance and graphics.