Sep 30, 2016 12:15 PM EDT
‘The Division’ Public Test Servers Launched: What You Need To Know Before Playing the PTS Version
Ubisoft's "The Division" developer team is now working on several issues and bugs in the game and the dev-team want the help of the public in doing so. Last September 26, the Public Test Servers for "The Division" was launched and players with copy of the game's PC version can download the special version via Uplay and Steam.
In order to fix the bugs and glitches in the game, the developers of "Tom Clancy's The Division" conducted a technical test which started on September 22 and ended in September 25. This is done to get feedback from the game as experienced by players. On September 26, Ubisoft's dev team launched a Public Testing to get feedbacks from the players, GamenGuide reported.
It was also noted in the reports that players of "The Division" who played in the PTS can try new patches and updates before going live. They can even use the same characters in most cases; however, the progress from the previous character cannot be transferred.
For those players who want to participate in the PTS, Ubisoft has some tips for them before jumping in. The dev team has answered several frequently asked questions on their blog. Here are some of them:
Experiences on the PTS
Ubisoft warns players that they may experience bugs, issues and even face crashes during the PTS. Also, players may lose items and progress while in the public test server. Additionally, the players should understand that this version is not final and features may be lacking, incomplete or missing entirely. Furthermore, the Localization may be missing from the game's PTS version.
Based on the FAQ answered in the blog, it is known that not everything in the PTS version will make it to the live game. There may also be changes and further modifications based on the feedback of the players. The Ubisoft dev team also explained that the PTs can be downloaded via Uplay Games or Steam Library and it can be downloaded just like any normal game.
In terms of characters, the Ubisoft team explained that the player's character will be transferred into the PTS. There will be cases, however, that the player needs to create a new character for testing purposes. It was also clarified that the progress on the PTS will not be retained when the player goes live.
Additionally, Ubisoft noted that the PTS will close after they get enough feedback. It will open back only when the developers want to test anything. For further information, Ubisofts encourages players to visit their FAQ forum.
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