'Division 2' Update 1.25 Adds Title Update 10.1 Loot Changes - Patch Notes

The Division 2 Title Update 10.1 is officially live as version 1.25 on PS4, designed to make loot drops more potent and tier investment more meaningful. Those looking to get a new Exotic or to make use of the Hive should check out these patch notes. The news arrives courtesy of a post on the game's official subreddit.

Division 2 Title Update 10.1 (1.25) Patch Notes

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'The Division 2' Title Update 10.1 is officially live as version 1.25 on PS4. Read the full patch notes below. 'The Division 2' is available now on Xbox One, PS4, PC and Stadia. Ubisoft

Audio & Subtitles

  • Added missing audio for Keener's Legacy collectibles. You can find more information regarding the delay here.
  • Added missing subtitles for Keener's legacy collectibles.

Weapons

  • Changed maximum Rifle ammo capacity from 280 to 420

Gear

Forge (named holster)

  • Shield health bonus increased from +10% to +50%

Gear Sets

Foundry Bulwark 3-piece gear set bonus

  • Armor regeneration lowered from +3% to +1%
  • Added +50% shield health

Loot

  • Increased minimum item power and chances for higher power items for several difficulties, resulting in higher average rolls overall
    • Slight increase on Challenge
    • Bigger increase on Heroic and Legendary
  • Sealed Caches
    • Increased power of items from Field Proficiency and Dark Zone caches to be on par with Heroic tier loot (up from Challenge)
    • Increased power of items from Clan caches to be on par with Legendary tier loot (up from Heroic)
    • Increase of item power of Legendary tier loot also affects all season caches
  • Moved general pool Exotics from mission final boss loot to mission completion rewards
    • This means that an Exotic that drops as loot from a final boss in a mission will either be the Exotic specific to the mission (e.g. The Bighorn in Legendary missions) or an Exotic from the current targeted loot pool, but not a random different Exotic. These extra random Exotics can still be awarded with the same frequency but are acquired as an Exotic Cache from the mission completion rewards instead.

Skills

Chem Launcher

  • Reinforcer repair over time strength increased by 11%
  • Reinforcer ammo lowered from 3 to 2 at skill tier 0
  • Reinforcer now gains +1 ammo at skill tier 4
  • Firestarter base ammo lowered from 2 to 1
  • Firestarter now gains +1 ammo at skill tier 4
  • Riot Foam now gains +1 ammo at skill tier 4
  • Oxidizer now gains +1 ammo at skill tier 4

Hive

  • Increased base duration of all hive variants from 50s to 180s
  • Restorer Hive base range increased from 6m to 8m
  • Restorer Hive range increase per skill tier reduced from +20% to +10%
  • Restorer Hive charges lowered from 12 to 8 at skill tier 0
  • Restorer Hive now gains +4 charges per skill tier
  • Restorer Hive drone speed increased from +5% to +10% per skill tier
  • Restorer Hive repair strength increased from +120% to +140% during overcharge
  • Restorer Hive range increased from +175% to +200% during overcharge
  • Stinger Hive now gains +5% drone speed per skill tier
  • Stinger Hive now gains +80% drone speed during overcharge
  • Reviver Hive charges lowered from 4 to 1 at skill tier 0
  • Reviver Hive base cooldown lowered from 240s to 180s
  • Reviver Hive now gains +1 charge per skill tier
  • Reviver Hive now gains +5% drone speed per skill tier
  • Reviver Hive range increased from +75% to +100% during overcharge
  • Booster Hive charges lowered from 12 to 8 at skill tier 0
  • Booster hive now gains +4 charges per skill tier
  • Booster Hive no longer increases weapon damage
  • Booster Hive buff effect now increases hazard protection, in addition to weapon handling and melee damage
  • Booster Hive drones now cleanse status effects from the player on hit
  • Booster Hive buff amount increased from +10% to +20% at skill tier 0
  • Booster Hive stim efficiency increased from +10% to +33% per skill tier
  • Booster Hive now gains +5% drone speed per skill tier
  • Artificer Hive charges lowered from 10 to 8 at skill tier 0
  • Artificer Hive now gains +4 charges per skill tier
  • Artificer Hive now gains +10% range per skill tier
  • Artificer Hive now gains +10% drone speed per skill tier
  • Artificer Hive skill refresh increased from +1s to +3s at skill tier 0
  • Artificer Hive skill refresh increased from +20s to +22s during overcharge
  • Artificer Hive now gains +100% range during overcharge
  • Artificer Hive now gains +150% skill haste during overcharge

Trap

  • Shock Trap base cooldown increased from 50s to 60s
  • Shock Trap base duration increased from 30s to 60s

PvP Modifiers

  • Assault rifle damage increased by 9%
  • Striker drone damage increased by 38%
  • Firestarter chem launcher explosion damage reduced by -50%
  • Deployed player skills now take 4x more damage from hostile players

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a delay between the EMP Sticky Bomb exploding and the start of the cooldown.
  • Fixed a delay between the Firefly skill being destroyed and the start of the cooldown
  • Fixed the Blinder Firefly failing to blind enemies.
  • Fixed the Blinder Firefly cooldown starting before the effect ends if the player has not selected the maximum number of targets.
  • Fixed the Demolisher Firefly not working on Support Stations in Legendary difficulty.
  • Fixed inconsistent health at different skill tiers for the Striker Drone.
  • Fixed Special Field Research not granting Apparel Cache rewards.
  • Fixed a PC/Stadia issue causing players to be sent to the Inspect menu when attempting to buy weapon skins with a control.
  • Fixed an issue causing Keener's defender drone to become invulnerable when affected by a jammer pulse.
  • Fixed the "Eliminate Guardians with another Guardian's explosion" challenges not completing in the Guardian Global Event.
  • Fixed an issue where only one of Lieutenant Gray bodyguards would deploy their shields in Operation Iron Horse.
  • Fixed an issue where players could spawn inside spawn closets in Operation Iron Horse.
  • Fixed multiple instances of robotic NPC voices encountered in missions.
  • Fixed missing image for the Thermite Outfit in the in-game rewards menu.
  • Fixed Termite league activities appearing as completed under certain circumstances.
  • Fixed several crafting materials not being shared when purchasing the material sharing perk.
  • Fixed an issue that would allow players to spawn another Javier Kajika if defeated very quickly.
  • Fixed named NPC Alexandra "Tidy" Popov not spawning during the final boss fight in the invaded version of the Space Administration H.Q.
  • Fixed a UI only issue on the Trauma Specialist talent where it states "REQUIRED" but gives no further context.
  • Fixed missing League Timer on Stadia.
  • Fixed missing leaderboards in the Base of Operations and Haven.
  • Fixed FPS drop when opening multiple leaderboards.
  • Fixed duplicate clan mates in the Top Clan leaderboards.
  • Fixed the inability to remove facial hair at the Barber.
  • Fixed incorrect texts being displayed for the Crafting Material Cache in season reward previews
  • Fixed incorrect GearScore ranges being displayed in the World Tier crafting bench upgrade blueprints
  • Fixed an issue where some brand, raid and other gear set crafting materials were not shared even if the material sharing perk was purchased:
    • Walker, Harris & Co. "RNGR" Polymers
    • Ironworks Base Materials
    • Ironworks Bulwark Alloy
    • Ironworks Future Fabric
    • System Corruption Data Core
    • Strikers Battlegear Plating
    • Eclipse Protocol Membrane

While the odds-and-ends bug fixes for Title Update 10.1 will likely be important to some, the most impactful adjustments in this patch revolve around loot drops and tweaks to the Hive. Starting with loot, it's nice to see that just about every drop will be a higher quality than it was before. Doling out Exotics as end of mission rewards also makes a lot more sense, as it ensures the player doesn't miss an important item in the heat of battle. NPCs remain as punishing as ever in The Division 2, so giving Agents access to better loot at all times should make the hardest grinds less stingy in the future. Of course, fans will need to see these changes in action to know how major they truly are.

As for the Hive, the notes reveal lots of rebalancing, but much of the overhaul will only impact those at skill tiers 6 and below. The intent is to nerf the Hive in such a way that it encourages players to move beyond the sixth level to achieve a greater benefit. But, if you're a dedicated Division player who's already moved past that threshold, there shouldn't be too much sting in terms of range. Nerfs are hardly a good thing whenever they happen, but maybe the loot buff will be enough of a distraction to counteract some of the sorrow.

The Division 2 is available now on Xbox One, PS4, PC and Stadia.

What do you think of The Division 2 update 1.25 based on these patch notes? Do you like the loot buff and Hive nerf? Tell us in the comments section!