The Division 1.3 update: expect Sentry and Striker nerfs, weapon Talent recalibration

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 2 August 2016 00:20 GMT

When The Division 1.3 Underground update drops next week, it will include Striker and Sentry nerfs, along withe the ability to recalibrate a weapon Talent.

In the video above, Arekkz recaps the weapon balancing changes, the a couple new Gear Sets changes, and some of the new weapon Talents on particular guns.

He also discusses changes coming to the Striker and Sentry. Most players are only picking the 33 Striker Sentry or the 321 Striker Sentry Savage, which means the new Gear Sets are overshadowed. This also means the damage pool won’t change very much, so the team will be applying a five-piece bonus to Striker and Sentry.

So, instead of having a two, three or four-piece bonus, the change means there will be a five-piece bonus instead, obviously.

Some of the power will be taken away from the two and three-piece set bonuses and applied to the five-piece set bonus. It is unknown at present just how the stats will change, but just be prepared for it if you’re used to the current bonuses.

The Blind Talent coming with the new assault rifle won’t make the 1.3 Underground update, as the team is still fine tuning it, so expect it to drop a little later. Showstopper, the fully automatic shotgun with a drum magazine slated for the 1.2 update, will finally make it into 1.3.

Finally, players will soon be able to recalibrate their weapon Talents. It will work the same as Gear Talents, when means players can change one of the three Talents. If there is a Talent on a weapon the player isn’t fond of, recalibrating will make it easier for the player to get the roll they want. Any of the weapons which come with a fixed Talent, such as Focused or Kill Crit, can be re-rolled for another one such as Skilled.

As previously announced, the 1.3 Underground update will not go live on PlayStation 4 next Tuesday alongside PC and Xbox One. Instead it will arrive on August 2.

Those on PS4 with or without the Season Pass were going to receive one new Gear Set, weapon balance changes, and some of the new weapons but not the main content update. Due to an issue within the studio, the smaller update for PS4 will not go live on Tuesday but the team said it will try to get it out as soon as possible.

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