The Division gets off to a rocky start

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The Division

The Division’s servers went live at Australian midnight, with the client unlocking as March 8 rolled round in various time zones. When America got involved, they collapsed, and in other news, the tide is coming in.

A horde of angry players who found themselves awake at midnight without cause took to the forums to report errors ‘Romeo’ and ‘Sierra’. Fortunately, Ubisoft had service restored by 2AM before their naming convention achieved Error 37 fame, but how a game with two mass betas could need still more stress testing is a mystery—the official forum post rather unhelpfully describes the problem as “Ubisoft Services Degradation” which to me implies that the issue was more widespread than The Division.

We’ll keep an eye on the connection as we steeple our fingers and piece together a review over the coming days.