Ubisoft has announced that it's pushing The Division 2's raids back after initially penciling the pertinent update down for late April.
The looter shooter title launched on March 15 and has earned its developers overwhelmingly positive reviews. The plaudits kept rolling in after the Tidal Basin update went live, despite the release exposing a few issues with loot changes and gear.
It appears that Ubisoft is hesitant to launch a fresh update that it'll have to go back to fix. So the devs are pushing the release date for the upcoming raids instead, explaining that a Public Test Server (PTS) will be set up for the testing of new features and fixes before they go out everywhere.
Players with the PC version of the game will be able to access the server and help the developers with feedback and their play sessions.
Ubisoft has put out a statement on its website informing players of the delay, with the updates set to go live next month instead of April 25.
The statement reads: "The team at Massive Entertainment has announced that, in order to ensure the best experience for Division 2 players, they are creating a Public Test Server to test new features and fixes before they are implemented.
"The PTS will be available to anyone who owns The Division 2 on PC, starting on Wednesday, April 17, and the developers will use feedback from players' play sessions, surveys, and forum threads to improve the updates and address any issues that arise. (Operation Dark Hours will not appear on the PTS, in order to ensure that the entire community can explore it at the same time.) The full PTS schedule will be announced soon.
"Furthermore, the team is moving the release of Title Update 3, which includes Operation Dark Hours (the eight-player raid) from April 25 to May 2019. They will use the extra time to perform further testing and balancing."
While the PTS will be available to anyone who has The Division 2 on PC, they will not have early access to the raids. The game is also available on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.