The Division Update 1.7 PTS Patch Notes Revealed, Classified Gear Sets Available Latest update is now available to test for PC users. Ubisoft Massive’s public test server for Tom Clancy’s The Division on PC is now live, allowing players to test out update 1.7 before it launches. This week sees several things disabled including the upcoming Global Events but you can try out the new Classified Gear Sets and offer feedback. Classified Gear Sets are higher rolled versions of current gear sets and enable 5 to 6 bonuses. Currently, there are six sets available to test though some of them – like LoneStar and DeadEye – have their share of issues. These will be corrected in a future patch for update 1.7’s PTS. You can test out the character customization feature which allows modification of one’s face; earn Commendations for different patches that can be worn on one’s sleeve (though again, not all content is available); and also test out the new Encrypted Caches which give Premium Vendor items (but require keys to open. These can be discovered in the open world). Check out the full patch notes below and let us know what you think of these changes in the comments. New feature: Global Events (not initially available on the PTS) Global Events (previously known as Seasons) are time-limited events that add special modifiers to the PvE parts of The Division. Taking part in a Global Event will award you Tokens that you can use to purchase Classified Gear caches (detailed below) and unique vanity items (that are currently not included on the PTS). New feature: Commendations & Patches Commendations introduce a series of 500+ challenges across several categories for agents to accomplish. Commendations cover all aspects and areas of the game, both for PvE and PvP. Unlocking achievements reward the player with Commendation Score. Your tallied score is displayed to other agents. Some special Commendations award a Patch, a brand new vanity item. These Patches are displayed on the agent’s arm, replacing the default Phoenix patch. Not all patches are available on the PTS, with more being added once Update 1.7 goes live. The requirements for certain Commendations have been altered on the PTS for testing purposes. New feature: Face customization The Base of Operations now include a room with an interactive mirror that you can use to change your agent’s appearance. You can find the room by turning right straight after you have entered the Terminal from the Base of Operation stairs. New feature: Encrypted Cache An Encrypted Cache is a loot container obtained from the Premium Vendor in the terminal. It requires a key to open. Encrypted Caches contain unique appearance items, emotes and skins. Cipher Keys are needed to open Encrypted Caches. These keys are created by collecting key fragments, which are available from normal gameplay. 10 key fragments are needed to create one Cipher Key. Keys can also be purchased from the Premium Vendor. Unique appearance items from the Encrypted Caches are organized in Collections that can be found in the Vanity tab. Once a Collection has been completed, the agent will receive a reward. Please note that the contents of the Encrypted Caches on the PTS are not 100% representative of what will be in the final product. There is currently an issue with the Premium Vendor and the Encrypted Caches, which makes them impossible to use. This will be fixed and testable on the PTS in a future update. New feature: Classified Gear Sets (available from the Advanced Weapons vendor on the PTS) Classified Gear Set pieces are unique gear set pieces for pre-existing gear sets and will feature 5 and 6-piece bonuses. Classified Gear Set pieces can initially only be received from participating in Global Events. After a Global Event has concluded, the Classified Gear pieces can be found during normal gameplay, but with lower drop rates than during Global Events. Six Classified Gear Sets will be included on the PTS for testing purposes, but once Update 1.7 goes live, three Classified Gear sets will be introduced for every Global Event. The Classified Caches are available on the Advanced Weapons vendor on the PTS for testing purposes, but will be tied to Global Events once Update 1.7 goes live. Primary Stat Ranges: Classified Gear Set Primary Stat Range 1274-1401 Final Measure 5 Piece: +15% Exotic Damage Resilience +15% Protection from Elites 6 Piece: Talent: Improved Final Measure When a grenade is defused the player and all group members within 30 meters gain a buff based on the grenade type that was defused. -EMP/Shock: Skill power increased by 15% for 8 seconds. -HE/Incendiary: Weapon damage increased by 15% for 8 seconds -Flashbang/Tear Gas: Armor increased by 15% for 8 seconds Sentry 5 Piece: +15% Accuracy +15% Headshot Damage 6 Piece: Talent: Improved Sentry’s Call NPC targets can now receive up to six marks. After three marks, every headshot on the target has a 25% chance to spread a single mark to additional targets within 10 meters. At six marks, your headshot damage on the target is increased by 100%. Striker 5 Piece: +10% Stability +5% Enemy Armor Damage 6 Piece: Talent: Striker’s Persistence Every hit adds a self-healing bonus for .1% of max health per second. This bonus is further increased by .01% for every 1000 stamina. Stacks up to 100 hits. Bonus is reduced by .1% every second. Bonus can be removed by EMP. Reclaimer 5 Piece: +15% Support Station range +25% Support Station duration 6 Piece: +50% Support Station revive time +100% Support Station healing speed +100% Support Station health Talent: Improved Reclaimer Support station gains a 25% chance to have no cooldown triggered when it is destroyed by an enemy. This chance is increased by 2% for every 1000 Electronics. Exotics NinjaBike messenger bag Talent: NinjaBike messenger bag Slots in with any equipped Gear Set item to fulfill a requirement towards unlocking a Gear Sets bonus. Can unlock bonuses from multiple sets simultaneously. Cannot unlock Classified Gear Set bonuses.