Ubisoft's "The Division" has made it to Fox News. The network criticized the developer-publisher for its recently rolled out nerfs on the game's crafting system.
During Fox News' "Red Eye" show, Andy Levy jokingly lambasted Ubisoft Massive for the recent nerfs. "Red Eye" is an early morning show that airs on the Fox News Channel at 3 a.m. ET on weekdays. Apparently the commentator has played the game and wasn't too well pleased with the changes. He expressed his frustration with an off-script while enumerating a list of important goals for today's 18 year olds.
"Be able to level up your character in The Division", Levy said, reading the last entry, before adding, "despite the way Massive nerfed the crafting system and allows packs of super geared rogues to gank you in the Dark Zone. Thanks a lot, jerks."
"Be able to level up your character in The Divisions" was the last item on a list of life skills compiled by a former dean. Other entries on the list include talking to strangers, working to deadlines, managing money, and more. The list comes from a Stanford University study which identified the important goals modern young adults have.
Polygon says the tongue-in-cheek is on point, while VG247 says the criticism was "unexpected." Fox News Channel's panelists have been reporting on and discussing video games for many years but this is the first time someone from the network has called out a game for being glitchy, says Eurogamer. In the past, gamers witnessed the network issue comments based on stereotypes, poor assumption, or wrong information.
"The Division" is currently plagued with cheaters and exploits, thanks to bugs and glitches, ranging from the problem with wall warping in Incursion to the "Protection from Elites" bug. Forbes believes Ubisoft should overhaul the game ala "Diablo 3" and a multiplayer shooter development veteran thinks the company should rewrite the game.