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Tom Clancy’s The Division 2: Returning Players Guide After PTS Phase 3 | Most Important Changes to Know About

The developers of Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 recently announced a public test server (PTS) for Phase 3. Here are some of the most important changes to expect in the game.




Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 is an online-only role-playing game with millions of followers since the launch of phase one. It’s a highly-rated game with campaigns, co-op, and PVP that guarantees its players more missions and challenges as you take on other players.

The developer has now announced a PTS phase 3 that brings about some notable changes to the game. This guide will be useful for returning players on what they should look out for in phase 3.

Returning Players Guide After PTS Phase 3 |  Most Important Changes To Know About – Tom Clancy’s The Division 2

First off, there’d be smoother gameplay with recent bug fixes in the game; hence you can expect lesser lags or freezing frames. We’re psyched with the changes happening with the gears, exotics, and expertise.

Gear and Balancing

The Heartbreaker gear set has undergone some changes following the phase 2 PTS feedback. In phase 2, the stacks with the gear disappeared after five seconds compared to the Striker gear that starts to diminish almost immediately. Feedback from this sees an upgrade to the gear with stacks disappearing after two seconds in phase 3.

The Kingbreaker Named Weapon also saw an upgrade to its rate of fire. Its rate has been increased from 500 to 650 for the PTS phase 3. This change is also seen in the TKB-408 Assault rifle. Additionally, issues concerning the Dare LMG Named Weapon, Bluescreen Exotic weapon, and Dread Edict Exotix weapon have also been fixed.


Players complained of Delta errors which adversely affect the PTS experience, and many of these errors have now been fixed in phase 3.


Some upgrade costs have been lowered, including the cost of Field Recon Data, SHD Calibration, and Exotic materials. Their prices have been reduced by half from level 11 to level 20. However, levels 1 – 10 and 21+ remain unchanged.

All material requirements for rank pieces have also been reduced by half, which means gear pieces now require two times fewer materials to upgrade.


Lastly, Issues concerning floating heads when you first launch a PTS have now been fixed.

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Hogwarts Legacy: How Good Is The Character Creation?

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Alexis Ongsansoy



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Hogwarts Legacy is just around the corner, and if you’re one of those people who always expected an owl to crash into your bedroom to give you a letter of invitation to the school of Witchcraft and Wizardry then congratulations, you’re still a child at heart. One of the many things that muggle-borns are keeping a close eye on is the character creation as this always has been a huge selling point for gamers who wish to see themselves in the game their playing. No argument needed there as it simply adds to the immersion. We’ll see just how good the character creation is by giving it a good wangle!

How Good Is The Character Creation In Hogwarts Legacy?

As the game is still said to be a “work in progress” not everything is set in stone just yet. There’s plenty of options to go through however so let’s see if you can either look like a Korean pop idol of some sort or a child that looks like a melting candle.

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So the first thing you will notice once you go to the character creation screen is the plethora of Presets offered to you. This is a good start for players who just want to dive right in and explore the second-floor girls’ lavatory.

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Once you have chosen your base look you will be taken to the Facewear section where you can choose your facial structure from a set of fifteen portraits. Some players may prefer having sliders when it comes to specific parts of their custom character’s face as they really have every intention to see a carbon copy of themselves in-game.

When you’re satisfied with the shape that you chose you can also go and specify a skin color and some glasses for your character. Hogwarts is known to have a rather diverse community of students so go be yourself and choose which suits you the best!

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Moving on to Hairstyles you have two customization choices, your hair color, and the actual style of well, your hair! There can only be so many options for hair in any game as it’s quite difficult to build this from scratch compared to sculpting the bridge of your nose or adjusting the height of your temple.

Hair can be quite a delicate part of customization, especially when not all options are available to you. Nevertheless, you still have enough choices here to either look like Anton Chigur or The Daywalker. Props to you if you got any of that!

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Next is the Complexion tab, you have the option to give yourself a slight blush if or some freckles and moles if you have any. We weren’t kidding earlier either when we said that you can look like you aged prematurely. That’s what the scars and markings are for! At the end of the day it’s all about getting your features down to a T!

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On the following tab we have Eyebrows. Most options that we went through gave us the impression that everyone back in the 19th century had time to shave, and that’s a good thing! You can tell a lot from a person’s eyebrows after all. Just don’t get caught looking!

After choosing the shape that fits your fancy you can go and apply any color to it, most likely you will choose the same color you chose for your hair but hey, it’s your choice that matters here so go crazy! The same goes for your eyes as well.

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For the final touch, you have four more options. You have two choices for your character’s voice which should’ve had more in our opinion. You can also change the pitch of that voice to resemble yours. Lastly you have your difficulty selection which is pretty straightforward, you also have your character name and which dormitory you want to be sent to.

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The character creation in our opinion is good enough where it stands. It’s not great but it’s definitely not bad either. Having the option to choose a preset or create your own character completely from scratch (sliders and all) is a recent concept that players have been searching for a lot lately and it’s much appreciated that Avalanche Software gave that to us.

While others are happy with the choices they’ve been given, we can still see some possible complaints that will go after the Facewear section as limiting your features to only fifteen options is a very daring move given that there’s a chance that a player out there might not get the look they’re after.

It all just goes back to the sliders since this gives the player a more precise selection when it comes to making adjustments to their looks, plus there weren’t too many options for body-type either. It’s not a long list of shortcomings but you will have to take these into consideration if you’re the kind of gamer who spends more than an hour in the customization screen. We’re still looking forward to the game however so don’t let any of that bring you down. Thank you, and see you in the world of magic!

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