October 10, 2019
This week Hamish is joined by Fredrick Thylander and Yannick Banchereau and they talk about everything that's arriving in Episode 2 as well as when.
October 3, 2019
Hamish and Trick Dempsey, Senior Game Designer chat about the Mastery System and Shepard System that's coming with Episode 2.
September 26, 2019
Hamish and Fredrik spoke about all things Episode 2 as well as the latest changes that took place on the PTS.
September 19, 2019
Community Developer Chris Gansler talks to Terry Spier and Keith Evans from Red Storm about their work on the upcoming TU6.
September 12, 2019
We're back! In this show, we talk to Nikki Kuppens about some of the latest changes you can expect in the next update; loot, gear, named items recalibration and crafting.
August 1, 2019
Today on the show, Hamish and Chris chat about the recent release of Episode 1; the changes that have already made their way into the game and the current issues that are being worked on. Also, there's another ETF happening soon! Get that passport ready.
July 30, 2019
This week Hamish is joined by Community Developer Chris Gansler and the two dig deep into the drop of Episode 1: D.C. Outskirts, the apparel event #3: Heat Wave, and like always talk about known issues and coming fixes.
July 18, 2019
Hamish is this week joined by Yannick and the two go through the Base of Operations rework, the Shepherd Reward System, the new apparel event “Heatwave”, and clarify what loot will drop in the Raid Discovery Mode. Enjoy the episode, Agents!
July 17, 2019
Christofer Emgård, the writer of The Division: Extremis Malis comic, visited us at the studio to talk about his work in both comics and games – including The Division.
June 20, 2019
Hamish is this week joined by Fredrik "The Weapons Guy" Thylander, to discuss the Title Update 4, the bullet registration issue, changes to the Merciless and the new "Gunner" specialization.
June 13, 2019
This week you get a recap of the news dropped on UbiE3 and a fresh interview with Terry Spier, Creative Director at Ubisoft Red Storm, on his experience presenting at the Ubisoft E3 Conference this year. Game Designer Rasmus Künstlicher joins host Hamish Bode talking about TU4, The Year 1 Roadmap, known issues, and coming changes.
June 9, 2019
Chris Gansler and Petter Mårtensson chat about E3, from a Community Developers point of view.
June 7, 2019
This week Hamish is joined by Lead 3C Designer Fredrik "The Weapons Guy" Thylander. The two discuss future changes to specializations and signature ammo, the PTS and the new specialization “Gunner".
May 31, 2019
This week Lead AI Designer Drew Rechner joined Hamish and talked all about AI and NPC behavior. Starting off the episode with the known bugs and planned fixes for The Division 2, and moving deep into the NPC and AI issues that were introduced with TU3 and what lessons were learned by those.
May 23, 2019
This week Hamish is joined by Community Developer Chris, they start off by spotlighting the first three squads to complete the Operation Dark Hours raid, good job Agents! They also discuss the difficulty of the raid and what fixes are being worked on for Title Update 3.1 and teasing Title Update 4.
May 9, 2019
With the upcoming Title Update 3 release Hamish and Yannick talk about all of the changes players can expect as well as the fixes with the next patch.
April 25, 2019
In this week's show, Hamish and Rasmus chat about the upcoming changes to Recalibration, Gear Score, Crafting and a bunch of stuff in between. Want to know what we're looking at for the next phase of the PTS? We've got you covered, Agent.
April 18, 2019
This week, Hamish sits down with Terry and Ryan from Red Storm to go through the TU3 testing plans, what this means for the Raid and a whole bunch of the changes that we're testing on the PTS.
April 17, 2019
We sit down with Alex Irvine, author of the new The Division 2 novel Broken Dawn to discuss his new book, his previous work on The Division and his other projects.
April 12, 2019
With the release of TU2, Hamish and Yannick go through how that all went down and some of the upcoming fixes to the game including some quality of life changes for the players.
April 8, 2019
Fredrik and Chris sit down to talk about the upcoming Invasion: Battle for D.C. update as well as some of the intended changes to weapons and gear.
March 28, 2019
We sit down with Trick and Yannick to go through what players can expect from World Tier 5 and the upcoming release of the next Stronghold; Tidal Basin. Want to know the latest fixes as well? We've got you covered.
March 21, 2019
Get caught up on the latest The Division 2 news with our weekly State of the Game livestream; back again in podcast form! Yannick and Hamish chat about the first week, the issues that have already been fixed and much more.
March 1, 2019
This week Hamish and Yannick talk about the just-released Title Update 3 as well as invasion resets, classified assignments, the new apparel event and maybe most exciting – the release of the first 8 player raid in the history of The Division – Operation Dark Hours going live tomorrow May 16! Are you ready for the raid, Agent?
March 8, 2018
Did someone say "The Division 2"?!
March 1, 2018
The turtleneck is back! Want to know how that whole thing panned out? So many stats, so little time. Check it out now and enjoy your commute, Agent.
February 22, 2018
Want to know what's going to be happening with those Classified drop rates? Petter and Jim have you covered in this week's State of the Game.
January 11, 2018
Yannick and Petter sit down in our 85th State of the Game for a chat about the upcoming Global Event and the current happening in The Division.
December 21, 2017
In our last State of the Game for 2017, Yannick and Hamish go through the lastest Global Event and some extra things you'll need to know for the holiday break. Happy Holidays, Agents!
December 14, 2017
Petter and Yannick go over the latest news with 1.8 and the Global Event. Stats with Yannick? We've got you covered.
December 7, 2017
Can't watch Twitch while driving in your car? Well, you definitely shouldn't be doing that. Yannick and Petter talk about the release of 1.8 and the upcoming Global Event in our latest State of the Game podcast.
November 30, 2017
Yannick and Hamish talk to Red Storm about the impending free update: 1.8. Get the latest news right here!
November 10, 2017
As we get closer to Update 1.8, Petter sits down with Terry and Jim to chat about some of the work they're most excited about sharing with our players.
November 2, 2017
On this week's State of the Game, Petter chats to Terry and Keith from Red Storm about the upcoming Free Udpate: 1.8.
October 30, 2017
It's been too long, but now is the time to have a talk with James, Johan and Anthony from our Community Team. Listen and learn all the juicy details about these lads. Promise you won't regret it!
October 12, 2017
Petter chats to Sam and Mark from Reflections about Global Events, the PTS and more! We've got the latest news for you right here.
October 5, 2017
Petter tries to break his State of the Game speedrun... and fails. Listen in as Red Storm joins the show to talk about upcoming PTS changes and more!
September 28, 2017
Petter has the latest on the PTS and all of the upcoming events you need to know about. With the next Global Event right around the corner, it's time to get prepared!
September 21, 2017
We take a tour around the world on the State of the Game this week; Malmö, Leamington, North Carolina. We've got new Underground additions, PTS news and more!
September 14, 2017
Rogue 2.0? Resistance? We've got you covered. Hamish and Petter talk to Terry and Keith from Red Storm about the upcoming changes.
August 31, 2017
It's time to talk about 1.8! Hang out with the Community team as they talk to Red Storm about West Side Piers with a personal tour from Tony Sturtzel. #HYPE
August 24, 2017
Our first Global Event: Outbreak is done! Hamish and Yannick talk about Leaderboards, Masks and how we're dealing with the current State of the Game.
August 22, 2017
Another day, another casual podcast. Hamish is joined by Mat and Jeremy from the Environment Art team to talk about how making art used to be, how it is now and what the future may hold. Go get it.
August 17, 2017
1.7 dropped on Tuesday, so let's talk about the new Global Event, Masks, Leaderboards and all the other stuff that is on the mind of the Community.
August 10, 2017
1.7 is coming next Tuesday! We've got more news to get you prepared. Ready yourselves, Agents.
August 8, 2017
Hamish, Petter and Yannick walk in to a bar... Please send your best punch lines.
August 3, 2017
Yannick and Hamish sit down to chat about the closing of the PTS and the upcoming Update 1.7.
June 29, 2017
Today we've got news for all of you that want to know about the PTS! Also, taking off sunglasses? It's gonna be a thing.
June 22, 2017
Today on the show, Hamish talks to Terry and Keith from Red Storm about "Classified" Gear Sets, upcoming changes on the PTS and we even threw some NinjaBike in there too.
June 15, 2017
Today we talk to Reflections about the new Commendations feature coming in 1.7! Also, Hamish misses Yannick.
June 1, 2017
Today on State of the Game we bring back a familiar face to chat about the issues in 1.6.1 as well as provide a bit of extra cringe.
May 31, 2017
Hamish, Yannick and Petter talk a bit about ETF Charlie and we also answer the question on everyone's lips; "how mad does Mario Kart 8 make Yannick?"
May 18, 2017
1.6.1 is on the way next Tuesday while we'll be headed to Newcastle for the ETF! Want to meet up? Details inside.
May 11, 2017
State of the Game: 11/05/2017 by Massive Entertainment
May 4, 2017
This State of the Game has a very heavy backpack flavour. Happy Star Wars Day folks! \/
May 2, 2017
Hamish sits down with Noel Walling and Bruce Kelly from the Narrative team to talk about writing the world of The Division. Also, we delve into the realms of "Howlgate". Hamish didn't howl.
April 27, 2017
PTS. ETF. Acronyms! Sign up and join us in Newcastle in 4 weeks. Do it.
April 20, 2017
The PTS is coming for 1.6.1 tomorrow - get ready, Agents!
April 13, 2017
Loadouts? They're coming to 1.6.1! Let's goooooo!
March 30, 2017
Today Yannick and Hamish talk about the happenings including the premiere of our new polling system. FANCY.
March 28, 2017
Yes, it's been a while and today I wanted to make sure that all of the tech is still working. Huzzah! It is. Now that we've got that out of the way, I'd like to get some more casual podcasts out to all of you. Enjoy!
March 23, 2017
Hamish solos State of the Game again. Get ready for some Kiwi rambling!
March 16, 2017
Time to clear up the confusion surrounding the Year 2 conversation. Stick around Agents! We need your feedback.
March 2, 2017
Yannick and Hamish go over the week that saw Last Stand and Patch 1.6 drop. Also, Yannick almost tells a joke. True story!
February 23, 2017
Yannick decided to not show up again. THANKS GUY. But seriously, release date for Last Stand and Patch 1.6 lies within... enjoy!
February 16, 2017
We don't have a release date for 1.6 and Last Stand but at least Yannick is back. Spoilers, this one is light on news but heavy on the cringe. 10/10 would listen.
February 9, 2017
Hamish and Keith talk through the latest changes with PTS 4. Defiler new meta?
February 2, 2017
Yannick reads Patch Notes for PTS 3! That's all you need to know. It's amazing.
January 26, 2017
We've got heaps of information about the first iteration of the PTS as well as what the expect for the next! Fredrik Thylander joins Yannick and Hamish to give us the low-down.
January 19, 2017
We're back! In this first stream of 2017, Keith and Terry get Skyped in for a chat about Last Stand. Also, what's up with those new Dark Zone... zones?
December 22, 2016
It's the last one of the year! But don't fret, there's a holiday gift coming for all our players. More news inside.
December 15, 2016
Red Storm Developers, Terry and Keith, join us on State of the Game today! Lot's to talk about, mostly PvP things... But, if you've never learned how, you'll find out how to make the best possible coffee. Thanks Newco. How to Make Coffee:
December 13, 2016
How does one go about making that formidable foe that has undoubtedly chopped you down with their axe? Drew Rechner and Måns Ohlsson tell me how on this week's podcast.
December 8, 2016
ETF? Yep, let's do it again! This time, with a North Carolina flavour. Or, should I say "flavor"?
December 1, 2016
After the launch of 1.5 on all platforms and Survival on PC and Xbox One, Yannick and Hamish go over the current issues and upcoming fixes. Spoilers, things might get a bit weird.
November 29, 2016
Today Simona and Tim from the Snowdrop team tell us a bit about how it is to work on an engine that was designed from the ground up for The Division. Also, Lego. It's a thing.
November 24, 2016
We're back again to let you know what's going on, specifically in regards to PS4 and update 1.5. Listen on to find out more.
November 17, 2016
What do you do when Yannick leaves the country? Commit to a very strange solo mission in this week's State of the Game. Survival release dates? Yep.
November 15, 2016
When the Community Team gets together from their corners of the world, stuff like this happens.
November 10, 2016
In this State of the Game, Yannick drops a few bombs. Stash size? Listen to find out more!
November 8, 2016
Hamish talks to Alex Irvine about how New York Collapse, the companion Survival Guide for The Division was created. How do you write a book with so many layers? Only Alex knows. BUY IT NOW:
November 8, 2016
Survival is a thing! You may have been caught unawares by the sneaky drop of the PTS yesterday so I thought it'd be nice to slow things down to catch up with Matthieu (Lead Game Designer) and Fredrik (Weapons Guy) to talk about some of the things you may have missed. Enjoy!
November 3, 2016
Yannick and Hamish talk about some of the upcoming changes that you might begin to expect from 1.5 as well as go over the current issues for the week. Enjoy!
November 1, 2016
Hamish, Yannick and Petter give the new mics a test run in the fancy "Podcast Corner". Spoilers, it's really just a dark corner of an ever increasingly cramped room. Whoops.
October 27, 2016
We're back with a new State of the Game after the recent release of 1.4. There are still things to do, but 1.4 is looking like a huge step forward for The Division. Let's go!
October 20, 2016
1.4 has a release date! We'll be dropping it on all platforms on Tuesday October 25th and in this podcast, Fredrik and Drew tell us what their experience was like with the brand new PTS workflow.
October 6, 2016
Today Nikki Kuppens, Senior Game Designer, joins us State the Game; lending an all-knowing brain to discussions about loot. Find out what to expect from Week 3 of the PTS for the upcoming Update 1.4!
September 29, 2016
Welcome to the very first Podcast for State of the Game! We hope you enjoy being able to find out all the latest news directly from whatever you listen to your podcasts on, just be sure not to yell NERF too much in public. That'd be weird.
July 1, 2016
Noel Walling and Jeremy Estrellado chime in with some behind the scenes info on Dragon's Nest, our latest Incursion. Also, who wouldn't want to know more about these guys?!
June 17, 2016
Come behind the scenes at E3 with Hamish, Boomslangg and SkillUp! We managed to find a not-so-quiet corner of the Ubisoft Lounge to chat about all the latest news that recently dropped at E3 in L.A.
May 27, 2016
Hamish and Yannick do the first ever LIVE podcast. If you didn't manage to catch it on Twitch, this one's for you; take it on the bus, the train, your daily commute or even listen to it in the bath. Actually, don't do the bath thing... electricity and water are dangerous.
May 4, 2016
Anders Holmquist, Technical Director talks to Hamish Bode about how the servers for The Division operate and some of the recent misinformation that has made its way onto the internet. This is our first one-on-one podcast so you can expect something a little bit different.
April 6, 2016
We're back! In Episode 9, Hamish talks to Lead Game Designer, Matthias and Lead Economic Designer, Andrada about the evolution of The Division as we get closer to our first Incursion and Update 1.1. Welcome back.
January 27, 2016
Community Developers, Hamish and Yannick, are joined by Associate Live Producer, Kevin Goyon and Lead Game Designer, Mathias Karlson for an Alpha takeaway discussion. In the following discussion the team dives into how the Alpha has improved the development of the game and what to expect with the Closed Beta which starts January 28 for Xbox One and January 29 for PlayStation 4 and PC.
December 21, 2015
Who wants to know more about loot? Are you itching to discover more about the equipment in The Division? What a coincidence, that’s exactly what this podcast is about. In Episode 7, Hamish talks to Game Designers Matthieu Desisle and Marcus Rosengren; finding out as much as we can about exactly how you can itemize your character and customize your experience in the game.
November 9, 2015
It's always "good times" when Natchai and Torie, your resident Community Managers, come to the studio... so why not record them for good measure? Join Hamish, Torie and Natchai as they talk about The Division as well as a whole bunch of potentially embarrassing things. Actually, there's nothing shameful about bowling a perfect 300, right?!
October 27, 2015
Time to get some more information on the character progression and customization in our latest The Division: Podcast. Hamish sat down with Senior Character Artist, Emil Mujanovic and Game Designer, Drew Rechner to pick their collective brains; highlighting the way that you’ll experience our game through the lens of your Agent.
October 15, 2015
As we wave good-bye to the sun until next summer here in Sweden, Hamish pulled aside two experts at conveying lighting and weather changes within Tom Clancy’s The Division. Lead Environment Artist Chad Chatterton and Senior Lighting Artist Damien Tournaire join us to recap their experiences in New York and share how they translate that into the NYC we’ll explore throughout The Division. In this fifth episode, we pick Chad and Damien’s brains to find out their process, thoughts, inspirations, and even a bit of the technical side behind lighting and environmental aspects of The Division.
June 18, 2015
E3 has come and gone, but we had to jump at the chance to have a chat with some of the greatest minds from The Division community when we were over in Los Angeles. So, straight after the Twitch Community Event on June 16, Hamish sat down with Marco Roest (or MarcoStyle), Marco Scheltner ( and Caleb McAllister from SmartWatch Podcast.
June 16, 2015
In this third episode, we find out how the Tom Clancy veterans from Red Storm are impacting the development of the game and a whole lot more. Hold on to your ears, smile oddly to yourself if you end up listening to this in public and make sure to let us know what you think.
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