DirectX 12 support will be officially added to The Division next week

Finally, DirectX 12 support will be added to Tom Clancy’s The Division next week, to improving performance at high resolutions and heavy CPU loads.

This new patch should improve performance for those who use lower end CPUs and should deliver more DirectX 12 performance optimizations than Beta DX12 version of the game.

Below is a statement quote from Massive on this upcoming update, which will hit Steam on next week. No exact date is available right now.

Next week we will be deploying a patch on PC to address a multitude of issues.

  • Fixed the issue that caused the loss of character controls
  • Lowered performance impact with high CPU usage
  • Fixed issues with controllers on PC

This patch will also activate DirectX12 which should provide better optimization for higher resolutions. Please note that there is a known issue with DirectX12 where you are not able to change the brightness. We are excited to announce that we will be hosting another Elite Task Force. This time around we will be focusing on PvP balancing and the Dark Zone for Update 1.6. It will be hosted at Red Storm in North Carolina from January 11th to 13th.