The Division server issues are being mentioned on Twitter and Reddit right now. It was expected as hundreds and thousands of players are trying to access the game at the same time, so servers are having a hard time accommodating all of them.
It is normal for major releases, so nothing alarming.
Ubisoft has shared a comment on the issues and it assured us that fixes are being implemented and things are now back to normal.
We’re currently aware of an issue impacting our games and services and we’re actively investigating to deploy a solution as quickly as possible. Thanks for your patience and understanding.
UPDATE 2:00AM EST: All services have resumed normal operation on all platforms. We are monitoring the situation.
Ubisoft mentioned “games and services” because The Division was not the only one affected. Strangely, since the release of The Division, Rainbow Six Siege servers were also down in some parts.
The Division is now available on PC, Xbox One and PC. If you are yet to buy the game, we recommend waiting a few days before doing so to avoid any more initially The Division server issues.