If you’re playing The Division 2 this weekend you might have noticed you can’t pet the dogs. You can shoot them, of course – but you can’t pet them.
This has come as something of a surprise given you can pet dogs in other Ubisoft games, such as Watchdogs 2 (of course) and Far Cry: New Dawn. You can even pet dogs in Assassin’s Creed 3. So to find The Division 2 doesn’t let you let the good dog know they’re a good dog is more than a little sad.
It turns out, there are plenty of people who would really like Ubisoft to let you pet the dogs in The Division 2. I’ve seen multiple posts on reddit and social media calling on the mega-publisher to patch in dog petting. “Why on Earth can’t we pet the damn dogs in this game?!” wrote exacerbated redditor Raddz5000. “They come up to you looking all sad, just staring at you, wanting some pets. But nooOOOooo, we can only stare back. We should be able to pet them, give them a snack from our food resources, maybe they’ll follow us around a bit, giving moral support. It’s 2019 now and we still can’t pet the dogs. Literally unplayable.”