Division 2 Release Date & Server Launch Times
Here's when you can start playing The Division 2.
Ubisoft's loot-focused shooter, The Division 2, releases at different times depending on which version of the game you pre-order. Although the game's official release date is March 15, you can actually play right now with certain editions. If you go through Uplay, you get access even earlier too. Read on for the full breakdown of unlock times, but know that you should be able to begin playing within a matter of hours if you can't already get in.
If you pre-order the standard version of The Division 2, the game will be available worldwide for Xbox One and PS4 on Friday, March 15 at 12 AM local time--therefore Australia and New Zealand get access first and North and South America are last. With Uplay on PC, The Division 2 will be playable on Thursday, March 14 at 10 PM PT, which is March 15 at 1 AM ET. The Uplay playable time is 11 PM in the UK on March 14 and 12 AM in Australia on March 15. So only in certain regions does Uplay give you early access. A breakdown of the times is listed below.
The Division 2 Standard Edition Start Times
- Xbox One and PS4
- March 15 at 12 AM local time
- March 14 at 10 PM PT
- March 15 at 1 AM ET
- March 14 at 11 PM UK
- March 14 at 12 AM AU
If you pre-order the Gold or Ultimate Edition of The Division 2, you can already begin playing. Worldwide, these two editions launched Tuesday, March 12 at 12 AM local time when you pre-order the Xbox One or PS4 versions, which once again gives certain countries earlier access than others. Through Uplay, The Division 2 Gold and Ultimate Editions are playable March 11 at 10 PM PT, March 12 at 1 AM ET, March 11 at 11 PM in the UK, and March 12 at 12 AM in Australia. A breakdown of the times is listed below.
The Division 2 Gold And Ultimate Edition Start Times
- Xbox One and PS4
- March 12 at 12 AM local time
- March 11 at 10 PM PT
- March 12 at 1 AM ET
- March 11 at 11 PM UK
- March 12 at 12 AM AU
Despite the game releasing in certain countries much earlier than others, the servers for The Division 2 didn't go live until March 12 at 12 AM local time. So even though the game launches in certain countries on March 11--like the Gold and Ultimate Editions in the UK--you weren't able to play it until midnight that night. If you want a specific time for your region, you can find all the listed times on The Division 2's website.
The Division 2 is available for Xbox One, PS4, and PC. Originally planned for Steam, the PC version of the game will now be launching through the Epic Games Store.
While we don't yet have a full review, you can read our Division 2 early review impressions based on an early portion of what's shaping up to be a very large game. In it, Edmond Tran writes, "'Encouraging' is generally how I feel about The Division 2 at this point in time. It's got a fantastic sense of place and progression, and the combat scenarios and skills continue to be interesting. There's a lot of love, especially among the minor improvements--the small design decisions that make the act of finding and equipping loot so snappy and convenient, or the smart integration of per-mission multiplayer matchmaking that even lets you call upon other players in the middle of a mission. I haven't personally hit any server issues or major bugs, just some humorous oddities, like a floating iPad entertaining two excited children."
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