New The Division 2 Open Beta Trailer, Details Released

The open beta runs from March 1-4.

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Ubisoft has hosted a couple of private betas for The Division 2, but this weekend, the publisher is giving all players across PS4, Xbox One, and PC a chance to try out the upcoming shooter with its first open beta. Ahead of the test, Ubisoft has shared a new trailer showing off some of the content players will be able to experience.

The Division 2 open beta will run on all three platforms from March 1-4. During that time, players will be able to embark on three main missions on Normal and Hard modes. Two of these, Grand Washington Hotel and Jefferson Trade Center, were previously featured during the game's private betas, while Viewpoint Museum is new for this test.

The open beta will differ from the private tests in a few other ways. First, Ubisoft is raising the level cap to 8. There will also be an additional Skirmish PvP map (Capitol Ruins), as well as another Skill, Chem Launcher, which has two variants: Riot Foam and Explosive Vapor. Finally, Ubisoft is adding two additional Settlement Projects.

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On top of that, players will be able to try out five side missions during the open beta, as well as a slice of The Division 2's endgame content. Once players complete Jefferson Trade Center, they'll unlock an endgame mission and three level 30 characters. The endgame mission will then begin when players log in as one of the unlocked characters.

Ubisoft has shared more details about this weekend's open beta on the game's official website. The Division 2 launches for PS4, Xbox One, and PC on March 15. In the meantime, you can read more about the title in our roundup of everything we know about The Division 2 and our favorite new features.

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Remind me, is your beta progress saved for the full release or do you have to start over?

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@dadlife14: Start over. They did the same in the Division 1 too.

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Got to play a bit of the technical test last week, which had this content, and it was a blast. Can’t wait for the full game, to more fully experience the seemingly more sumptuous progression systems. But the best parts of the beta for me are getting to see a lot of the new enemy factions and AI and experiencing the more living open world activities, which are quite fun. So far, the world doesn’t have quite the character as New York during Christmas that the first one had, BUT the open world map layouts are more interesting from a gameplay perspective. A lot more variety, with so,e extremely open areas and others very cramped, with a lot of choke points and some verticality as well.

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I guess theyre adding backpack ornaments in this one, seeing as they take up half your character. Anywho, you should get one shaped like capitol hill for just playing the beta and a supply crate one for doing the intro to dark zone mission. Cool stuff!

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do you need ps plus to play the beta?

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@art_vandelay7: for sure that.

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@art_vandelay7: i would also like to know this

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I applaud them for sticking it out there with an extensive open beta, given the general "Destiny fatigue" right now. Shows confidence.

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@Pyrosa: yes, and honesty. I’ve been so impressed with these Devs, during Division 1. They tried some very ambitious things for that time, not the least was which a looter shooter in a realistic setting (which because of bullet sponge element being part of looter shooter was dicey because emptying a clip into a giant radioactive spider is fine, but into a terrorist with no body armor is immersion breaking) and seemless integration of PVP and PVE worlds. Community was not happy at launch, Devs tried a bunch of things and then, when they coudn’t nail it, invested in a player test server open to whole community to test out new features before they went live. That allowed them to Tune the game until patch 1.8, which was really really good.

I think it also impressive that the publisher stick by them.

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I was able to get over my suspension of disbelief with the bullet sponginess but it quickly began to feel as if I was simply waiting for them to die.

But I've been hearing good things from friends who had similar reactions to #1 so I'm thinking I should try out the beta.

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