Play The Division For Free This Weekend

Free trial runs May 4-7.

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If you've been wanting to try Tom Clancy's The Division before you buy, this weekend is your best chance. The full game will be available on a free trial from Thursday, May 4, until Sunday. The current trial, which allows you to play until you reach level 8 or 6 hours of game time, will be suspended and instead the full game will be playable.

The start and end times vary depending on which timezone you're in and which platform you're playing the game on. Here they are:

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The Division takes place weeks after a devastating pandemic sweeps through New York City. The Division, an autonomous unit of tactical agents leading seemingly ordinary lives, is tasked with saving society. It is an open-world RPG with multiplayer elements, and it has now entered its second year.

In March, Ubisoft announced The Division would be getting three more free DLC expansions throughout 2017. The first DLC expansion of the year, expected soon, includes limited-time events that pay out rewards for participation, completion, and competition. The second expansion includes loadouts, and the third will add an in-game achievement rewards system.

Starting during the free trial this weekend, you will also be able to buy the full version of The Division at special promotional prices across all platforms until May 15. You can get the latest details on the new DLC content as they come out by following our full coverage here on GameSpot.

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Hmmm no thanks cause it's files to large of download and it's just boring, Where are the zombies. Wish it was xcom turn based with zombies.

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wow the hatred to the game... mind you I havent played in a while either, but i have no ill will towards it. I personally enjoy the game, albeit having bugs and issues from get go. but a lot of the stupid issues people hated most were mostly taken care of or acknowledged.

everyone is entitled to their opinion about it, that is fine. just making note the hatred is crazy

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@basskill2000: Welcome to Gamespot where commenters try their best to hate first before anything else.

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@spartanx169x: i know, and its sometimes sickening. but to each their own. we are all entitled to an opinion. but some just go overboard about it.

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Play it for free??? LOL dude I bought the Gold Edition of the game at launch and you still can't even get me to play it anymore. This game was poorly executed. I stopped playing 2 weeks after the first DLC Underground landed, at that time I had over 700hrs in the game.

How about get some modders, take that entire New York Map, put it in Ghost Recon, and add PVP modes. How about that? Until then fock off

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No

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So if I play this, beat it, and get a little bit of end game gear I might be contacted to pay for it?

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@Darkangel2154: No, but they typically have a good sale price to tempt you.

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@Darkangel2154: you cant beat it you only have 8 hours i think, or until level 8

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@biggamerdude: That is the current trial version to which you refer. This weekend the total base game is unlocked with no limits as it has been with every other game available on a Free Play Weekend.

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I don't know: the graphics and environment looks really pretty. But it's a Ubisoft game so the gameplay/missions will probably be very boring.

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@R4gn4r0k: the campaign is fine, you can beat in 10-15h. After that you may try the dark zone and the daily missions for 3-4 hours more. Then after that there's not much to do.

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@mrfriki: Is the campaign fun solo ?

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@R4gn4r0k: And very exploitable. Nobody beats the missions honestly. It's all about cheats. If you don't want to cheat, you'll be kicked from every group. And it doesn't matter if they fix a cheat because come next DLC there will be a host of new ones that will suck the fun out of the biggest missions for months on end.

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@Barighm: wow sounds very mmo/bs like

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@R4gn4r0k: you hit it right on the hammer

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