The Division 2 Open Beta Starts This Week
Try before you buy.
Update: The Division 2's previously announced open beta starts later this week, on Friday, March 1. That will likely be the final chance for people to try out the game before its release later midway through March. To drum up some excitement, Ubisoft has released a new trailer focused on the open beta, which you can watch below. The original story follows.
Ubisoft will allow everyone to sample The Division 2 ahead of release after all. Ubisoft confirmed the new Tom Clancy game will have an open beta on PC, PS4, and Xbox One that runs from March 1-4, giving you a chance to try it before the full game launches on March 15.
Word of a possible open beta began circulating recently, when the official account mentioned rewards for participation in either the private or open betas. This came just after a community developer mentioned an open beta during a livestream. Participating in the beta will grant you a DC Patriot weapon skin, and completing the Invaded mission will get you a Capitol Hill arm patch.
The private beta was reserved for pre-orders or those drawn randomly, and came with its share of technical hiccups. Ubisoft even recommended restarting every few hours to stave off one bug. It included two main missions, five side missions, open-world activities, a Dark Zone, and an endgame Invaded mission.
The first Division took place in New York City following a pandemic bio-engineered virus that made the social order break down. This sequel moves a few hundred miles south to Washington DC. For more on The Division 2, check out everything we know and our favorite new features. One of the significant components Ubisoft has are its plans for the endgame, which it hopes will keep players playing long-term. It will also be releasing free DLC in the year after release.
Microsoft recently announced two Division 2 Xbox One bundles. Those will come alongside the game on March 15.
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