The Division Letting PC Players Test 1.4 Update on Steam and Uplay [UPDATE]
Following a delay, the PTS is out now on Steam as well.
[UPDATE] The Division's PTS is available now on Steam, Ubisoft reported on Twitter.
PC Agents! The PTS is now deployed on Steam. Sorry for the inconvenience.— The Division (@TheDivisionGame) September 26, 2016
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As announced on Twitter, the PTS is available now on Ubisoft's own Uplay service. There was an issue getting it out, but that appears to have been fixed.
Steam users are going to need to wait a while longer, however. "Steam release is still pending, no ETA at the moment," Ubisoft wrote in a tweet that went out at 10:10 AM ET.
Using the PTS, players can test the current version of The Division's 1.4 update, which makes a series of significant-sounding changes to the game. "This will be an opportunity for us to gather feedback on the major changes done with this update and learn of any critical bug that would need fixing before it goes live. Your feedback will be crucial to help us improve the game," Ubisoft explained on its website.
To access the PTS, you must own a copy of The Division, of course. You'll find the PTS in My Games on Uplay or in your Steam library; it will be listed separately from the main game.
Another thing to note is that you will need to download the entire client, which is around 45 GB. This doesn't overwrite the main game, however, but is instead saved under a new folder.
Ubisoft also explained that it's starting off with the PTS by focusing on progression between The Division's World Tiers. "And thus your characters will not be transferred from the live server to the PTS. Instead, you will be able to directly create new fresh level 30 characters."
The Division's PTS is available only on PC, though Ubisoft has said it's investigating a way to bring it to Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
In other news about The Division, Ubisoft boasted last week that the game remains the No. 1 best-selling title so far in 2016. It may not hold that record all year, however, as a number of marquee games are coming out this holiday, including Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, FIFA 17, and Battlefield 1.
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