It’s been a long road for Tom Clancy’s The Division, Ubisoft’s third-person open world online multiplayer, but it’s finally close to being released believe it or not.
A closed beta has been going on for the game, which has resulted in plenty of videos of gameplay footage to help those on the fence decide if they wanted to give it a try or not. But if that wasn’t enough to sway you, Ubisoft has decided to do an open beta where any and all who want to give it try will have the opportunity to do so.
The open beta will be for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC, and you can find full details on when you can play below.
Announcing The Division Open Beta
The Division is throwing its doors wide open next week with an open beta that will let everyone explore its devastated New York ahead of the game’s launch. Whether you’re a veteran of the closed beta or this is your first time stepping into an Agent’s shoes, you’ll be able to jump into the open beta from February 19-21 on PS4, PC and Xbox One. Also, Xbox One players can get started a day early with exclusive 24-hour early access beginning on February 18, but players on all platforms can preload the beta starting February 16.
The development team has closed many of the PC cheating vunerabilities discovered during the closed beta, and has resolutions identified for the remaining PC cheating issues, which will be included in time for launch on March 8. The developers will also closely monitor the open beta for any new issues, and address them accordingly.
If this isn’t your first time playing The Division, there are extra incentives to come back, starting with a new story mission that wasn’t in the closed beta. Also, everyone who participates in the open beta gets access to a special in-game reward that will be unlocked when the full game is released for Xbox One, PS4, and PC on March 8.
Want to know what you’ll be up against before then? From Rikers Island escapees and roving Rioters to the flamethrower-equipped Cleaners and the highly-trained Last Man Battalion, there’s no shortage of factions looking to take control of the city on their own terms. Be sure to check out the new trailer (above) to see what these groups are all about.