The smoke is just beginning to clear on The Division 2’s private beta which took place this past weekend, but we have good news for players who haven’t pre-ordered the game or weren’t lucky enough to be selected – Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 will be getting a public beta that will take place on PC, PS4, and Xbox One from Friday 1st March until Monday 4th March.
The public beta will, obviously, be playable by everyone. Full details aren’t known just yet, but I’d fully expect it to be largely similar (if not identical) to the offering that was given to participants of the private beta, which gave access to two main missions, five side missions, one of three Dark Zones, some structured PvP, and one end-game mission.
Ubisoft are going to release more details on the public beta closer to the time so all we can do is speculate for now, I just hope that the public beta fares better from a technical standpoint than the private beta did – in my time with the private beta this weekend I was left frustrated following multiple disconnections and a number of technical issues, including enemies randomly spawning around me and numerous other bugs. Hopefully these are all bugs that Ubisoft can address now that they’ve been prevalent in the games first beta, but we’ll have to wait and see.
Other than those technical issues I did enjoy my time with The Division 2, with Ubisoft sticking with the same, solid gameplay from the first game but adding in new features and more content that should hopefully make the game a more complete package at launch. The inclusion of some form of end-game at launch is already an improvement over the first game, so let’s hope that Ubisoft has learnt from their mistakes and that The Division 2 can live up to the series potential in its new home of Washington D.C.
Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 will release on PC, PS4, and Xbox One on Friday 15th March.