The Division 2’s beta details announced

A couple of weeks ago I told you that Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 would be getting a private beta next month, but details were scarce. Now, Ubisoft has announced further details of the beta, which gives us a clearer picture of how the whole thing will pan out.

The private beta will take place on PS4, Xbox One, and PC, and it will begin at 9am GMT/1am PT/4am ET on Thursday 7th February. The beta will run for four days, ending at the same times on Monday 11th February. Players don’t need to worry about losing hours of their beta time to downloading the bloody thing, because the beta will be available to preload 24 hours before its scheduled start time in each time zone.

Players will be limited to one character during the beta, and you won’t be able to delete that character and start again. Players of the beta will be able to experience two main missionswhich Ubisoft has revealed to be Grand Washington Hotel and Jefferson Trade Center—as well as five optional side missions if players want to steer clear of the main storyline.

There will be seven named zones for players to explore: The White House (which acts as your Base of Operations, a la the Post Office in The Division), Downtown East, The Federal Triangle, The Smithsonian, Final Epiphany, The 1040, and Dark Zone East, which will give players a chance to check out the largest of all three Dark Zones that will be in the game at launch. If you’re more interested in the structured PvP of The Division 2 rather than open-world conflict then fear not, as you will be able to check out some Conflict PvP in the beta.

Excitingly, the beta will also feature a portion of end game content from February 8th. Ubisoft says that players will be given access to an end-game mission upon completing the Jefferson Trade Center mission for the first time. When players complete that mission they will be awarded three level 30 characters on their account, and logging in as one of these characters will begin the end-game mission. Each of these three characters will have a different Specialization equipped, so it will give players an opportunity to check out some of the different Specializations on offer.

To gain access to The Division 2’s private beta, all you need to do is pre-order the game. You can also register for a chance to join in without pre-ordering, but space’s are limited.

Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 will release on Xbox One, PS4, and PC on Friday 15th March 2019.

Chris is our resident FPS-obsessed football fanatic who, when not playing an FPS or FIFA, can probably be found spending the odd 100 hours or so building his perfect farm on Stardew Valley. Chris comes to you with a hint of cynicism and plenty of sarcasm.

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