Ubisoft has announced the starting and ending date of the private beta for The Division 2 in a new story trailer. You’ll be able to play the beta over the course of several days in early February. Those that pre-order The Division 2 will get guaranteed access to the beta. Others can register on the game’s website for a chance to get in.
Those of you that can’t wait to get a taste of The Division 2 finally have an end to your suffering in sight. According to a new trailer for the game, the Private Beta will take place in February. Specifically, it’ll be happening between Thursday, February 7th, and Sunday, February 10th. How does one get into the private beta? Well, those of you that pre-order the game will have guaranteed access, according to Ubisoft. If you choose not to pre-order, as you should, you can register on the Division 2 website for a chance to get into the private beta. If you need further help, you can consult the private beta FAQ page.
Now for a little bit about the Division 2 story trailer itself. It serves both to introduce us to Washington DC after the apocalypse, and also show us some of the action. The basic premise stays the same, just in a new location. The game takes place seven months after the first game. You and your team are tasked to defend the capital from roving gangs. There’s fascist groups, religious zealots, the works. Plus, there seems to be some kind of spec-ops team that aims to destroy the Division “with extreme prejudice.” Sounds like a cool enough setting; I’m cautiously curious to see what they do with it.
Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 is coming out on March 15th, 2019. You can play it on Xbox One, PC, and PlayStation 4. In the meantime, check out the aforementioned story trailer below. I feel it sets the mood quite well. Here’s to hoping that the sequel learns from the mistakes of its predecessor and ends up offering a better overall experience.