For those who didn’t get a chance to take part in the Closed Beta of The Division then we have some good news. Next week we’ll all be able to get a taste of the game as the Open Beta is revealed.
Ubisoft announced the Beta news today, opening the doors to as many people as possible so that they can put the game through some stress testing. It also of course teases us enough to think about pre-ordering the game:
“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.”
As Xbox One gets preferential treatment when it comes to The Division, owners of the Microsoft console get access to it a day before everybody else. This happened with the Closed Beta too so was to be expected.
For those who will be accessing the Open Beta on the PC, be aware that cheating may be still a problem this time around. The Developers are busy working on ridding the system of these issues for the March 8 release.
The Open Beta will probably give them more data too about how people are accessing the cheats and how they can be stopped. We can probably expect to see updates as the Beta runs as they test for way to rid users of the cheating issues.
On a final update, if you’ve played the Closed Beta there are reasons to return. There will be a new story mission unlocked that wasn’t in that test version. Also if you try out the Beta you’ll get a special in-game reward that will be unlocked when the game is released on March 8.
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