After the seemingly successful closed beta for The Division, Ubisoft has confirmed what the rumors suggested, that a new open beta will be held later this month. This program will allow all players to download and play The Division, trying out a small slice of the game for a limited time. The Division Open Beta will begin on February 18th for Xbox One, with PS4 and PC starting up a day later. All systems will have the open beta end on February 21st, giving just a short window of time to try the game out.
“The Division is throwing its doors wide open next week with an open beta that will let everyone explore its devastated New York, test its systems, and provide feedback that will benefit the game before its launch,” reads the announcement. “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 rampant cheating that was reported on the PC side of things is said to have already been fixed, at least partially. Many other issues from the closed beta have been patched up, but really Ubisoft is looking for more feedback, so they can get everything sorted out for launch.
The Division Open Beta will actually include some additional content for players to return to. “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.”
If you didn’t get to try out The Division Closed Beta you can check out our impressions.