Those grinding away in The Division beta available this weekend will be able to grind a little longer. Ubisoft announced Sunday that access to the closed beta for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC is being extended by 24 hours.
Ubisoft reported unprecedented demand for The Division beta that delayed and restricted some gamers from joining despite getting guaranteed access by pre-ordering the online shooter. More invites were sent out Saturday with more one the way today. Meanwhile the end date for the beta has been pushed back from Monday to Tuesday, February 2 with servers turning off at 6 a.m. ET / 3 a.m. PT.
Here is the full statement posted by Ubisoft:
“Over the last few days, we’ve seen an incredible amount of excitement for the game, leading to many of you registering on the waitlist for a chance to join our Closed Beta. We’ve been working very hard to let as many players as possible join, while still maintaining a smooth experience for everyone.
“Earlier today, we announced that we were now inviting as many players as possible from the waitlist, in addition to those who had guaranteed pre-order access. We’ve started sending invites, with priority given to those who signed up first.
“In order to allow everyone who has access to fully enjoy the Beta, we’re happy to announce we’re extending the duration by 24h for all players. As a result, servers will remain open until Tuesday, February 2nd, 12pm CET | 6 am EST | 3 am PST.”
This is great news for those that pre-ordered The Division and were still unable to join beta. It may not complete soother over losing most of a weekend of play, but at least Ubisoft responded by extending the beta some. Be sure to check out The Division beta tips and tricks to get the most out of your experience.
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