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Open beta for Tom Clancy’s The Division begins this weekend

Published by Lewis Roth on February 16, 2016 7:27 pm
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Open beta for Tom Clancy’s The Division begins this weekend on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. Available to pre-load now.

Ubisoft has announced that Tom Clancy’s The Division will be entering open beta this weekend on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. It will be the last hands-on opportunity for the public ahead of its release in March.

The open beta will run from February 18 – 21 on Xbox One, with gamers favouring Microsoft’s console being treated to an entire 24-hours of early access. It will begin on PlayStation 4 and PC on February 19 and run through until February 21. It is available to pre-load across all systems starting from today, it has been confirmed.

“With the highly anticipated release of Tom Clancy’s The Division just weeks away, and following the recent Closed Beta, the Open Beta is an invitation for all players to get a taste of the game’s mid-crisis New York ahead of its official launch on March 8. This beta will test the game systems further, and provide player feedback that will benefit the game experience at launch” reads a statement issued by Ubisoft.

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We’re told that the open beta for The Division will include “an all new story mission for players to explore in their pursuit to save the city,” of which wasn’t featured in the previous closed beta. Additionally, those who take part in the beta phase will receive a special in-game reward which ill unlock upon the game’s release next month.

Tom Clancy’s The Division is set in New York, after a devastating pandemic sweeps through the city on Black Friday. In mere days, basic services fail. Society collapses into chaos amidst the panic for food and water. In its wake, The Division, an autonomous unit of tactical agents is activated to restore order.

Powered by the all-new Snowdrop engine which has been “tailor-made for next-gen consoles”, Tom Clancy’s The Division will bring the once-familiar streets and landmarks of the Big Apple to life with “an insane amount of detail and visual effects.”

Tom Clancy’s The Division is scheduled for release on March 8 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. Will you be taking part in the beta this weekend? Let us know in the comments below.

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