Ubisoft is rolling out an open beta for its squad-based third-person shooter Tom Clancy’s The Division this week, giving players an early glimpse at the game’s bleak vision of a post-apocalyptic New York.
Xbox One owners will be the first to get access to the open beta on February 18th. A PlayStation 4 and PC beta will launch on February 19, and testing will continue through February 21st across all platforms.
The Division‘s latest beta phase follows up on a closed beta released exclusively for pre-order customers. Unlike the previous beta, The Division‘s open beta will be accessible for all players on every available platform. Players will need to have an active Ubisoft Uplay account in order to download and install The Division‘s pre-release content.
Veterans of The Division‘s closed beta can expect to see new content featured in the open beta, including a previously unseen story mission. All beta participants will additionally receive an exclusive in-game reward in the full version of The Division at launch.
Ubisoft notes that exploits discovered during the previous closed beta will be addressed in the upcoming open beta and in the retail version of Tom Clancy’s The Division.
“The development team has closed many of the PC cheating vunerabilities discovered during the closed beta, and has resolutions identified for the remaining PC cheating issues, which will be included in time for launch on March 8,” Ubisoft explains. “The developers will also closely monitor the open beta for any new issues, and address them accordingly.”
Ubisoft plans to bulk up The Division‘s featured content in the months after launch, and Season Pass buyers will receive access to all add-ons as they’re released. The first planned expansion, “Underground,” will introduce a new gameplay area and a batch of exclusive in-game items.
Tom Clancy’s The Division will premiere for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC platforms on March 8.
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