The Division 2 Open Beta Confirmed by Ubisoft, Start Time Announced

Nathan Birch
The Division 2

This past weekend Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 held its private beta, but don’t worry if you didn’t get to play. During a recent livestream a Massive Entertainment dev let slip that a The Division 2 open beta is also on the way, and now Ubisoft has confirmed the news – the open beta will kick off on March 1.

Ubisoft is promising more “more details will be released soon,” but it’s probably safe to assume that the open beta will offer most of the same content as the private beta, which included two main missions, five side missions, one Dark Zone, and a taste of The Division 2’s endgame content. You can check out a full rundown of the private beta content, below.

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Two main missions are available—Grand Washington Hotel and Jefferson Trade Center—to offer a smaller piece of a much larger, compelling narrative we are telling from start to finish. You can access these missions from Odessa Sawyer and Dyani Kelso, respectively. As you explore D.C., five optional side missions will also be available for everyone who prefers to branch out from the main storyline:

  • Empire Autumn Hotel
  • MLK Library Hostages
  • National Archives
  • Mustang Court Rescue
  • Bureau Headquarters

You will explore parts of seven named zones, each possessing a specific level range to indicate difficulty as you traverse the world:

  • The White House (also serving as your Base of Operations in D.C.)
  • Downtown East
  • The Federal Triangle
  • The Smithsonian
  • Final Epiphany
  • The 1040
  • Dark Zone East — the largest of all three Dark Zones, players utilize long sightlines in over-grown governmental parks. You will acquire the DZ East introduction mission from Senait Ezera—the new Dark Zone NPC in the Base of Operations—after completing Jefferson Trade Center. Completing this intro-mission unlocks full access to the Dark Zone and its features.

The Private Beta will also feature a portion of The Division 2’s end game! After completing Jefferson Trade Center for the first time, you will gain access to an end-game mission that unlocks three level 30 characters on your account. Upon logging in with one of these characters, the end game mission will begin. Each character is equipped with a different Specialization, so feel free to find your favorite!

As mentioned, The Division 2 Open Beta begins on March 1 and continues until March 4. Anybody still eager to give the game a pre-launch try?

Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 hits PC, Xbox One, and PS4 on March 15.

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