'The Division 2' Private Beta Available Now For Pre-Orders And The Born Lucky

If you fancy getting some hands-on time with Ubisoft's latest shoot 'em up set in Washington D.C., with teams of players battling to reinstate government authority, ahead of its launch on 15 March, now is your chance.

The Division 2's private beta launched this morning (7 February) at 9am, and runs through until 9am on 11 February.

There are a few ways to gain access. Firstly, you can simply pre-order the game for guaranteed access. Otherwise, there are private beta sign-ups on Ubisoft's site, which involve signing up through your Uplay account, though this does not guarantee an invite to the beta. You'll just have to hope Ubisoft pulls your number from their big hat.

The Division 2
The Division 2

Get in and you'll get two story missions, five side missions, one of the game's three dark zones, PvP in the form of Conflict mode, and one invaded mission which is framed as end-game content. Your level cap is 30 with new specialisations - sharpshooter, demolition and survivalist - being added on 8 February at 4pm, so you've got time to try out the vanilla options before then.

The beta should offer enough of the game to figure out whether it's your cup of tea or not - though fans of the original will probably not be disappointed with this sequel building on some sturdy foundations. Whether or not Washington D.C. proves as atmospheric as the first game's wintry New York remains to be seen, though, as that was one evocative setting.

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