The Division 2 Private Beta dates announced alongside story trailer reveal

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Ubisoft has released a new story trailer for The Division 2 along with the dates for the upcoming Private Beta.

We’ve known for a while now that Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 will be having a private beta. Today, Ubisoft announced the dates for which the beta will take place.

The Division 2‘s Private Beta will run from Thursday, February 7 through Sunday, February 10. That’s about one month before the game’s official release on March 15. The beta will be available for Xbox One, PS4 and PC.

Access to the Private Beta will be automatically granted to those who pre-order The Division 2 from a participating retailer. For those of you still on the fence, you can register for access and hope to be invited (“as space allows,” according to Ubisoft).

Accompanying today’s announcement was the release of a new trailer that sheds light on the story of The Division 2. The trailer paints a bleak picture of America following the deadly virus outbreak seen in the first game.

While the contamination was initially confined to New York City in The Division, its sequel has seen it spread throughout the country, resulting in a complete breakdown of society. With the country slipping into civil war, Division agents are deployed to save our nation from total collapse.

The Division 2 will move the action to Washington D.C., the nation’s capital. It’s a fitting location for the game considering what’s at stake.

From “religious outcasts” to “depraved fascists,” players will once again face ruthless factions  looking to capitalize on the chaos from the pandemic and threatening to destroy the fabric of our democracy.

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Ubisoft is keeping the contents of the Private Beta under wraps for now, but promises to share more details “at a later date.” I imagine they won’t want to spoil too much of the game’s surprises, so you can probably expect access to the initial starting area and some beginning story-driven missions.

There’s also no word on whether or not an Open Beta will be offered following the conclusion of the Private Beta. There’s about a month in between the Private Beta and the launch of the game, so there’s definitely an opportunity. For what it’s worth, the first game had both.

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In any case, you now know what to do to at least secure your spot in the upcoming Private Beta before it kicks off. Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 is set to release on March 15, 2019, for Xbox One, PS4 and PC.