A Ubisoft developer might have let slip that an open beta is possibly being planned for Tom Clancy’s The Division 2.
Well, that didn’t take long. Ubisoft has announced that an Open Beta for Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 will run from March 1 through March 4. It will be available for Xbox One, PS4 and PC. We’re still awaiting details in terms of what will be featured, but I expect the content to be similar to what was offered in the Private Beta.
The first Private Beta for Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 wrapped up on Monday, but it seems like it’s not the last we’ll see of the game prior to its official launch in March. It seems Ubisoft is planning an open beta, as many of us had expected.
While nothing has been officially announced, it appears one of the game’s developers has seemingly let the cat out of the bag. The slip up came during a community livestream of The Division 2 this weekend.
In a clip captured by Reddit user TiniestBuckle, one of the developers is heard saying something along the lines of, “We’re going to fix that for the open,” referring to one of the issues that popped up.
It’s entirely possible that by “open” he means the game’s actual launch, but many have interpreted it to mean that an open beta is coming. Unfortunately, the casual slip means we don’t have a date or any other details. And with Ubisoft not yet having responded, all we can do is speculate and hope.
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There’s still over a month to go until The Division 2 officially launches, meaning there’s plenty of time for Ubisoft to host an open beta. The developer seems to be following a similar schedule to the original game, which also had both a closed and open beta.
Although Ubisoft likely has most of the server issues buttoned up, there’s never any harm in stress testing the systems to ensure a smooth launch. Not to mention, there’s already a list of known issues that we would love to see ironed out before the game’s release and an open beta would allow for any last-minute discoveries to be noted and fixed as well.
Assuming Ubisoft follows a similar schedule to the original game, we can expect an open beta to be held around two weeks before The Division 2 releases. That would put it towards the end of this month.
If Ubisoft does host an open beta, it’s likely it’ll be similar to the content offered in the most recent Private Beta. This included a mix of both early and endgame content as well as access to the three new Dark Zones and the Skirmish Conflict organized PvP mode.
Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 launches on March 15, 2019, for Xbox One, PS4 and PC. Stay tuned as we await a possible open beta announcement from Ubisoft.