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Announcing The Division Open Beta

02/09/2016 09:00 AM

The Division is throwing its doors wide open next week with an open beta that will let everyone explore its devastated New York ahead of the game's launch. Whether you're a veteran of the closed beta or this is your first time stepping into an Agent's shoes, you'll be able to jump into the open beta from February 19-21 on PS4, PC and Xbox One. Also, Xbox One players can get started a day early with exclusive 24-hour early access beginning on February 18, but players on all platforms can preload the beta starting February 16.

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. The developers will also closely monitor the open beta for any new issues, and address them accordingly.

If this isn't your first time playing The Division, there are extra incentives to come back, starting with a new story mission that wasn't in the closed beta. Also, everyone who participates in the open beta gets access to a special in-game reward that will be unlocked when the full game is released for Xbox One, PS4, and PC on March 8.

Want to know what you'll be up against before then? From Rikers Island escapees and roving Rioters to the flamethrower-equipped Cleaners and the highly-trained Last Man Battalion, there's no shortage of factions looking to take control of the city on their own terms. Be sure to check out the new trailer (above) to see what these groups are all about.

For more on The Division, check out these previous stories on the UbiBlog:

Agent Origins Brings The Division Together With Top YouTube Creators 8 Facts About The PC Version of The Division The Division Post-Launch Plans Include Three Expansions, Free Content