Tom Clancy’s The Division‬‬ Beta: What You Need To Know

Tom Clancy’s The Division‬‬ Beta: What You Need To Know
E3 2015: Tom Clancy’s The Division Announced BagoGames / Flickr CC BY 2.0

The Division Beta has finally arrived for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and the PC, and gamers will have all weekend to get a taste of the action-packed video game. Developed by Ubisoft, The Division is an online third-person shooter announced during the 2013 E3 press conference. It is set to release in March, but the beta version offers a sneak peek at the open, semi-destroyed New York city.


According to the official page of the game, Xbox One players are first on the list. They will be getting the beta version 24 hours before everyone else; Thursday, January 28, to be exact. Up next are PS4 and PC users, who can join in on the action this Friday.

So how does one join the beta? Ubisoft offers three options.

  • Pre-order the game from any of the participating retailers to get a sure spot on the beta as soon as it becomes available.
  • Join the waiting list by registering. Though not a surefire way to get an invitation, it is better than nothing.
  • Follow Ubisoft on social media. The company will be giving out beta keys every now and then. Codes may appear on the game’s Twitter account.

The Division Beta will be available starting from the aforementioned dates up to January 31. All beta players are expected to give feedback by heading over to the game’s official forums and joining the discussion boards. A word of caution, though: the game is a hefty 28GB download.

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The Division puts the player in the shoes of a hero who must race against time to stop a virus, which has spread during Black Friday through the means of contaminated paper bills. Should the beta go as planned, the game will be released on March 8, 2016.

Ubisoft has uploaded a useful video on how to play the The Division Beta.