The Division 2 for PS4, Xbox One, and Windows PC is a shared world shooter that's Ubisoft's answer to the likes of Anthem and Destiny 2. While both of these have sci-fi worlds, The Division 2's setting is more realistic, featuring modern day guns, drones, and of course, a post-pandemic environment replete with bandits and sinister factions. Set seven months after the events of The Division, it trades its predecessor's snowy climes of New York City for sunny Washington DC. Like most online, shared world games, a beta of The Division 2 will be available to play before the full game. Here's what you need to know before you jump in.
The Division 2 beta release date is February 7 and it will end on February 11. It's for all platforms the game will be available for — PS4, Xbox One, and Windows PC.
The Division 2 beta is available to those who have pre-ordered the game. Though you can sign up for a chance to get a beta code.
The Division 2 beta start time is 2am PT (3:30pm IST) on February 7. It ends at 1am PT (2:30pm IST) on February 11.
You'll be able to preload the game from 2am PT (3:30pm IST) on February 6.
Here's what you can expect from The Division 2 beta: Two main missions, available in Story, Normal and Hard Mode Five side missions and additional activities in the open world PvPvE (player versus player versus enemy) gameplay in one of the three new Dark Zones Organised PvP gameplay in one Conflict mode, Skirmish
Ubisoft has revealed what kind of PC you'd need to play The Division 2.
In a surprising move, Ubisoft has announced that its upcoming online shooter The Division 2 for PC will not be coming to Steam. Instead, The Division 2 would be coming to the Epic Games Store and Ubisoft's own storefront and digital rights management client, Uplay. Furthermore, the Steam page for The Division 2 has been deleted although Ubisoft claims pre-orders on Steam would be unaffected. That said, Ubisoft did state that other games would be coming to the Epic Games Store and they would be announced over the course of the year. As for why Ubisoft would dump Steam? The difference in revenue split, with Epic Games offering 88 percent of the profits over Steam's 70 percent probably sealed the deal. What's more is, Ubisoft has no plans to bring The Division 2 to Steam at all.
"Ubisoft has no plans on releasing The Division 2 on Steam," the company said in a prepared statement at the time. "It was a business decision to focus on Epic Store and Ubisoft Store for distribution of The Division 2 on PC. Ubisoft fully supports Epic and their third-party distribution model, which is in the long-term, beneficial for publishers both large and indie and the video games industry. We hope this partnership helps to validate and evolve the model."
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