The Division 2 begins sign-ups for February beta


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  • Saturday, 19 Jan 2019

Tom Clancy's The Division 2 imagines the after-effects of a devastating and unconventional attack. — AFP Relaxnews

Tom Clancy's The Division 2 imagines the after-effects of a devastating and unconventional attack. — AFP Relaxnews

The pre-release cycle for team action game Tom Clancy's The Division 2 includes a private beta test running Feb 7-10 for pre-order customers and select public sign-ups.

A sequel to March 2016 hit action game The Division is less than two months away, and publisher Ubisoft is preparing to strengthen its position with a mixed candidature beta test in early February.

The Division 2 changes location from the snowy New York City of its predecessor to a more leafy yet no less ravaged Washington, DC, for a second helping of post-outbreak military missions in the midst of a societal collapse.

Positive reception for the beta could help drive further pre-release orders for what, based on The Division's performance, could be one of the year's biggest video game launches.

To that end, an all-formats private beta test for The Division 2 will sprinkle a measure of financially uncommitted sign-ups in with its population of existing pre-order customers, as space allows.

Sign-ups are open via thedivisiongame.com/beta, which provides encouragement to purchase the full game as a standard edition or one of several special editions that, among other things, grant access three days before The Division 2 retail date.

Non-paying hopefuls agree that Ubisoft and its affiliates can use their details as part of a continued marketing campaign for the March 2019 release.

The Division 2 launches March 15 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and, through Ubisoft's Uplay and the Fortnite company's Epic Game Store, Windows PC.

Ubisoft released a new trailer to accompany the beta announcement.

– AFP Relaxnews