The Division 2 open beta takes place in March (update)

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Updated February 12, 2019: The Division 2 open beta will take place between March 1 and 4.

One of Ubisoft's most-anticipated new titles is The Division 2, the sequel to the popular first game that launched back in 2016. The Division 2 is a third-person military shooter which tasks you with stopping malicious forces from seizing control of the government in the District of Columbia. It's unclear how the rest of the country is affected at this point, but we should find out soon enough.

The Division 2 "Private Beta" goes on from February 7-11. If you signed up on the game's website, you should have received an email by now with instructions on how to access the beta. Additionally, if you preordered the game, you should be able to access the beta, too. The beta download is almost 46 GB, so be sure you have enough internet usage and hard drive space on your Xbox One. Xbox One X users are in for a treat because the game runs at native 4K resolution on the console.

However, it seems like there may be another beta test coming soon. During a livestream, The Division 2 developers let it slip that they were "going to fix" a lot of bugs "for the open beta." Since no open beta has been announced yet, this is probably the first time we're hearing of it. However, this could always be a silp of the tongue and the developer really wanted to say release date. We've reached out to Ubisoft for comment and shall update you as soon as we receive a response.

The private beta features two main missions, five side missions, and the chance to discover the eastern part of the open world full of additional activities. You can also experience the revamped "Dark Zone East" for a chance to get your hands on rare gear, and fight in "Skirmish" mode against other players. However, the real highlight had to be The Division 2's endgame with three all-new specializations and a high-level mission. This is the best way to experience what players can expect after the campaign ends.

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