The Division 2 launches on Xbox and PC

Division 2
Division 2 (Image credit: Ubisoft)

Updated March 15, 2019: The Division 2 is now available to everyone, even Standard Edition owners.

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.

Today, the Gold and Ultimate editions of the game launched on Xbox One and PC. These rather expensive bundles not only give you early access, but they also contain a lot of cosmetic items. If you really loved the first game, then be sure to purchase one or the other right now!

The normal version of the game will launch on March 15. It seems like paid early access is becoming a standard practice in the industry, because everyone from Microsoft to Ubisoft is doing it now.

The Division 2 will receive a lot of free updates in 2019 and if you own the Year 1 Pass, you can play them a few days early. The Year 1 Pass is included in the Gold and Ultimate editions, but you can also purchase it for $40. The pass grants early access to all additional content, instant access to new Specilizations, more Classified Assignments to reveal more about the city, and some cosmetic items that should help you stand out.

Asher Madan

Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.