You only have to wait a couple of weeks to play The Division, with Ubisoft announcing that a closed beta will begin January 28 on Xbox One, and January 29 on PlayStation 4 and PC. The beta will run through January 31 for all platforms.
“Beginning on Manhattan’s Chelsea Pier, the beta will take you through early story-driven missions that establish your foothold in New York,” Ubisoft explained. “You’ll team up with other agents to battle for loot and outwit other agents in the PvP-enabled Dark Zone.”
For guaranteed access to the beta, pre-order The Division. If you don’t want to pre-order, you’ll have to sign up for a spot on the waitlist, or you can ask a friend with access to input your email address after redeeming their code to receive a personalized invitation.
In The Division beta FAQ, Ubisoft confirmed that you’ll need a Uplay account, you won’t need a PlayStation Plus or Xbox Live membership, and participating in the beta might net you some bonuses later on:
Data gathered during the beta along with the feedback you provide us about our game is extremely important to the success and stability of the final retail release of Tom Clancy’s The Division. As a thank-you for participating in the beta, you may be eligible to receive special in-game rewards that can be unlocked in the full release of the game! More details about this will be revealed at a later date.
The Division launches March 8.