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The Division is getting an open beta (with new content) next week

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The Division Open Beta confirmed

The Division launched a short, closed beta earlier late last month, and it did a lot to sell me on some of the game’s ideas while also raising questions about some of its shortcomings. In general though, I was addicted to The Division while it was live, but many very interested players never got the chance. Access into the closed beta required either a pre-order or the luck of the Ubisoft sweepstakes, which meant a good chunk of people missed out.

That’s changing next week when Ubisoft kicks off the Open Beta for The Division, which is good news for new and returning players.

First things first, the beta will include all the content that was in the closed beta. That means you’ll get some story missions, side questions, encounters and , my favourite part, The Dark Zone. The map is still only a sliver of what will be open at launch, but it does a good job on selling you on the scope of New York and how meticulously its been recreated. It will also make you super thankful that sprinting is unlimited. Seriously.

Even better though is news that Ubisoft will be including a brand new story mission in the open beta too, which gives returning players incentive to populate the games servers again. Of course none of your progress will carry over into the final game, but Ubisoft are promising an in-game reward for participants. So if it’s a silly hat, expect everyone in the Dark Zone to be rocking that during launch week.

The Open Beta kicks off on Xbox One first (again) on February 18th, with PS4 and PC opening up on the 19th. It’ll last until the 21st, when the servers will go dark ahead of the game’s release on March 8th.

Last Updated: February 10, 2016

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  1. Hmm. Should I, Shouldn’t I.

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    • Umar

      February 10, 2016 at 07:54

      Nothing to lose

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      • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

        February 10, 2016 at 09:02

        Except for a few tons of data…

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        • VampyreSquirrel

          February 10, 2016 at 09:11

          Last beta’s download was only 28GB 😛

          This one should be the same.

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          • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

            February 10, 2016 at 10:46

            What!? Only 28GB, let’s see, that’s twintysir… plus ….. many maths, plus another one of those… R1797 in CellC 10GB vouchers…. for a Beta…

          • VampyreSquirrel

            February 10, 2016 at 10:55

            You should go to Telkom Mobile… would cost you about R1300 😛

          • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

            February 10, 2016 at 11:06

            The scary part about that is that it’s literally twice the price of the game…it makes me sad… I’ll play Ori instead…

          • VampyreSquirrel

            February 10, 2016 at 11:10

            I’m downloading Ori tonight, I can’t wait to get into it.

          • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

            February 10, 2016 at 11:56

            I am also quite excited about Ori, having it be on special doesn’t help my backlog either….

          • VampyreSquirrel

            February 10, 2016 at 11:13

            Very true. I’m hoping I can use the Beta data to install the game… or I’ll need to find someone with the PC data and take an external there.

          • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

            February 10, 2016 at 11:59

            Yep!! I am going to go the retail disk route, the digital download thing is costing me a fortune, a kidney, a toe and a slightly used but totally workable wisdom tooth…

          • Trevor James

            February 10, 2016 at 13:10

            Yes you will be able to. A small update will be all.

          • Trevor James

            February 10, 2016 at 13:08

            No need to download again. Ubisoft confirmed closed beta will have a small update..

          • Trevor James

            February 10, 2016 at 13:08

            No need to download again. Ubisoft confirmed closed beta will have a small update.

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        February 10, 2016 at 09:10

        Just the answer I’d expect from a masochist DARK SOULS FAN. 😀

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  2. Umar

    February 10, 2016 at 07:54

    NICE! Time to see if I should buy this game or not.

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  3. Hammersteyn

    February 10, 2016 at 08:22

    But I already deleted the Beta, because of lack of content 🙁

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    • VampyreSquirrel

      February 10, 2016 at 08:34

      I didn’t delete it because I had a feeling there would be an open beta 😛

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    • Ir0nseraph

      February 10, 2016 at 08:41

      XD such a noob move 😛

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  4. VampyreSquirrel

    February 10, 2016 at 08:33

    I’ll be there!

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  5. Fnuik

    February 10, 2016 at 08:58

    Can you pre download the beta?

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    • Trevor James

      February 10, 2016 at 13:09

      Yes on the 16th.

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  6. Jonah Cash

    February 10, 2016 at 17:04

    Last chance to see if I want this on my PC or on my PS4. It is pretty on the PC on Ultra… And it is not like @hammersteyn:disqus will invite me for a game night on PS4 anyway because I don’t have Whatsapp and no one uses sms anymore…

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  7. Thenasd1

    February 10, 2016 at 19:28

    closed BETA was epic cant wait to hook up with french in game buddies once again to take on the streets.

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