The Division Gets Open Beta, Trailer
After the success of the closed beta, Ubisoft has seen fit to bring another beta for The Division. Open to all the weekend of February 19th to the 21st, with a preload starting on the 16th, Ubisoft is billing this beta as a chance for all players to get their hands on the game, along with another opportunity for the developers to refine game systems. This latest beta period comes with a new story mission, and anyone who participates will receive an in-game item when The Division launches on March 8th.
Ubisoft also has a new trailer detailing the different factions that the Division operatives will encounter across Manhattan. The Rikers, a prison gang turned mercenary troupe that escaped from the infamous Rikers Island prison; the Cleaners, a group of blue-collar workers who lost their jobs in the outbreak and have now taken to torching the city; and the Last Man Battalion, a well-equipped PMC that moved into NYC following the outbreak of the disease. Players will encounter these factions in both story missions, and in the PvP-centered Dark Zone.
The Division launches March 8th for PC, PS4, and the Xbox One.