As reported by us last weekend, there will indeed be a The Division 2 open beta! In a press release sent out just now by Ubisoft, the publisher announced The Division 2 open beta start date is March 1, 2019 for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC.
The Division 2 open beta will last from March 1 to March 4. No word yet on when players can pre-load he open beta client, or if private beta participants will need to download a new client. We’ve emailed Ubisoft and will update the post if and when we get a response.
Here’s the official game description straight from Ubisoft:
Led by Massive Entertainment in collaboration with seven other studios around the world*, Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 is the next evolution in the open-world online shooter RPG genre that the first game helped establish. Set seven months after a deadly virus was released in New York City, Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 will bring players into a fractured and collapsing Washington D.C. The world is on the brink, its people living through the biggest crisis ever faced in human history. As veteran Division agents, players are the last hope against the complete fall of society as enemy factions vie for control of the city. If Washington D.C. is lost, the entire nation falls. Building upon more than two years of listening to and learnings from The Division community, Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 will offer a substantial campaign that organically flows into a robust endgame, to create a cohesive and meaningful experience for all types of players.
We shared our hands-on impressions of the private beta which you can read about here.