For everyone that has been on the fence for The Division 2, much like me, you are in luck! Ubisoft is hosting an Open Beta for the game from March 1st to March 4th. The game’s private beta recently took place from February 7 to February 11, and surprisingly Ubisoft has already made a list of changes. The open beta is being treated as a second test for the game before launch which is a great thing for gamers who are not sure if this Ubisoft title will deliver on the goods.
Open Beta Content
The Division 2 Open Beta will contain three story missions which will hopefully give a taste of the new campaign and its characters. There will also be five side missions to complete which will help players get to the level 8 character cap for the beta.
After completing all of that content, we will gain access to The Division 2 PVP modes and what they are calling the “Dark Zone East.” The “East” tag must have something to do with the fact that the game is set in Washington D.C. Players that participate in the Dark Zone East during the beta will receive an in-game backpack trophy to show off their participation.
As for Players that are not so inclined to play the PVP game modes, there will be one endgame mission to take on with your friends. Assign your characters one of the three specialization classes and cut through the content with your team.
Differences from the Private Beta
Since the previous beta was an exclusive experience, Ubisoft has made some changes to the open beta. They have increased the level cap from 7 to 8, and they have made a lot of balance changes to weapons, NPCs and enemy weapons and abilities. Private Beta character progression will not carry over to the open beta. Ubisoft has also fixed some issues they experienced during the private beta hoping that the public beta would play much smoother. An increase in server and client stability has also been tweaked by the developers. A full list of changes can be seen here.
What this means for Players
Above all The Division 2 is shaping up to be one of the most tested games. Ubisoft has taken the time to make changes and talk to the players in hopes of making The Division 2 a beloved shared-world shooter. They are active in their community forums and vocal on third parties like their Reddit page. Ubisoft wants our feedback and our opinions for The Division 2, and that is an excellent sign for players. My friends and I will be going online on March 1st to check out the open beta, and I hope to see all of you in Washington D.C. as well.
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