The highly anticipated beta for The Division is now only a couple of days away from release, though many players have already begun to preload the content in order to dive into the experience as soon as it launches on January 28. To help set expectations for this technical test period, Ubisoft has released a master list of known issues that players may run into during the beta session.
The issues vary from simpler items like slow texture loading after a player respawns or temporary interruptions with voice chat to more pressing problems such as significant framerate drops when PC players have VSync enabled. For those players who enjoy capturing gameplay using a third party device such as Elgato or Atomos, Ubisoft warns that Windows 10 players will more than likely experience a corrupted video signal output, making capturing all but impossible.
Thankfully, all hope is not lost as workarounds have been provided for some of the issues. Granted, some of the workarounds are not ideal, as the framerate issue fix is to simply turn off VSync entirely. Many times, simply reentering an area or restarting the game will do the trick as well. Ubisoft is currently working on permanent fixes for these issues but considering the beta only lasts for three days, it’s unlikely that a patch will be released during that short window.
It’s clear that these testing periods have proven to be hugely beneficial to Ubisoft Massive as Natchai, a Community Manager working on The Division, has revealed a big list of bug fixes that the developer was able to find thanks to player feedback during the small alpha test that took place last month on Xbox One. Ubisoft managed to touch up almost every aspect of the game, from making UI improvements, fixing a floating weapon issue, broken textures, to bigger issues such as an issue where the loading screen freezes at 95%.
The beta for The Division is set to kick off tomorrow, January 28, on Xbox One and then on January 29 for PlayStation 4 and PC users. Players who have pre-ordered the game will be able to take advantage of this beta session until it comes to a close a few days later on January 31. At that point, it’s only a short sprint until March 8, when this highly anticipated game finally launches.
Will you be jumping into this twisted version of Manhattan when the beta begins later this week? What are you looking forward to doing the most?
Tom Clancy’s The Division launches on March 8, 2016 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.
Source: Ubisoft Forums