With the open beta for The Division starting this week, Ubisoft has released a fresh trailer for the test that shows off some of the content fans will get to explore, which includes materials from the closed beta, as well as a new and exclusive mission called Subway Morgue that pits gamers against one of the title’s enemy factions, The Cleaners. Fans playing in the open beta will be able to fight through the game’s New York setting either solo or as a part of a team in an effort to stabilize the city.
Starting tomorrow on February 18, Xbox One owners will get a taste of The Division‘s open beta before any other platform with a full 24-hour session of early access, with PC and PlayStation 4 players being allowed to jump into the fray the next day. Fans can begin preloading for the open beta right now, and for those unaware, it’s set to last all throughout the weekend, with all gamers having the go-ahead to join from February 19 through February 21.
Considering the success Ubisoft experienced with The Division‘s recent closed test, the company gave the previous beta a 24-hour extension, so it’s entirely possible for gamers to get an extra day of the action-shooter if this weekend proves to be a fruitful one overall. With that in mind, fans can get a glimpse of what kind of combat and gameplay they’re in for with the below trailer.
As an extra incentive to take part in the test, those who decide to play through The Division‘s open beta will go on to receive a “special in-game reward” once the title officially releases in the next several weeks on March 8. Of course, Ubisoft didn’t exactly intimate what fans will receive, but really, it’s best not to ruin the surprise. More than likely, though, it’ll be an in-game item such as an emblem or one of the title’s emotes.
While The Division‘s open beta should definitely provide plenty of fun for gaming fans, the only real discouraging thing about the test is the fact that the folks who played in the closed beta won’t have their progress carry over if they wish to try out the game again this weekend. Nevertheless, one positive is that if those fans still have the original installation file from the closed beta, they can boot up from there as soon as the test begins without skipping a beat. With new content and updates having improved the open beta from the closed one, it’ll be hard for fans to skip out on the forthcoming action.
What did you think of the trailer for The Division‘s forthcoming open beta? Did it persuade you to take part in the game’s test this weekend? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
The Division is set to release on March 8, 2016 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.