The Division 2’s beta weekend begins February seventh, signups open now

Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 launches in March, however these assured sufficient to place cash down on Ubisoft Massive’s MMO-lite shoot n’ looter get to mess around in its post-apocalyptic Washington DC early. A beta weekend will probably be operating from Thursday, February seventh to Monday, February 1th, it’ll be open to all pre-ordering gamers, however these merely curious within the game can sign up for a chance to get in free here. Below, a predictably patriotic and bombastic story trailer, and a breakdown of a number of the PC model’s finer options.

While The Division 2 appears to be like to be extra of the identical – tactical squad cover-shooting with beefy well being bars and cooldown-based powers – the sequel appears to be like to have sped issues up a bit. Grunt enemies will go down sooner, whereas the clearly beefier enemy troops nonetheless should be whittled down, pinned and outflanked earlier than they explode right into a cloud of colour-coded loot and expertise factors. Of course, the most important payouts will come from the brand new 8-player raids, which needs to be a enjoyable organisational problem given how messy the primary game’s four-man situations may get.

I admit that I used to be faintly hopeful that The Division 2 would ease up a bit bit on the ‘we will restore America as sleeper agents of the true government’ angle, however from the appears to be like of that new trailer, that’s simply to not be. At least the villains this time spherical are rather less morally questionable than ‘rioters’ and escaped prisoners. The largest bads this time spherical look to be the True Sons, a fascistic ex-military drive with coaching, gear and comparatively properly thought-out plans to take over the nation. The Hyenas are your standard bunch of Mad Max-ish bandits and raiders, whereas the Outcasts are a vengeful cult fashioned inside the quarantine zone. So far, so Far Cry, then.

While I can’t assist however roll my eyes at a number of the thematic components of the game, I’m nonetheless desirous to play. I loved the primary game, and made peace with its tonal wonkiness by leaning totally into it. My character – Steve Elvis America – had a stars and stripes tattoo throughout his face and neck, and would solely put on purple, white and blue. Hopefully the character creator within the sequel will permit me to indulge myself as soon as extra.

The beta weekend for Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 runs by February seventh to February 11th, although the particular occasions are nonetheless unknown. The full game lands on March 15th through Uplay and the Epic Store, though no longer through Steam. Check out Dave Irwin’s abstract of all issues  The Division 2 here, which incorporates advisable system specs, and breakdowns of the varied variations accessible.


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