Last weekend’s open beta for The Division proved to be a record-breaker, according to Ubisoft, after the publisher revealed that the public test attracted 6.4 million players across all platforms.
Specifically, it became the most active beta for a new IP on current-gen systems, eclipsing the record previously held by Destiny (4.6 million), though it’s worth keeping in mind that The Division is also available on PC unlike Bungie’s space shooter.
Reflecting on the early triumph, Magnus Jansen, Creative Director on the game, stated that “we hope everybody enjoyed playing, and we think the beta is going to help ensure a great launch for the game. We’re looking forward to everyone getting their hands on the full game when The Division is released on March 8th.”
In tandem with the results, Ubisoft also shared a series of statistics from the open beta:
- On average, players spent an average of 5 hours as activated sleeper agents journeying through The Division’s open world
- With 2 average hours spent in the Dark Zone and almost 50% of players going rogue, you demonstrated your love for The Dark Zone, The Division’s unique and challenging player-versus-player environment.
- Over 63,309,800 contaminated items were successfully extracted out of the Dark Zone.
- 17 million extractions were completed yesterday, meaning we have some much better equipped Agents out there for the battle ahead!
The Division launches across PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on March 8. In related news, Ubisoft is confident the new IP can dethrone Destiny to become the biggest launch ever for a new property. Going by those beta numbers, it’s off to a strong start.