If you weren’t one of the fortunate few to partake in last month’s closed beta, don’t fret; Ubisoft has announced plans to host an open beta for The Division in only a couple of weeks’ time, and similarly to the first bout of testing, it’ll go live for Xbox One users first.
It should be noted that no pre-order will be required when the open beta kicks off on Microsoft’s current-gen system come February 18, which will then make the jump to PlayStation 4 and PC after a 24-hour period of exclusivity. From there, it’ll run through the weekend before wrapping up across all platforms on February 21.
Ubisoft also teased that an additional story mission will be included that wasn’t a part of the closed beta, while today’s brand new trailer introduces the four main factions found in The Division: The Rikers, Rioters, The Cleaners, and The Last Man Battalion.
In addition to the content that was featured in the Closed Beta, the Open Beta will include an all new story mission for players to explore in their pursuit to save the city. Furthermore, everyone who participates in this latest testing phase will receive a special in-game reward which will unlock for players when the full game is released.
The Division will whisk players into a post-pandemic New York City when Ubisoft’s shooter hits PS4, Xbox One and PC on March 8. February’s open beta, on the other hand, can be pre-loaded across all platforms beginning February 16, meaning you can hop straight into the action as soon as the testing goes live.