If you follow me on Twitter, this may surprise you but I absolutely loved The Division 2 Private Beta. The sequel keeps the same tight, cover-based action from the original and adds some intriguing new ideas to The Divison’s existing formula. Ubisoft
New to The Division 2 are settlements. Settlements are areas where NPCs have gathered to make a stand against The Division 2’s new factions, the Hyenas, True Sons, Outcasts, and in the end game, Black Tusk. Settlements provide side missions and projects that upgrade the settlement by offering new vendors, rewards, and special NPCs that upgrade the main base of operations at the White House.
The Dark Zone has been changed from the original. There are now three DZs, each with different terrain. There are new play modes and new rogue agent classifications based on just how rogue players want to go. Personally, I have always found the Dark Zone to be a hive of scum and villainy, so I did not venture into The Divison 2 Private Beta’s DZ.
The bottom line from The Division 2 Private Beta is that if you liked the original, you will like the sequel.
Ubisoft has announced that an open, public beta will take place starting on March 1, 2019, and ending on March 4, 2019.
In addition to early access to the game, anyone who pre-orders The Division 2 before March 14, 2019, will be eligible to receive one of three free games. Players can choose between Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands, Watch_Dogs 2, or FarCry Primal.
The Division 2 is being developed by Massive Entertainment and being published by Ubisoft. It is due to be released on PC, Xbox One, and Playstation 4 on March 5, 2019.