I missed out on the current beta weekend for The Division 2. After listening to lots of reward for the loot n’ shooter from of us I belief, I’m glad I get one other shot at it earlier than launch – Ubisoft and Huge are opening their doorways to everybody on Friday, March 1st. The free beta weekend will run till March 4th, hopefully giving the builders a number of days to place out any final fires earlier than it launches on March 15th. Whereas there’s no phrase on what occasions they’ll be working throughout this free beta, I do hope it’ll give gamers one other peek at its endgame shock. Some speak – and a video on that – under.
The current closed beta weekend gave gamers a take a look at the ‘levelling’ a part of the sport, and what it’ll be doing to increase its enchantment previous the top of its fundamental story – introducing a brand new high-tech villain faction, Black Tusk. They’ve bought robots (strolling, flying and treaded) and their troops have innovative weaponry and beefy armour. They not solely seem out within the overworld, however have taken over previously-cleared mission areas, offering contemporary, randomised challenges plus some new story beats. It’s an idea I’ve largely seen executed in fantasy RPGs earlier than – Dragon’s Dogma springs to thoughts.
It’s the type of characteristic that not each on-line sport can get away with, however due to The Division 2 not likely being an MMO and never having to fret about cramming dozens or lots of of gamers right into a single house, it might probably combine up what occurs out in Washington DC. The high-stakes Darkish Zones are additionally inclined to being invaded by these high-powered jerks, additionally lifting stage restrictions and loosening PvP guidelines within the course of. When the large bads are out to play, gamers are free to be as merciless and cutthroat as they need to their fellow man. It’s a genuinely intelligent technique to double down.
The Division 2 launches on March 15th (Gold Version folks get in on the 12th), with the open beta weekend beginning on March 1st. You possibly can see all the things else we all know concerning the sport, together with system necessities and pre-order perks here, in an extensive guide by our man Dave Irwin.