Here's When 'The Division 2' Beta Preload Starts

Not much longer before players interested in Ubisoft's The Division 2 will get a chance to play [...]

Not much longer before players interested in Ubisoft's The Division 2 will get a chance to play the upcoming sequel early to see what all of the hype is about.

For those that want to get a jump start on the preload for the private beta, that kicks off on February 6th at 1 AM PT. In addition to the two main missions players will be able to take on at the Jefferson Trade Center and the Grand Washington Hotel, there will also be a ton of side quests to take on as well.

"You are limited to one character during the testing phase, and this character cannot be deleted," shared the studio in a recent update on their website. "At character creation, you are able to cycle through presets of customization features to randomize your Agent. Remember that character progression is capped at level seven during this period."


As for the side missions outside of the main narrative:

  • Empire Autumn Hotel
  • MLK Library Hostages
  • National Archives
  • Mustang Court Rescue
  • Bureau Headquarters
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Additionally, there will be different zones as well:

  • The White House—also serving as your Base of Operations in D.C.
  • Downtown East
  • The Federal Triangle
  • The Smithsonian
  • Final Epiphany
  • The 1040
  • Dark Zone East—the largest of all three Dark Zones, players utilize long sightlines in over-grown governmental parks. You will acquire the DZ East introduction mission from Senait Ezera—the new Dark Zone NPC in the Base of Operations—after completing Jefferson Trade Center. Completing this intro-mission unlocks full access to the Dark Zone and its features.

The team also added, "We are excited to announce that the Private Beta will also feature a portion of The Division 2's end game! After completing Jefferson Trade Center for the first time, you will gain access to an end-game mission that unlocks three level 30 characters on your account. Upon logging in with one of these characters, the end game mission will begin. Each character is equipped with a different Specialization, so feel free to find your favorite! Please note that this end game mission will be available starting on February 8 at 5 PM CET."

As for what else you need to know about the upcoming beta:

  • This beta phase is not under an NDA, so we encourage everyone to capture and share their experiences with the community.
  • This version of the game is not final and elements are subject to change.

The Division 2 releases for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC players on March 15th. Excited to try out the game for yourself? Join in on the conversation in the comment section below, or hit me up over on Twitter @DirtyEffinHippy!