The Division is an upcoming open world third-person shooter roleplaying game from Ubisoft, and this weekend there will be a closed beta event from January 29th to 31st. It is one of the most eagerly anticipated titles of 2016 and has an awful lot of interest, this weekend will offer you the chance to explore the post-pandemic streets of New York.

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The content available in the beta will give the player a taste for the story and the gameplay early on in the game. “Beginning on Manhattan’s Chelsea Pier, the beta will take you through early story-driven missions that establish your foothold in New York. You’ll team up with other agents to battle for loot and outwit other agents in the PvP-enabled Dark Zone,” explained Ubisoft’s Mikel Reparaz.

Before you dive into the beta there are a few things you may need to know. First is how to get your hands on that all important beta key, the fastest way is to pre-order a copy of The Division; all pre-orders come with a key to the Beta. Another way is to keep an eye on the game’s social media; InstagramTwitterGoogle+ and Facebook. As a streamer, you can also attempt to reach out to Ubisoft asking for access to the game, all the necessary contact info can be found here on Ubisoft’s website. Lastly, you can go through the conventional method of signing up for the beta on The Division website. If you do not receive a key in time for the first day, there is still a pretty good chance you will be able to get one for the later days as Ubisoft invite more people.

All users will be able to pre-load 48 hours prior to the beta going live. If you are going to play it on Xbox One, you will have a 24hr head start. So, the beta lasts from 28th to the 31st for Xbox One users.

For further information, head over to The Divisions website and check out the FAQ.

Pre-order The Division:

Steam Uplay – $60