Saturday, January 02, 2016

The Division - Beta Test Launch Update

Fans of the Tom Clancy games have been continuously monitoring their emails since, Ubisoft, the developers of upcoming game, Tom Clancy’s The Division have announced in a recent update that some players will have the opportunity to play test the alpha and beta versions of the game.

By this time, Xbox One players should already have a hand on an exclusive alpha version of the game. Meanwhile, PlayStation 4 or PC players would wait a bit longer as The Division Beta will be available in early 2016 for the PlayStation 4, PC as well as the Xbox One system.

Ubisoft layed out the three option on how players can join the beta testing. Pre-ordering a copy from a participating retailer guarantees you a spot in the Beta test when it becomes available. You could also register through their website for a chance to receive an invitation, or follow their social media pages as they would occasionally be giving away some beta keys. Clearly pre-ordering is the sure way to go, but if you like your chances, you can register or prowl The Division’s social media announcements.


Tom Clancy’s The Division is an open-world third person shooter/role playing game with some survival elements worked in. It set to take place in a New York City currently in mid-crisis due to a mysterious biological weapon attack. The players are part of an agency, or a Division, whose agents have to investigate the source of the attack.



The game’s RPG elements are in the customization of the players’ character through experience points earned while playing the game. Weather and time of day can also have impact as storms and day-night cycle could affect visibility as well as behavior of enemies in the game. A multi-player mode called the “Dark Zones” allows player-vs-player competition and rewards players in the Dark Zones as it is where a lot of high-end weapons are in those zones for players to use and possibly keep to use outside the Dark Zones, if they manage to hang on to it.



Tom Clancy’s The Division is set for release on March 8, 2016 for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.