Massive Entertainment developers have confirmed that The Division 2 open beta is planned and should be coming soon. In one of the Twitch live streams, the devs said that they will look to address some issues for the upcoming open beta.
The Division 2 private beta weekend just ended and it's fair to say that the game has received a mixed response from the players. In the three-day testing period, Ubisoft offered a little bit of everything featured in their upcoming looter shooter.
Story and side missions, Dark Zone and Skirmish PvP mode and three endgame specialisations were all available but the whole experience was somewhat unconvincing due to and a big number of bugs and exploits.
Anyway, If you didn't get access to the private beta and are still eager to try the game, you'll be happy to hear that Ubisoft will host an open beta test pretty soon. This was kinda expected as the original game also had free for all beta shortly after the first, private test.
While Ubisoft are yet to officially confirm this and reveal the open beta dates, Massive Entertainment's Live Content Manager Yannick Banchereau slipped his tongue in one of The Division 2 live streams and mentioned a particular bug will be "fixed for open beta".
While Yannick and his colleague streamer Hamish Bode didn't go into detail about the open beta, it is clear that it's just a matter of time before we get the official announcement.
The open beta for the original game was hosted just over a two weeks after the private beta test so it's possible that Ubisoft opt for the same path with the sequel. If that happens to be the case, everyone should have the opportunity to try out the game sometime around 25 February 2019, which is, again, just over two weeks before the official release date.
The Division 2 is out on 15 March 2019 for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.