The Division 2 private beta has officially started today and unfortunately, the launch isn't going smooth. Many players are reporting crashes to which Ubisoft offered a solution which requires game restarts every two to three hours.
The Division 2 private beta is up and running since this morning and some players already started reporting some frustrating issues, which prevent them from enjoying the game properly.
It looks like the most common problem at the moment is crashing to desktop, which occurs after extended gameplay sessions. Ubisoft already confirmed they are well aware of the issue and to circumvent this, they recommend that you restart your game client every two to three hours.
While it's still early to confirm if this method actually works it's certainly better than nothing, at least until Massive Entertainment and Ubisoft find a proper solution. Some would say that the client would crash in two to three hours anyway but at least you can prevent getting crashes during missions or PvP.
The other listed issue which makes The Division 2's beta crash is affecting all platforms and it happens when you're being invited by an in-game friend while being outside the game. To work around this problem, just make sure to start the game first and join the group directly from inside the game.
Some players also reported crashing after they try to change the game from windowed to full-screen mode but as of now, Ubisoft didn't mention if they are aware of the issue, or what could cause this particular crash.
While fixes for all these issues are still down in the pipeline, there is one that the developers already took care of. It's the issue where accounts are erroneously set as banned from the private beta.
The Division 2 private beta runs from today, 7 February until Sunday, 10 February 2019. It's available to those who pre-ordered the game or previously signed-up on Ubisoft's official website.
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