Ubisoft have released the first patch for The Division 2 private beta, which went live on 7 February. The patch is a minor one and it fixes some crashing and disconnect issues which prevented players from testing the game properly.
If you dived into The Division 2 private beta just like we did yesterday, you're probably familiar with a bunch of technical issues that occurred in certain in-game scenarios.
The most reported problem was the constant crashing to desktop which happened after extended gameplay sessions. Ubisoft offered a temporary solution, which required restarting the game every two to three hours to keep it stable.
Fortunately, some crashing issues have been addressed according to Ubisoft's latest patch notes. These include fixes for game server crashes that resulted in DELTA-3 error messages and crashes which occurred upon launching the game when accepting a group invite outside the game. There is still nothing on the crash which happens when switching from windowed to fullscreen mode though.
Additionally, Ubisoft and Massive fixed an audio issue with NPCs in languages other than English. The patch notes also mention that while the patch is pretty small - only 189 MB on PS4, it might take longer than normal to install so don't panic if it looks like nothing is happening.
The developers already fixed one issue before this patch. It was the one where accounts are erroneously set as banned from the private beta.
While it's always good to see quick fixes being delivered, The Division 2 is quite messy at the moment, even if it's "just" beta test. During our playthrough, we encountered many bugs which can be found in the original game.
Hopefully, the time between now and 15 March 2019 will be enough to address these bugs and issues otherwise Ubisoft's looter shooter is up for a messy launch.
Also, the endgame content is now available in the private beta and it will allow players to take part in Invaded Mission and try all three specialisations.
The Division 2 private beta will run until Sunday, 10 February 2019 and it's available to those who pre-ordered or signed up for testing on Ubisoft's website.