The beta for The Division 2 is now live, so you can explore the burned-out wreckage of a post-apocalyptic Washington DC for a limited time. This is a private beta, so you’ll need to have gotten in through a pre-order for the game, or having been randomly selected for entry after signing up online.
The beta includes two main missions, five side missions, some open-world activities, and one of the three new Dark Zones. The beta will add an extra piece of endgame content, called an Invaded mission, on February 8 at 1 AM PT / 4 AM ET / 4 PM GMT. The player cap for the beta will be level 30.
The team has acknowledged some issues as the beta has rolled out, from wrongfully labeling players as banned to issues with friend invites. You can keep an eye on the official Twitter account for fixes as they come.
The first Division took place in New York City, following the outbreak of a bio-engineered virus. The mastermind behind the biological attack put the infection on dollar bills that circulated during Black Friday and subsequent heavy shopping days, which spread the virus quickly. The city quickly descended into chaos and was quarantined, and a secret cabal of sleeper agents–the titular Division–were dispatched to restore order. This sequel takes place in the nation’s capital, which apparently didn’t fare much better.
Check out everything we know for more details on the beta and details on how to get in and read up on how Dark Zones have changed. Microsoft recently announced two Xbox One bundles that will come packaged with The Division 2. The full game releases on March 15.