'Tom Clancy's The Division' news: Open beta test for Xbox One, PS4, PC users to roll out next week

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As gamers anticipate the release of “Tom Clancy’s The Division,” the game’s developer, Ubisoft is in full throttle to promote the game.

Earlier this week, the French multinational video game company dropped some major details about the upcoming open beta. By doing this, Ubisoft is giving Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC gamers the chance to sample the game before it fully hits the market in a few weeks.

The announcement was posted on the company’s official website. It reads, “This Open Beta is an invitation to all agents to get one final taste of the game before the official launch on March 8. Added to the content already seen in the Closed Beta, the Open Beta will include an all new story mission for players to explore in their pursuit to take back New York. As a thank you, everyone who participates will be rewarded with a special in-game reward which will unlock for players when the full game is released.”

The Open beta is scheduled for PlayStation 4 and PC gamers from Feb. 19 until Feb. 21 with Xbox One owners starting a day early on Feb 18.

This upcoming open beta test follows the alpha test rolled out last Dec. 9 to 12 but only for Xbox One owners who already pre-ordered the game. The alpha tests were able to give necessary feedback to the game’s developer to make adjustments for a more flawless gaming experience.

The online open world, third-person shooter RPG is set in New York City plagued by smallpox. The player’s role is to restore order by investigating the source of the sickness and to battle rising factions who are trying to profit from the current crisis.

After the beta test, “Tom Clancy’s The Division” will fully hit the shelves on March 8.