Xbox One owners who were looking forward to playing the Beta for Tom Clancy’s The Division this month, will now have to wait until early 2016. Not to worry though,as Ubisoft has confirmed that those who pre-order the upcoming open-world action-RPG on X1, will receive priority access to the closed alpha, which will run from December 9-12.
Access to the closed alpha may be granted to those on the wishlist on, “as needed basis”.
“This exclusive Xbox One alpha testing phase in December will be the first time the public gets to play a version of The Division that includes more than the Dark Zone PvP enabled areas. This means the moment you and other players sign into the game, you’ll be giving us valuable insight into how our infrastructure performs under pressure that we can’t replicate internally or at a tradeshow. This process allows us to monitor and gather additional feedback on other aspects of The Division, as well.”
You can find Ubisoft’s FAQ about the close Alpha.
The Division Alpha FAQ
1. Which platforms is the alpha available on?
Tom Clancy’s The Division Alpha will be available on Xbox One.
2. What are the start and end times for the Alpha?
The alpha will begin December 9 at 10 AM CET | 4 AM EST | 1 AM PST and will end December 12 at 9AM | 3 AM EST | 12 AM PST CET. We will begin sending codes on December 7, so keep an eye on your email.
3. Can I upload videos to Youtube or livestream the game?
No. There is an NDA (non-disclosure agreement) for this alpha. By accepting the NDA, you are agreeing to not disclose alpha information and footage to the public. This includes, but is not limited to:
- Capturing gameplay content
- Posting images
- Discussing the alpha anywhere outside of the alpha forums.
Please keep in mind that The Division Alpha is not a final representation of the game. For this alpha, we will be focusing mainly on gameplay feedback and other technical aspects such as server stability. This is the first time The Division will actively be in a public testing phase, so signing an NDA is required to participate.
4.What regions and country is the alpha available in?
The alpha will be available worldwide except for Japan and China.
5.What languages are supported in the alpha?
The game client (voices, subtitles and interface) will only be available in English for this alpha. Additional languages will be available in the beta in early 2016 and at launch.
6. What is the size of the alpha game client?
The download size of the alpha will be 23.2 GB.
The Division will launch on March 8, 2016 for PS4, Xbox One and PC. Those who pre-order the game will gain access to the closed beta on their respective platforms in the early part of 2016.