Waitlisted for The Division’s beta? ‘Check back tomorrow,’ says Ubisoft

Were you assuming that handing over a stack of cash would secure your spot in The Division’s beta this weekend? Well, that much is true — but if you’re on Steam, you might have to wait a little while longer thanks to the fact that everyone else is waiting in line for the same thing.

Ubisoft addressed the problem on Steam earlier this morning. Long story short? Come back tomorrow.

We are seeing an unprecedented level of interest in The Division beta and we want to thank players for their enthusiasm and passion.

As a result, it is unlikely that the players who are currently on the waitlist will gain access to the beta today. Our goal is to grant access to all those players interested in playing The Division and we still hope to do so. Please check back tomorrow for an update on the status of the waitlist.

We thank you again for your excitement and understanding.

Bonus, you get your Friday night back.

Source: Steam. With thanks to Throckmorton.
Update: Ubisoft has put out a new blog this evening with an update on the beta situation, and you’re not gonna like it.

Due to the unprecedented demand for access to The Division Closed Beta, we can no longer guarantee access. If you have already pre-ordered The Division and have yet to receive your key, we’re working closely with our partners to ensure that you receive it tomorrow when we send out the next batch of keys.

For those of you that have not pre-ordered but are on the waiting list for The Division Beta, please know that we want to get as many people in the Beta as possible. However, space will be severely limited for the rest of the beta testing phase due to high-demand.

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ObiFunTimeKonobe
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ObiFunTimeKonobe

i think nvidia was given too many keys. they emailed me a week b4 beta started saying ty for being a loyal nvidia supporter yada yada heres a key.

i showed no prior intent on buying the game nor did i preorder. i was just emailed a key. there were also several dozen threads opened on cheapassgamer and the geforce forums with people giveing away there key because they had no interest in the game yet were given one

on the bright side i did enjoy the beta quite a bit and will be picking the game up at launch

AzarathKhan
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AzarathKhan

Ten10K You do  realize you are on an MMO news site.

Murmillo
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Murmillo

Neo_Wolf Murmillo You’re right, my experience was on PC, and people weren’t that interested in killing each other, even when the extraction point was full of people, you know 5-10 people, they would just call the extraction an extra time.
And the players who had already extracted would stick around and help kill any reds that showed up.

On PC it felt more like I was on team with every other player in DZ, and then we would hunt down the few people who dared to turn red. :)

SwobyJ
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SwobyJ

DPandaren Oh. Sounds slightly interesting. ME3 MP is one of the very few shooter MPs I liked (though just as a side activity since there was definitely several things that made clear that it was not the main feature).

Neo_Wolf
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Neo_Wolf

Murmillo This is clearly not the EU ps4 server lol  As I mentioned earlier in the thread I went into the Dark zone and had a look around, did a bit of exploring and shot some mobs, got some loot.. and the only way you can get it out is via extraction and there are only 4 or 5 extraction points in the DZ and moment a flare goes up it is on everyones map.  And on our server EVERY agent comes running.. not just those who want to also extract their loot but also those who are rogue and want to take everyone’s loot.

What you end up with is a massive free for all gankfest… I mean i’m no pvp’er anyway its not what I find fun but even so I have to think anyone like me who goes in thier solo or hoping purely to do some pve and have the pvpers ignore them and let them get thier goodies out at the end of it is fooling themselves. lol

The PVE method for getting DZ equivalent loot (although never seen any purples via PVE so far, only in the Dark Zone) seems to be doing quests on a harder difficulty, which is much less time consuming in comparison.

Estranged
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Estranged

Ha, was stuck doing birthday party youngling stuff anyway.
Glad you are having a good time.

deekay_zero
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deekay_zero

i think alot of the problems people had with their keys is trying to redeem them on uplay instead of the division specific site. which is more thana little weird way to do things.

demand was visibly overwhelming before the pc/ps4 beta even began when they stopped allowed keys to be redeemed for the xbox beta option thursday night.

overall tho a good update for this article would be that they not only started letting everyone in with keys this morning, but are also getting to sign ups that didn’t have keys.

deekay_zero
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deekay_zero

Khayotix Xijit yeahsomeone apparently doesn’t realize for the past 6-8 years uplay has existed and required for ubi games even if bought through steam.

ubi has their own steam like thing, they just also sell through the steam store (because it’s foolish not to, despite what some mmo companies think)

deekay_zero
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deekay_zero

Estranged i think there might be more beta weekends to come before launch, as in uplay the rights is labeled as cbt1 more or less.

i feel bad for you tho bro, i’ve been having a blast which is why i missed this article yday. but i put in extra effort to get my steam preorder key set up asap because i saw how huge the demand was.

Throckmorton
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Ironically, after sending this along I got in to the beta. The game is actually pretty good at least in terms of gameplay, it’s hard to judge depth of content based off the limited missions you get in beta.