The good news? The Division is extending its weekend beta test for an additional day, allowing players to keep on exploring its fallen New York until tomorrow morning at 6:00 a.m. EST. The extension is being done to allow in more players that have registered in addition to the waitlisted folks who had “guaranteed” beta slots thanks to pre-ordering. Expect even more players in later this month — February 16th to 21st, to be precise — when the game will apparently throw open its doors for an open beta. That comes via the Xbox Italy Facebook page, which appears to have leaked the plan.
The bad news? PC players are complaining of rampant cheating in The Division’s PvP zone. Community Manager Natchai confirmed that these players were using exploits to gain advantages in PvP and said that steps were being taken to address it: “Guys, so you’re aware the things discussed here are not in fact hacks or cheats, but merely abuse of glitches that exist in the game currently. These glitches are currently being worked on by the team.”
The popular beta test started this past weekend across a trio of platforms: the PC, the Xbox One, and the PlayStation 4. At this point, The Division is a little over a month out from its announced release date.
Over the last few days, we have seen an unprecedented level of interest for the Closed Beta. We are looking into your feedback with care and we are thrilled by your passion and enthusiasm! We are aware of the cheating issues in the Closed Beta on PC. The team is fully committed to providing solutions against this and a system will be in place to ensure a fair experience for players when the game is released on March 8.