If you want to play The Division 2 ahead of its proper release date, you’d better be prepared to drop some money. The various pre-order packages for the game have been revealed, and while all of them include access to the “private beta” (which may or may not just be a nicer term for closed beta) and a couple of exclusive items, you need to buy into one of the higher tiers to gain access on March 12th rather than March 15th. That includes the Gold Edition, the Digital Ultimate Edition, the Dark Zone Definitive Collector’s Edition, the Phoenix Shield Collector’s Edition, and of course the Super Ultra Glory Funny Give Ubisoft All Your Money Edition.
That last one may be speculative.
Speaking of all of that money, how much are these things going to cost? The prices aren’t officially revealed yet, but enterprising fans on Reddit have found the pre-orders active on the game’s Australian site, and from that have derived a price of $59 for the Standard edition, $99 for Gold, and $119 for the Ultimate edition. The physical editions may be more, of course, and nothing is set in stone just yet, but it should at least help you budget ahead of time.