You’ve heard of an open beta, you’ve heard of a closed beta, but what the heck is a “private beta?” Sounds a little iffy, if you ask us. Suspicious.
Actually, The Division 2’s private beta test is basically a closed beta test with a caveat. The test, which is running (off and on) right now through February 11th, is only for those who have pre-ordered the multiplayer shooter RPG. However, every pre-order customer can also haul three of his or her friends along for the trip, so that’s as good a reason as any to make pals over the internet.
The Division 2 is taking the series to Washington D.C. and features several feature upgrades over the original, including better weapon selection and tactics. Most notably, Polygon says that the “multiplayer just works,” which wasn’t always the case with the first game. This sequel is due to be released on multiple platforms this March 15th.