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How to play Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 Open Beta – Release date, details, rewards and more

Published: 18/Jan/2019 16:54 Updated: 26/Feb/2019 15:42

by Matt Porter


The release of Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 is coming up quickly, and some players have already had a chance to test out the game in the closed beta. Now, the open beta is on its way, giving fans a final opportunity to get their hands on the title before its release. 

This will be the final time that you will be able to get your hands on Ubisoft’s upcoming open-world multiplayer shooter, before the full game is launched on March 15.

Below you’ll be able to find the open beta’s release date, information that has been announced about it so far and some more details about how to access the new content as and when it’s revealed.

When will The Division 2 open beta be released? 

The open beta for The Division 2 will be available to play between March 1-4 on PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 platforms. Ubisoft have already released the official preload and start times for the open beta, including North America, Europe, Japan and Asia & Oceania.

A look at start times for preloading the open beta.
When will The Division 2 be available in your region?

What will be included in the open beta?

Players will be able to take part in three main missions in The Division 2 open beta once they have successfully st up their base inside the White House, one more than they were able to in the closed beta. There will also be five additional side missions alongside a few objectives that can be found and completed in the open world portion of the game.

Player vs Player vs Everyone gameplay will be featured in the open beta with one Dark Zone area open for exploration, while the Skirmish mode also makes a return with players able to try out the Stadium and Capitol Ruins maps.

A look at what players will be able to try out in The Division 2 Open Beta.

How can we access the open beta?

Unlike the closed version, The Division 2 open beta is available to anyone who would like to try it. The beta can be downloaded from the Xbox Live Marketplace or the PlayStation Store on consoles, while PC players can download the beta from Ubisoft or the Epic Games store when it becomes available.

Are there any rewards for playing The Division 2 Open Beta?

Players who take part in either of the two beta periods for The Division 2 will earn some special gear for their character. Players who participate in either beta automatically receive the DC Patriot weapon skin, while any player who completes the Invaded mission will get a special Capitol Hill arm patch. Players will also be able to receive two Backpack Trophies, a suplly crate for completing the introduction mission to the East Dark Zone, and the Capitol Hill trophy for playing the open beta. 

Players can get their hands on some special gear for participating in the beta.
This page will appear when you’re signing up for Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 beta. It’s all very straight forward.

The sign-up option involves some simple steps. Select the platform on which you’d like to play the game – whether that be Xbox One, PS4 or PC. Sign in to a Uplay account. If you don’t have one already, simply sign up with them online. From there, confirm your email address and register your interest.

The only downside to online beta sign-ups like this is that you’re not guaranteed to receive a code, but it seems like you can still request one even though the beta has offically went live. 


3kliksphilip claims CSGO’s Deagle doesn’t need buff despite player outrage

Published: 28/Nov/2020 3:33

by Andrew Amos


Philip ‘3kliksphilip’ Dyer has weighed into the CS:GO Desert Eagle debate, saying that the $800 hand-cannon doesn’t need a buff like players have suggested. Instead, the popular YouTuber believes the gun is well-balanced.

The Desert Eagle is one of Counter-Strike’s most iconic guns. Countless plays have been made with the hand-cannon, from Happy’s Play of the Decade Ace, to Xizt’s huge clutch way back in the 1.6 days for Fnatic.

However, recently players have gotten in an uproar over the gun feeling weaker than it ever has before. Dozens of posts have skyrocketed to the top of the /r/globaloffensive subreddit, all claiming the Deagle doesn’t live up to its former glory.

The Deagle has been put under the microscope by the community for being weaker than ever before, but 3kliksphilip believes the claims are baseless.

“The Desert Eagle is flawed. Not because it is overpowered or underpowered, but because its intention is missed by the developers. It is supposed to be a high skill, high reward type of gun. Yet that doesn’t seem to be the case,” one post by Woody_S said.

However, YouTuber 3kliksphilip has debunked these claims, saying they’re not backed by facts. They’re reliant on nostalgia, which doesn’t even really exist, to base a point that the Deagle needs a buff.

“I think it’s dangerous to see older games as to what CS:GO should aspire to imitate. Compared to any other game in existence, CS:GO’s weapons have been far more rigorously balanced to ensure they all serve some sort of purpose,” he said in a November 27 video.

“All those frags you’ve seen from pros are as much luck as anything else. There was one difference back then, and that was the second shot fired was just as precise as the first.”

He broke down the stats of the Deagle to prove his point. The gun is one of the most accurate in the game, beating out all other pistols, and even most of the rifles. While it’s never claimed to be the “most accurate,” it’s still “surprisingly accurate,” like the weapon’s description says.

“The gun has never claimed to be the most accurate in the game, not by a long shot. The Deagle does live up to its expectation of being surprisingly accurate though.”

Valve did try to fill the community niche for a sniper-like hand cannon in the R8 Revolver, but that missed the mark due to the long wind-up. Now, the community wants that ideal gun to be the Deagle, which Philip says is illogical.

“For what people want from the Deagle, you’d be better off making an entirely new weapon to fulfil these criteria. But Valve did make a new weapon ⁠— they made the Revolver, which players can opt for instead of a Deagle, but don’t because it’s a bit rubbish.”

R8 Revolver in CSGO
The R8 Revolver has failed to fill the void CS:GO players want.

There has been a decent patch proposed by community modders. The Weapon Balance Mod’s latest update, which 3kliksphilip highlighted, would decrease the Deagle’s high damage drop off, while reducing its base damage and armor penetration to reward headshots.

While these changes won’t be making it into the game properly, at least for now, 3kliks wants the community to realise that the Deagle is in a better spot than ever before. He used a side-by-side of 1.6 vs CS:GO as a comparison, and the Deagle in the 2012 release is far more accurate.

“As far as competitive Counter-Strike goes, RNG has always had a part to play with the Deagle. Those wanting less of the random element should be praising the gun for the state that it’s in right now in CS:GO in 2020.”