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The Division's closed multiplayer beta confirmed to launch this month

Ubisoft's UPlay app accidentally spills the beans on The Division's multiplayer beta release

By Derek Strickland on Jan 13, 2016 09:02 am CST - 1 min, 46 secs reading time

If you've been waiting to try out Ubisoft's rather interesting open-world RPG shooter mashup The Division, we have some good news: the beta test will indeed release this month.

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Ubisoft has inadvertently announced that The Division's closed multiplayer beta will kick off this month across Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. The info was spotted on the official The Division page on the mobile Uplay app, which tells users they can earn a trophy by "taking part in the Division's closed beta in January 2016".

If you have the Uplay app installed you can view the page yourself--just navigate over to All Games, pick The Division, and check the "actions" section to see the drop-down list.

As the open-world apocalyptic adventure releases March 8, gamers are avidly looking forward to actually playing the game to see if it's worth the hype and pre-ordering. We're not sure exactly when the beta will kick off, but a rumored date of January 29 has been kicking around, so we might be able to jump in later this month.

If you're not familiar with The Division, it's like a mashup of Gears of War's and Mass Effect's third-person cover-based FPS action, with a hefty dab of tactical team-based RPG elements and a present-apocalyptic story arc thrown into the mix.

In addition to this new development, Ubisoft has also released a brand new trailer for the game which you can find embedded below.

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