The Division 2 is due to drop next week, here is a handy guide to everything you need to know before launch.
The Division 2 is a seamless online experience, giving you the freedom to play solo or coop up to four players and to engage not only in the story-driven campaign, but also in a robust endgame with new progression, a new faction, and new activities. Players will also be able to test their skills against other players in intense PVP activities, with three different Dark Zones and 4v4 Skirmish and Domination modes.
As you get ready to gear up for deployment in Washington, DC, read on for details about preload timing; game and title update install sizes; and what time the game servers officially open.
PRELOAD (DIGITAL PURCHASES ONLY)
Players who have purchased digital copies of any editions can begin preloading now for Xbox One & PC.
On PlayStation 4, timing varies depending on your region:
In Europe: Gold and Ultimate Edition owners can start preloading now, while Standard Edition owners will be able to preload the game beginning March 11 at 12:01 AM local time.
In the Americas: Gold and Ultimate Edition owners can preload the game starting March 10 at 12:01 AM EST, while Standard Edition owners will be able to preload the game beginning March 13 at 12:01 AM EST.
In Asia/Japan/Korea: Gold and Ultimate Edition owners can preload the game starting March 10 at 12:01 AM HKT/JST/KST, while Standard Edition owners will be able to preload the game beginning March 13 at 12:01 AM HKT/JST/KST.
DOWNLOAD & INSTALL SIZES
XBOX ONE AND PC: If you purchased the game on disc, begin by installing the game. You will then be prompted to download and install Title Update 1; expect a 48-52 GB download, depending on your region and preferred language. Whether you installed the game from a disc or bought it digitally, the final HDD install size, including the patch, will be 48-52 GB.
PS4: If you purchased a physical copy of the game, begin installing from the disc. Provided you are online, your console will simultaneously download Title Update 1 while you install it. Expect a 48-52 GB download, depending on your region and preferred language. Whether installed from a disc or downloaded digitally, the final HDD install size, including the patch will be between 90-100 GB.
TITLE UPDATE 1.5
Additionally, starting March 11, you will be prompted to download and install Title Update 1.5; expect about 2Gb in download, depending on your platform, region and preferred language.
Title Update 1.5 mainly addresses occurrences of audio missing or cutting out experienced by some during Open Beta.
AVAILABILITY TIMING – MIND THE SPOILERS!
The Division 2 will be available on March 12, midnight local time for all players in every country. Therefore, players from Australia and New Zealand will be the first to access the game. From there, you can expect videos and coverage to start being published online. This also means that players who get a copy of the game earlier than March 12 will not be able to start playing until the servers are live.