Ubisoft has devised the launch schedule of the loot-focused shooter game The Division 2 similar to Bioware’s Anthem.
In an official blog, Ubisoft revealed that the release times of The Division 2 will vary based on the player’s pre-ordered game edition, such as Standard, Gold, or Ultimate Edition. Those who availed of the game via Uplay will also get access at different times.
Players who opted to pre-order the Standard Edition for the Xbox One and PS4 will get access to the game on March 15 at 12 noon local time. Hence, gamers in Australia and New Zealand will receive it first while those in North and South America will get it last.
Through Uplay, The Division 2 will be launched on March 14 at 10:00 p.m. PT or March 15 at 1:00 a.m. ET. Those in the UK will be able to play the game starting March 14 at 11:00 p.m. while gamers in Australia can access it on March 15 at 12:00 a.m. It means, Uplay only offers early access to the game in specific regions.
Meanwhile, gamers who pre-ordered the Gold and Ultimate Edition will get the sequel to Ubisoft’s action RPG shooter much earlier. The two editions will launch on Xbox One and PS4 worldwide on March 12 at 12 noon local time. Similarly, some regions get earlier access than others.
With Uplay, PC gamers who opted for Gold and Ultimate Edition will have access to the game on March 11 at 10:00 p.m. PT or March 12 at 1:00 a.m. ET.
Players in the UK will get The Division 2 on March 11 at 11:00 p.m. Those in Australia will have it on March 12 at 12 noon.
Gamers must note, however, that the game’s servers will go live on March 12 at 12 noon local time. Thus, all players will only get to play the game by then.
In addition, Ubisoft announced that prior to the game’s official release date, players are required to download and install Title Update 1.5. The size is about 2 GB, which varies according to the platform, region, and the preferred language.
Title Update 1.5 basically aims to tackle some issues, such as missing audio, which the players experienced during The Division 2 Open Beta.