If you've been unlucky enough to be among the people who didn't get sent an invite to participate in this weekend's closed beta for the upcoming semi-MMO The Division, you are in luck! Ubisoft announced today on the official forums that they will be extending the closed beta, as well as inviting as much players as possible from the waitlist. The earlier you signed up, the bigger the chance that you'll be getting an invite later today.
Over the last few days, we’ve seen an incredible amount of excitement for the game, leading to many of you registering on the waitlist for a chance to join our Closed Beta. We’ve been working very hard to let as many players as possible join, while still maintaining a smooth experience for everyone.
Earlier today, we announced that we were now inviting as many players as possible from the waitlist, in addition to those who had guaranteed pre-order access. We’ve started sending invites, with priority given to those who signed up first.
In order to allow everyone who has access to fully enjoy the Beta, we’re happy to announce we’re extending the duration by 24h for all players. As a result servers will remain open until Tuesday, February 2nd, 12pm CET | 6 am EST | 3 am PST.
Thank you all for your amazing support!
Note that these invites will be sent to people who have registered the code they got when they preordered the game. Interested players who signed up without preordering might have to wait until a second beta.
Ubisoft announced yesterday that they wouldn't be able to guarantee access to the beta due to an "unprecedented" demand from the public leading to concern that some preorderers wouldn't get a copy of the game. It appears that with these two moves they are doing their best to make sure that doesn't happen and to involve others, making good on a promise to send out the remaining keys today.
I also played a fair bit of the closed beta over the weekend so if you want to know what to expect you can read my thoughts here.
Did you end up getting your key today? What are your thoughts on the beta? Sound off in the comments!