Ubisoft has announced that, much like BioWare’s Anthem, its upcoming loot-focused shooter, The Division 2, will release at different times depending on which version of the game you pre-order. Although its release date is officially set for March 15, you can actually play several days earlier, and if you go through Uplay, you can get access to the game at different times too.
If you pre-order the standard version of The Division 2, the game will be available worldwide for Xbox One and PS4 on Friday, March 15 at 12 AM local time–therefore Australia and New Zealand get access first and North and South America are last. With Uplay on PC, The Division 2 will be playable on Thursday, March 14 at 10 PM PT, which is March 15 at 1 AM ET. The Uplay playable time is 11 PM in the UK on March 14 and 12 AM in Australia on March 15. So only in certain regions does Uplay give you early access. A breakdown of the times is listed below.
The Division 2 Standard Edition Start Times
- Xbox One and PS4
- March 15 at 12 AM local time
- March 14 at 10 PM PT
- March 15 at 1 AM ET
- March 14 at 11 PM UK
- March 14 at 12 AM AU
If you pre-order the Gold or Ultimate Edition of The Division 2, you’ll get the game even earlier. Worldwide, these two editions launch Tuesday, March 12 at 12 AM local time when you pre-order the Xbox One or PS4 versions, which once again gives certain countries earlier access than others. Through Uplay, The Division 2 Gold and Ultimate Editions are playable March 11 at 10 PM PT, March 12 at 1 AM ET, March 11 at 11 PM in the UK, and March 12 at 12 AM in Australia. A breakdown of the times is listed below.
The Division 2 Gold And Ultimate Edition Start Times
- Xbox One and PS4
- March 12 at 12 AM local time
- March 11 at 10 PM PT
- March 12 at 1 AM ET
- March 11 at 11 PM UK
- March 12 at 12 AM AU
Despite the game releasing in certain countries much earlier than others, the servers for The Division 2 won’t go live until March 12 at 12 AM local time. So even though the game launches in certain countries on March 11–like the Gold and Ultimate Editions in the UK–you won’t be able to play it until midnight that night. If you want a specific time for your region, you can find all the listed times on The Division 2’s website.
The Division 2 will be available for Xbox One, PS4, and PC. Originally planned for Steam, the PC version of the game will now be launching through the Epic Games Store.