The Division 2’s launch is only hours away. Players from all over the world will join the fight to save Washington D.C and the launch is only the beginning. Early Access begins March 12 in each country for eligible editions. The full launch of the game will follow on March 15. The Division 2 is a seamless online experience, giving you the freedom to play solo or coop up to four players in a story driven campaign. Here’s what you need to know about the upcoming launch
For all players will Gold and Ultimate editions, Division 2 will be playable on March 12 regardless of where you are in the world. Of course due to timezones, this can be a little complicated. Below are map times to help you see when you can jump into D.C.
Download and Installation Size
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.
Preload (Digital Purchase 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.
Availability And Timing
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.
If you are unsure of the specifics for your personal case, please feel free to check FAQ on release and preload dates and FAQ on Title Updates.
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.