Ubisoft’s new loot-driven shooter, The Division 2, is only a few days away. The publisher is taking an Anthem-like approach to the game’s release and offering it several days early depending on where and what edition you pre-order. Regardless of when you can jump into the game, however, you’ll first need to download a hefty day-one update.
As it detailed on its support website, Ubisoft is releasing a big patch alongside The Division 2 that includes «various bug fixes and improvements for the main game.» On Xbox One and PC, the update will weigh in at 48-52 GB «depending on your region and preferred language,» while the PS4 patch will weigh between 88-92 GB.
On top of that, Ubisoft is rolling out Title Update 1.5 beginning March 11. This patch is likewise mandatory but is mercifully much smaller, weighing in around 2 GB depending on your platform and region. Ubisoft says this update «addresses occurrences of audio missing or cutting out experienced by some during Open Beta.»
The Division 2 officially launches on March 15, but some players will have a chance to play the game a little early. Those who pre-order the Gold or Ultimate Editions will get to dive into the title beginning March 12. The game will also go live at different times depending on region; you can see all the listed times here.
Much like the previous game, Ubisoft will continue supporting The Division 2 with a steady stream of free post-launch updates. The publisher recently laid out the game’s Year One roadmap, which will see two new episodes arrive this summer and fall, with a third slated for this winter. Ubisoft is also offering a $40 Year One pass that will grant early access to these episodes and exclusive cosmetics and other perks.