Ubisoft has quite a large presence at Gamescom, with many of their current and upcoming titles making an appearance. One of those is Tom Clancy's The Division 2, and the team brought along news of five different editions of the game, pre-orders, a Year One Pass, and new screenshots.
The first version of the title is, of course, the standard edition. Then there's the Gold Edition, which will include the game, three days of early access beginning on March 12th, and the Year One Pass. Details on the Year One Pass are scarce right now, but we do know it will grant seven days early access to "all free Year One Episodes", as well as "exclusive customization items, additional activities and more". Both of these versions will be available digitally and at retail.
The next version of the game is the digital exclusive Ultimate Edition. This includes the game, three days of early access, the Year One Pass, and three extra digital packs — "Elite Agent Pack", "Battleworn Secret Service Pack", and the "First Responder Pack".
The final two editions are both only available at retail. The first is the Dark Zone Definitive Collector’s Edition. This edition includes all of the contents of the Ultimate Edition, plus a steelbook case, a Book of Lithographs, the Game Soundtrack, a Washington D.C. Map, and a "30cm-high Ubicollectibles figurine of Heather Ward, a Tom Clancy's The Division 2 Specialized Agent".
The final version is the Phoenix Shield Collector’s Edition, which is available exclusively through the Ubisoft Store. This includes all of the contents of the Ultimate Edition, plus a Ubisoft Store exclusive steelbook case, a Book of Lithographs, the Game Soundtrack, a Washington D.C. Map, and a "Ubicollectibles high-end sixth scale Articulated Figurine of Brian Johnson, an agent on active duty with equipment and gear".
Regardless of which edition you choose to purchase, all pre-orders will give players access to the game's private beta that was announced back at E3. Ubisoft is staying quiet on the beta dates right now and will release more details in the future. Players who want to take part in the beta but don't want to pre-order the title just yet can still sign up for a chance to participate on this website too. Finally, all pre-orders will also get the "Capitol Defender Pack", which includes a Hazmat 2.0 Outfit, a weapon blueprint, and "The Lullaby", an exotic SPAS-12 Shotgun.
The Division 2 will be released on March 15th, 2019, so you have seven months to decide which of the five versions of the game you prefer.
We don't have them yet, but we'll publish a story as soon as we pick up the Tom Clancy's The Division 2 achievements.
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