The Division 2 beta apparently needs a restart every two to three hours

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The Division 2 (opens in new tab) private beta is now underway and Ubisoft has advised players to restart the game client "every two to three" hours to avoid crashes.

In an announcement (opens in new tab) on the official site yesterday, Ubisoft advised players that it's aware of some "high priority issues" present in the current beta. While the devs are keen to get them fixed, the workarounds offered should give players a better experience.

The first is the game client crashing after an extended gameplay session—Ubisoft doesn't specify a platform for this, so I assume it's a common issue. The current fix for this is restarting the game client every two to three hours to prevent any unexpected (or inconvenient) crashes. The second major issue is receiving a game invite while not in-game, which will make your client crash at launch. The workaround for this one is simply ensuring you're inside the game before partying up with your friends.

The Division 2 private beta started today (opens in new tab), for those that preordered the game or were lucky enough to grab a spot by signing up on the official site. It runs until February 10 and will allow players to advance to level seven while trying out a number of missions, one of the three Dark Zones, as well as an endgame mission. 

You can see what Chris thought of battling through Washington DC when he got to give it a try last week (opens in new tab), otherwise, you can check out everything we know about The Division 2 right here (opens in new tab).

The Division 2 is set for release on March 15.

Sarah James
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Sarah started as a freelance writer in 2018, writing for PCGamesN, TechRadar, GamingBible, Red Bull Gaming and more. In 2021, she was offered a full-time position on the PC Gamer team where she takes every possible opportunity to talk about World of Warcraft and Elden Ring. When not writing guides, most of her spare time is spent in Azeroth—though she's quite partial to JRPGs too. One of her fondest hopes is to one day play through the ending of Final Fantasy X without breaking down into a sobbing heap. She probably has more wolves in Valheim than you.