The Division claims the world record for the number of players who participated in Ubisoft’s open beta.
6.4 million players played Tom Clancy’s most recent game over the weekend. The third-person shooter set the record for the most players to take part in a beta on the current generation consoles.
It has been recorded that the average amount of time spent playing The Division was 4 hours 52 minutes, as active sleeper agents while a third of players spent their time in the player vs player (PvP) game mode. The other 2.5 million players were spent their time going “rouge.”
Ubisoft said the game mode “The Dark Zone” proved to be particularly popular among players. It was recorded that 63,309,800 “contaminated” items were extracted from The Dark Zone during the beta.
Tom Clancy’s The Division is based in a pandemic stricken New York where teams of elite “Sleeper Agents” are working to restore order to the city. The agents must investigate the source of the disease, and find a vaccine.
Ubisoft used the beta as a way to test the infrastructure of the game and as well to decide on any changes before their official launch next month. The beta also allowed players to send their feedback to Ubisoft on what they think is needed to change before launch.
“We want to thank the millions of people who joined in on The Division’s Open Beta,” said, Magnus Jansen, creative director. “We hope everybody enjoyed playing, and we think the beta is going to help ensure a great launch for the game. We’re looking forward to everyone getting their hands on the full game when The Division is released on March 8th.”