The Division's free beta waitlist will keep waiting for now

If you're on the waitlist for access to The Division beta, it sounds like you'll be waiting for a while longer. Ubisoft announced in a post to the game's official forum that "an unprecedented level of interest" in the beta means that it is unlikely to fling open the gates to non-pre-orderers any time today.

Access to The Division beta is guaranteed for folks who pre-ordered the game, so it's understandable that Ubisoft would want to avoid disrupting their experience by letting too many more players in at once - potentially messing up the servers. Or less charitably, Ubisoft may already have enough play testers to gather the data it wants, and thus doesn't mind holding back beta access as a carrot-on-the-stick to drive pre-orders.

At least you can watch Ubisoft stream the entire Division beta live without putting any money down. And if you do get your hands on a code by hook and/or modded out crook, make sure you read up on our The Division beta tips.

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Connor Sheridan

I got a BA in journalism from Central Michigan University - though the best education I received there was from CM Life, its student-run newspaper. Long before that, I started pursuing my degree in video games by bugging my older brother to let me play Zelda on the Super Nintendo. I've previously been a news intern for GameSpot, a news writer for CVG, and now I'm a staff writer here at GamesRadar.