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You should restart The Division 2 beta every 2-3 hours, says Ubisoft

Have you tried turning it off and on again?

The Division 2’s private beta kicked off last night and ran into an expected problem — it tends to crash after a while on Xbox One and PC, and while the PS4 version keeps running, it suffers from a degraded performance. To avoid that, Ubisoft recommends closing and restarting the beta every 2-3 hours.

While it’s listed by the publisher as an important issue, it was a known problem before the beta launched and is a high priority to be fixed.

“We are aware of issues causing players’ game client crash on Xbox and PC after an extended gameplay session while PS4 players may experience a performance degradation after 3+ hours of uninterrupted gameplay. To circumvent both issues, we recommend players to restart their game client every two to three hours,” said a Ubisoft blog post.

The game will also crash if you are invited by a friend and try to join from outside the game, such as from the Xbox or PlayStation home screen. To avoid that, launch The Division 2 beta first and then accept game invites.

If you’re not spending the weekend in Washington DC, we have you covered with a full preview of what’s on offer in The Division 2’s private beta.

The Division 2 will release on 15 March 2019, on Windows PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.


Ben Salter
Ben has been writing about games in a professional capacity since 2008. He even did it full-time for a while, but his mum never really understood what that meant. He's been part of the Stevivor team since 2016. You will find his work across all sections of the site (if you look hard enough). Gamertag / PSN ID: Gryllis.