The Division's closed beta will be available to pre-load 48 hours before it starts next week, Ubisoft has said.

That suggests that those who have successfully registered for the beta will be able to download it from next Tuesday, January 26 on Xbox One, and Wednesday, January 27 on PS4 and PC. The beta is then due to kick off two days later on January 28 and January 29 respectively.

It was reported yesterday that the beta comes in at around 26GB on PC, although a size on console has yet to be revealed. The beta will run until January 31 on all three platforms.

To guarantee access you'll need to pre-order the game. Alternatively, you can register your interest on the game's website to try and secure yourself a place.

The Division launches in full on PS4, Xbox One and PC on March 8.

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