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Early access begins at midnight on March 12

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Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 relocates the titular Strategic Homeland Division from New York City to Washington, D.C., but that’s far from the only change Ubisoft made to this post-apocalyptic action RPG sequel. An open beta gave players an early look at the new story; first impressions indicate that The Division 2 expands on the world of The Division, streamlines combat, and refines multiplayer matchmaking.

While the official release date for The Division 2 is March 15, Gold and Ultimate editions include early access to the game beginning at midnight local time on March 12. In addition to the early access period, those editions include some in-game perks. There’s also a few more days to grab pre-order bonuses before the game’s launch. We break down what you’ll get in each edition below.

The Division 2 Standard Edition

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The Standard Edition is just the base game, which retails for $59.99. Ubisoft confirmed that the first year’s post-launch content will be free to all players, so those who order the Standard Edition will have access to new story content and game modes, including raids.

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The Division 2 Gold Edition

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The Gold Edition includes access to the game three days early, as well as the Year 1 Pass, which grants access to post-launch updates a week early and will include some exclusive DLC. The Gold Edition is available digitally for $99.99 or as a physical steelbook for $109.99.

Year 1 Pass includes:

  • Seven-day early access to episode narrative content
  • Instant unlock of Year 1 Specializations
  • Exclusive access to Classified Assignments
  • Additional bounties and projects
  • Agent Ward outfit
  • Scout emote

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Get it on PC (digital) here: Amazon | GameStop | Epic Games Store | Ubisoft Store

The Division 2 Ultimate Edition

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In addition to the Year 1 Pass, the Ultimate Edition includes some DLC packs that are available on Day One. The digital edition costs $119.99; a physical steelbook is exclusive to GameStop and costs $129.99.

DLC packs include:

  • First Responder pack — outfit and weapon skin
  • Battleworn Secret Service pack — outfit, emote, and weapon skin
  • Elite Agent pack — exotic assault rifle, unique skill, and additional stash space

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The Division 2 Dark Zone Definitive Edition

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The Dark Zone Collector’s Edition, named for the walled-off PvPvE segments of The Division 2’s map, comes with a digital copy of the Ultimate Edition, an extra DLC pack and some physical collectibles. It’s currently sold out on PlayStation 4 and PC, but it’s available on Xbox One for $189.99.

Dark Zone Collector’s Edition includes:

  • Specialized Flare Agent Heather Ward figurine
  • Book of lithographs
  • Map of Washington, D.C.
  • Collectible steelbook case
  • selected game soundtrack

Get it on Xbox One here: Microsoft Store

The Divison 2 pre-order bonuses

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All pre-orders, regardless of edition or retailer, include the Capitol Defender DLC pack with “The Lullaby” exotic shotgun and Hazmat suit outfit. Those who pre-order the PC version can choose netweem a free digital download of Far Cry Primal, Watch Dogs 2, or Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands; PlayStation copies include three free avatars.

Amazon, Best Buy, and GameStop are offering a $10 pre-order store credit to members of their respective membership programs.