The company has announced on its Ubiblog page that this audience will be able to play through the entirety of Tom Clancy’s The Division all weekend long, starting today (December 15th) at 10 AM PDT and ending Sunday, December 18th, at 1 PM PDT.
“The Division will be free on Uplay PC, allowing you to play through the entirety of the core game, along with all of its free content updates, for zero dollars,” the company noted in the post. “Season Pass Content is not included, but the progress you make during this free period will transfer over if you purchase the full game – both the regular version and the Gold Edition of The Division will be available on the Uplay store with a 50 percent discount.”
What’s a bit odd about this weekend is that console owners won’t be getting a shot at The Division. Not that they don’t have anything to play with its new add-ons and its still abundant multiplayer audience, but it wouldn’t have hurt for Ubisoft to give them a turn with the free weekend as well. Maybe it’ll provide something down the road, closer to the end of the year. For now, though, it’s PC players only.
Pre-loading for the game is available now, and probably advised since the free weekend will go live in just under an hour. So if you’ve got a group of Division fans that own good PC’s and aren’t doing anything this weekend, it wouldn’t hurt to get together a good battle party and score some loot.