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Ubisoft advises you restart The Division 2 beta "every two to three hours" to avoid crashing

Major advice for private test.

You'll want to restart The Division 2's private beta client every couple of hours to avoid crashing, Ubisoft has warned.

The beta represents an unfinished version of the game, of course, so you should expect some bugs - but Ubisoft has today issued a blog post advising players to be careful with two big ones in particular.

"We are aware of an issue where your game client will crash after an extended gameplay session," Ubisoft wrote. "To circumvent this, we recommend that you restart your game client every two to three hours.

"Secondly, on all platforms, if you are outside the game and receive a game invite from a friend within the game, your client will crash at launch. To work around this problem, make sure to start the game first and join group directly from inside the game."

The Division 2's private beta runs from today until Sunday, 10th February for those who previously signed up for entry or pre-ordered the game.

Johnny went hands-on with The Division 2 last month, and tested out Ubisoft's big changes to its PVP Dark Zone areas.

Last week, Ubisoft apologised after a promotional email for the beta "sent in error" promised players they would see "what a real government shutdown looked like" if they played. The message was a poorly-devised reference to the standoff between Congress and President Trump which resulted in hundreds of thousands of federal employees going without paychecks.

Tom Clancy's non-political Division 2 launches on Xbox One, PS4, and PC on March 15th. As previously announced, the PC version will be skipping Steam in favour of the Epic Games store.

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