Firstly, the development team is aware that some players are bound to encounter a problem where the game shuts down after "an extended play session".
This will presumably be fixed by the game's launch as well but in the meantime, you can get past this by starting the game first and then joining a group directly from inside the game. Unfortunately, though, the beta that's happening this week is exclusive to those who either pre-ordered the game or who have a code. The test period will cap players' progress at level 30. Along with your access rights, you will be able to invite up to 3 Uplay friends to the Beta.
The Division 2 beta will go live on all platforms at the same time, and end at the same time on PS4, Xbox One and PC, too.
From 5pm United Kingdom time onwards, The Division 2 players can check out an end-game mission.
The Private Beta will run until February 11 at 1 a.m. PST. As previously detailed, the beta will give us a look at a variety of early game activities and missions as well as a glimpse at some of the endgame content. Also available are two PvP modes, the Dark Zone and Skirmish.
If you want to sign-up for beta access, things get a little bit more convoluted - your first step will be to head to the sign-up section on the site and select which platform you'd like to the beta on - PlayStation 4, Xbox One or PC.