The preload of Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 has started, and although no exact start/preload times have been officially communicated yet, numerous reports from the community confirm that the download is now available.
Please find the official start and preload times, including download sizes and day-1 patch info here.
Players who have pre-ordered one of The Division 2’s special editions (Gold, Ultimate, Dark Zone, Dark Zone Definitive and Phoenix Shield Edition) will be able to play the game 3 days earlier than the rest, starting on March 12th, 2019, whereas others will have to be a little bit more patient until the official release on March 15th, 2019.
The current download size of The Division 2’s PC client is 41.76 GB, around ~89.83 GB on PS4 (although PSN Store says 44.97 GB) and 42.3 GB on Xbox One. According to players on PlayStation 4, the reason for the doubled size of the client could be explained by the installation procedure the console has to run through.
In case you don’t see the pre-loading option yet, restart your Uplay or Epic Games client and try again. Please also note that this may vary depending on your region and other factors.
Also, it’s very likely that a Day-1 patch will be released alongside the game, which will require an additional download of a package of yet unknown size. Stay tuned for more information on this topic as we will provide more details and updates as soon as more info becomes available!