News Roundup January 30th

by Huey Chewwy

The PlayStation Plus lineup for February is here and more details about what is included in the private beta for Tom Clancy’s The Division 2.

This lineup? You might call it solid

Following a pattern for a few months now, the PlayStation Plus lineup for February is here just one day after Xbox’s Games With Gold lineup. As for the PS Plus games for February, it is a pretty great month.

To start on the PS4 side of things, For Honor and Hitman: The Complete First Season highlight the PS Plus lineup for February. For Honor may not have turned the corner like Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege and become a massive game but Ubisoft still supports the game pretty regularly. As for Hitman, there is quite a bit of content within the first season that includes different targets and six maps that are bigger than they appear.

Sometimes in the PS Plus lineup, the PS3 games can be a bit of an afterthought. That cannot be said for February with the unique fighter Dive Kick and Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots. Using only two buttons to fight, Dive Kick really stands out and despite its simple controls it garners a bit of skill. Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots has some fine gameplay elements if you don’t mind sitting through 30 minutes of cutscenes at a time.

Finally, the PS Vita titles for February are Gunhouse and Rogue Aces, both of which are cross-buy with the PS4.

But that’s not the last of the PlayStation Plus news for February. Starting next month, PS Plus subscribers will see their cloud storage increased from 10 GB to 100 GB.

One chance to make a good impression

With Anthem’s VIP beta just passed and the upcoming open beta about to start this weekend, Tom Clancy’s The Division 2’s private beta comes at an interesting time. Starting next week from February 7th through the 10th, it is not far removed from EA’s Anthem. With betas for a loot based game ending, will another beta so close be able to separate itself?

Ubisoft hopes to with the upcoming private beta for Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 and they’ve outlined just what players can expect. Two main missions can be tackled in either story, normal, or hard modes. If you care to explore the open world, you’ll find additional activities and five side missions in your exploration of Washington D.C.

Things then can get testy in the three new Dark Zones featuring PvPvE. If just PvP is more your thing you can give the one Conflict mode, Skirmish, a try.

Getting through the main game can be fun but what players are really interested in is the endgame content and what keeps them coming back. Ubisoft is giving players a taste of this starting on February 8th with an Invaded mission. This is where players will get a taste of the level 30 cap and have the opportunity to unlock brand new Survivalist, Sharpshooter, and Demolitionist specializations.

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The hype train has mostly been around Anthem but can The Division 2 steal a little bit of that thunder? As a reminder, the private beta is for those who have pre-ordered the title but you can still go to and sign-up to have a chance to participate.