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I may be a day or two late to the party but Ubisoft has just recently put The Division 2 up for pre-order, and I am convinced that this is the absolute worst case of pre-order bonuses and bonus editions ever. First off, it has what you would expect for pre-order bonuses like extra weapon and skin packs (I assume thats what they are) and access to the beta, but then things just start to get worse...

For pre-ordering any bonus edition of the game, you will get to play the game THREE DAYS EARLIER than those who bought the standard edition which has got to be a new low. beyond that - heres a quick breakdown of everything you get with each "tier" of bonus editions

Standard Edition > copy of the game

Gold Edition > Game, Year 1 Pass

Gold Steelbook Edition > Game, Steelbook, Year 1 Pass, also not eligible for TtTT pre-order bonus (remember this one)

Ultimate Edition > everything in Gold, Battleworn Secret Service Pack, First Responder Pack, Elite Agent Pack, does not include steelbook

Pheonix Shield / Dark Zone Edition > everything in Ultimate, Steelbook, Soundtrack, real life map of the game, Book of Lithographs

(both the Pheonix Shield and Dark Zone Editions include their own figurines / statues, that is the only difference)


now here is the cherry on top - if you notice i specifically pointed out that the Gold Steelbook Edition is not eligible for the TtTT bonus. The only reason i could find for this, and correct me if Im wrong, is because it is physical only, whereas that specific bonus is only available if you pre-order a digital copy of the game on Ubisoft's website. So they are basically punishing you for wanting the physical game. You either have to get the normal physical edition and skip the steelbook or buy a more expensive edition and get them both. Its hard to believe at this point that not even a decade ago one could argue that Ubisoft was the best third party company.