There isn’t really that long left until Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon® Wildlands hits the shelves, but before the game goes live, Ubisoft wanted to test the limits of the game to ensure it would hold up on release day. The best way to do that was to hold an open Beta; stress-test the hell out of their servers and also use the opportunity to find any final bugs and other kinks that appear in the system.
What Ubisoft probably didn’t expect though was for the latest Beta test to break their own records for the biggest Beta phase ever, with more than 6.8m individuals taking part over the whole course of testing. It led to over 2bn minutes of game time being logged, with over 60% of participants taking part in co-op mode. I think it’s safe to say that Ubisoft may have another hit on their hands, and hopefully this time, it’s not going to flop like some of their other popular series.