Beginning today, Tom Clancy’s The Division will be free to play until the 8Th May. Ubisoft’s multiplayer shooter will be available for everyone to play for six hours, or until they reach level eight. Any progress made in the game will be carried over should the player decide to buy the game.

It’s difficult to criticise a free trial of a £40 game, however, the problem here would be that the early game content is kind of weak. It’s when you start getting closer to the end of the story that things really get going. Whether this influx of trial players will help to boost the player base remains to be seen.

The various versions of the game, Standard and Gold, will both receive discounts of up to 60 per cent off until 9th May, so that might entice players to give it a try.

I’ve played about 40 hours of The Division, and while it’s a bit grindy and the loot system is confusing and a little arbitrary, it’s enjoyable for what it is. A looter shooter, set in a crumbling New York City. Also, my recommendation would be to buy the Gold edition. The DLC makes this game. Survival is a real challenge, and Last Stand is a decent way to mix up players and force them to work together.

So yeah, check it out if you have the need to play something grindy and loot-heavy. It is a lot of fun, I promise.