Ubisoft has announced that the beta phase for The Division will begin on January 29th on the PC, and will last until January 31st. Do note that this is not an open beta, meaning that you’ll have to pre-order the game in order to gain access to it.
— The Division 2 (@TheDivisionGame) January 15, 2016
According to its FAQ, the Tom Clancy’s The Division Beta is your chance to test and experience a pre-release version of the game before it launches.
It will also serve as an important opportunity to make sure that the game is balanced and that the servers are tested to pave the way for a smooth launch. The beta will not be a full version of the game, and will only function during specific time frames.
Regarding the game’s minimum PC requirements:
“The game is still in development and we’re focusing on providing the best experience for all players. We are currently at a stage in production where we have yet to finalize our technical optimization for each version.”