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Ubisoft’s upcoming free-to-play first-person arena shooter, XDefiant, is a modern take on classic FPS games — all set to rekindle the nostalgia associated with older Call of Duty titles. With a unique blend of fast-paced action and strategic combat, XDefiant promises a thrilling and competitive experience for FPS fans of all generations.

Following successful open and closed beta tests, XDefiant has high hopes for a breakout hit, captivating players with its innovative approach to character customization and cross-franchise factions. Thankfully, the days of waiting have finally come to an end, as Ubisoft’s newest title has an official release date.


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Release Date & Time For XDefiant


Since it was officially announced in July 2021, XDefiant has faced tons of development hurdles, ultimately delaying its launch. After years of setbacks, the game’s Preseason is finally set to arrive on May 21, 2024, at 10:00 AM PT / 1:00 PM ET.

XDefiant‘s Preseason will launch on PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X|S, featuring all the content from the two-day Server Test Session held in April 2024. The Preseason will last for six weeks before going into a seasonal cadence, with regular updates every three months.

Each season will bring fresh additions to the game, including new weapons, maps, battle passes, events, and a whole new playable faction — giving players a reason to keep coming back more.

All rewards earned during the
Server Test Session
and Insider Sessions will be available in-game at launch.

XDefiant Gameplay Details

Multiplayer gameplay

XDefiant has been generating quite a buzz with its unique crossover concept, where worlds from Ubisoft’s popular franchises collide into a single game. At launch, players will have access to five different factions:Phantoms (from Ghost Recon), Echelon (from Splinter Cell), Libertad (from Far Cry), Cleaners (from The Division), and DedSec (from Watch Dogs). Four of these will be available from the get-go, but you’ll need to work hard to unlock the DedSec faction.

Instead of being restricted to a single universe, XDefiant lets you choose your character from these different factions and customize it with traits, abilities, weapons, and more. Once they’re satisfied with their character, players can engage in fast-paced, team-based multiplayer matches across different game modes and a variety of maps.

XDefiant features five modes; Domination, Hot Shot, Occupy, Escort, and Zone Control, and several maps from the Ubisoft universe. There is also a “Ranked Mode Practice Playlist” where players can practice and battle it out in 4v4 competitive matches in Domination, Occupy, Escort, and Zone Control.



May 21, 2024

Ubisoft San Francisco


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