How to play XDefiant Open Beta: Dates, times, registration, early access, platforms

Liam Mackay
XDefiant character with assault rifle

XDefiant is gearing up for its highly anticipated launch, but before that, you can play in its final Open Beta, so here’s everything you need to know about the key dates, times, early access, and platforms.

Ubisoft have been polishing their upcoming FPS title: XDefiant. This free-to-play arena shooter will feature Factions and other gameplay elements from the Tom Clancy Universe.

XDefiant’s fast-paced arena-style gameplay bears resemblance to Call of Duty, but will also bring in fans of the Tom Clancy games such as Rainbow Six Siege and Splinter Cell. You’ll play in classic 6v6 modes as soldiers from different Factions who bring their own unique abilities to the table.

Ahead of the game’s official launch in Summer 2023, the XDefiant Open Beta will go live, so here’s how to play it including the dates, times, registration, and how to play early.

XDefiant Open Beta start & end dates

XDefiant fans can gear up for the Open Beta from June 21 to June 23, before the game’s full launch later in summer 2023.

Here is an overview of the dates alongside official times players can expect access to the XDefiant Open Beta.

XDefinat Open Beta dates and times:

  • Start date: June 21 at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET / 6 PM BST
  • End date: June 23 at 11 PM PT / 2 AM ET (June 24) / 7 AM BST (June 24)

The XDefiant Open Beta will be available worldwide on PC, Xbox Series X|S, and PS5.

How to play XDefiant Open Beta

XDefiant’s release date hasn’t been revealed yet, but players can get a taste of what’s to come by accessing the Open Beta.

Here’s how to register and play XDefiant’s Open Beta on PC, Xbox Series X|S, and PS5:

  1. Go to the official XDefiant website
  2. Click on the ‘Register’ button in the top right corner
  3. Select your preferred platform
  4. Hit ‘Register’
  5. Either create a new Ubisoft account or sign in
  6. Select ‘Game Options’ from the drop down menu
  7. Hit ‘Next,’ and you’re officially signed up for the Open Beta

How to play XDefiant Open Beta early

If you played in April’s Closed Beta, you’ll be able to play in the XDefiant Open Beta 24 hours early, starting on Tuesday, June 20.

Ubisoft assures players not to worry if they haven’t received an email to say they confirm their eligibility, as the Open Beta should still appear in your library to play.

While the upcoming XDefiant open session is available to all players, it seems there’s still a need to register. If this changes, we’ll be sure to let you know, but for the time being, you’ll want to register for the Open Beta to get access to the game.

For more on XDefiant, check out our other guides:

XDefiant Year 1 roadmap | Is XDefiant coming to PlayStation 4 & Xbox One? | Will there be an XDefiant Battle Royale? | Best XDefiant PC settings | Best guns in XDefiant | Best controller settings for XDefiant

About The Author

Liam is CharlieIntel's Editor. After graduating in Journalism from Edinburgh Napier University, Liam made use of his passion for FPS games, including Call of Duty, by writing for sites such as The Nerd Stash, Red Bull Gaming, and GAMINGbible before joining CharlieIntel in November 2020. You can contact Liam at [email protected].