How to play XDefiant Server Test Session: Dates, maps & modes, platforms, more

Max Candelarezi
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Ubisoft launched XDefiant’s Server Test Session, and here’s everything you need to play the XDefiant early, including the test start date, and more

The XDefiant dev team released the Server Test Session, allowing players to try the game out and help them test the server’s stability and known issues to secure a global release date for the shooter.

So, here’s everything you need to know about the XDefiant Server Test Session.

When does XDefiant Server Test Session end?

The XDefiant Server Test Session will end on April 21 at 4 PM PST / 7:00 PM ET / 12:00 AM BST (Monday, April 21). It went live on Friday, April 19, 2024, at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET / 6 PM BST.

It was supposed to end at 10 AM PST but was extended for six hours following the request of former Call of Duty pro, streamer, and 100 Thieves CEO Matthew ‘Nadeshot’ Haag.

XDefiant Server Test Session platforms & regions

The XDefiant Server Test Session is available worldwide for PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X/S. This Test won’t be available for players on last-gen consoles.

XDefiant Server Test Session modes & maps

Here are all maps and modes available on XDefiant’s Server Test Session Unraked playlist, as well as each mode’s description:

Domination (6v6): “Take and hold the three Capture Zones to earn more points than the opposing team”Arena, Attica Heights, DUMBO, Echelon HQ, Emporium, Liberty, Mayday, Nudleplex, Pueblito, Showtime
Hot Shot (6v6): “Collect Bounties from fallen enemies. The player with the most becomes the Hot Shot – better, faster, more deadly”Arena, Attica Heights, DUMBO, Echelon HQ, Emporium, Liberty, Mayday, Nudleplex, Pueblito, Showtime
Occupy (6v6): “Take and control a single Capture Zone that changes location during the match”Arena, Attica Heights, DUMBO, Echelon HQ, Emporium, Liberty, Mayday, Nudleplex, Pueblito, Showtime
Escort (6v6): “Escort a payload to a delivery point as attackers, or prevent the opponents from doing so as defenders”Meltdown, Midway, Times Square, Zoo
Zone Control (6v6): “Attack or defend the Capture Zones”Meltdown, Midway, Times Square, Zoo

How to download XDefiant Server Test Session

To download the XDefiant Server Test Session, players will need to search for “XDefiant – Server Test Session” on their platform’s store.

If you played an XDefiant Test before and kept the game saved in your library, that will “eventually be the final launch product,” devs stated in the blog, but won’t be useful to play the Server Test Session.

Here’s a direct link so you can download it on every available platform, including PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X/S.

When interacting with the PC link, the game will be added to your Ubisoft Connect PC library, so just head to your library and download the game from there.

XDefiant Server Test Session rewards

The XDefiant team announced that players who jump into the Server Test Session and complete challenges can obtain exclusive rewards, which will be available later on the game’s release.

Here’s every reward from the XDefiant Server Test Session:

  • Play the test: MP5 Shamrock Weapon Skin
  • Play in a Party: M9 Ember Weapon Skin
  • Reach Level 18: Weapon XP Boosters (x3)

That’s all you need to know about the XDefiant Server Test Session! For more about Ubisoft’s new shooter, check out our other XDefiant guides.

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About The Author

Max is a Games Writer at CharlieIntel who specializes in Call of Duty news and guides, EA FC, Apex Legends, XDefiant, and The Finals. He has completed the International Baccalaureate in English. You can contact Max by email at [email protected].