XDefiant: Release date, gameplay, Factions, platforms & more

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Several years have passed since the reveal of XDefiant, and since then, Ubisoft has been working hard to launch this new shooter that brings together characters from Ubisoft’s most important franchises. Here’s everything you need to know about XDefiant, including release date, platforms, and more.

Ubisoft has been working on its new FPS game XDefiant for a few years now, and the game’s concept of connecting their video game universe together in an arena shooter is an exciting prospect. The game features Factions with abilities that span across games like Splinter Cell, Far Cry, and even The Division.

After being revealed in 2021, Ubisoft have had two playtests, which have not only allowed players to get a taste of the title early but also provided data for the devs to make necessary changes and additions.

Finally, just when it seemed like XDefiant was very close to being released, an announcement from Ubisoft put everything on hold. If you’re interested in learning all about XDefiant, here’s everything you need to know about Ubisoft’s next shooter.

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XDefiant is Ubisoft’s exciting new FPS game.

XDefiant release date delayed

There is still no exact release date for XDefiant. Ubisoft’s new shooter was slated to be released between September and October 2023. However, a recent statement from devs following the development of the Public Test Session announced that the preseason launch has been delayed until further notice following the development of the Public Test Session in September 2023.

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XDefiant platforms

XDefiant will be available on the following platforms:

  • PC
  • Xbox Series X|S
  • PlayStation 5
  • PlayStation 4
  • Xbox One

XDefiant will launch as a free-to-play title on PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X|S. Those on the previous generation of consoles will have to wait, as the devs confirmed that they are working on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of the game, and they will come out after launch.

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XDefiant gameplay details

Players will find that the gameplay from the new game focuses on individuals using different Factions that include specific traits, abilities, and ultras to defeat their opponents. These Factions and their abilities are all inspired by other Ubisoft titles such as Far Cry and Splinter Cell.

Make sure you check out our guide on all of the XDefiant Factions if you’re interested in more information on this.

The arcade and fast-paced nature of the game’s gameplay will likely be popular among players who enjoy Call of Duty’s style of play. The developers of the game also stated in the reveal video that gun gameplay will be their main focus and that it will be the most important factor in winning and losing.

XDefiant trailers

This reveal video gave players a first look at what they can expect when they jump into the new game and a rundown of various aspects by a couple of the game’s developers including Mark Rubin, who worked on Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 and Ghosts as a member of Infinity Ward.

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The devs have since released various trailers, including a gameplay trailer, a game overview, and even a beta showcase.

In the Deep Dive Trailer, we have noticed what XDefiant is about as well as how it looks at some maps, game modes, characters, and their abilities.

That’s all you need to know about XDefiant. For more about the new Ubisoft FPS, make sure you also check out some of our other guides:

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