XDefiant June 18 update patch notes: Weapon progression changes, netcode improvement

Aryan Singh
Combat gameplay in XDefiant

XDefiant patch Y1S0.4 is here, bringing tweaks and fixes to the game alongside a brief downtime. On that note, here are the full patch notes for the XDefiant June 18 update.

Ubisoft have released a June 18 patch for XDefiant to follow up the major June 12 update which brought some highly-requested gameplay changes.

The devs have been dropping patches and addressing player feedback as they prepare for the release of Season 1. The latest patch addresses the complaints surrounding weapon progression and also brings fixes to the netcode.

On that note, here are the full patch notes for XDefiant patch Y1S0.4.

XDefiant Y1S0.4 update patch notes

Here’s a list of all the changes that Ubisoft has brought to XDefiant with the Y1S0.4 patch as stated in the official notes:


  • Sped up the process of unlocking weapon attachments by lowering the amount of XP needed to level up your primary weapon, from 3,500 to 3,000, and your secondary weapon, from 1,500 to 1,000. This change is retroactive, meaning your existing weapon levels will likely be even higher now. 
  • To counterbalance this speedier access to performance-enhancing attachments–and provide a greater challenge to the community–Weapon Mastery level requirements have increased. However, any player who has already unlocked Bronze/Silver/Gold skins will get to keep them.


  • Improved how quickly your health reacts when being shot, which should reduce the feeling of being shot behind walls.


  • Players wielding the MDR while strutting around in the Firestorm skin were experiencing an abnormal level of recoil, which has been reset to normal recoil. 


  • Restored the decorum of lying down when dead to players who previously remained on their feet after dying while under the influence of Libertad’s Medico Supremo ultra.


  • Additional crash fixes.

Those were the full patch notes for XDefiant patch Y1S0.4. Before you test out the changes, be sure to check out the next Faction coming to XDefiant, along with the release date for Ranked Play.