XDefiant Launching on May 21

    The game will begin with a preseason alongside its launch.

    Ubisoft has announced that XDefiant will finally launch on May 21. The game will launch alongside a preseason.

    Ubisoft initially announced XDefiant in 2021. According to the game’s website, XDefiant is a “free-to-play, first-person arena shooter where you compete to be the best in fast-paced online matches!” The game will be available on the PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC.

    XDefiant Launching in May, Preseason Revealed

    XDefiant Preseason

    Ubisoft has officially confirmed that XDefiant will finally launch on May 21 after three years of waiting. The game will be available for free on all major consoles. They also announced that the preseason will begin alongside the game’s launch. It will last for six weeks, after which it will go to its normal seasonal structure. The preseason will include the following:


    • Echelon
    • Phantoms
    • Cleaners
    • Libertad
    • Dedsec (after unlocking or purchasing)


    • Arena 
    • Attica Heights
    • Dumbo
    • Echelon HQ
    • Emporium
    • Liberty
    • Mayday          
    • Meltdown      
    • Midway          
    • Nudleplex       
    • Pueblito         
    • Showtime
    • Times Square 
    • Zoo


    • Domination
    • Hot Shot
    • Occupy
    • Escort
    • Zone Control

    New! Ranked Mode Practice Playlist

    Practice our upcoming ranked mode and battle it out in 4v4 competitive matches. This playlist will include:

    • 4v4 versions of: Domination, Occupy, Escort, Zone Control


    Rewards unlocked during the Server Test Session and Insider Sessions will be available at launch.

    In the future, the game will add four new factions, twelve new maps, and twelve new weapons. The developers will confirm more details about the game in the coming weeks. Ubisoft has a description of the game on their website:

    Join an always-evolving experience with regular updates bringing new playable factions and a growing collection of maps, weapons, and game modes. With cross-play, you will be able to join your friends across available platforms.

    Lastly, XDefiant will be available on the PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC on May 21.

    Saras Rajpal
    Saras Rajpal
    Saras is a passionate creative writer, with a love for immersive sims, superhero games, and Persona. He is currently writing a thesis about Persona 5 and is pursuing a career as a full-time writer.

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