Ubisoft’s XDefiant Launch Announcement: Free-to-Play FPS Game Arriving on May 21

Ubisoft’s XDefiant Launch Announcement: Free-to-Play FPS Game Arriving on May 21

4. May 2024 by Never

Ubisoft has officially confirmed the release date for XDefiant, the highly anticipated free-to-play FPS game set to launch on May 21 for PS5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC platforms.

Preseason Details

The game’s preseason will kick off on the same date and span six weeks before the inaugural first season begins.

  • Features During Preseason:
    • Maps: Players will have access to 14 maps.
    • Modes: Five distinct game modes will be available.
    • Weapons: A selection of 24 weapons, including 44 attachments, will be at players’ disposal.
    • Factions: XDefiant will feature five factions based on beloved Ubisoft series:
      • Libertad (Far Cry)
      • Phantoms (Ghost Recon)
      • Echelon (Splinter Cell)
      • Cleaners (The Division)
      • Dedsec (Watch Dogs) – Dedsec faction will be unlockable through gameplay or purchase.

Post-Preseason Plans

Following the preseason, XDefiant will introduce new seasons every three months during Year 1. Each of the four seasons within the inaugural year will introduce:

  • Additional Faction: One new faction will be added per season.
  • Weapons: Three new weapons will be introduced per season.
  • Maps: Three new maps will also be incorporated in each season.

Development History

XDefiant has experienced several delays over the months. In June 2023, Ubisoft had anticipated a late summer release, with a final open session held from June 21 to June 23, leading up to the game’s launch.

Initially revealed as Tom Clancy’s XDefiant in July 2021, the game showcased factions from Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell, Ghost Recon, and The Division franchises.

Stay tuned for the exciting debut of XDefiant on May 21, promising an action-packed experience blending Ubisoft’s iconic universes into a thrilling multiplayer FPS adventure!