XDefiant Cover Art

When Does XDefiant Release?

XDefiant, the free-to-play arena shooter from Ubisoft, is releasing this year but players hyped for the new title are wanting to know when they can get their hands on the game.

An open beta for the game was held in June and was seen as a very promising addition to players’ lineups. As many are looking for new First Person Shooters to play, XDefiant is a viable option for those looking to play and stands out from its peers with its unique gameplay.

Release Date and Platform Details

As of now, XDefiant does not have a confirmed release date. besides Q3 2023. According to Mark Rubin, executive producer of the game, the release date is uncertain for a good reason. The game must be approved by first-party companies before release, except the process is taking longer than expected. However, Rubin says the game is still looking to release within Q3 of the year. Therefore, we can likely expect XDefiant will release in September.

YouTube World’s Greatest Event May Have Leaked XDefiant Release Date

Although players have had the opportunity to sample the offerings of XDefiant through multiple beta phases, the game’s official release date remains uncertain.

Yet, enthusiasts of XDefiant are nurturing hopes that the game might finally make its debut, especially since it has been announced as a featured title in an upcoming creator tournament. Set to take place from September 2 to 3, the World’s Greatest tournament, hosted by renowned YouTuber Ludwig, will showcase professional Esports players competing across various games, including Minecraft, Street Fighter 6, and Fall Guys.

However, XDefiant is the only game in the tournament that isn’t available publically. This has sparked conversation that XDefiant will release before or on September 2.

We will update this article as soon as new information becomes available.

Year 1 Roadmap

What is XDefiant?

Ubisoft is bringing its own identity to imprint on the first-person shooter world. Players choose to play as one of five factions within the Tom Clancy universe. These groups consist of the Libertad from the Far Cry series, Echelon from Splinter Cell, Cleaners from The Division, Phantoms from Ghost Recon, and Dedsec from Watch Dogs. Each faction has different abilities to use that will assist players in fighting other teams.

XDefiant is bringing familiar modes from other shooters, like Call of Duty, to the games. These include Escort, Zone Control, Domination, Occupy, and Hot Shot. Along with the five modes at launch, players will have 14 maps, 24 weapons, and over 44 attachments per weapon. With plenty of content for the game, along with a year-one roadmap already revealed, things are looking quite promising.

XDefiant Player Shooting a Weapon to the Right