Xdefiant is Ubisoft’s New Hero Shooter

by | Jul 20, 2021 | 0 comments

The new 6v6 FPS has it’s first test set for August. If you want to sign up, we’ve you got covered.

XDefiant Reveal Trailer

Ubisoft has a bunch of titles, but an arena-style free-to-play FPS wasn’t on the list (until now). XDefiant looks a the child of a Tom Clancy’s game mixed with Call of Duty.

XDefiant will use the three factions that were created in pervious Tom Clancy games: The Echelon (Splinter Cell), The Wolves (Ghost Recon), and both The Cleaners and Outcasts from The Division.

Watch the trailer above if you want to get a better grasp of the unique classes and what they have to offer.

XDefiant is currently being developed by Ubisoft San Francisco, the same studio that created South Park: The Fractured But Whole and is currently creating Rocksmith+. Ubisoft has pulled some industry talent in for this title as well. Mark Rubin, who formerly worked on Call of Duty, will be the executive producer. It’s always good to experience and leadership on new titles.

What Makes XDefiant Different?

Another Call of Duty clone doesn’t exactly get the adrenaline pumping, does it? Ubisoft knows this and wants to make XDefiant its own unique title that will compete for gamers’ precious attention.

First things first, XDefiant will have character abilities to make every battle unique and strategy-driven. For example, The Echelon is a support class that can help spot enemies or flank them. It seems that the Outcasts are healers, and Wolves are tanks.

XDefiant Character

Every player has a primary /secondary weapon that are fully customizable. Similar to other hero shooters, your character will also have an ultimate, a super powerful ability different from the basic ones that can shift the outcome of the battle in your favor.

If you’ve been wondering where Rainbow Six Siege’s operators are, we don’t know. It appears Ubisoft decided to intentionally not include them as they are two very different forms of FPS games.

When Will XDefiant Come Out?

Ubisoft hasn’t ready to give XDefiant a release date just yet. However, the first player test will start in just a few weeks. If you’re interested to try it out, sign up to play at XDefiant’s official site starting August 5th.

When XDefiant releases, expect it to be on both PC and consoles with crossplay support. The game will also likely only be available via the Ubisoft Connect Store.

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