Ubisoft Original XDefiant: Closed Beta Rumored to Start This Month



XDefiant, Ubisoft’s latest free-to-play first-person shooter, is set to begin a closed beta test on April 13 at 1:00 PM Eastern Standard Time. The beta is expected to run for around 10 days, according to the recent leak from ScriptLeaksR6 on Discord.


Initially known as Tom Clancy’s XDefiant, the game has been rebranded as “Ubisoft Original” and features characters and factions from many Ubisoft franchises, including Far Cry, Splinter Cell, The Division, Watch Dogs, and Ghost Recon. The game is marketed as a crossover that combines various characters and factions from these games.

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According to the official website, XDefiant will include maps from many Ubisoft games, along with original maps. Arena modes, in which teams battle on arena-style maps for dominance and territorial control, and Linear modes, in which teams have defined objectives, will be available in the game.

The closed beta will feature a new map and a so-called Echelon HQ, according to the leak. The Phantoms from the Ghost Recon games will also be getting new abilities during this upcoming beta. Tom Henderson, a reliable source with knowledge of insider testing, reported that the game currently has 15 playable maps, including a firing range where players can test their weapons and includes a time trial option in which players may put their speed and weapon handling to the test.

Ubisoft is building XDefiant with esports competitions in mind and is working closely with many Call of Duty content creators and professional players to gather feedback and advice on the game, as per Henderson’s report.

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The leak also cites Twitch drops, streamer mode options, and unique battle pass prizes that will provide gamers with goods to retain after the game is released. Ubisoft is emphasizing communication with players and providing many social channels where players can give feedback on the upcoming team-based FPS and register to play the game before launch.

There is currently no official release date for XDefiant, but with the closed beta starting soon, players may finally get a chance to try out the new team-based FPS shooter. Ubisoft’s focus on player communication and involvement suggests that they are committed to making XDefiant a success.

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