Will XDefiant Have Search and Destroy? – Answered

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Whenever a major first-person shooter is on the market, you’ll find the community segmented into their favorite game modes. For many, it’s hardcore team deathmatch. For others, it’s search and destroy. But will XDefiant have search and destroy?

Can You Play Search and Destroy in XDefiant?

Unfortunately, at least not yet, XDefiant does not have Search and Destroy. It’s not the studio’s priority, but they stated on social media that they intend to launch the ever-popular game mode sometime after release.

Mark Rubin, executive producer on XDefiant, said:

So, SnD was on the schedule but for much further down the road. We increased the priority to get it out as fast as we could but it still won’t be available at launch. That being said, in the future we would like to explore something along the lines of what you suggested.

His statement was in response to someone asking about maps specifically designed with Search and Destroy in mind.

Furthermore, Rubin stated Search and Destroy was one of their most-requested game modes during the beta, so they’re shooting for Season 1 or Season 2.

What Game Modes Does XDefiant Have?

On launch, XDefiant will still feature several highly competitive and fan-favorite game modes, such as:

  • Domination: Control three zones across the map to score.
  • Occupy: Control a single zone that moves around the map to score.
  • HotShot: Collect dog tags from dead players to score.
  • Escort: Attackers assault an objective on one end of the map while defenders stop them.
  • Zone Control: Attackers capture zones in a linear route across the map while defenders stop them.

Overall, it’s your usual fare from competitive first-person shooters. You should be familiar with most, if not all, of these game modes!


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