XDefiant is Officially Launching May 21

It has been announced that Ubisoft’s free-to-play game XDefiant will be launching on May 21 on the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via Ubisoft Connect.

The announcement comes following April’s server stress test. XDefiant’s May 21st launch will see the game launch in a ‘pre-season’, which will last six weeks, meaning Season 1 should launch around July 2nd.

Preseason Details

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Launch time:

Preseason begins May 21st, 2024 at 10AM PT/1PM ET.


The game will have the Preseason content that was included in the Server Test Session.


  • Echelon
  • Phantoms
  • Cleaners
  • Libertad
  • Dedsec (after unlocking or purchasing)


  • Arena 
  • Attica Heights
  • Dumbo
  • Echelon HQ
  • Emporium
  • Liberty
  • Mayday          
  • Meltdown      
  • Midway          
  • Nudleplex       
  • Pueblito         
  • Showtime
  • Times Square 
  • Zoo


  • Domination
  • Hot Shot
  • Occupy
  • Escort
  • Zone Control

New! Ranked Mode Practice Playlist

Practice our upcoming ranked mode and battle it out in 4v4 competitive matches. This playlist will include:

  • 4v4 versions of: Domination, Occupy, Escort, Zone Control


Rewards unlocked during the Server Test Session and Insider Sessions will be available at launch.

The Future

As a reminder, we have an exciting Year 1 ahead of us with new content coming every single season.

After our 6 week Preseason, XDefiant will have a seasonal cadence. Every 3 months, the community can expect new weapons, maps, events, and a new faction. 

In total Year 1 will include an additional:

  • 4 Factions
  • 12 Weapons
  • 12 Maps
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