Ubisoft Announces Free-to-Play FPS, Tom Clancy’s XDefiant

Today, Ubisoft announced Tom Clancy’s XDefiant, an upcoming free-to-play FPS blending fast-paced 6-v-6 arena combat with faction-based abilities. XDefiant will be available Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4, as well as on Stadia, Luna and Ubisoft Connect, with full crossplay expected at launch. Players can register now at www.playxdefiant.com to get a chance to play in early tests. The initial test begins August 5th, and players are encouraged to sign up quickly for a chance to play first. Additional tests are planned for this winter.

Expanding the Tom Clancy universe, Tom Clancy’s XDefiant will let fans play with – and against – some of the most recognizable maverick groups from across fan-favorite franchises. Factions and characters, “Defiants,” are inspired by Tom Clancy games and beyond. XDefiant is a new take on the competitive FPS genre that offers players a gameplay experience that combines fluid and visceral combat with unprecedented freedom and personalization. XDefiant will immerse players at the forefront of the Tom Clancy universe at iconic locations in the throes of technicolor chaos, with maps mixing indoor and outdoor environments, ensuring unpredictable engagements.

Additional features include:

  • Personalized Playstyle: Players can personalize their Defiant to match their playstyle. Players can choose a faction with unique traits, abilities and ultra, then select from an arsenal of primary and secondary weapons, attachments, and a device to complete their loadout – and even tweak it on the fly (after respawning) to adapt to an ever-changing battlefield.
  • Competitive Clashes: The game offers a variety of competitive 6-v-6 arena and linear game modes, such as Domination and Escort. Combine that with a large pool of uniquely designed maps in rotation and no two matches will feel the same.
  • Diverse Factions of Defiants: XDefiant will initially feature factions such as the Wolves (Ghost Recon), Echelon (Splinter Cell) and the Outcasts and Cleaners (The Division) battling across iconic locations. Additional Defiants will be added as the game evolves, drawing on a range of characters and abilities from the Tom Clancy universe … and beyond.

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