The closed beta for Ubisoft’s upcoming multiplayer shooter game, XDefiant, has received mixed reviews but generally positive feedback, with players showing enthusiasm for the game’s Call-of-Duty-style gameplay. Despite some server issues and bugs, viewership numbers on Twitch have been impressive. In response to requests, Ubisoft extended the beta by 48 hours, which ends on April 25, 2023.
XDefiant: The Game
XDefiant is a free-to-play shooter game featuring maps and characters inspired by Ubisoft’s various “Tom Clancy” properties, including Splinter Cell and Rainbow Six. It is expected to launch in 2023 on PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, and PS5. The gameplay takes aim at the Call of Duty franchise but has been described as not unique enough to stand out among the plethora of similar shooters on the market. Players have shown interest in killstreaks, but the game’s executive producer has stated that there are no plans to include them.
Extended Beta and Updates
Ubisoft has extended the XDefiant beta by 48 hours, and players have been encouraged to get in a few more games before the round of testing closes. The closed beta was originally scheduled to end on April 23, 2023, at 11 PM but now ends on April 25, 2023, at 11 PM PT. The executive producer of Ubisoft San Francisco, Mark Rubin, has revealed that a mode rewarding players for stringing kills together may be in the works, but killstreaks are not currently planned for the game.
Impressions and Expectations
Players have had mixed reactions to the XDefiant beta, with some expressing enthusiasm for the Call-of-Duty-style gameplay, while others have criticized the game for lacking uniqueness compared to similar shooters on the market. However, viewership numbers on Twitch have been impressive, and some reviewers have praised the game’s decent, fun, fast-paced gunplay. Players interested in trying out the XDefiant beta can register online to participate.
The XDefiant beta has received a mixed response, with some praising the game’s Call-of-Duty-style gameplay, while others have criticized its lack of uniqueness. Ubisoft has extended the beta by 48 hours, and players have been encouraged to provide feedback on the game. While the game’s executive producer has stated that there are no plans for killstreaks, a mode rewarding players for stringing kills together may be in the works. XDefiant is expected to launch in 2023 on various platforms, including PC and gaming consoles.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What is XDefiant?XDefiant is a free-to-play multiplayer shooter game developed by Ubisoft San Francisco, featuring characters and maps inspired by Ubisoft’s “Tom Clancy” properties and gameplay similar to Call of Duty.
What platforms will XDefiant be available on?XDefiant is expected to launch on PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, and PS5 sometime in 2023.
What feedback has Ubisoft received from the XDefiant beta?The reaction to the XDefiant beta has been mixed, although generally more positive than many were expecting. Players responded well to the game’s Call-of-Duty-style gameplay, and viewership numbers on Twitch were impressive. The beta suffered from its share of server issues and bugs, but Ubisoft extended the closed beta in response to player requests.
What are the plans for XDefiant following the beta?According to Mark Rubin, the executive producer of Ubisoft San Francisco, one big request for XDefiant are Call-of-Duty-style killstreaks, but that’s not happening. However, a mode that rewards you for stringing kills together may be in the works.