This week’s Ubisoft Forward has left us with, among other things, news about the deployment of XDefiant. In case you weren’t familiar with it, it’s a shooter that takes about months making noise after capturing the attention of the Call of Duty community during the last closed beta that took place in America. If you wanted to try it out, you’ll be happy to know that you won’t have to wait long to do so because there will be a global test this month.
More specifically, we can play the Xdefiant open beta from June 21 to 23 on PC via Ubisoft Connect (the app that replaces Uplay). Considering that the final version of the game is scheduled for later this summer, it is logical that the nature of this test is to study the performance of the game at the level of connection and technical polishing. The director Safy Saada comments that, mainly, the delay of the input signal and the netcode are in the spotlight.
The future of X Defiant
Looking beyond the beta, the game will launch on a day to be determined; with a preseason phase followed by day one content, which includes 14 maps, 5 factions, 24 weapons and 5 game modes among other things. And of course, it wouldn’t be Ubisoft if it didn’t have a Year 1 program shelled from now: XDefiant will add four new factions of unique characters plus a dozen weapons and another map, which we will see over the course of as many months.
XDefiant is set in the military action universe from Tom Clancy, recruiting fighters from numerous factions that you may have already seen in other Ubisoft games like Splinter Cell’s Echelon or even Watch Dogs’ Dedsec. With this, the French publisher has yet another shooter with a future, along with the immortal Rainbow Six: Siege, which even today continues to be one of the most played of its genre.
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