Free-to-Play Arena FPS with Crossplay Capability Kicks off Preseason with Five Factions Inspired by Ubisoft Franchises   

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA— May 22, 2024 — Today, Ubisoft released the much-anticipated XDefiant, a free-to-play, fast-paced arcade shooter developed by Ubisoft San Francisco* and featuring factions inspired from some of Ubisoft’s beloved franchises. Players can download and play XDefiant for free from their PC via Ubisoft Connect, PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X|S. To download XDefiant, go to playxdefiant.com/download_pco .  

After a series of betas and open tests, everyone can now enjoy all the preseason content XDefiant has to offer, including:  

  • 14 maps inspired from other Ubisoft titles. 
  • Five Ubisoft franchise-inspired factions (one faction to be earned or purchased)  
  • 24 weapons 
  • 44 attachments 
  • Five devices  

Players can experience playing as one of five Ubisoft franchise-inspired factions: The Cleaners (The Division), Libertad (Far Cry 6), Echelon (Splinter Cell), DedSec (Watch Dogs 2) and Phantoms (Ghost Recon Phantoms). Each faction includes three characters, but only one will be unlocked from each faction. The others are unlockable through completing in-game missions.   

Players can battle it out in matches from two game modes: Arena and Linear.  

  • There are three Arena-style matches available:
    • In Domination, teams fight to control three fixed zones. 
    • In Occupy, teams fight to control one zone that periodically moves around the map. 
    • In HotShot, players fight to get the most Kos. Points are granted or denied when players collect tags from fallen foes or allies. The player currently holding the most tags becomes the HotShot and is granted a host of speed buffs but is marked on the map for all to see.  
  • There are two Linear matches available, casting players in attacking or defending roles.
    • Zone Control has the attacking team working to secure five zones in a progression across the map, while defenders must fight to stop them.  
    • In Escort, the attacking team must bring a package to its final destination across the map, while the defenders attempt to stymie their progress and push the package back.

After preseason, XDefiant will have seasonal content, featuring one new faction, three new maps, three new weapons, and much more each season.  

For more information on XDefiant or for future updates, please visit www.playxdefiant.com.  

For more information about other Ubisoft games, please visit news.ubisoft.com.  

*Associate studios are Ubisoft Annecy, Ubisoft Kyiv, Ubisoft Pune, Ubisoft Mumbai, Ubisoft Odesa, Ubisoft Osaka, Ubisoft Saguenay, Red Storm Entertainment, Ubisoft Toronto, Ubisoft Winnipeg, and Sydney team.

About XDefiant 

Led by Ubisoft San Francisco, XDefiant is a competitive fast-paced arena FPS, where players will face off in 6v6 Player-vs-Player (PvP) matches in unranked and ranked modes. Players can play as factions inspired from other Ubisoft titles and can customize their characters with a variety of weapons, attachments, abilities and ultras. Maps on XDefiant are also inspired by maps from other Ubisoft titles. Adapting your squad and teamwork tactics can be all the difference when competing in the various modes on XDefiant.  

About Ubisoft 

Ubisoft is a creator of worlds, committed to enriching players’ lives with original and memorable entertainment experiences. Ubisoft’s global teams create and develop a deep and diverse portfolio of games, featuring brands such as Assassin’s Creed®, Brawlhalla®, For Honor®, Far Cry®, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon®, Just Dance®, Rabbids®, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six®, The Crew® and Tom Clancy’s The Division®. Through Ubisoft Connect, players can enjoy an ecosystem of services to enhance their gaming experience, get rewards and connect with friends across platforms. With Ubisoft+, the subscription service, they can access a growing catalog of more than 100 Ubisoft games and DLC. For the 2022–23 fiscal year, Ubisoft generated net bookings of €1.74 billion. To learn more, please visit: www.ubisoftgroup.com.   

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