Ubisoft’s CoD-competitor XDefiant is finally launching this month


Publisher Ubisoft and developer Ubisoft San Francisco have finally announced a release date for XDefiant, their Call of Duty competitor shooter based in the Tom Clancy universe.

XDefiant is finally set to launch on May 21st across Windows PC, Xbox Series X|S, and PS5. The previous generation ports for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 have been canceled.

Here’s a rundown on the game’s big launch:

XDefiant will be live on May 21st

Soon is getting…sooner. Thank you to everyone who participated in the Server Test Session! It was exciting to see all the love for the game and the great feedback that was shared. Coming out of the test, we are excited to say that we will launch our Preseason on May 21st on PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X|S.  Preseason will last 6 weeks before going into our seasonal cadence.

Preseason Details

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

We have more communication and details coming soon in the weeks leading up to launch, but we can’t wait to see you all in game on May 21st!

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