Tom Clancy’s XDefiant is a 6v6 free-to-play shooter from Ubisoft

Following a tease from yesterday, Ubisoft have formally announced Tom Clancy’s XDefiant, an expansion of the Tom Clancy universe that will release for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series, and Ubisoft Connect with full crossplay expected at launch.

XDefiant is a 6v6 free-to-play ability-based first person shooter game that is developed by Ubisoft San Francisco, which is led by executive producer Mark Rubin (formerly from Call of Duty), and will feature 4 factions namely the Wolves, Echelon, and the Outcasts and Cleaners. Each faction will have their own unique abilities and ultras that will suit your playstyle.

You can view the worldwide reveal trailer below:

Tom Clancy’s XDefiant features:

  • Personalized Playstyle: Players can personalize their Defiant to match their playstyle. Players can choose a faction, traits, abilities, and ultras, 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: XDefiant 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 (Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon), the Echelon (Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell) and the Outcasts and Cleaners (Tom Clancy’s 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.
  • Game modes: XDefiant will have a variety of game modes to match players’ unique playstyles and allow them to channel their team-based, competitive nature. Players can choose competitive modes like Team Deathmatch or Domination, as well as linear modes such as Escort. 

Interested players can sign up for a chance to take part in a playtest starting August 5 (US and Canada, more regions later) on the XDefiant website.

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