Ubisoft’s XDefiant Launches Season 1 Today

In a nutshell

  • free to play arcade shooter XDefiant is launching its first season today
  • The new season brings a new faction, along with new weapons and game modes
  • The new faction, GSK, is inspired by Rainbow Six

Ubisoft has announced that Season 1 of XDefiant is launching today and adds the GSK Faction, new maps, weapons, and game modes.

XDefiant is the new free-to-play, fast-paced arcade shooter developed by Ubisoft San Francisco, featuring factions inspired by some of Ubisoft’s beloved franchises.

Here’s what players can expect from the first season of XDefiant:

  • 1 new faction – GSK (Inspired by Rainbow Six)
    • Shockwire to build a high-voltage perimeter around their objectives
    • Active Defense System (ADS) to shoot down incoming enemy explosives.
    • Ultra – Flash Shield, an LED-studded shield that doubles as a mobile cover. Finally for its
    • GSK is equipped with a Hardhat to reduce the lethality of enemy-delivered head shots.
  • 3 new maps
    • Clubhouse (Inspired by Rainbow Six, Available today)
    • Daytona (Inspired by The Crew 2, Coming in-season)
    • Rockefeller (Inspired by The Division, Coming in-season)
  • 3 free Battle Pass weapons
    • LVOA-C Assault Rifle
    • L115 Sniper Rifle
    • Sawed-off Shotgun (secondary)
  • 2 new arena modes
    • Capture the Flag (available today) – a run-and-gun fast-paced race to grab the flag and bring it back without letting the enemy get theirs first
    • Bomb (Coming in-season) – a more strategic mode as players take turns defending and defusing a detonator.
  • Ranked Play
    • 4v4 playlist that will support the Occupy, Domination, Zone Control and Escort game modes
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XDefiant is now available to play on PS5, XBox Series, and PC.

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