Ubisoft’s XDefiant faces another delay

Fans are angry after Ubisoft broke the promise of a later March release for their upcoming arena shooter game XDefiant, The game faces another delay as the devs plan a server stress test.

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Missing the mark for its late March release, Ubisoft has now announced another delay to its upcoming arena shooter XDefiant. The delay comes as a part of further stress testing the game servers to be ready for the global launch.

In an official post, the company said, “This game has always been community-first, with player feedback as a top priority. While we hoped to go live by the end of March, there are still some improvements that we need to test before that.”

Fans of the game who played in beta tests are seemingly frustrated with another delay. Many say that the game was already supposed to be released as per the initial release plan in October 2023.

Ubisoft is likely planning to replicate the same success with XDefiant as Rainbow Six Siege and other CoD games. The company believes that they will be able to ‘lock a launch date’ after the stress test and give more details to the community.

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What is XDefiant?

XDefiant is an upcoming FPS game in the arena shooter genre. The game features multiple 6V6 game modes like deathmatch, escort and more. There are also several operators to choose from in various Ubisoft original franchises like The Division, Ghost Recon, Far Cry and Splinter Cell.

A quick look will have people confuse XDefiant with its rival, the Call of Duty franchise. The director of XDefiant, Mark Rubin, was previously with Activision and has worked on multiple Call of Duty games, including Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare and Modern Warfare 2.

Despite being an arena shooter, it is a bit different from Call of Duty. Unlike CoD games with universal, perks and kill streaks, all the operatives in XDefiant have different traits, abilities, and weapons.

As for the availability, the game will launch multi-platform including PlayStation, Xbox and PC. However, the PC release is reportedly being launched as a Ubisoft exclusive and will be available in the Ubisoft launcher. Since the game will be free to play, and supported by microtransactions, players do not need to worry about spending money on the game.