Ubisoft announces original F2P shooter ‘XDefiant’

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Ubisoft announced a brand new free-to-play shooter titled XDefiant, combining several of their titles into one fresh title that will dip into this genre.

Announced early this week, XDefiant is another Tom Clancy game, billed as a “high-octane gameplay experience, combining fluid and visceral combat with unprecedented freedom and personalisation.”

Registration is now open for a chance to test the game. The first test phase should start on August 5.

New title will be 6v6 arena shooter

Tom Clancy’s xDefiant will be a 6 vs 6 arena shooter title, playing much like Overwatch and Valorant from what it seems. Subsequently, Ubisoft made the reveal through a trailer video, offering a colorful aesthetic with the shooter action.

The game features four factions from the Tom Clancy world. These include Splinter Cell’s Echelon as support and the Wolves from Ghost Recon Breakpoint as a tank. There’s also the Outcasts as healers and The Division’s Cleaners as the assault class.

“XDefiant, a Ubisoft Original, is Ubisoft’s newest take on a competitive FPS that offers players a high-octane gameplay experience, combining fluid and visceral combat with unprecedented freedom and personalisation,” said their presser.

“XDefiant will immerse players at the forefront of the Tom Clancy universe at iconic locations in the throes of technicolor chaos, with a mix of indoor and outdoor maps, ensuring smooth gameplay and unpredictable engagements.”

Ubisoft will maximize customization and personalization

In the upcoming XDefiant title, Ubisoft notes that the game will maximize personalized playstyles. Every Defiant will have several levels of customizations available. Furthermore, these will include factions, ultras, abilities, traits, and an entire arsenal of weapons too.

Players will also have a pick of primary and secondary weapons. These will include attachments, and loadout devices – then tweak these equipment as needed.

“Factions, and the characters – Defiants – that make them up, are all inspired by Tom Clancy games and beyond. Whether players are looking to play competitively or casually, Tom Clancy’s XDefiant is sure to bring a thrilling experience for all,” Ubisoft added.

“Whether players are looking to play competitively or casually, Tom Clancy’s XDefiant is sure to bring a thrilling experience for all.”

The game will have a variety of game modes known to shooters in its genres. Among its modes include Deathmatch and Domination, which are staples to these titles. Furthermore, the title will also have an Escort Mode, reminiscent of old shooter titles.

The game will compete in the same space as Valorant, from what it seems. In addition, it will also be in contention with other team shooters. These will include games like which will include COD Warzone and even Rainbow Six Siege.

XDefiant will be available on all platforms, including PC, Playstation, Xbox, Amazon Luna, and Google Stadia.

Featured image courtesy of Ubisoft UK/Youtube Screenshot

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