Defy the odds

Ubisoft blew FPS fans away with their new title called 'Tomy Clancy's XDefiant'.

The online-shooter is set to be Ubisoft's answer to Call of Duty and Battlefield 2042. The 6v6 arena FPS will create a competitive world for players that enjoy the publishers usual shooter titles.

Not strictly focused on being about running and gunning, the game also features classes and abilities.

Here's everything we know about XDefiant.

Release Date

Currently, there is no firm release date but we anticipate it will arrive in late 2021 or early 2022.

What Is It?

Tom Clancy’s XDefiant is a free-to-play, fast-paced arena shooter that combines intense gunplay with personalized loadouts and specialized factions, as teams of gunfighters – called Defiants – battle for domination.

Personalize your Defiant to match your playstyle. Choose your faction, traits, abilities, and ultras. Select from an arsenal of primary and secondary weapons, attachments, and a device to complete your loadout – then tweak it on the fly to adapt to an ever-changing battlefield.

Tom Clancy’s XDefiant offers a variety of competitive 6v6 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.

Wolves, Outcasts, Cleaners, and Echelon factions battling across iconic locations is just the starting point. We’ll keep adding to our cast of Defiants as the game evolves, drawing on a range of characters and abilities from the Clancy universe and beyond.


This game will be available for players on PC/Ubisoft Connect, Google Stadia, Amazon Luna, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.


The beta is set to take place on the 5th August 2021 and is taking players on to test out the game.

It will feature seven arena maps and three linear maps. It will also have two map types each with unique modes suited to their shape.

While the game will be available on multiple platforms, you will only be able to register for one of them.

Players can invite up to five friends from their Ubisoft Connect friends list to join them in the beta.

You can sign up for the first test here. More tests will come in the future.

System Requirements
  • CPU: Intel Core i3-7300 / AMD FX-6350 or better.
  • RAM: 6 GB.
  • OS: 64-bit Windows 7.
  • VIDEO CARD: 1 GB NVIDIA GeForce GT 740 / AMD Radeon HD 7770.
  • PIXEL SHADER: 5.0.

At launch, XDefiant will have four factions that each fill a different role on the team.

  • Wolves (Ghost Recon): Tanks with increased health and shielding abilities that protect the team.
  • Cleaners (The Division): Aggressive gunners with high damage abilities.
  • Outcasts (The Division): XDefiant's main healer role.
  • Echelon (Splinter Cell): Support characters that can provide intel to the team and deny intel to opponents.

Players will be able to change their Defiants, faction, abilities and loadouts upon respawning in a match.


XDefiant will come with 10 maps at launch and a few unique modes including one called 'Escort', which seems similar to Overwatch's Payload.

Maps & Modes

Weapons are yet to be confirmed, but some weapons we've noticed are:

  • M4A1
  • ACR
  • Desert Eagle
  • Flamethrower
  • P90
  • MP7
  • M16
  • AA-12

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