Tom Clancy’s XDefiant announced with closed tests announced

Tom Clancy’s XDefiant will be a free-to-play tactical shooter that aims to expand the Tom Clancy universe together in unique ways alongside its free-to-play approach and cross-play features.

Set as a title that brings back high-octane arena elements and fast-paced combat, Tom Clancy’s XDefiant is an upcoming free-to-play FPS that will blend fast-paced 6v6 arena combat action with faction-based abilities. Ubisoft has revealed that their upcoming title aims to feature full cross-play support for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Google Stadia, Amazon Luna, and Ubisoft Connect platforms.

The upcoming title will see the first set of initial tests begin on August 5th, 2021, with more planned for this winter. Those interested will need to visit the official XDefiant website, log in with their Ubisoft account, and register in order for a chance to get into the game’s early tests. The game is the first to step away from the more tactical approach that the Tom Clancy titles are known for in order to bring in an entirely new experience.

The game will feature rather recognizable factions from the Tom Clancy universe and plenty more. The game will bring in familiar faces with FPS expert Mark Rubin (executive producer) and Jason Schroeder (creative director) in order to bring their new title to life. The Defiants, factions, etc, are inspired by the Tom Clancy games, and beyond, and will seem rather familiar to fans of the franchises.

You can check out a list of features revealed by Ubisoft down below:

  • Personalized Playstyle: Players can personalize their Defiant to match their playstyle. Players can choose a faction with unique traits, abilities and ultra, 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: The game 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), 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.

Tom Clancy’s XDefiant will be a free-to-play title when it launches and will be available on all Xbox and PlayStation platforms alongside PC and streaming services such as Stadia, Luna, and the Ubisoft Connect.

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