The Tom Clancy saga continues with the latest competitive FPS iteration – XDefiant. After much speculation, Ubisoft has finally unveiled the closed beta and when it will be released. And whilst console gamers will be disappointed to hear that no demo is available on PlayStation or Xbox, you can still sign up for future test runs of the game.
Welcome to the party!
Introducing Tom Clancy’s #XDefiant, a free-to-play, fast-paced arena FPS from Ubisoft San Francisco.
Visit https://t.co/nvT05LZSEE to watch the full reveal and register for a chance to play early!
— Tom Clancy’s XDefiant (@PlayXDefiant) July 19, 2021
What Is Tom Clancy XDefiant?
In a nutshell, Tom Clancy’s XDefiant is a fast-paced arena shooter that sees a 6v6 battle between competing teams in a COD/Overwatch style. Forbes classes it as 80% Call of duty, 20% Overwatch, and 0% Splinter Cell – annoying some die-hard Clancy loyalists – but sparking anticipation amongst the FPS community.
Ubisoft’s new title will feature a number of different game styles, classes, and maps, where players will compete in a 6v6 arena that is more fast-paced and “punk rock” than what we’ve come to expect from the Clancy franchise.
Tom Clancy XDefiant Trailer
After the official announcement of XDefiant, Ubisoft didn’t wait long before unloading some of the game’s promotional content. They started with a preview trailer that features two arena maps (playable in the closed Beta) – Emporium and Air & Space.
XDefiant Preview Game Trailer
XDefiant Official Trailer
How To Sign Up For Tom Clancy’s XDefiant Closed Beta
You can easily register and sign up for the XDefiant closed Beta by heading over to the official website and following the steps provided.
It doesn’t matter whether you’re a PC, Xbox, or PlayStation gamer – you’ll be able to sign up for the closed beta by filling in the details and hoping to get selected. Unfortunately, the closed beta released on the 5th of August will not be available for console player. However, further test periods will become available for PS5 and Xbox Series X/S gamers in the near future.
When Is The Tom Clancy XDefiant Closed Beta Released?
The release of Tom Clancy’s XDefiant Closed Beta will be available to select US and Canadian PC users only from the 5th of August 2021.
It will feature seven arena maps and three linear maps – alongside two map types that both have unique game modes suited to their particular shape. As mentioned above, the closed beta will not be available to console gamers.
Fear not though, Ubisoft says that this isn’t the only chance gamers will have to test XDefiant pre-launch, with more tests to come in the near future – allowing console gamers to get a taste of the action. At the time of writing this, there is no mention of how long Tom Clancy’s XDefiant closed beta will last.
What Platforms Will Tom Clancy’s XDefiant Be Available On?
As far as we know, the game will be available for players on PC/Ubisoft Connect, Google Stadia, PS5, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, Xbox One, and Amazon Luna. There is no mention of Steam Deck access or Nintendo Switch OLED.
Tom Clancy’s XDefiant Release Date
At the time of writing this, there is no definitive release date for the new first-person shooter. However, best estimates suggest that Ubisoft’s new take on the clancy saga will arrive by late 2021 or early 2022.