XDefiant open beta - How to register, start date, and more

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June 20, 2023: The XDefiant open beta begins today! Find everything you need to know about the open session in our guide containing all the intel.

The XDefiant open beta is right around the corner, much to the excitement of XDefiant fans looking to see more of Ubisoft's free-to-play arena shooter set to rival Call of Duty.

Open betas often contain a small slice of content that's available in the full game and as expected, Ubisoft plans on giving players access to a small selection of guns and maps to experience the fast-paced action on offer.

In this guide, find everything there is to know about the XDefiant open beta, including how to sign up and when the action gets underway.

What is XDefiant?

XDefiant is a free-to-play FPS title from Ubisoft and is developed by former Infinity Ward producer Mark Rubin. Known for developing the hugely successful multiplayer for Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, Rubin is aiming to strip back the arena shooter with simple maps, slick gunplay, and fast action.

Screenshot of XDefiant factions available to use in multiplayer matches
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When is the XDefiant open beta?

Announced during Ubisoft Forward, the XDefiant open beta takes place on June 21, 2023 and will come to an end on June 23, 2023.

If you plan on taking part in the beta, you'll want to know how you can sign up and we've got all the intel you need to know.

How to sign up to the XDefiant open beta

The process of signing up to the XDefiant open beta is incredibly straightforward. Follow these steps and you'll be ready to drop into the action once the servers go live:

  • Access the XDefiant store on the platform of your choice.
  • Search for XDefiant.
  • Select it to start the download.
  • Wait for the download finish and jump into the action.

XDefiant beta start time

Ubisoft says the XDefiant beta will begin at 6 PM BST / 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET. Which means there's not long to wait before you can drop into the action.

XDefiant open beta platforms


The XDefiant open beta is open to all players on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series S/X, and PC and comes with full crossplay capabilities so you can queue up with all of your friends regardless of platform.

That's all there is to know about the XDefiant open beta! Stay tuned to our XDefiant page for all the latest news, leaks, and guides surrounding the hotly-anticipated arena shooter.

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