XDefiant is releasing new mode “sooner” thanks to fan demand

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XDefiant Season 1 is only a few weeks away, and there is a lot to be excited about for the community. Right now we are in preseason, and there is a planned total of four seasons for Year 1. While Ubisoft has an internal roadmap for when things will arrive, the game’s executive producer has shared that the studio is planning to release a new XDefiant mode “sooner” thanks to so much demand from fans.

You can check out the Y1S0.3 patch notes to see all of the latest balance changes and fixes from Ubisoft in their most recent update. In addition to these patch notes, a developer has explained the punishments added to bunny hopping.

While the most recent update has been received well thanks to nerfs for snipers and bunny hopping, all eyes have turned to Season 1. The release date for Season 1 is imminent, and it seems we could be getting a new mode that was originally intended for later in the game’s first year.

XDefiant new Bomb mode is arriving sooner

XDefiant executive producer, Mark Rubin, has shared on Twitter that Team Deathmatch is set to arrive in a “couple of weeks“. Following on from Team Deathmatch, Mark Rubin has also shared that Ubisoft is hoping to release a one-life mode called Bomb! sooner than intended. Rubin posted the following message on Twitter:

“So I’m hyped for what’s coming in season 1 but I wanted to share a change we made to our plans for modes. Our 1-life mode called Bomb! was scheduled for a later season but due to the number of fans who want to see this mode sooner, the team is working on getting it out asap!”

In addition to the above statement, Rubin said “More info to come at the next XDebrief”. As announced on social media, the next XDebrief is scheduled for July 1st where it will air live at 9AM PT/12PM ET/5PM BST.

Mark Rubin’s message suggests Bomb! will arrive in Season 1, but this is not confirmed as of writing. Its newly planned arrival will presumably be revealed at the XDebrief event, and it’s good to hear that Ubisoft is listening to fans and what they most want to see introduced the game.

For more XDefiant, a leaker claims we are getting Far Cry and Assassin’s Creed-themed seasons in year 1, and that Season 1 is adding Capture The Flag.

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  • Release Date: May 21 2024
  • Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X
  • Genre(s): First-Person Shooter, Multiplayer, Shooter