XDefiant preseason 1 update patch notes deliver key fixes

XDefiant preseason 1 update patch notes deliver key fixes
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Ubisoft’s new multiplayer shooter XDefiant is now out and available for everyone to play for free. So far the game has taken the world by storm with over one million players since launch only a few days ago. The game has suffered from a few technical issues and performance woes since release, and the XDefiant preseason 1 update patch notes reveal several key fixes.

While you can spend money on a battle pass full of rewards, don’t forget that you can also grab two skins for free right now. Not only that, but you can also get Twitch Drops for free. One of the biggest malcontents with the Ubi shooter right now is the amount of microtransactions, so picking up free stuff while possible is encouraged.

Although there are technical issues and performance problems, there is a lot of fun to be found in XDefiant. The game should get better and more consistent with new updates, and the patch notes for the preseason 1 update have been shared.

XDefiant preseason 1 update patch notes

Below are the XDefiant preseason 1 update patch notes:

Game Modes 

  • Sometimes players loading into the Practice Zone would spawn outside the world, in a hellscape, and now they (probably) will not. 


  • Fixed an issue where if the player died during the device deployment animation, their next deployed device would drop at their feet rather than be thrown as intended. 


  • That issue where you’d get hitmarkers on an enemy as they killed you, but their health bar still appeared full to you? The health bar display was wrong – you did damage them. Should be fixed now. 


  • Fixed an issue where end-of-match UI text would display with the wrong orientation in Arabic. 


  • We’ve turned the Practice Zone back on but it’s possible weird things could still happen. 
  • Fixed an issue that was causing low framerates with some AMD GPUs.

Per the official XDefiant Twitter account, this update will be delivered on May 24th at 6 AM PT/ 9 AM ET/ 2 PM BST.

For more XDefiant, check out our guide to the best factions and best loadouts for every class. We also have a guide to the best weapons in the game.