XDefiant release date, time countdown PS5, PC, Xbox

XDefiant release date, time countdown PS5, PC, Xbox
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Finally, after several internal delays and numerous test sessions, we are all set to play XDefiant. Ubisoft’s supposed Call of Duty killer has been a long time coming and it will be available to play for free. So you can hop into the action as soon as possible, here you will find the release date and time countdown for when XDefiant will come out on PS5, PC, and Xbox in PT, ET, and UK BST regions.

Before you dive into XDefiant, you should first brush up on all of the modes for the game along with all of the factions. And, to help you survive the battlefield upon joining for the very first time, we have a plethora of useful and necessary beginner’s tips and tricks.

We’ve been waiting longer than Ubisoft wanted, but finally the release date and time countdown for their FPS multiplayer shooter is nearly over.

XDefiant release date

XDefiant released on Tuesday May 21st. This is confirmed by Ubisoft in their launch date news post. It’s important to note that this is the start of preseason as opposed to Season 1.

According to Ubisoft’s blog post, preseason is scheduled to last six weeks meaning Season 1 should roughly begin around early July. New seasons are planned every three months, and they will add new content to the game including weapons, maps, new factions, and unique events.

If you participated in any of the previous server test sessions, then the good news is that any unlocked rewards will carry over.

When did XDefiant come out?

The release time for XDefiant was 10AM PT/ 1PM ET/ 6PM BST on May 21st. This was confirmed by Ubisoft, and these launch hours applied to PS5, PC, and Xbox.

Whether you play on console or PC, the good news is that XDefiant is crossplay meaning you can play multiplayer with friends on different systems. Not only that, but there’s also cross progression meaning you can carry your progress over to different platforms if you have the luxury of owning multiple gaming devices.

XDefiant release time map
Image credit: Ubisoft

XDefiant release time US

  • 10AM PT on Tuesday, May 21st
  • 1PM ET on Tuesday, May 21st

XDefiant release time UK

  • 6PM BST on Tuesday, May 21st


Below is a countdown to the release date and time for XDefiant across PS5, Xbox, and PC:

How to download

To download on PS5, all you need to do is head to the PSN store, search XDefiant, and download. The file size for PlayStation is noted as 30.09 GB, and it should be similar for Xbox where you need to head to the Microsoft store to download and install. As for PC, the game is playable through Ubisoft Connect.

For players on PC, Ubisoft says “the game supports DX11 and DX12, uncapped frame rate, widescreen support, and NVIDIA Reflex support for low latency gameplay”. Below is the minimum and recommended system requirements from Ubisoft:

The Finals PC system requirements
Image credit: Ubisoft

Preseason content

Below is all of the preseason content available in the game from day one:


The game will have the Preseason content that was included in the Server Test Session.


  • Echelon
  • Phantoms
  • Cleaners
  • Libertad
  • Dedsec (after unlocking or purchasing)


  • Arena 
  • Attica Heights
  • Dumbo
  • Echelon HQ
  • Emporium
  • Liberty
  • Mayday          
  • Meltdown      
  • Midway          
  • Nudleplex       
  • Pueblito         
  • Showtime
  • Times Square 
  • Zoo


  • Domination
  • Hot Shot
  • Occupy
  • Escort
  • Zone Control

New! Ranked Mode Practice Playlist

Practice our upcoming ranked mode and battle it out in 4v4 competitive matches. This playlist will include:

  • 4v4 versions of: Domination, Occupy, Escort, Zone Control

For more XDefiant, check out our guide to the trophies and achievements.