XDefiant will be available on a number of different platforms.


Is XDefiant on Steam?

Nutan Lele
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XDefiant, Ubisoft's latest shooter has crossed over a million players in beta.
The 6v6 shooter is available on a number of platforms.

XDefiant is the newest shooter from Ubisoft and fans can’t wait to get their hands on it. The game is currently in closed beta testing and has an expected release date of late 2023. The game has gained a lot of attention, with over a million people having played the XDefiant beta. The game offers players a collection of Factions which include Ubisoft characters from the developer’s other game titles. Let’s get into what platforms XDefiant is available on.

Is XDefiant on Steam?

The game is available for PC, Xbox Series X | S and Playstation 5. Unfortunately, XDefiant is not currently available on Steam. Players need to register and make an account on Ubisoft Connect to access XDefiant on the PC. It is still unclear if Ubisoft plans to bring the game to Steam upon its release. Ubisoft has made no official announcement to that effect.

Ubisoft Connect is the developer’s digital distribution software where players can access Ubisoft titles as well as the multiplayer modes and communication services. Ubisoft Connect is a free service available for PC, through a mobile app, or on console directly from your games. To access Ubisoft Connect, you’ll have to create a Ubisoft account. 

How to install Ubisoft Connect

Ubisoft Connect PC is a desktop application which allows you to manage and play your Ubisoft games, access Ubisoft+ content, redeem rewards and more. To install Ubisoft Connect PC:

  • Download the latest version of Ubisoft Connect PC.

  • Run the installer file you downloaded with administrator rights.

  • Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.

You can also install the launcher from the Microsoft Store application by searching for "Ubisoft Connect PC" and selecting Install. Just make sure to restart your system once you’re done with the installation. 

You’ll also need a Ubisoft account to access the service. To create a Ubisoft account, head to the Ubisoft Account Management website

  • Here select ‘Create an Account.’ 

Make a Ubisoft account by filling in your details.
  • Type in your email address, password, select a username and fill in your date of birth.

  • Review their Terms of Use, Terms of Sale and Privacy Policy, then tick the box to confirm you accept them.

  • Once you register you shall receive an email with a verification code.

Enter the verification code and select Create a Ubisoft Account.

Ubisoft has cross-play and cross-progression enabled that allow you to play with your friends and access your content across various platforms. This will also likely apply to XDefiant upon the game’s eventual release.

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Nutan is experienced with content across various FPS, MOBA, and BR titles for both PC and mobile gaming. Basically, she's a Jill of all trades. As the former captain of an all-woman esports team, her roots lie firmly in PC gaming but she does enjoy that one map in Call of Duty: Mobile.

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