XDefiant Launch Week: Pre-Load Starts, Battle Pass Revealed!

XDefiant announced the game’s official launch date on their X handle, game officially launched on May 21 at 10 AM all over the world. Read the full article.

A significant message detailing all the key dates leading up to the game’s formal appearance on May 21, 2024, at 10 am PT was recently published by XDefiant on its official X handle. The team has planned the release of the official trailer, the start of the pre-load window, information regarding the Battle Pass, important hints and techniques, and the Pre-season Episode ahead of time.

Mark your calendars! XDefiant’s official trailer and pre-load kick off this coming 

Players will receive all the necessary information before the game’s official launch, when launch week gets started. The publication of the official trailer and the opening of the pre-load windows will be the first communication order. Defiant will start the pre-load and release their official launch trailer on May 16, 2024. Players can download and install the game during this pre-load period, giving them plenty of time to get ready for the game’s formal release, which comes six days later. All platforms—PlayStation, Xbox Series X/S, and Ubisoft Connect PC—will have pre-load availability. 


Right now, sixteen of the top first-person shooter competitors are competing in XDefiant‘s All-Star Series event for cash prizes. Four teams compete in 4v4 competitive modes during the tournament, with a best-of-five format during the qualifiers. One day before the worldwide premiere, on May 20, 2024, is when the All-Star Series Finals will take place.

The Debrief Pre-season Episode has been scheduled for May 17, 2024, after the official launch video. The Battle Pass trailer will be released the following day, May 18, 2024. Players will acquire vital tactics and strategies on May 19, 2024, which they can use to their advantage in battle.

Here is the list of all the secluded reveal dates before the game’s global launch

Launch Trailor and Pre-Load Start: May 16, 2024

XDebrief Preseason Episode: May 17, 2024

Battle Pass trailer release: May 18, 2024

Tips & Tricks: May 19, 2024

All-Star Series Finals: May 20, 2024

Global release: May 21, 2024

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