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XDefiant Can Be Preloaded Now, PC Specs Revealed

Ubisoft's free-to-play shooter is almost here.


XDefiant, Ubisoft's free-to-play multiplayer shooter featuring factions from across Ubisoft's various game franchises, can now be preloaded ahead of its May 21 launch. For those on PC, Ubisoft has additionally revealed XDefiant's PC system requirements.

The shooter can be installed now on both PC and consoles, where it will be playable on both last-gen and current-gen Xbox and PlayStation hardware. As for the system requirements on PC, Ubisoft has given a few different suggestions on what will be needed, including what setups players will need in order to play on Ultra settings.

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  • Minimum Resolution: 1080pCPU: Intel i3-10105F; AMD Ryzen 3 3100GPU: Intel ARC A380 (6GB); NVIDIA GTX 1050TI (4GB); AMD RX 5500 XT (4GB)RAM: 8 GB Dual ChannelOS: Windows 10Storage: 35 GB
  • Recommended Resolution: 1080pCPU: Intel i3-10105F; AMD Ryzen 3 3100GPU: Intel ARC A750 (8GB); NVIDIA GTX 1060 (6GB); AMD RX 5500 XT (8GB)RAM: 16 GB Dual ChannelOS: Windows 10Storage: 35 GB
  • Enthusiast Resolution: 1440pCPU: Intel i5-10400; AMD Ryzen 5 3600GPU: Intel ARC A770 (16GB); NVIDIA RTX 2060 (6GB); AMD RX 5600 XT (6GB) RAM: 16 GB Dual ChannelOS: Windows 10/Windows 11Storage: 35 GB
  • Ultra Resolution: 4KCPU: Intel i7-9700K; AMD Ryzen 7 3700XGPU: NVIDIA RTX 3080 (10GB); AMD RX 6800 XT (16GB)RAM: 16 GB Dual ChannelOS: Windows 10/Windows 11Storage: 35 GB

XDefiant will support uncapped frame rates on PC, as well as widescreen support and DX11 and DX12. Ubisoft suggests a SSD for the best experience. Ubisoft's shooter has been a long time coming, having held an open beta last summer only to be delayed multiple times despite nearly releasing late last year. Its release comes even as Ubisoft has recently canceled other free-to-play titles like The Division: Heartland.

XDefiant has drawn comparisons to Call of Duty due to its fast-paced gameplay FPS gameplay, as well as the fact that former longtime Call of Duty producer Mark Rubin serves as XDefiant's executive producer. It also features character classes representing factions from other Ubisoft games like Splinter Cell, The Division, and Far Cry. One key way XDefiant looks to set itself apart is by not including skill-based matchmaking, something that has been a hot topic among Call of Duty fans in recent years. It will also feature cross-play and cross-progression across platforms.

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