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XDefiant Preseason Patch Notes

Ready for launch.

XDefiant is one of the highly anticipated games this year with the game launching on May 21, Ubisoft has released some essential patch notes for the preseason. The preseason for the game will go on until July 2, after which the first proper season will launch.

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XDefiant Preseason Patch Notes: Gameplay, Socials, Fixes, and more

Echelon Faction and DedSec Spiderbot are back

The Echelon faction is back in the game after they were briefly removed during the last closed test due to some errors with their invisibility ability. The issue has now been fixed and players can now use the ability the proper way (via the Digital Ghillie Suit ability). So, if you want to play with Sam Fisher and co in XDefiant you can now do that.

The DedSec Spiderbot is also back in the game. This DedSec faction ability lets you deeply a Spiderbot which targets and stuns the nearest enemy by latching onto their faces for a few seconds. It's not mentioned whether they are buffed or nerfed, but nevertheless, it's still a useful ability to have in the game. Additionally, grenades are less likely to fall at your feet if they are used immediately after respawning. However, this type of incident may still happen.

Netcode changes

Another major adjustment here is the reduction of the range between the highest and lowest pings. Through this, players with a similar ping are matched together. This is particularly beneficial for players who prefer the casual mode rather than Ranked Play.

Audio improvements

Various audio improvements have been made to make the gameplay much more immersive and appealing. Issues with the killstreak VO lines are also addressed.

Xbox Social issues fixed

Various issues with the Xbox Series X|S are fixed like Ubisoft Connect not opening in the in-game social menu and UI elements disappearing when trying to join a full party. Xbox users can also now view their Xbox friends list as their primary friends list in the game.

Localization and Miscellaneous fixes

Localization issues in Ubisoft Connect on consoles are fixed. Additionally, other issues like crashes while accessing the loadout menu and misaligned HUD elements on the PS5 are also fixed. Finally, the Chat Language filter has also been updated.

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