XDefiant Pre-Loads Now, Launches May 21st with Battle Pass!

XDefiant disclosed the official launch date of the game on their X account. The game launched on May 21 at 10:00 a.m. worldwide. Read full article to know more

XDefiant just posted a noteworthy statement on its official X handle, listing every significant date building up to May 21, 2024, at 10 am PT, the game’s official launch date. The official trailer, the beginning of the pre-load window, information about the Battle Pass, important hints and advice, and the pre-season episode have all been pre-scheduled by the team.

Mark the dates on your calendars! Soon, XDefiant’s official trailer and pre-load will be available

Players will have all the information they require before to the game’s official launch when launch week gets started. The official trailer’s release and the pre-load windows’ opening will be the initial lines of communication. Defiant will start the pre-load and release of the official launch trailer on May 16, 2024. Players can download and install the game during this pre-load period, providing them plenty of time to get ready for its official release, which happens six days later. All three platforms—PlayStation, Xbox Series X/S, and Ubisoft Connect PC—will have pre-loads available. 

In the current XDefiant All-Star Series event, sixteen of the top players in first-person shooters are competing for cash prizes. Four teams compete in 4v4 formats throughout the tournament; the qualifying round uses a best-of-five format. One day prior to the worldwide premiere, on May 20, 2024, the All-Star Series Finals will take place.

May 17, 2024, has been set aside for the Debrief Pre-season Episode, which will follow the formal announcement video. The Battle Pass trailer will be released the following day, on May 18, 2024. Players will gain valuable ideas and tactics that they can use to their advantage in battle on May 19, 2024.

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This is a schedule of all the dates for the exclusive reveal of the game before its global release

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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Voice Chat Settings

  • Voice Chat Enabled: Yes
  • Voice Chat Channel: Public
  • Voice Chat Volume: 100
  • Voice Chat Output: Your preferred output device
  • Microphone Enabled: Yes
  • Voice Chat Mode: Push to Talk
  • Microphone Input: Your preferred input device

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Graphics Settings

  • Enable DX12 Renderer: No
  • Graphics Quality: Custom
  • V-Sync: Off
  • Framerate Limit: Off
  • Shadow Quality: High
  • Spot Shadows: High
  • Spot Shadow Resolution: Low
  • Contact Shadows: Low
  • Resolution Scale: 100%
  • Sharpening: 7
  • Particle Detail: Medium
  • Volumetric Fog: High
  • Reflection Quality: Medium
  • Local Reflections Quality: Medium
  • Vegetation Quality: Medium
  • Sub-Surface Scattering: On
  • Ambient Occlusion: Medium
  • Object Detail: 60
  • Extra Streaming Distance: 10
  • Lens Flare: Off
  • Water Quality: High
  • Chromatic Aberration: On
  • Terrain Quality: Medium


  • Field of View: 120
  • ADS Field of View: Consistent
  • ADS Behavior: Hold (Personal preference)
  • ADS Sensitivity Transition: Instant
  • Melee During ADS: Yes
  • Aiming Interrupts Reload: Yes
  • Crouch Behavior: Toggle (Personal preference)
  • Sprint Behavior: Toggle (Personal preference)
  • Auto Sprint: No
  • Sprint Interrupts Reload: Yes
  • Slide Behavior: Tap
  • Auto-Reload Weapon: No
  • Auto-Switch Weapon: Yes
  • Auto-Grab Ledge: No
  • Walk Behavior: No


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