The wait for new games is often an absolutely grueling process. Personally, I actually gauge the passage of time by release schedules, but for everyone that isn’t a weirdo like me, there’s not much you can do but watch trailers over and over again and hype yourself up. Sometimes, though, you get an opportunity to get a little taste of a game before it comes out, whether it be through a demo or, more commonly these days, a closed beta test. On that subject, here’s how to join the Tom Clancy’s XDefiant closed beta.
As XDefiant is slated to be an all-online, free-to-play, class-based multiplayer shooter, there’s a good chance that Ubisoft will have no shortage of bugs to squash before the game’s full release. Have you ever tried to put an online ecosystem together? If the players don’t find ways to break it, they’ll usually just break themselves. As such, prior to the game’s full release, Ubisoft will be conducting closed beta tests for XDefiant that’ll give interested players a chance to try the game out early and for free, gaining some helpful stability data in the process.
How to Join the XDefiant Closed Beta
To register for the closed beta, just visit Ubisoft’s official XDefiant website. Scroll down a bit and you should see a posting for closed test registration, followed by links for players on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X/S. Click the link for your platform of choice, log in with your Ubisoft account (or make and verify a Ubisoft account if you don’t already have one), and fill out some simple information. Remember, though, even if you register, that doesn’t guarantee you a spot in the beta; Ubisoft will be selecting players at random for the tests they run, though registering will give you updates on when tests will be held.
Speaking of, the first closed beta will be held on August 5th. This test will only be for players of the PC version based in the United States and Canada, but Ubisoft has clarified that there will be more tests for other platforms later down the line.