XDefiant Server Test Session: End date, rewards & more

Sourav Banik
an image of some characters holding weapons from XDefiant

The Server Test Session of Ubisoft’s free-to-play online shooter XDefiant is now live. We’ve got all the details including its end date and what to expect.

XDefiant is Ubisoft’s take on the undisputed powerhouse that is the Call of Duty FPS franchise. Featuring abilities and characters from Tom Clancy’s universe, it’ll be completely free to play at launch.

Ubisoft is now moving ahead with a Server Test Session of the game that will be open to players across all current-gen platforms. They can experience the chaos of Ubisoft’s online FPS shooter for themselves.

If you’re wondering what the Server Test Session will look like and how to play it, here’s everything you need to know.


What is XDefiant?

XDefiant is a free-to-play, first-person arena shooter made by Ubisoft. Characters from different franchises of Ubisoft like Rainbow Six collide here, where some belong to Tom Clancy’s universe itself.

It features fast-paced gameplay where players face each other head-to-head in 6v6 online matches. Once you check the trailer out, you may find some subtle similarities with games like Call of Duty.

When does XDefiant Server Test Session end?

XDefiant’s Server Test Session will end on April 21, 2024, at 4 pm PT. Initially, it was planned to end at 10 am PT / 6 pm BST but devs extended the test period by 6 hours.

The Server Test Session kicked off on April 19, 2024, and was scheduled to run for 2 days.

How to play XDefiant Server Test Session

To play for the Server Test Session, you just need to access the store on the platform of your choice that XDefiant is available on.

However, if you are unaware of the process, simply follow these steps once it’s ready to go:

  1. Head over to your platform’s store.
  2. Search for XDefiant.
  3. Click to download it.
  4. Wait for it to download and then get playing!

All XDefiant Server Test Session rewards

Ubisoft has outlined three rewards for players who’ll play the Server Test Session:

  • Play in the test: MP5 Shamrock Weapon Skin
  • Play in a Party: M9 Ember Weapon Skin
  • Reach Level 18: 3x Weapon XP Boosters

These items will be available to use on the first day of XDefiant’s launch if you can complete these challenges within the scheduled time.

XDefiant Server Test Session platforms

The Server Test Session is only available on the current-gen platforms including – PlayStation 5, Xbox Series XlS, and PC with full crossplay support. This means if you and your friends are on different platforms but want to queue up and enjoy together, you can do that.

Fortunately, the game will also be available for last-gen consoles at launch but that’s not the case with the Server Test Session in April.

For more on XDefiant, check our other guides below:

How to add & invite friends on XDefiant | All XDefiant Factions and their abilities | Best XDefiant controller settings: Aim assist, sensitivity, more | XDefiant system requirements | Is XDefiant crossplay?