XDefiant players may have to wait a bit before getting into their first game.

XDefiant, the brand-new Ubisoft first-person arena shooter has just launched and is free to play and download right now. However, XDefiant devs are asking fans to be a bit patient as they deal with server issues and matchmaking problems. So, if you are having trouble finding a match or joining a game, you may not be the only one.

Play XDefiant matches to start your progress on trophies and achievements (Image via Ubisoft)
Play XDefiant matches to start your progress on trophies and achievements (Image via Ubisoft)

XDefiant devs address the issue of players being unable to join games: "Please bear with us"

Ubisoft's new FPS, XDefiant, has just launched worldwide, with players flooding in trying to play the new free-to-play game. However, with such a massive launch, XDefiant is being hit with a few of the classic launch day server and matchmaking issues.

Devs have been quick to respond to these initial problems, taking to X to speak directly to the playerbase. Their message? "We're aware that some players are unable to join a game- please bear with us while we look into servers and matchmaking!"

XDefiant server issues possible fixes, bug reporting, and more

If you happen to run into server issues around the time of XDefiant's launch, you are likely not alone. The most likely instance seems to be an issue with finding a match. While devs have stated they are working on this, you can take steps of your own to ensure the issue is not on your end. This includes restarting the game and checking your internet connection.

If that still does not resolve the issue, XDefiant has a dedicated page for their server status and downtime reporting that you can check. This will help verify where the problem truly lies with XDefiant servers. And, if all else fails, you can always report bugs as they arise to help prevent the issues you are experiencing from impacting the larger player base.

While XDefiant server issues persist, why not check out our guides on loadouts and more for the Ubisoft arena shooter, here at esports.gg.