Ubisoft has delivered a launch day patch for XDefiant, with notes indicating that are doing everything they can for smooth Preseason.

After a lengthy period of tests and player feedback, XDefiant is finally here. It kicks things off with a six week Preseason before diving into its first full season. And with its official arrival, Ubisoft has delivered a set of launch day patch notes for XDefiant.

The patch notes detail multiple adjustments and fixes that are implemented with the game's release. From gameplay to audio issues, let's take a look at the patch notes provided by Ubisoft as the XDefiant Preseason begins.

XDefiant Preseason patch notes

(Image via Ubisoft)
(Image via Ubisoft)

Read on the full patch notes of XDefiant's Preseason launch update:


  • Factions
    • The Echelon Faction is back. Ubisoft fixed the issue with agents turning invisible while using the Digital Ghillie Suit, making it appear as intended now.
    • DedSec's Spiderbot ability has returned.
  • Devices
    • Devices (grenades) are less likely to fall at your feet if used immediately after respawning, but it can still happen.


  • Occasionally after you die, you can still run around in the world for a few seconds. Now, when you die, you stay fully dead, as your opponent intended.
  • Reduced the range between the highest ping and lowest ping in matchmaking, so now you'll be grouped with players who have a closer ping to your own.


  • Fixed an issue with killstreak VO lines playing at the beginning of every match and when you die. Turn the announcer volume back up in the Settings menu.
  • Many miscellaneous audio improvements.


  • Xbox Series X/S players now see their Xbox friends list as the primary friends list in game.
  • Fixed an Xbox-specific issue where if you suspended the game, then accessed the in-game Social menu and selected "Invite to Party" or "View Party Invites," Ubisoft Connect wouldn't open properly.
  • Fixed an issue on Xbox where if you got an error message while trying to join a full party, key UI elements would disappear.


  • On consoles, if you accessed the Ubisoft Connect overlay via the Social menu, the text wasn't localized for any non-English languages. It is now.


  • Fixed a crash that could occur when accessing the Loadout menu tab.
  • Updated the word list the Chat Language Filter uses.
  • Fixed issues with misaligned HUD elements on PlayStation 5.

The hopes is that things go as swimmingly as possible when XDefiant launches. Still, errors and bugs can happen, so be sure to report any if you come across them.

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