With XDefiant’s initial appearance in 2021, various alpha and beta test periods have gone on to help shape the game into what it is currently. While many tests happen behind the scenes, some are available for everyone to join if they take a few simple steps. This includes the Closed Beta period from April 13 through April 23, 2023, which you can still participate in after receiving an invitation. If you want to learn more, continue reading to find out how to play the XDefiant Closed Beta.
How to Play the XDefiant Closed Beta – All Platforms
Before jumping right into things, it’s important to note that the Closed Beta period is for anyone on PC, PS5 and Xbox Series X|S. While this is great news for anyone with one of these platforms, anyone on older consoles will have to wait a little longer. You’ll also need a Ubisoft and Twitch account that you can link to each other.
With that out of the way, let’s talk about joining the Closed Beta!
To join the Closed Beta, you’ll have to start by watching any XDefiant Twitch channel with drops enabled. Many streamers have “drops enabled” or similar phrases in their titles, but you can also look for the tag under their names. Once you spot a stream you want to tune into, watch for at least 30 minutes to get the XDefiant Closed Beta reward in your Twitch inventory. Go into your inventory and claim it!
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As a side note, you’ll also want to make sure you link your Twitch and Ubisoft accounts. You can do this through the official Ubisoft drops page if you still need to.
Redeeming Your XDefiant Closed Beta Reward Code
Once you link both accounts, you’ll receive an email giving you Closed Beta access with an activation code and instructions on redeeming it. Go to the redemption page in your email and copy-paste the code before choosing your preferred platform. Make sure you also link your device’s account to your Ubisoft one!
After confirming your selection and linking your account, you’ll receive a second email confirming your access to the XDefiant Closed Beta! From here, you can download and play the game to your heart’s content until the beta period ends on April 23, 2023, at 11 PM Pacific Time. You can even invite friends if you’d like!
And don’t worry; we have details on whether XDefiant features cross-play multiplayer functionality if you or your friends play on different devices.
XDefiant is available on PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X|S alongside PlayStation 4 and Xbox One upon full release. To learn more about the game, check out our complete catalog of XDefiant guides by clicking the tag below!