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Ubisoft has launched a closed beta test for its free-to-play FPS XDefiant

Ubisoft has kicked off a closed beta test for its upcoming free-to-play FPS XDefiant.

Available on PC, PS5 and Xbox Series X/S, the cross-play test is running until April 23 and players can register for a chance to take part here.

Participants can step into the shoes of four Ubisoft franchise-inspired factions: The Cleaners (The Division), Libertad (Far Cry 6), Echelon (Splinter Cell) and Phantoms (Ghost Recon Phantoms).

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Each faction includes three characters, one of which is unlocked from the start with the others unlockable through missions.

Players can compete across 14 maps using 24 weapons, 44 attachments and five explosive devices.

While progression won’t carry over to the full game, Ubisoft said players will be able to keep up to 10 exclusive cosmetic items at release, when the game will also be available for PS4 and Xbox One.

XDefiant is in development at Ubisoft San Francisco and led by executive producer Mark Rubin, who previously held the same position at Call of Duty: Modern Warfare studio Infinity Ward.

The game was initially revealed in July 2021 as Tom Clancy’s XDefiant. At the time, it only included factions from Tom Clancy franchises Splinter Cell, Ghost Recon and The Division.

But in March 2022, Ubisoft announced that it was dropping the Tom Clancy branding and introducing additional factions from its wider catalogue of IP.