Exclusive – XDefiant achieved 8 million unique players in 1 week

May 28, 2024 by No Comments

Insider Gaming has learned that XDefiant hit just over 8 million unique players in its first week of release.

At the time of writing, XDefiant has approximately 7.6 million unique players, and multiple sources expect that number to reach 8 million by the end of today.

Late last week, Insider Gaming reported that XDefiant saw 1 million unique players in its first 2.5 hours, making it Ubisoft’s fastest-ever title to reach the milestone. After 48 hours of launch, the game had over 3 million unique players.

‘Unique Player’ means the player who downloaded and opened the game for the first time. The internal goal was to reach 5 million unique players within the first month of the game – a goal that was quickly surpassed.

As many have pointed out since our original report, unique player numbers don’t mean much in the grand scheme of things. Speaking to sources, several developers working on the project also expressed the same sentiment, but said they (developers) are actively addressing Netcode as a top priority.

Concurrent player data, arguably the most critical metric, reached nearly 700,000 players on Monday, May 27th, a holiday for many countries. But whether XDefiant can handle such high player numbers remains to be seen—one thing’s for sure, though: it’s an impressive statistic.

XDefiant is available on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S and PC.

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