Exclusive – XDefiant hit 1 million unique players within 2.5 hours of launch

May 23, 2024 by No Comments


Ubisoft’s free-to-play title XDefiant hit 1 million unique players within two and a half hours of its launch, sources told Insider Gaming. At one point, half a million concurrent players logged into the game on opening day. Admittedly, many players had to wait in the menu due to server issues. However, the problems were resolved after eight to ten hours of initiation.

This milestone makes XDefiant Ubisoft’s fastest game to reach 1 million unique players.

The numbers don’t end there either. At the time of writing (48 hours after launch), the game has just over 3 million unique players and nearly 300,000 concurrent players across all platforms.

It’s hard to gauge how successful XDefiant has been, but for context, Respawn Entertainment’s wildly popular Apex Legends, released in 2019 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, garnered 1 million unique players in eight hours and 2.5 million in under 2.5 million. 24 hours.

True, the game is free to play and its success is not based on player numbers, but on income from its Battle Pass and in-game cosmetics. Battle Pass is competitively priced compared to other titles on the market, but the prices for in-game cosmetics are steep, a sentiment expressed by the community as a whole online. For example, a bundle titled ‘Phantom’s Prototype’ will set you back 2900 X coins, which will set you back around $30 for four cosmetic items… ugh.

With where the game is now, Ubisoft is happy and the game is well on its way to surpassing all of its internal milestones in terms of player numbers. However, it remains to be seen if the game can retain those players and spend their hard-earned money.

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