Ubisoft XDefiant confirms how microtransactions work

May 18, 2024 by No Comments


In a recent blog post, Ubisoft outlined monetization plans for XDefiant, an upcoming first-person shooter that’s completely free to play. As you might expect, XDefiant will feature plenty of optional purchases, but Ubisoft has vowed that there will be no ‘pay-to-win’ mechanics. Below is a complete breakdown of how you can spend your money on XDefiant.


‘Great customization options’

Ubisoft insists A key point is that XDefiant has no pay-to-win elements. It has been confirmed that any ‘gameplay-influenced content’ can be purchased and earned in-game, meaning users can get something immediately or grind the game and unlock it over time.

XDefiant revealed that it will reward players for investing their time and effort into the game. That means even on a losing streak you’ll reward yourself with experience points and content. Here are the types of rewards you unlock for progressing through the game:

  • Battle Pass Rewards
  • Challenges in the game
  • Ubisoft Connect Challenges
  • Weapon Mastery
  • Shared gifts

Ubisoft then confirmed that customization is at the heart of the game:

Our goal is to provide amazing customization options that reward you for all the matches, wins and even losses you put into the game. We know it’s important to be able to present your identity as a player, so customization is key to the XDefiant experience.

To that end, players can both unlock and purchase:

  • Character skins
  • Weapon skins
  • MVP player animations
  • Player cards
  • Emoji packs

Players will also be prompted to purchase the Premium Battle Pass when they start playing XDefiant – but there will also be a free way to reward players. Less prestigious Unlocks

Are you going to invest any extra money in XDefiant?


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