XDefiant Devs Confirm Team Deathmatch Mode Is Coming After Constant Requests
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XDefiant Devs Confirm Team Deathmatch Mode Is Coming After Constant Requests

Ethan Dean

The developers at XDefiant have confirmed that the highly requested Team Deathmatch mode will be coming to the game soon.

Ubisoft’s free-to-play FPS XDefiant has been surprisingly successful, reaching over half a million players despite some early server issues. There’s an undeniable appeal to piloting famous factions from Ubisoft’s library and pitting them against each other.

Of course, in the free-to-play FPS market, one of the most important things to do is find a method to keep players engaged over time. Fortunately, XDefiant has a pretty solid roadmap that looks to build on the available content with new factions and weapons slowly arriving.

To add new content to this suite, the team behind XDefiant is also introducing new game modes – and the developers have confirmed that Team Deathmatch mode will be arriving sooner rather than later.

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Will one faction dominate the new Team Deathmatch mode?

In a recent interview on IGN Live, executive producer Mark Rubin claimed that Ubisoft’s goal is to strengthen the long-term health of the game. Part of that is the implementation of Team Deathmatch in XDefiant, which he developed further.

“One of the things players have been asking for in the two and a half weeks we’ve been live is a TDM mode,” Rubin said. “So we’ll see that in a few weeks.”

Early leaks revealed the potential inclusion of a Team Deathmatch mode for XDefiant, among others. This announcement was the first official confirmation that we would see the game mode.

It will be interesting to see how this shakes up the game’s strategy with different meta-builds already existing for the current suite of modes. It might also cause players to rethink their position on certain maps, which might be better to play with a new objective.

There has been no announcement regarding a concrete date, so for now, we’ll have to trust Rubin on his estimate of “a few weeks.” We’ll be sure to provide an update when things become a little clearer.