Tea XDefiant closed beta offers players and streamers an early chance to check out the upcoming first-person shooter before its official launch on PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X at a later date. If you want to participate, you’ll need to act fast. Here is our guide on how to download the XDefiant Beta on PC.
XDefiant Beta on PC – how to download and participate
Tea XDefiant closed beta is currently underway and is scheduled to continue through April 23rd at 11 PM (PDT). If you act quickly, you can enjoy several days of play that will give you early experience with what promises to be a major release. What’s more, there’s no NDA in place. That represents an enticing opportunity for content creators.
To participate in the XDefiant closed beta on PC, you’ll need to get your hands on a beta key. You can register at the XDefiant website to receive one by email. Delivery may take some time, so make sure to register as quickly as possible. Once you receive the key, you should redeem it on the official site using a desktop or laptop. Ubisoft Support has indicated some people are having trouble redeeming their key using mobile devices.
Initially, Twitch drops were a faster way to snag an XDefiant beta-key. You could watch a partnered streamer (out of a list of dozens) play the game for 30 minutes to secure a game access drop. Unfortunately, this option went away after 10AM (PDT) on April 15, which means you will typically need to secure your key through the site. However, you can still connect your Ubisoft account to your Twitch account and watch streamers to receive weapon skins.
A rewarding early look at XDefiant
Any players who participate in the XDefiant beta also can unlock an exclusive set of rewards that Ubisoft promises will carry over into all future purchases. Here is the official list:
- M4A1 “Disruption” Weapon Skin
- Kersey “Dungaree” Character Skin
- M870 “Cobalt” Weapon Skin
- XD-Style Emoji
- Magnum “Black & Bling” Weapon Skin
- MP7 “Graffiti” Weapon Skin
- MK20 “Pelagic” Weapon Skin
- De Rosa “Hi-Velocity” Character Skin
- MVP/Profile/KS “Hi-Velocity” Player Card
- MP5 “TechX” Weapon Skin
Progress will not carry over to later releases. Still, the XDefiant beta is a terrific chance to get a handle on the game sooner rather than later. It includes access to a number of maps, modes, and factions that should figure prominently in the final release.