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Ubisoft's XDefiant Factions - Lore, Skills, and Abilities Explained


XDefiant factions

Ubisoft's XDefiant will have five Factions for players to choose from, each with their own skills, traits, and abilities to utilize in battle against other players.


XDefiant is a fast-paced, action first-person-shooter set in the Ubisoft universe. It includes characters from Splinter Cell, The Divisions, Rainbow Six and more.


All Factions & Skills Explained


all 5 xdefiant factions

Libertad

Freedom Fighters


The revolutionaries of Libertad value strength in numbers as they seek to free their Caribbean nation of Yara.


Libertad are expert medics, thanks to BioVida therapies they’ve adapted for battlefield use. Their Médico backpack can keep an entire team alive and fighting, and just their presence alone increases passive healing for nearby friendlies.


Libertad Skills

  • Ultra: Médico Supremo - The Médico backpack provides a large health and healing boost for a limited time.

  • Passive Trait: Espíritu de Libertad - The contagious spirit of freedom slowly heals you and nearby allies.

  • Ability: El Remedio - Launch a revitalizing gas canister that heals friendlies until destroyed or canceled.

  • Ability: BioVida Boost - A fortifying wave boosts total health and regen for you and nearby allies.



Phantoms

Future Soldiers

These ex-Ghosts, also known as Shadow Team, offer their training and advanced tech to the highest bidder.


Phantoms are hard to kill and specialize in battlefield control, using a variety of deployed and personal shields to hold down points or anchor a forward rush.


Phantom Skills

  • Ultra: Aegis - A spherical plasma shield combined with an electro-scattergun for close-quarters combat.

  • Passive Trait: Hardened - Health increased as a result of tailored gene therapies.

  • Ability: Mag Barrier - An electromagnetic barrier blocks incoming enemy fire and grenades.

  • Ability: Blitz Shield - Equip a tactical shield. Press the Melee button for a shield bash.


Echelon

Super Spies

The spies of the NSA’s Echelon initiative don’t shy away from a firefight, but information and subterfuge are their most potent weapons.


Echelon are invisible on the minimap and use their abilities to surprise and confuse their foes. In addition, Echelon agents can reveal the location of enemy combatants, giving their allies a huge tactical advantage.


Echelon Skills

  • Ultra: Sonar Goggles - Reveal enemies and hunt them down with the classic Third Echelon 5.7 pistol.

  • Passive Trait: Low Profile - Agent does not appear on enemy minimaps.

  • Ability: Intel Suit - Shares the location of nearby enemies with your team.

  • Ability: Digital Ghillie Suit - Renders the agent nearly invisible. Movement and aiming reduce the effect.


Cleaners

Pyro Technicians

These former NYC sanitation workers solve all their problems with one tool: fire.


Cleaners are damage-dealing specialists, packing incendiary rounds alongside hardware like a napalm-spreading drone and an old-fashioned flame thrower. This crew takes grim pride in their work—while the Cleaners may not be trained soldiers, they know how to finish a job.


Cleaners Skills

  • Ultra: The Purifier - A flamethrower ensures enemies are thoroughly sterilized.

  • Passive Trait: Incendiary Rounds - Incendiary ammo inflicts extra burn damage but decreases weapon range.

  • Ability: Incendiary Drone - A napalm-delivering drone burns everything in its flight path.

  • Ability: Firebomb - Detonate a Molotov cocktail, causing explosive damage and igniting the area.



DedSec

Cyber Attackers

Where DedSec goes, chaos follows.


These tech experts can scramble the enemy’s HUD; take control of deployable items like shields, turrets, and drones; and unleash autonomous Spiderbots to hunt down the opposing team. DedSec hackers come from a variety of backgrounds, but they all believe in disrupting and dismantling systems of control, technological and otherwise.


DedSec Skills

  • Ultra: Lockout - Disable the enemies’ HUD, minimap, and abilities in the affected area.

  • Passive Trait: Fabricatior - After a device is deployed, the Fabricator prints a new one.

  • Ability: Spiderbot - Deploy a Spiderbot that will target and stun the nearest foe via face hug.

  • Ability: Hijack - Hack enemy-deployed abilities and make them your own.


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