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How to get into the XDefiant stress test

All the latest details about the XDefiant stress test start and end dates, downloading the test client, and how to get the rewards.

XDefiant stess test - a DedSec member holding an assault rifle is about to deploy a drone with C4 attached to it.

How do you get into the XDefiant stress test? Plans seem to change frequently with XDefiant, with each beta test resulting in a delay to the shooter’s full release. After months of inactivity, Ubisoft announced an XDefiant stress test, giving players a weekend to test the server’s capabiltiies.

So, as the FPS game opens up to as many players as it can physically support for the first time, you may be wondering how to get into the XDefiant stress test. Luckily, the process isn’t all that difficult, and once you’ve registered your interest, you can begin earning prizes that will appear in your inventory when the XDefiant release date rolls around.

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When is the XDefiant stress test?

The XDefiant stress test will start on Friday, April 19, 2024, at 10am PT / 1pm ET / 6pm BST and run until Sunday, April 21, 2024, at 10am PT / 1pm ET / 6pm BST.

How to get the XDefiant stress test

To access the XDefiant stress test on PC, download and log into the Ubisoft Connect app. You should see the stress test advertised on the main hub area. Open it, then click the “Add to Games” button to register your interest. The page should refresh, and you can then preload the XDefiant stress test, which has a download size of 32.947GB.

To register on either Xbox Series X|S or PlayStation 5 consoles, search “XDefiant – Server Test Session” in the respective stores’ search bar, and it should appear as the first result. This will be a separate download, so if you have a product called “XDefiant” in your library, keep it as Ubisoft says it will “eventually become the final launch product”. Xbox users with the Closed Beta build with a gray icon should note that this is now an expired product, and they can delete it.

XDefiant stress test: a squad of different characters from Ubisoft's universes.

What are the XDefiant stress test rewards?

At the bottom of the official blog post outlining the details about the stress test, it also includes a section on the rewards that you can earn for the game’s full release.

Here are the XDefiant rewards you can earn for playing in the stress test:

  • Play in the test: MP5 Shamrock weapon skin.
  • Play in a party: M9 Ember weapon skin.
  • Reach level 18: 3x Weapon XP boosters.

Now that you’ve signed up for the XDefiant stress test, you only need to wait until it begins. Of course, if you need something to do in the meantime, check out the best PC games to see if there’s anything to fill the void. We also have a list of upcoming PC games with all the known release dates for games in 2024 and beyond.