14 February 2023

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Announcing Cross-Play Insider Session

Remember that Insider Sessions is covered by NDA which prohibits the recording/capturing/sharing of XDefiant visually. Insider Sessions is in-progress content that we are still working on.


Excited to announce the details of our Cross-Play Insider Session. When the Cross-Play Insider Session is active eligible participants can play on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X | S, and PC together! The focus of the test is on the Cross-Play and console experience. Please grab your controllers and let us know what you think in our Discord!

We also have a new map joining us for this Insider Session. Introducing our new map, Pueblito! Take in the sights of Pueblito, a fishing village in the Caribbean nation of Yara, while you seek to be MVP of your match!

A couple of reminders for everyone joining. The test is under NDA and prohibits recording/live streaming/sharing anything visual. Additionally, Insider Sessions is a place for us to connect with the community and show an early development version of the game to get impactful feedback. Due to this early insight, expect in-progress content and bugs. We appreciate your understanding of this and welcome any bug reports in our Discord.

As a special reward those that participate in this test will be able to unlock an emoji pack! Once unlocked, the ASCII pack will be available later in the future.

This Week

This week features:

  • Game Modes: Escort, Zone Control, Domination, Occupy

  • Maps: NEW Pueblito, Attica Heights, Arena, Dumbo, Emporium, Liberty, Mayday, Meltdown, Midway, Nudleplex, Showtime, Times Square, Zoo

This Week’s Focus

  • Focus: Console & Cross-Play Experience

  • Example Questions: Was it easy to connect and play with friends on multiple platforms? How does the console experience feel? How would you rate the overall Cross-Play experience? Does the game run and perform as you would expect? How is the controller experience?

Test Timing:

This week test is planned for Thursday, February 16th. The test will not be limited to 3 hours as previous test were, but instead will cover multiple consecutive days.

Warm-Up: 9:45 AM PT / 12:45 PM ET/ 5:45 PM GMT

Warm-Up Phase allows 15 minutes of getting your settings right in the Practice Zone before matches are available

Start Time: 10:00 AM PT/ 1:00 PM ET/ 6:00 PM GMT

Start Date: February 16th, 2023

End Date: February 19th, 2023 – February 20th

End Time: 11 PM PT/ 2:00 AM ET / 7:00 AM GMT

Known Issues:


  • Cleaners will not be available during this test as we investigate a bug with them


  • In Dual Monitor setup, mouse will move off primary monitor during respawns.

  • Game freezes after changing graphics settings

  • When dead, player menu UI overlaps with other player UI


  • Possible FPS drops when panning or making wide mouse movements


  • Various issues with party grouping features.


  • Desync between the shooting player and the dying player

  • After dying while activating an ability, the ability activates itself upon respawn

  • After dying mid-ability, the ability remains locked me out

  • Weapons appear invisible on character and others.

  • Spawning into the start of a match without a weapon in-hand visible


  • When the "Flip Bumpers/Triggers" setting is enabled, it does not correctly flip the left bumper and trigger.

For more information and to provide feedback, please join us on Twitter, Discord, Reddit, Discussions.