The Free2Play shooter XDefiant has been playable for a few days as part of a closed beta. In the meantime, some CoD experts have already looked at the game and formed a surprisingly positive opinion. But what is it that makes XDefiant good, and maybe even better than Call of Duty?
What do CoD pros say about XDefiant?
Ubisoft’s shooter is praised by YouTubers and streamers for various reasons and is sometimes seen as a tangible competitor for CoD. one aspect that is mentioned in almost every video plays a particularly important role, namely SBMM.
Skill-based matchmaking is one of the controversial features of modern shooters, such as Modern Warfare 2. All lobbies are equally exhausting and even better players can rarely dominate a match. However, Ubisoft’s XDefiant wants to do without such matchmaking altogetherwhich is extremely well received by many players.
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But what else do pros like about XDefiant?
One Shot Sniper and Maps: The German CoD streamer aim bread has already published two videos about XDefiant on YouTube. For him, the shooter is even better than CoD, which he also says about the lack of SBMM moors. The passionate sniper enjoys playing the one-shot snipers and praises the unusual and beautifully designed maps.
Content and communication: CoD expert espresso like that XDefiant on that
golden age from CoD and has a classic minimap. In addition, the shooter already offers a lot of content in the beta, such as a large selection of maps and weapons. He also commends that the developer stay in touch with the community and communicate everything important.
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Clarity and Ranked Play: The German streamer Haptic Rush is also very convinced of XDefiant. He likes the imaginatively designed maps, but he also praises the clear menu navigation and the limitation to a smaller number of weapon modifications. Haptic also emphasizes that ranked games are already possible in the beta and that there is map voting.
A sure success: The pro gamer and streamer FaZe Jev also previously reported on XDefiant, and is convinced that the shooter will be a success, even if it isn’t
CoD Killer may be. He also mentions the abandonment of SBMM and the early introduction of ranked games, as well as good communication from the developers.
Of course, there is also criticism of Ubisoft’s arcade shooterwhich is quite short and mainly relates to bugs in the beta that can still be corrected. At the moment you have to expect that you will die after you have actually ducked for cover. Also, some skills are still a bit too strong and need to be balanced.
What do you think of the feedback from the CoD experts? Do you think that XDefiant can become a serious shooter competition and even threaten Call of Duty? Or do you see the game more in its own niche? And do you agree with the streamers and YouTubers in their praise for XDefiant, or are you more skeptical? Feel free to write it in the comments!