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Image via Ubisoft

Is XDefiant down? How to check XDefiant server status

It's hard to keep up with demand.

The wait for XDefiant is over, as the game is finally coming out. Available on PC and consoles, we can finally experience what Ubisoft has been cooking over the last two years.

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Given the high level of anticipation surrounding the game, there’s a decent chance you might experience server outages at some point during XDefiant‘s launch. The servers can also go down for maintenance or major content releases after the initial release.

How to check XDefiant’s server status

Four of the factions stand side-by-side in front of a bright purple background in XDefiant.
There are a few ways to check XDefiant’s server status. Screenshot via Ubisoft
  1. Check XDefiant’s social media channels for updates.
  2. Check Ubisoft’s official Connectivity and Performance page for XDefiant outages.
  3. Check community hubs, like Reddit, as fans will also be reporting widespread outages.

Checking the resources above should be enough to see if XDefiant’s servers are down or not. If XDefiant’s servers are down, you have no option but to wait for them to come back online. In most cases, developers tend to be fast, so you can keep an eye on XDefiant’s socials to jump back into the game when the servers come back online.

Why are XDefiant’s servers down right now?

An enemy trooper crouches and shoots at an opponent, holding a shield to protect them, in a market in XDefiant.
Servers don’t stay down that long. Image via Ubisoft

XDefiant‘s servers are currently down as the game is gearing up for its launch on May 21. XDefiant is scheduled to launch at 12pm CT on all platforms, and although it had a server test a month ago, it wouldn’t be surprising if, due to high demand, you can’t log in straight away.

For the latest and most reliable information when it comes to learning why XDefiant’s servers might be down, you can check out the game’s Twitter or Ubisoft’s official status page.

What to do if you can’t log in to XDefiant when servers are up

A squad of faction troopers guard a robotic delivery package in XDefiant.
Time to troubleshoot that internet of yours. Image via Ubisoft

If you can’t access the game when the servers are up, there might be connectivity issues on your end. Trying out the following troubleshooting steps might allow you to jump back into XDefiant:

  1. Restart your router.
  2. Change your DNS settings.
  3. Use an ethernet cable if you’re on Wi-Fi.

If you are getting an error, like the “services not available” Foxtrot-01 error, we suggest you look at our dedicated article on that issue to get more information and hopefully find a solution to one of the game’s biggest annoyances.

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