A character’s abilities in XDefiant are determined by their Faction, so we’ve got you covered on who exactly does what.

The majority of customization in XDefiant comes through its weapons. You can select a variety of characters with differing abilities, however. These are known as XDefiant's Faction, which you may recognize from some of Ubisoft's other popular games.

Each Faction has multiple members you can choose from. Those members have passive abilities, usable abilities, and an ultra ability to turn the tide of battle. More are confirmed to be added through XDefiant's future seasons, so we've got the current, and will update you with the future ones.

Every Faction in XDefiant

XDefiant's various tests included four Factions to play. The same can be said upon launch, with the exception of a fifth unlockable or purchasable Faction. It just depends on how you want to add them to your roster.

More are coming with each consecutive season. Here are all of them currently in the game:


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  • Ultra: Medico Supremo - The Medico backpack provides a large health and healing boost for a limited time.
  • Passive: Espiritu de Libertad - The contagious spirit of freedom slowly heals you and nearby allies.
  • Ability 1: El Remedio - Launch a revitalizing gas canister that heals friendlies until destroyed or canceled.
  • Ability 2: BioVida Boost - A fortifying wave boosts total health and regen for you and nearby allies.


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  • Ultra: Aegis - A spherical plasma shield combined with an electro-scattergun for close-quarters combat.
  • Passive: Hardened - Health increased as a result of tailored gene therapies.
  • Ability 1: Mag Barrier - An electromagnetic barrier blocks incoming enemy fire and grenades.
  • Ability 2: Blitz Shield - Equip a tactical shield. Press the Melee button for a shield bash.


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  • Ultra: Sonar Goggles - Reveal enemies and hunt them down with the classic Third Echelon 5.7 pistol.
  • Passive: Low Profile - Agent does not appear on enemy minimaps.
  • Ability 1: Intel Suit - Shares the location of nearby enemies with your team.
  • Ability 2: Digital Ghillie Suit - Renders the agent nearly invisible. Movement and aiming reduce the effect.


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  • Ultra: The Purifier - A flamethrower ensures enemies are thoroughly sterilized.
  • Passive: Incendiary Rounds - Incendiary ammo inflicts extra burn damage but decreases weapon range.
  • Ability 1: Incinerator Drone - A napalm-delivering drone burns everything in its flight path.
  • Ability 2: Firebomb - Detonate a Molotov cocktail, causing explosive damage and igniting the area.

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  • Ultra: Lockout - Disable the enemies’ HUD, minimap, and abilities in the affected area.
  • Passive: Fabricator - After a device is deployed, the Fabricator prints a new one.
  • Ability 1: Spiderbot - Deploy a Spiderbot that will target and stun the nearest foe via face hug.
  • Ability 2: Hijack - Hack enemy-deployed abilities and make them your own.

How to unlock new Factions in XDefiant

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(Screenshot via esports.gg0

When a new Faction arrives in XDefiant, you can unlock them one of two ways. Either spend the XCoins, the game's premium currency, or complete a Major challenge to add them to your Faction options.

The XCoin price is 1000 for just the Faction and one character, or all characters for 2500. Otherwise, you'll need to do a bit of grinding. The challenge to unlock a Faction requires 700,000 total XP .

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