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XDefiant Factions list: All playable characters

Here's a closer look at all playable characters in XDefiant

Image of XDefiant player aiming with assault rifle and holding drone

Checking out the XDefiant factions list is worth doing before loading into the action. 

With Preseason in full swing, XDefiant players are beginning to master all of the classes and their abilities to gain the upper hand across a variety of game modes. Inspired by other Ubisoft franchises, XDefiant factions have their own distinct style and plenty of features that are perfect for scoring some additional eliminations.

Find the full XDefiant faction list in this guide packed with all there is to know about each one.

All XDefiant Factions


Hailing from the Caribbean island of Yara from the Far Cry franchise, Libertad focuses on healing during XDefiant matches. Players can heal themselves quickly in addition to providing support for their teammates. Here's a closer look at their abilities:

  • Médico Supremo - A backpack that provides large healing and health boosts for a limited time.
  • El Remédio - Launches a gas canister that heals teammates until it's canceled
  • Biovida Boost - A wave boosts health and regeneration levels for you and nearby teammates
  • Espíritu de Libertad - A passive ability that slowly heals you and nearby allies over time


Inspired by Ghost Recon, Phantoms are all about using technology to defend a specific location or their teammates during a match.

  • Aegis - A plasma shield paired with an electro-scattergun that excels in close-range combat
  • Mag Barrier - Electromagnetic barrier that blocks enemy fire and incoming grenades
  • Blitz Shield - Equips a tactical shield. Players can press the Melee button to use a shield bash attack.
  • Hardened - Increases health


Straight from Splinter Cell, Echelon is all about maintaining a low profile to outsmart their opponents. The elements of stealth are excellent for getting behind enemy lines undetected.

  • Sonar Goggles - Reveals enemy outlines and allows players to score kills with the Third Echelon 5.7 pistol
  • Intel Suit - Reveals the location of nearby enemies to teammates
  • Digital Ghillie Suit - Turns players almost invisible. Aiming and movement reduce the invisibility effects
  • Low Profile - Player doesn't appear on the enemy minimap


The Cleaners from The Division 2 have made their way into the XDefiant arena and are built to deal huge amounts of damage to the opposition.

  • The Purifier - Activates a flamethrower to eliminate enemies for a limited time
  • Incinerator Drone - A drone that delivers napalm and burns anything that gets too close
  • Firebomb - Throw a Molotov Cocktail to deal explosive damage and burning a small area where it lands
  • Incendiary Rounds - Fire-based ammunition that inflicts additional burn damage but reduces weapon range


Watch Dogs 2's DedSec faction is a strong option for those looking to disrupt the opposition. Armed with abilities ranging from HUD disruption to hacking nearby equipment, the faction can turn the tide of a match in your favor.

  • Lockout - Disables enemy HUD, minimap, and abilities in the nearby area
  • Hijack - Hacks abilities deployed by the enemy and makes them your own
  • Spiderbot - Deploy a Spiderbot that targets and stuns the nearest opponent by grabbing onto their face
  • Fabricator - Once a device is deployed, the Fabricator makes a new one

There you have it, that's all of the XDefiant factions known so far. As the cycle progresses, we'll be sure to update the guide with any new ones once they become available.

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