Is XDefiant crossplay & cross-progression on PS5, PC & Xbox?

Is XDefiant crossplay & cross-progression on PS5, PC & Xbox?
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Written by 

Ben Williams


22nd May 2024 11:28

There's good news for XDefiant players wondering if the game has crossplay and cross-progression. So you know exactly what you're getting into as you dive into Ubisoft's free-to-play shooter, I'll lay out exactly what you need to know. 

Is XDefiant crossplay?

Yes, XDefiant is a crossplay game across its PS5, Xbox Series X, and PC platforms. No matter which systems you and your friends are on, you'll be able to engage in fast-paced multiplayer matches together. 

However, XDefiant also gives you the option to disable crossplay if you want matchmaking to only include players on the same platform as you. Here's how you can disable crossplay on each platform:

How disable XDefiant crossplay on PS5 & PC

  • In the main menu, go to "Settings"
  • Select the "Matchmaking & Account" tab
  • On "Crossplay", change the setting to "Off".

How to disable crossplay on Xbox

Turning off XDefiant crossplay is a little more complicated on Xbox since you need to adjust the console's settings instead, but it's easy enough when you know how:

  • Press the Xbox button on your controller
  • Select "Profile & system", "Settings" & "Account"
  • Choose "Privacy & online saftety" and "Xbox privacy"
  • Go into "View details & customise" & "Communication & multiplayer"
  • Select the drop-down box under "You can coin cross-network play"
  • Choose the "Block" option

Does XDefiant have cross-progression?

XDefiant key art of a soldier holding a gun
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Yes, XDefiant has cross-progression, meaning you can carry over save progress between platforms - letting you carry over your Battle Pass, Boosters, Cosmetics, Factions unlocked, and XCoins. However, keep in mind that cross-progression is only available for those logged into a Ubisoft account across those connected platforms.

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Ben Williams
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Ben Williams
Ben is a Senior Guides Writer at GGRecon. Alongside his BA (Hons) in Business Management is a wealth of gaming and entertainment writing experience, having previously occupied roles as a Copywriter in e-commerce at Overclockers and Guides & SEO Writer at GameByte and FragHero. When not whipping up guides and reviews, Ben’ll be off playing the latest Pokemon games, Overwatch 2, Spider-Man, The Witcher, and Final Fantasy - all before reading manga and listening to Ice Nine Kills.
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