How to unlock the DedSec faction in XDefiant

How to unlock the DedSec faction in XDefiant
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Written by 

Jack Roberts


24th May 2024 11:21

If you’ve been playing XDefiant and just can’t wait to unlock the DedSec faction – then I’m here to break down how to do so, as well as what DedSec has to offer in the game.

As a free-to-play shooter that brings together some of Ubisoft’s most iconic titles, DedSec from the Watch Dogs series offers some unique gameplay options that set it apart from the other factions.

How to unlock DedSec in XDefiant

There are two ways to unlock DedSec in XDefiant:

  • Unlocking it by earning 700,000 XP
  • Purchase it for 1,000 XCoins

The DedSec Major challenge in XDefiant
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While you can certainly purchase the Watch Dogs 2 faction, by quickly levelling up, you can soon unlock it simply by playing the game without it costing you a single penny.

This forms part of the Preseason Major Challenge which is essentially the grand prize among all the other challenges you can complete this preseason.

DedSec faction abilities in XDefiant

DedSec abilities in XDefiant
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Live every faction in XDefiant, DedSec has its own set of unique abilities that can make for some powerful builds. You’ll find all of DedSec’s abilities below:




After a device is deployed, the Fabricator prints a new one.


Hack enemy-deployed abilities and make them your own.


Prevent enemies from using their Ability & Ultra in an area of effect.


Deploy a Spiderbot that will target and stun the nearest foe via facehug.

As you can see, the bulk of DedSec’s power comes from hacking and interfering with the enemy team’s abilities. In some cases, like Hijack, you can even turn their abilities against them.

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That’s everything you need to know about unlocking DedSec in XDefiant and the loadouts that it can bring to your teams. If you’re on the hunt for even more guides and news coverage, be sure to check out our XDefiant homepage where you can find out how to get the weapon mastery camos and the best loadouts in the game.

Jack Roberts
About the author
Jack Roberts
Jack is a Guides Writer at GGRecon. With a BA (Hons) & MA in English and Creative Writing, he was also the Gaming Editor for The Indiependent. When not pondering which game has the best cup of coffee (and drinking far too much of it himself), he can often be found playing Dead by Daylight, Street Fighter or making yet another build in Bloodborne.
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