XDefiant leaks reveal Assassin's Creed, Rabbids and new game modes

Ubisoft's free-to-play shooter XDefiant is preparing to expand its universe with a range of new factions, weapons and game modes, promising an eclectic mix of content that could redefine the gaming landscape.

Recent leaks have revealed that XDefiant will introduce factions from some of Ubisoft's most popular franchises. Players can look forward to the stealth and agility of the Assassins from Assassin's Creed and the chaotic charm of the Rabbids, originally from Rayman, infiltrating the battlefields.

The addition of these factions is not only a nod to Ubisoft's extensive gaming history, but also a strategic move to add diversity to the gaming experience in XDefiant.

The leaks, provided by dataminer AgainTX, suggest that Ubisoft is not holding back on the content. A list of possible new weapons has surfaced, including a sawed-off shotgun, Tommy Gun, FAMAS, a turret, an RC car, a FAL, and a G36 rifle.

These weapons could introduce new strategies and playstyles, keeping combat fresh and exciting. Additionally, new game modes such as Team Deathmatch, Capture the Flag, and Infection are reportedly in the works. These modes are staples of the shooter genre and could appeal to a wider audience looking for classic, competitive gameplay.

Aside from the immediate updates, XDefiant's second year could bring even more surprises. Factions based on The Crew – Ubisoft's open-world racing game – and more Rabbids content are planned.

While it's still unclear how these elements will be integrated into the shooter, their inclusion indicates Ubisoft's commitment to innovation and cross-franchise synergies.

Ubisoft has reportedly filed DMCA violations to remove some of the datamined images and screenshots from social media, which may indicate the legitimacy of the leaks.

However, due to the selective nature of these removals, some content remained accessible, further fueling speculation among fans.