Content Roadmap: Plans for Paradise

Hey All,

Defiance 2050 Producer Matt “Destromathe” Pettit here and I am thrilled to bring you a detailed content roadmap for Defiance 2050 over the coming months.

With launch day behind us, we’re blown away by how many Ark Hunters have jumped into Defiance 2050. We’ve been working hard to create a smoother Defiance experience for all players by resolving the issues that have come up. Stability has been our number one priority since launch, and will continue to be a priority moving forward. Your excitement to jump back into the Defiance experience has been fantastic and we’re incredibly happy to see so many players, but we do realize how the influx of players can cause a strain on the experience on the whole. With that in mind, we’ve been working as quickly as we can to create an experience that is stable and bug free.

While we work hard to provide the best experience in the here and now, I am sure all of you are anxious to hear about what is coming in the future! We have a constant stream of content and events coming your way very soon.

New Classes

Over the next few months, we will be adding three new classes to Defiance 2050. While Founders already have access to the Demolitionist class, it will soon be available to unlock in-game for all players. Shortly after that, we will be releasing the hard-hitting Crusader class. The Engineer is planned to release this winter, giving players the ability to summon their own turrets!

Trouble in Paradise

The launch of the Crusader class comes with tough times for Paradise. Crusaders are not here to socialize; they are in town to deal with a new enemy, fighting to eradicate it before the Bay Area and the world itself are decimated. New enemies, Missions, Contracts, and story content are coming in waves, telling the story of this new menace each and every month. Each phase the story will bring exciting new content to explore, culminating in a final showdown early next year with the ultimate end-game experience that you have been waiting for.

This new threat will become stronger as time goes on, but Ark Hunters can load up with great new technology to fight with. Get ready for an entirely new character customization system coming this fall. Players can sink their teeth into some brand new technology that pushes their powers beyond anything featured in the game previously. This new system will change the way you play, and leverage both classes and power to enhance your ability to fight this new threat. We’ve created a road map of our upcoming content that you can check out below.

More story, new enemies, and new dangers are coming, along with new and improved weapons to help you take on the challenge every step of the way. It’s gonna be a hell of a ride in Paradise, so grab your prototypes and join us for many fantastic months of updates that we have in store. I can promise you that the wait will be worth it.

As always, thank you for being a part of the Defiance 2050 universe and bringing it to life with us. Join your friends, and come play with us in Paradise. It has never been a better time to be an Ark Hunter!

-Destromathe

Be a Founder and Join Head Start on July 6th

Arkfalls are invading PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on July 6th, now’s your chance to be among the first to fight in Defiance 2050 by becoming a Founder. Unlock special items bundled in a variety of Founder’s Packs available for a limited time only. Pre-order Xbox One, PC, or Steam Founder’s Packs in the store now and PS4 Packs for NA only will be available on July 6th. PS4 EU Founder’s Packs will not be available during Head Start, but all platforms and regions will be able to play at 10AM local time on July 10th for launch. See what’s included in the Ultimate Founder’s Pack here:

Ultimate Founder’s Pack:

  • 3-day Head Start
  • $50 worth of Bits currency
  • TMW Hannibal 800R ATV
  • Assault Class + Outfit
  • Assassin Class + Outfit
  • Guardian Class + Outfit
  • Combat Medic Class + Outfit
  • Demolitionist Class + Outfit*
  • Exclusive Demolitionist Outfit Tint
  • 30 Inventory Slots
  • 30-day XP Boost
  • “Classy” Title
  • “Demolitionist” Title
  • “Opportunist” Title

 

Head Start Goes Live on 7/6

Become an Ark Hunter as early as July 6th and discover the post-apocalyptic San Francisco for yourself in the world of Defiance 2050. Head Start goes live at 10:00am Pacific on Friday (7/6) on PC and 10:00am local time for Xbox One and PS4 (NA only). Head Start will continue through the official launch on Tuesday (7/10). The free-to-play Defiance 2050 launches on July 10th, and afterward the Founder’s Packs will no longer be available. After purchasing a Founder’s Pack, log onto the appropriate platform and Glyph account to play in Head Start.

 

What’s New In Defiance 2050?

Defiance 2050 is a reimagined sci-fi shooter that takes the compelling story, universe, and gameplay of the original game, and gives it a great overhaul.

  • New classes include the versatile Assault, deadly Assassin, protective Guardian, supportive Combat Medic, and explosive Demolitionist that each add their benefits to any team.
  • New item enhancements allow for more customization and power to your arsenal. Upgrade, reroll, and unlock bonuses for weapons you find and discover new prototype weapons, like the hellbug infused Venom Spitter.
  • New graphical updates for Xbox One, PS4, and PC and quality of life improvements to heighten your in-game experience.

 

With new core systems and improved visuals on a newer generation of hardware, Defiance 2050 is setting a solid foundation for launch and aims to evolve the story with new content in the future.

 

See you in the New Frontier!

*Once the tutorial is completed you’ll be able to select from your full list of unlocked classes.

Closed Beta Wrap Up: Over 3 Million Hellbugs Destroyed

Closed Beta Wrap Up

The first fights of Defiance 2050 are over for now, thank you Ark Hunters for playing in the Closed Beta and telling us your thoughts on social media, forums, and our livestreams each Friday. The Defiance team has been reviewing your survey feedback, checking out comments, fixing bugs, improving server stability, and gearing up for all the new systems coming to launch this summer. Let’s take a look at some of the cool data we gathered from closed beta!

 

Closed Beta Fun Facts:

  • 3,451,479 Hellbugs Killed (those Hellbugs didn’t stand a chance)
  • 4,769,146 Mutants Killed
  • 213,519 Total Levels Gained
  • 68,305 Completions of the Chaos Reigns Mission
  • 420 Ark Hunters Reached Max Level 25 in Beta (420 top Beta Blazers, who’d have guessed)
  • 37 Hours was the Longest Session Playtime from a Player
  • 8,206,389 Minutes of Beta Played (that’s over 136,000 hours of gameplay)

 

Early Founder’s Packs Available Now

Suit up your Ark Hunter with a 3-day head start at launch and take a look at the Defiance 2050 Founder’s Packs for PC. The Ultimate Founder’s Pack includes an amazing ATV, 5 unique classes, slick outfits, special titles, inventory slots, 30-day XP boost, and $50 worth of Bits! Defiance 2050 is a free to play, co-op action shooter set in a massive sci-fi world filled with post-apocalyptic gear and alien ark technology. The Xbox One and PlayStation 4 Founder’s Packs will also be available at a later date.

 

Heading Into Launch

As we get closer to Defiance 2050 launch this summer, we’re excited to share the new class abilities, updated graphics, itemization upgrades, and much more in the road ahead. The next beta event and launch date have not been announced yet, but stay connected on our official forums, Twitter and Facebook page for upcoming news. If you can’t wait to hunt some hellbugs, play the original Defiance now and complete Pursuits (and purchases) that will turn into Valor rewards for Defiance 2050.

Closed Beta Begins & PC Founder’s Packs Now Available on 4/27

Defiance 2050 Closed Beta – April 27 to 29

Defiance 2050 Closed Beta is back in action this weekend (4/27 – 4/29), and this time with Xbox One, PlayStation 4 (NA only), & PC! Become an Ark Hunter in this Closed Beta event starting Friday (4/27) at 10:00 AM Pacific and ending Monday (4/30) morning at 10:00 AM Pacific. Defiance 2050 is a free to play, massive co-op action shooter in a futuristic terraformed world filled with alien ark technology. In this Closed Beta, players will get a first look at the updated graphics, class skill system and weapon enhancements in Defiance 2050. Team up this weekend and fight through epic arkfall events, an exhilarating co-op instance, and compelling story missions as you explore the world of Defiance 2050.

 

Become a Founder – Demolish the New Frontier at Launch

Get a head start at launch and check out the variety of Defiance 2050 Founder’s Packs filled items including an amazing ATV, special titles, unique classes, slick outfits, and much more! PC Players now have the opportunity to unlock the Founder’s Packs, but keep in mind these items will be available when head start begins and not during closed beta. Have a blast with the new Demolitionist class and get an explosive 3-day head start before launch.

As we get closer to Defiance 2050’s launch this summer, the Founder’s Packs will be available for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 as well. Defiance 2050 is a free to play online multiplayer game, and players will be able to unlock classes through purchase or gameplay. Check out our Store page for more details and see what’s in our Ultimate Founder’s Pack!

 

Ultimate Founder’s Pack:

  • 3-day Head Start
  • $50 worth of Bits currency
  • TMW Hannibal 800R ATV
  • Assault Class + Outfit
  • Assassin Class + Outfit
  • Guardian Class + Outfit
  • Combat Medic Class + Outfit
  • Demolitionist Class + Outfit
  • Exclusive Demolitionist Outfit Tint
  • 30 Inventory Slots
  • 30-day XP Boost
  • “Classy” Title
  • “Demolitionist” Title
  • “Opportunist” Title

 

Become a “Beta Blazer” in Beta
Unlock the special “Beta Blazer” title for participating in the Defiance 2050 Closed Beta and it will be granted in game when Defiance 2050 launches. In this closed beta, explore the Mt. Tam and Madera story mission zones and play the Liberate the Lost co-op instance to team up with your friends. During this closed beta test, in-game store purchases, achievements, trophies, and PvP will be disabled, but look forward to those features come launch time. Ark Hunters can reach up to power level 1500, character level 25, and class level 25. The end game content and post launch updates this summer will see the most new additions and changes, but those will not be accessible during this beta test.

 

Closed Beta Updates, Bugs, and Install Info

Special thanks to all the Ark Hunters who played in in the first PC Closed Beta! The Defiance 2050 team resolved several issues for this beta weekend with your help. If you played the previous closed beta, you are invited to play again this week and now Xbox One & PlayStation 4 players can join in the fun. You may encounter some bugs (more than just Hellbugs) in the closed beta test and we greatly appreciate your bug reports on the forums. Check the Defiance 2050 updated fixes & known bug list here and report new bugs here.

If you are running into an issue applying a beta code or installing the game, check out our Trion Worlds Support Center for assistance or check out the Closed Beta FAQ. Thanks for participating in our closed beta test and happy ark hunting!

 

-The Defiance 2050 Team