Classes Overview: Assassin, Guardian, Combat Medic, Assault

Prepare yourselves for launch this summer and take an in-depth look at the 4 new base classes (Assassin, Guardian, Combat Medic, and Assault) in Defiance 2050. Check out our Dev Update video to find a class that fits your playstyle and customize your very own Ark Hunter. Players can freely switch between other classes they have unlocked either through gameplay or by purchasing one of the Founder’s Packs. Look for a future in-depth look at the Demolitionist class, but for now let’s see what these starter classes are all about.

 

Assassin: Stealthy Slayer

Specialize in critical strikes, surprise attacks, and all-out damage as the deadly Assassin class! Sneak up on enemies with your innate Stealth ability and strike through with your Hidden Blade to cut them down.

 

Guardian: Defensive Protector

Hold the line and keep allies safe in the New Frontier as the valiant Guardian class. Put up a protective Barrier to block incoming fire and unleash a Shockwave that stuns foes in an area in front of you. Make a stand and significantly reduce damage taken with your Steadfast ability, then follow up with Taunt to have enemies to focus fire on you.

 

Combat Medic: Tactical Healer

Heal up wounds, save lives, and buff your squad as the vital Combat Medic class. You come equipped with a Healing Bot that follows you and supports your team. Use Inspire to increase your allies damage or grant them an EGO Refresh for greatly improved cooldown reduction on abilities!

 

Assault: Versatile Fighter

Become an all-around offensive and defensive Ark Hunter as the adaptable Assault class. Use the Sprint ability to get into the action or to make a smooth retreat out of danger! Dive head on for some devastating Super Melee attacks that will truly crush your enemies.

 

Get a Head Start and Become Founder

The Ultimate Founder’s Pack includes all 5 unique classes, 3-day head start, an amazing ATV vehicle, slick outfits, special titles, inventory slots, 30-day XP boost, and $50 worth of Bits! The Xbox One and PlayStation 4 Founder’s Packs will also be available at a later date. 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.

Armistice Has Arrived!

Celebrate with your squad of Ark Hunters this Armistice with special events running from March 19 – April 9.

Armistice will feature 4 events simultaneously this year and new Pursuits to achieve! Thanks to the community for voting, Defiance will run Neo Votanis Freebooters, Hulker Hell, New Frontier Harvest, and Outbreak events from March 19 to April 9. Earn Purified Gulanite on all Arkfall drops over this Armistice. That’s not all! Get free 7 day Patron for logging in once between April 2 to 9.

 

Events – Neo Votanis Freebooters, Hulker Hell, New Frontier Harvest, Outbreak

Hulker Hell

  • Hulker Hell Majors and Minors will be occurring all across Paradise

Neo Votanis Freebooters

  • Arkfalls across Neo Votanis Front and Shrill

New Frontier Harvest

  • Traverse the post-apocalyptic wilderness and fight maniacal monstrosities

Outbreak

  • Defeat diseased defilers and hulkers across the infected New Frontier

 

New Pursuits

Expedition Specialist (5 EGO/Achievement points)

  • Complete 15 Expeditions above Tier 25 during Armistice

Event Expert (5 EGO/Achievement points)

  • Complete 25 Major Arkfalls, Sieges, or Incursions during Armistice

Faction Guru (5 EGO/Achievement points)

  • Complete 20 Contracts during Armistice

Armistice Completionist (40 EGO/Achievement points)

  • Complete all Armistice Pursuits

 

Free 7 Day Patron – Log in between April 2 to 9

Celebrate Armistice with free 7 day Patron time by logging in once between April 2 – 9. Patron provides extra boosts to enhance your Defiance experience. Get your hunt on Ark Hunter!

 

Complete Pursuits in Defiance and earn rewards in Defiance 2050 through the Valor Program! Learn more in the Valor article and sign up for Defiance 2050 Beta.