Crusader is Coming This Fall

This Fall, prepare to lead the fight as the hammer slamming Crusader charges into Paradise! Choose from a variety of classes in the free-to-play action shooter Defiance 2050, and brace yourselves for the valiant Crusader coming in the Fall.  Ascend your Ark Hunter with the Ultimate Class Pack that includes the upcoming Crusader class, Engineer class, and so much more!

Ultimate Class Pack:
$50 worth of Bits
Crusader Class + Outfit*
Exclusive Crusader Outfit Tint*
Engineer Class + Outfit*
Exclusive Engineer Outfit Tint*
Assault Class
Assassin Class
Guardian Class
Combat Medic Class
TMW Hannibal 800R ATV

*Disclaimer – Engineer and Crusader classes, along with their outfits/tints, will be delivered as they go live in-game (Crusader anticipated in Fall, and Engineer in Winter 2018).

 

Class Overview: Crusader

The Crusader is a formidable bruiser class that comes well-equipped with a mighty hammer they can summon to engage in epic melee battles! Level up unique skills and activate abilities to leap right into the action or pull in enemies toward you with full force. The Crusader can later unlock awe-inspiring abilities like an absorbing shield that protects and unleashes an outward attack for swift retribution! Alternatively, the Crusader can call upon a massive meteor strike from above and crash it down to explosively damage and knockback foes.

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.

Defiance 2050 Open Beta – June 22 to 25

Join the Open Beta on PC today and become an Ark Hunter in Defiance 2050! Customize your character and choose from the new Assassin, Guardian, Combat Medic, and Assault base classes in beta. Explore the vast post-apocalyptic world of Defiance 2050 and enhance your weapons to fit your own playstyle in this massively cooperative free-to-play action shooter.

 

PC Open Beta: June 22 – 25

Participate in the Defiance 2050 Open Beta on PC all weekend long, starting on June 22 (Friday) at 10:00am PT and ending June 25 (Monday) at 10:00am PT. For this beta event, PC players can download and play Defiance 2050 through Glyph or Steam. Explore and venture as much as you like, there will be no level, power, or area restrictions during this beta, but keep in mind progress will be removed before Head Start and launch in early July.

 

Head Start Begins July 6 and Launch On July 10

Become a Founder and be among the first to fight on July 6th in the Defiance 2050 Head Start! During Open Beta, we encourage players to give feedback on the new class abilities and item systems. The in-game store will be disabled and pre-order packs will not affect accounts during the beta test, but items will be available when Defiance 2050 is live. With a Founder’s Pack, you can get a 3-day Head Start, unlock classes, amazing outfits, unique titles, XP boosts, inventory slots, and an awesome ATV for launch.