Defiance 2050 Closed Beta – April 20 to 22

Be among the first to fight in Defiance 2050’s closed beta coming this April 20 – 22. Sign up at today!

Defiance 2050 Closed Beta – April 20 to 22

It’s time to lock and load, and we’re bringing the fight to you! We’re thrilled to announce that the Defiance 2050 closed beta test runs April 20 to 22 on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. Defiance 2050 is a free to play, sci-fi action shooter set in a massive post-apocalyptic world that’s packed with advanced ark technology. Team up with players in co-op events to explore this partially terraformed world and accomplish compelling story missions or battle it out against fellow Ark Hunters in fast-paced PvP combat. Be sure to sign up for Defiance 2050 beta now to get in when the action starts!


New Gameplay Systems to Explore and More!

In Defiance 2050 you’ll experience a whole new class and progression system with an overhaul to the weapons and mods used to crush your enemies. During the closed beta, players will get to try out the Assault class and customize it to fit their playstyle.

Share Your Favorite Moments

We are super excited to have both new and longtime Ark Hunters continue the fight with us in Defiance 2050! If you’re a content creator, please share your Defiance videos, streams, artwork, and more with our community on Twitter, Facebook, and forums. Prepare to play on the platform of your choice during the closed beta, and please note that PS4 will be available for North America only for this beta event.


-The Defiance 2050 Team

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


  • 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.

Defiance 2050 – Continue the Fight!

Defiance 2050 is coming to PS4, Xbox One, and PC in summer 2018!

We are thrilled to announce the next chapter in the Defiance universe will be coming this summer to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC in a massive online sci-fi shooter we’re calling Defiance 2050. Continue the fight through the vast world of Defiance, reimagined for the current generation of gaming hardware. Check out what the Producer, Matt “Destromathe” Pettit, is excited to say in his Producer’s Letter and sign up for our upcoming Defiance 2050 Closed Beta this year!


Defiance 2050 – Continue the Fight!

Defiance 2050 is a futuristic online action shooter set in a post-apocalyptic sci-fi world filled with advanced alien technology. Team up with friends to engage in massive co-op battles, complete compelling story missions, and discover rare weapons and equipment. As you explore the reimagined Defiance universe, you’ll experience new gameplay systems for character progression, loadout customization, and much more! Want to know more? Take a look at the Defiance 2050 FAQ and check for news on the official forums, Twitter, and Facebook.


Free to Play From the Start

Defiance 2050 is being built as a free to play game, so everyone can explore the massive post-apocalyptic environment with cutting-edge graphics and new in-game systems. To expand your experience, we will also be offering a variety of optional purchasable cosmetics and items that are not tied to power, ensuring that all players are able to enjoy the Defiance 2050 experience on an even playing field.


Transfers Between Defiance and Defiance 2050

Defiance 2050 was built from the ground up to be the most enjoyable Defiance experience possible, with major overhauls to key systems, like progression and itemization, and various innovations being implemented. To do this, we had to ensure that the game wasn’t hindered by the past, a move that ultimately resulted in some elements from the original game, like entire character and item transfers, not being possible. However, some in-game progression, such as character slots and loadout slots from Defiance, will transfer from the original game.

Additionally, in the weeks ahead the Defiance team will be introducing the Valor Program, which will give Defiance players a way to earn exclusive upgrades and special in-game rewards that can be applied to Defiance 2050 when it launches. Stay tuned on our Twitter and Facebook for up-to-date developments, plus visit the forums here to discuss what rewards you would like to see in the Defiance Valor Program.


Play Original Defiance and Earn Valor for Defiance 2050!

As a thank you for players of the original Defiance, we are presenting the Valor Program, a system that will reward players for completing Pursuits (achievements) with special purchasables through a new unique currency called Valor Commendations. Valor Commendations can be redeemed in Defiance 2050 to unlock awesome items that will be exclusive to our dedicated Defiance fans.

Closed Beta Coming Soon – Sign Up Today!

Ark Hunters, be sure to register for Defiance 2050 Closed Beta and get in on the action as soon as it starts. Defiance is turning five this year and we’d like to thank the amazing Defiance community, both new and longtime Ark Hunters, that will continue the fight with us in Defiance 2050!


-The Defiance 2050 Team