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.