All XDefiant Factions and Their Abilities, Explained

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Are you wondering what are all of the Factions and their Abilities in Ubisoft’s upcoming release, XDefiant? If this is the case, keep reading as we explain all there is to know about Factions and their abilities in XDefiant. 

What are all Factions in XDefiant?

There are currently five different Factions in XDefiant, from which players can choose their Defiant. Every Faction has one Passive Trait, two Abilities and one Ultra ability. Moreover, all Factions are taken from Ubisoft franchises and their traits and abilities were inspired by their original games. This is the list of all currently available Factions in XDefiant:

  • Cleaners (Tom Clancy’s The Division series)
  • DedSec (Watch Dogs series)
  • Echelon (Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell series)
  • Libertad (Far Cry 6)
  • Phantoms (Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon series)
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Abilities for All Factions in XDefiant

Every Faction in XDefiant is unique and comes with Abilities inspired by their original game. Read on and we will explain all Faction’s Abilities in detail below.


Cleaners originated in The Division game series, and these former sanitation workers use fire to solve all their problems. In XDefinant, Cleaners are damage-dealing specialists who utilize incendiary rounds, flamethrowers, and fire-spreading drones. This Faction is perfect for players who enjoy aggressive playstyle.

  • Ultra: The Purifier – A flamethrower ensures enemies are thoroughly sterilized. 
  • Passive Trait: Incendiary Rounds – Incendiary ammo inflicts extra burn damage but decreases weapon range. 
  • Ability: Incinerator Drone – A napalm-delivering drone burns everything in its flight path. 
  • Ability: Firebomb – Detonate a Molotov cocktail, causing explosive damage and igniting the area. 


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A notorious hacking collective from the Watch Dogs series, DedSec relies on their hacking skills to disrupt enemies. Believing in taking down systems of control, DedSec hackers can take control of enemy abilities and disrupt the enemy’s HUD. Along with all this, they have a Spiderbot that hunts enemies for them.

  • Ultra: Lockout – Disable the enemies’ HUD, minimap, and abilities in the affected area.
  • Passive Trait: Fabricator – After a device is deployed, the Fabricator prints a new one. 
  • Ability: Spiderbot – deploy a Spiderbot that will target and stun the nearest foe via face hug. 
  • Ability: Hijack – Hack enemy-deployed abilities and make them your own. 
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Although capable in a firefight, the agents of Echelon are more at home using subterfuge. These super spies from Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell series do not appear on the minimap. Additionally, all their abilities are oriented on intel gathering and surprise attacks. 

  • Ultra: Sonar Goggles – Reveal enemies and hunt them down with the classic Third Echelon 5.7 pistol.
  • Passive Trait: Low Profile – Agent does not appear on the enemy minimap.
  • Ability: Intel Suit – Share the location of nearby enemies with your team.
  • Ability: Digital Ghillie Suit – Renders the agent nearly invisible. Moving and aiming will reduce the effect of invisibility. 


The revolutionary fighters from the Caribbean island of Yara, Libertad are expert medics. Adopting the BioVida for battlefield use, they can keep the whole team alive and simply standing next to a Libertad agent affects players’ passive healing. This is a Faction for all players who love supporting their team and keeping them in a fight.  

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  • Ultra: Medico Supremo – The Medico backpack provides a large health and healing boost for a limited time.  
  • Passive Trait: Espiritu de Libertad – The contagious spirit of freedom slowly heals you and nearby allies.
  • Ability: El Remedio – Launches a revitalizing gas canister that will heal friendlies until destroyed or concealed.
  • Ability: BioVida Boost – A fortifying wave that boosts total health and regen for you and nearby allies.


XDefiant’s “tank” Faction, Phantoms are ex-Ghosts from Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon series. Specializing in battlefield control, these futuristic soldiers deploy a variety of shields that will help them hold points with ease. 

  • Ultra: Aegis – A spherical plasma shield combined with an electro-scattergun for close-quarters combat. 
  • Passive Trait: Hardened – Health increased as a result of tailored gene therapies. 
  • Ability: Mag Barrier – An electromagnetic barrier that blocks incoming enemy fire and grenades.
  • Ability: Blitz Shield – Equip a tactical shield, that can be used for a melee shield bash.

Upcoming Factions

The next faction we will get in XDefiant is GSK, from Rainbow Six Siege.


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