The MMOs of Trion Worlds are slowly but surely coming out of their silence as the Gamigo buyout dust continues to settle. Next up on the list is Defiance 2050, which provided a recent dev blog with at least a few words of assurance regarding Defiance 2050 updates.
After opening with an apology for not putting out any communication sooner, the blog post confirms that key staff members like Zephkial, Rarnok, and Destromathe are still in the office and “working their butts off” to bring new content to the MMO.
Updates in the works include events and content that focus on the Synergy Matrix system. There will also be a return of the Solstice Strike event in December and game store Black Friday and holiday sales to take advantage of. More details are likely to come soon, and a livestream detailing the Synergy Matrix update is schedule for Friday, November 16th at 10:30am PST/1:30pm EST.
“There really is a lot to be excited for and we can’t wait to be able to share even more info with all of you,” closes the post. “Thanks to all of you for sticking with us.”
Well, better late than never, all things considered. As with other Trion MMOs that have come up from their radio silence, we do hope that fans of this particular online shooter MMO continue to get the updates they’re looking for and the devs of Defiance 2050 are doing well.
Defiance 2050 is about a month old at the time of this story’s writing. So, naturally, one of the first questions asked of many MMOs is “Where do things go from here?” Enter a Defiance 2050 update roadmap, which provides a bit of insight into future updates planned for the shooter MMO.
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As you can see in the image above, the roadmap itself provides a brief look at the next three content updates for Defiance 2050:
The first will introduce a new enemy type and the hammer-wielding Crusader class.
Following that, another new enemy along with new Sieges, missions, a new advancement system, and the turret-deploying Engineer will arrive.
Finally the Paradise Lost updates will feature Major Arkfalls and end game-level dungeons and boss fights.
In addition to what’s planned further down the line, a producer’s letter from Matt “Destromathe” Pettit also brought up the fact that the devs are aware of and working on improving stability issues that are affecting the MMO.
Unfortunately, none of the updates in question have any firm release dates, but players can expect them in “the coming months”. Feel free to dig into what’s next with Destromathe on the game’s website.
Considering our own thoughts about Defiance 2050, giving this game some honestly new and engaging content will be a welcome sight indeed. We’d love to hear your own thoughts on this action/shooter MMO so feel free to share your impressions in the comments.
Whether you like to shoot aliens and mutants on PS4, Xbox One or PC, the Defiance 2050 launch has you covered. The updated vision of the original Defiance action MMO has gone live with some notable mechanics tweaks meant to refresh things from the first title.
As far as story goes, Defiance 2050 looks to be following the same general plot points of the original game. What’s different here are new classes that include the Assassin, Assault, Demolitionist and Combat Medic; a new enhancement system that lets players power up and customize their favorite weapons; and a variety of quality-of-life and graphical updates.
Naturally, Defiance 2050 will continue to apply updates over the course of the year, with two more classes – the Engineer and the Crusader – expected to arrive to the action MMO sometime during the winter of 2018. For now, players can learn more on the website or watch the trailer below for a sizzle reel-style overview.
Here’s hoping that the gameplay and systems adjustments made to Defiance 2050 are enough to maintain enough interest this time around. We’d love to hear your opinion on the matter: have you found the new updates to be enough to call this a new game, or is this just a tourniquet on a bigger injury? Sound off below.
The rebooted and reskinned version of Defiance has now officially tied down its release. The Defiance 2050 launch date is Tuesday, July 10th, letting players into its version of the shooter MMO’s so-called next generation go live for one more open beta test and then a summer release.
For those who maybe weren’t invited to the previous closed beta tests, Defiance 2050 will be holding its final test in open beta format on PC from Friday, June 22nd to Monday, June 25th. During this open beta, players will have access to the game’s four base classes and the full array of missions that will arrive at launch.
Though Defiance 2050 is launching free-to-play, it is the way of these things to also arrive with Founder’s Packs and Defiance 2050 is certainly no different. Folks who buy in ahead of time will unlock classes, get access to exclusive class outfits, get a three-day head start, and be given unique titles.
Those who would like to learn more about the next stages in Defiance 2050’s life can read up all the details here.
It’s not too much longer to wait now, though we definitely have some questions that will need to be answered about this game’s approach to free-to-play and what sorts of restrictions are on those who don’t feel like opening their wallets. Time will, of course, tell that tale.
Another Defiance 2050 beta weekend is on the horizon, and this time the shooty MMO is going to bring console players to the party. For realsies this time. Players on PC will get yet another chance to try the game out, while PS4 and Xbox One players are going to hop in for the first time.
The next closed beta test will kick off this coming Friday, April 27th through Sunday, April 29th. In this closed beta test, players will be able to level their characters up to level 25, explore the Mount Tam and Madera regions, and join in on large-scale battles and story missions.
According to the announcement, PlayStation 4 players who are looking to looking to play the beta are going to need a North American account much like the last time. That said, all of the methods for adding your name to the list should be the same as the last time as well.
Well, it’s good to know that console players are going to get their chance to try Defiance 2050 out. That said, there’s some early impressions both from colleagues and from the community that seem to suggest that some adjustments to this “built from the ground up’ version of Defiance needs several more pieces of construction done to it. Perhaps this new build will introduce some truly new changes?
We’ve got some bad news if you’re one of those who were eager to try out the Defiance 2050 beta test on consoles this coming weekend. In the interest of optimizing the experience for all players, the devs have had to push back the Xbox One and PS4 beta tests to a later date.
If you’re a PC-playing hopeful of Defiance 2050, don’t worry; your start date is still the same as before – Friday, April 20th. Xbox One and PS4 players, however, are going to have to sit on their hands and wait until a later date is confirmed.
As of this writing, there’s no firm date or release window for the console version’s beta test, but those who are dedicated to either platform are advised to keep an eye on the game’s social media for any additional updates. The team promises to communicate when console players get to start their beta as soon as possible.
Looking through the original tweet’s responses, there’s a surprising number of people who appear to have squandered paid time off days in order to start their time with the console edition of the game, so we certainly feel for those fans. Ideally, there will be a new date announced soon and console players of Defiance 2050 won’t have to wait for too long before they can get in. Also, let’s hope this doesn’t indicate delays in getting the shooter released for all platforms at around the same time.
…and so begins the march towards a new chapter in Defiance’s history. Trion Worlds has locked down some dates for the Defiance 2050 closed beta, confirming the weekend of Friday, April 20th through Sunday, April 22nd for those who sign up and are selected.
The weekend beta test will be available to players on PC, Xbox One and PS4, though PS4 players should note that testing will be limited to North America only. During closed beta testing, players will get to play with the Assault class and customize it to their playstyle with the game’s new overhauled weapons and mod system.
Those who are interested in signing up to be selected can do so here, either by creating an account from scratch or signing in with an existing Glyph account. The scale and scope of the test was not provided in the announcement, but there will not be an NDA in place.
Well, time to see what’s different between the world of Defiance and the world of Defiance 2050. Not only will this likely provide a good first look at how the game has changed, but this will, ideally, help Trion Worlds and the 2050 devs work out initial wrinkles when the game makes its full free-to-play launch. If you’re signing up, may your name be drawn from the hat!
So. We all know that Defiance 2050 will be a thing. But where does that leave existing Defiance players? That’s where the Defiance Valor Program comes into play, which will grant some cosmetic rewards for use in 2050 for playing Defiance classic.
In summary, players will be able to a new currency for use in 2050 by completing Pursuits – AKA achievements – in Defiance. These rewards include unique cosmetics like the Red VBI Infiltrator armor pictured above, along with character boosts, titles and vehicle skins.
Defiance will be adding a number of new Pursuits this Friday, March 9th for players to rake in the Valor Commendations and will even create a unique “Road to 2050” category for players to keep track of.
There are some important things to make note of regarding the Valor Program. Specifically, there will be a cutoff date for Valor Commendation earnings, after which point the character with the highest EGO from Pursuits on your account will get their EGO score converted into Valor Commendations.
Details about this cutoff date will be announced at a later time. You can also find a further FAQ about the Valor Program on the official forums.
On the one hand, this will very likely drive more activity into the original Defiance game as people try to rake in as many Valor Commendations as they can. On the other hand, we are definitely wary about what sort of “boosts” are being offered and whether this indicates bad things for the game’s store offerings or how progression as a free player feels without said boosts.
It looks like the Defiance MMO is due for a pretty major reboot. Trion Worlds has introduced plans to launch Defiance 2050, a sort-of sequel, sort-of re-release of the game arriving free-to-play for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One this Summer.
Defiance 2050 is being billed as a futuristic online shooter set in a post-apocalyptic world with advanced alien technology, offering solo and co-op play where players can follow story missions, unlock exotic equipment and “extensive” skill and customization systems.
As the game is being built as a free-to-play title from the start, Defiance 2050 will essentially force existing Defiance players to start from scratch with no character or item transfers available. That said, Defiance players can still transfer some progression features such as character and loadout slots over to Defiance 2050. In addition, existing Defiance players can earn Valor Commendations that can be used in the new game to unlock unique items.
Defiance 2050 is expected to enter a closed beta sometime later this year. Interested players can learn a bit more by checking out this FAQ or sign up for the game’s closed beta here.
This is definitely not a development we expected to see come out of Defiance whatsoever, as it was pretty well assumed that the original game was on life support at best. Turns out that perhaps this old dog is set to learn new tricks, though we’ll be interested to know how new those tricks will be as development on Defiance 2050 continues.