Best way to get point blank kills in XDefiant
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Best way to get point-blank kills in XDefiant

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XDefiant has a plethora of guns to choose from, but players must first complete challenges to unlock them. A recurring challenge is to get a certain amount of point-blank kills — here’s the best way to do it.

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XDefiant: Best way to get Point-Blank kills

The range for a point-blank kill in XDefiant is much smaller than you would normally see in other first-person shooters. The best way to describe it is that you must be within melee range of your opponent for it to count as a point-blank kill. With that in mind, you want to make sure you tackle this challenge on one of the smaller maps available. This will increase your chances of getting close enough to your opponent for the kill to count as a point-blank. 

I recommend the map “Arena,” which is one of the smallest maps available at launch. Not only is the map small, but it also has tons of cover to help keep you alive while you focus on getting the point-blank kills for the challenges. 

Once you are on a small-sized map, getting point-blank kills boils down to rushing into your opponent where they’re spawning or the objective point they’re holding. The two best modes to do this on are either Domination or Occupy, where your opponents will be focusing on capturing a certain location (objective).

All Point-Blank Kills gun challenges

Point Blank Kills in XDefiant
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Getting point-blank kills in XDefiant is crucial if you want to unlock some of the best guns in the game. As of right now, three guns can be unlocked through point-blank kills. Below are all the guns that require you to get point-blank kills and the amount needed.

  • MP7: Get 10 SMG Point-Blank Kills
  • AA-12: Get 15 Shotgun Point-Blank Kills
  • M1911: Get 4 Secondary Weapon Point-Blank Kills

The MP7 is one of my personal favorites in XDefiant and I highly recommend you attempt the challenge to unlock it. You will not regret it. You’ll also notice that some guns require you to get hipfire kills as well, so check out our guide on the best way to do that.

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Christian is a contributing writer for PC Invasion and has been writing about the game industry for almost two years. He has found joy in a never-ending list of games, with some of his favorites being Elden Ring, The Last of Us, Final Fantasy, and Resident Evil. While he has a bachelor's degree in business, he decided to follow his dream and write about what he loves most. Outside of writing, you can find him listening to all types of podcasts, especially True Crime.