XDefiant Beta: How to equip Skins

Xdefiant Skins
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XDefiant is currently in its open Beta and players are wondering how to equip Skins. It’s one thing to have the best AK-47 build in the game but it’s another to show it off with a great Skin. Here’s everything you need to know about Skins in the XDefiant Beta.

Note: For more information on XDefiant, visit our guides page.

How to equip Skins in XDefiant

As you play XDefiant, you’ll notice that you’re unlocking weapon Skins as you use the best weapons. Every weapon has Skin options, the question is: how do you equip them? That’s the fun part, you don’t.

For some reason, Ubisoft has deactivated the ability to equip Skins during the XDefiant Beta. While you are unlocking weapon skins, you can’t equip them. We guess that Ubisoft did this so players can just focus on getting and equipping the best attachments. It’s not the best reason, but it’s possibly the only thing that makes sense.

When the XDefiant Beta concludes and the game officially launches, weapon Skins will be useable just like in any other FPS. However, for now, weapon skins are off-limits.

Will the Skins carry over to the full release of XDefiant?

Your next question might be if you can use the Skins you unlock now in the full release of XDefiant. Luckily, the answer to this is yes.

As you play the XDefiant Beta, you’ll unlock weapon Skins as you use a specific gun. These weapon Skins can’t be equipped now, but they don’t disappear either. When XDefiant launches globally, you’ll be able to hop right into the game, equip your weapon Skins that you grinded for, and show off to the newbies.

It’s a bummer and an enigma why Skins aren’t available during the XDefiant Beta, but it is what it is. At least the weapon Skins you earn now save and carry over to the XDefiant full release. The best you can do now is continue to grind for those weapon Skins and enjoy them later.

Noah Nelson
About The Author
From his early days of blog-style music, movie, and game reviews to working as the Esports Writer at Coastline Community College, Noah Nelson now works fulltime as a Staff Writer for Attack of the Fanboy and PC Invasion. He has been helping gamers everywhere with Destiny 2 god rolls, Warzone 2 DMZ missions, and collectibles in any indie game for over a year and a half. His Bachelor's Degree in English Rhetoric and Composition with a minor in Journalism from CSULB has shaped him to be a strong writer and editor. His fondest gaming memory is playing Sly Cooper 2 after begging his mom (for hours) to play it before his birthday and he still cries myself to sleep remembering the time he accidentally saved over his 99% completion save file in Kingdom Hearts 2.