• Information

  • Developer:
    Trion Worlds

  • Genres:
    Shooter, Free To Play, Sci-Fi

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  • Platforms:
    PC, Xbox360, PS3

Defiance is a free-to-play open-world third-person shooter developed by Trion Worlds for PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 4 that blends the world of the SyFy show with a virtual world. It was originally a buy-to-play game, but went free-to-play on on June 4, 2014. Set in a post-apocalyptic San Francisco several decades after a war ravaged the world and left much of it destroyed, Defiance gives players the chance to become an Ark Hunter, scouring the world for new technologies that will help them in further expeditions.


Origins: Become a Veteran, Machinist, Outlaw, or Survivalist. Your chosen origin only determines your character's backstory and initial starting gear which can be swapped out for new gear as soon as you complete the tutorial.

Ark Falls: Global Events called Ark Falls can happen at a moment's notice, requiring players to band together and form raid parties to take down the horrendous creatures that are created. Complete an Ark Fall and you could receive some great loot for your efforts!

SyFy Series Correlation: Defiance the game is very much tied to Defiance the SyFy Series. Watch as the game world changes and unfolds in ways that reflect how the television series is developing!

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Game Videos

  • Defiance Alcatraz Launch Trailer

    Defiance launches its Alcatraz update, introducing Massive Expeditions and more.

  • Two Years of Defiance – Armistice 2048

    Defiance celebrates two years of service during its annual Armistice Day celebration from March 30 through April 19.

  • Happy Holidays From Trion Worlds

    Trion Worlds is celebrating the holidays across its titles, and here's a short seasonal greetings from the team for each!

Game Articles

  • Erdag Ahmet Yilmaz

    I had a problem in the Defiance game and sent 1 ticket today: Erdag Ahmet Yilmaz Today 17:29 “Hello. I need help with Defiance. I already bought 2 times the rename item from the Defiance shop and other peoples have way longer chara names than mine and the name I want to use is not reserved or insulting but I can still not change it into the name I want to use.”
    Then I answered my own ticket with another informational comment:Erdag Ahmet Yilmaz Today 17:44 “As I wanted to make a screenshot of my situation and pressed for window mode during the 2nd time renaming as I described with Alt+Enter like described here it finished accidently the 2nd renaming try. This game sucks but don’t worry I will delete my account which I spent a little more than 100 Euros tomorrow morning :) , renaming doesn’t work the 3rd time and I already bought at least 2 times renaming item from Defiance shop. The name is not insulting and nor reserved.” They gave me in the support chat later the opportunity to get my bits(real game money in the game) back, but as it was my 3rd attempt and 2nd time buying the renaming item from the Defiance shop I will delete my Defiance account tomorrow morning as I spent over 100 euro into this account for that game and this ingame naming problem is still there since the beginning of my first character creation. My second character had the Last Name that I wanted to give to my first character in the beginning, too. You can keep the money, byebye. The only occasion where I had problem with the Defiance game.

  • Erdag Ahmet Yilmaz

    I deleted my own comment before, but is still appears here. Update about naming your character in Defiance: Nowhere online you can find out what max length of your chara name can be. The support group and I suggested that the length can be a problem during naming your character. I found out that the max length of Chara naming is 16 spaces. I hope this information helps others players in the future. 🙂 Thanks for the 2 GM during support chat. 🙂