Update on Xbox 360 EU:

So, let me first explain a bit of what has been going on with our EU environments lately. We have been moving server hardware for our EU environments, for both Defiance and Defiance 2050. This is a careful and risk filled endeavor, and it takes quite a lot of time to do, hence the extended 6 hour + downtimes we have been posting.

We have already completed the move for Defiance 2050 hardware, and attempted to move the D13 hardware last week, but failed to do so and had to reschedule the move to today. Our D13 PC- EU and PS3- EU hardware has been successfully moved and those environments are back up and running with no issues (you may even notice more stability on those environments, after being moved).

For Xbox 360 EU we have run into an issue that is very unique, and unique to that environment only. Unfortunately, "unique" translates into we need more time. That being said, and we very much hate to do this, we will be keeping Xbox 360 - EU environment down and locked until we are able to implement the solution needed to get the environment back up and running correctly.

I do not have a time estimate, at this moment, as to when that will be, but I will be keeping you all regularly updated. Let me apologize profusely for any inconvenience this may cause our Xbox 360 - EU players and I promise I will keep you all updated as I get information in. Thank you all, once again and I wish you all happy hunting, Arhunters!

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Ark Hunters!

The time has come! The time for Event Horizon to begin!

But first, there will be a downtime of about 2 hours which will start at 10 AM PT (7 PM CST)

We will update you if we need more time or when we come back online earlier.

The Defiance Team

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Good evening, Arkhunters

We are aware of the issues with logging into Xbox 360-US/EU and are working on it now. We will update as soon as we have more information.

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Ark Hunters!

Memorial Day is almost there and so is a short update!

There will be a scheduled downtime of about 2 hours starting at 10:00 AM PT (12:00 PM UTC/07:00 PM CST).

We will update you if we need more time or when we come back online earlier.

The Defiance Team

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Draw Your 2050 Arkhunter - Results

September 12, 2018 | Etaew | Viewed 1,220 times |

Thanks for taking part in our Draw Your 2050 Arkhunter Art Contest, we have the results ready from our guest judges Kiwibird, Delicious and Etaew. Each judge will choose 1 winner and mention things they like about two other entries.

Our choices try to come from a balanced perspective with effort and originality not just skill. You all did great, and I loved looking through them.

Rewards will be sent out through Defiance Data Mail as soon as they have been made available from the Defiance team.


These selected winners will receive a Defiance 2050 Ultimate Pack.

My Defiance 2050 Ark Hunter by SGT_Xiong

The digital art of my Ark Hunter wearing the CDC Eradicator uniform and wielding the M212 Demon protoype weapon. I used Krita, a free digital paining program and my Huion KAMVAS GT-191 Drawing Tablet with the pressure sensitivity pen to create this piece. Good luck to all fellow contestants.

Chosen by Kiwibird - 

A bad shield by Adriel

Chosen by Delicious - Haha! A very silly piece, it made me giggle -- and the personal interpretation is well crafted! It has this borderline Cartoony yet trying to closely relate to the game's semi-realism feel; It's amazing! Great work, and Keep it up!

ark hunter sol pandora monarch mayhem by Solpandora

Chosen by Etaew - I really like this action shot and the colour used. The character detail is well done and the hellbugs look menacing.

Special Mentions

These entries receive a Ark Alliance Terranaut outfit unlock.

Arkangel Lilith by Arkangel Lilith (PS3-NA)

Arkangel Lilith enjoying a short respite from Arkfalls while remaining fashionable in her Defiant Few Recon Gear and Renegade shades.

Highlighted by Delicious - Very well interpreted! Definitely you're right about her being perfectly fashionable, pose is well done and definitely she gives off a great sassy feeling!

Hellbugs in the ego system by Shelton Quick (PS3-NA)

So i wanted to put my chill defiance 2050 in perspective however, i was not sure how to do so in a way that shows the robust side of my gameplay as well as keep my favorite elements (favorite weapon of all time in mind).  So in all its glory this is my arkhunter "lil zero' with my favorite colors and of course the MAZU AR. Fully modded of course. I wanted something that would make a good poster but keep it comic-like.

Highlighted by Delicious - Comic-like and Poster goals? Well, if it gives you any reassurance, it's an amazing piece I'd be honored to have as wall-deco! Amazing work, and awesome mount!

Daimyon - Defiant Few by Daimyon

This is my second entry to the contest.  I decided to try some different techniques on this one.  The outfit is the Defiant Few that was offered as a Twitch Drop.

Created using Photoshop CC 2018 and a Wacom Intuos 4 draw tablet.

Highlighted by Kiwibird - 

Defiance by Draven Blackmane

Drawn on iPad 4th gen with adonit mark stylus on the app Procreate.

Highlighted by Etaew - This is a well drawn character, the lines and colours are clean and neat. Good job.

A Nightmare by Aenor777 (PC-EU)

Titled a nightmare because draw this was a nightmare.

13h30m Character: Braenn by Tyrant (PC-EU)

This is my main character from Defiance 2050. 

WIP images: www.deviantart.com/imsniping/gallery/

Draw Your 2050 Arkhunter

Etaew's Sample 2050 Arkhunter
My arkhunter entry
Defiance 2050
My Defiance 2050 Ark Hunter
Ort Signed In.
Meet RileyCast
Fun ride in D2050
Exterminate by EMC Loyalist
13h30m Character: Braenn
Michael Hellfire, locked and loaded
Hellbugs in the ego system
A Nightmare
Daimyon - Defiant Few
Death Upon you o wicked one
Halloween is coming
7th Legion Ark Hunter
A bad shield
Mr. & Mrs. Arkhunters
ARKFALL. let's stay alive to spend it
Life is a Hellbug
Arkangel Lilith
ark hunter sol pandora monarch mayhem
monach mayhem closeup of char
defiance arkhunter
Beautiful Day in Defiance 2050
Hellbug Battle
Day late dollar short


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Mad Master (PC-NA)

Congrats everyone who created art for the contest. It's a hellbug of alot harder work to create art to enter a contest than it is to click on a button to be entered.

Thanks DD for the challenge and hope for more creative contests that test the fandom of the Defiance community.

It's also good to hear a Kiwi bird stopped by and pecked a winner.

8 months ago

Tyrant (PC-EU)

The real 3 winners (without count my own creation because I can't be objective):

 https://www.defiancedata.com/art=906/a-nightmare The level of detail is awesome.

 https://www.defiancedata.com/art=920/arkangel-lilith Thats just amazing.

https://www.defiancedata.com/art=922/monach-mayhem-closeup-of-char it needs a lot of work, but its too cool.

There are others very good but I think they don't have as much work as these.

8 months ago

Tyrant (PC-EU)

Really? This shit made in 3 mins (https://www.defiancedata.com/art=912/a-bad-shield) Over other great draws made in hours? 

https://www.defiancedata.com/art=920/arkangel-lilith  https://www.defiancedata.com/art=917/defiance https://www.defiancedata.com/art=906/a-nightmare https://www.defiancedata.com/art=893/ort-signed-in https://www.defiancedata.com/art=902/13h30m-character-braenn)

This is rigged, you've wasted our time.

8 months ago

Tyrant (PC-EU) 8 months ago

will be judged on art quality and effort made

Tyrant (PC-EU) 8 months ago

And in case anyone wants to tell me I'm a bad loser or some nonsense like that:


Tyrant (PC-EU) 8 months ago


Etaew (PC-EU) 8 months ago

Thanks for taking part in the contest, the rewards for taking part will be sent out today. Each judge had their own opinion of what they liked, and one did prefer traditional work and humor. I respect their right to choose. No friends were chosen, as none of the judges know the people who entered.

Thanks for creating Defiance art, we'll be looking at showcasing this where we can, and hosting future contests. I hope you accept and respect our decisions and the difficulty in running the contest and picking a limited amount of winners with the rewards limited by Trion.

Tyrant (PC-EU) 8 months ago

I know it was a difficult decision, I said it myself in a commentary. But there are other traditional drawings much better than the one chosen...

Etaew (PC-EU) 8 months ago

I'm not going to argue specifics in a public setting, everyone did great, and there are some high quality traditional pieces. The judge justified their choice in the text after the image, and it was the humor that made it stand out to them.

Tyrant (PC-EU) 8 months ago

And again: will be judged on art quality and effort made

But well... I will stop, no sense right now.

Aenor777 (PC-EU) 8 months ago

I completely agree with Tyrant. And there are other suspicious things he hasn't said. One of the judges wouldn't even comment on his choice.

But only the fact that they changed the rules makes it very clear.


I will be sure to up my game on the next go around. Congrats to the winners. 

8 months ago

Etaew (PC-EU) 8 months ago

Was super hard to choose, there were some really high quality entries :)