For Honor Is Out, so Who Do You Pledge Allegiance To?

Have you always dreamed of wielding a giant axe and severing heads? Or maybe slicing people precisely with a Katana? Well then For Honor is the perfect action/fighting game for you. Offering an intense single player campaign but also multiplayer modes that will engross you, this is a game for all sorts. Players embody warriors of the three Great Factions – the bold Knights, the brutal Vikings and the deadly Samurai. Pick a warrior and leave it all in the arena, hopefully “all of it” being your opponents body. The Art of Battle, the game’s innovative combat system that puts players in total control of their warriors, allows them to utilize the unique skills and combat style of each Hero to vanquish all enemies who stand in their way.

For Honor
Too bad it’s spelt wrong.

The launch of For Honor follows two highly successful beta periods that accumulated more than 6 million unique players while more than 2 billion minutes were played across current-gen consoles and PC. These were also the largest PC beta phases in Ubisoft’s history with 1.8m participants. Players participating in both the Open and Closed Beta experienced Faction War, the persistent cross-platform meta-game. The Knights Faction reigned victorious by the end of the Open Beta giving all players who pledged to the Knights the Emblems of Power with golden frames that can be used for customization. These in-game rewards, as well as additional beta rewards for all factions, will be available in the full game at launch.

For Honor’s meta-game, Faction War, the persistent cross-platform conflict between the Knights, Vikings and Samurai, will continue to drive player engagement post-launch. Players begin by pledging their sword to the faction of their choice. Every multiplayer battle in For Honor impacts the world as players earn War Assets based on their personal performance in matches. These War Assets can be deployed and spent helping players conquer and defend territories. Every match makes a difference, as all players contribute to the glory of their faction during each 10-week competitive multiplayer season. Once the season ends, all For Honor players will receive in-game rewards based on the rank of their faction. At the end of each season the Faction War resets and resumes after an off-season period.

For Honor is a game that will constantly be evolving, much like how each faction did historically. To reflect that, new Heroes, maps, modes and gear will be released throughout the game. You shouldn’t be battling over whether or not you buy this game, the only battle should be happening in the war zone. Stay tuned for a review next week.


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