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For Honor

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X
Genre: Online Multiplayer
Publisher: Ubisoft
Developer: Ubisoft Montreal
Release Date: Feb. 14, 2017

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'For Honor' Final Year 5 Season 4 Update Will Add Brand-New Hero Group Next Week, Year 6 Details - Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 20, 2022 @ 5:54 p.m. PST

For Honor is a fast-paced, competitive experience mixing skill, strategy, and team play with visceral melee combat.

Carve a path of destruction through the battlefield fighting for guts, glory, and survival in For Honor, a new melee action game developed by Ubisoft Montreal in collaboration with other Ubisoft studios.

Enter the chaos of a raging war as a knight, Viking, or samurai, three of the greatest warrior legacies. For Honor is a fast-paced and immersive experience, mixing skill with visceral, never-before-seen melee combat.

The Art of Battle, the game's innovative control system, puts you in total control of your heroes, each with distinct skills and weapons, as you annihilate all soldiers, archers, and opposing heroes who stand in your way on an intense, believable battleground.

For Honor offers an engaging campaign and thrilling multiplayer. Enjoy the full experience with friends online, in split-screen two-player co-op, or solo against AI.

Ubisoft announced For Honor Year 5 Season 4 – Title Update 2.0 will release on January 27, adding a new playable Hero archetype to the game: the Pirates. Armed with their signature cutlass and pistol, Pirates are the first of the Outlanders, an all-new group of Heroes coming from vast horizons. Additional Heroes from the Outlanders will be coming to the game during For Honor’s Year 6: Lost Horizons, set to begin March 17.  

Pirates set their sights on Heathmoor after a string of dramatic climate changes affected their home archipelago. The water is the only home they know, and no ship, harbor or warrior is safe from their ferocity. They are bold and passionate fighters, and they have developed a fighting style that is all their own by engaging with enemies from across the seas. Armed with their razor-sharp cutlass and one-of-a-kind pistol, they engage their opponents with a rush down style that can be relentless. They apply continuous pressure by mixing Pistol Blast and Heavy Attacks that Chain one after the other. Fiercely loyal to one another, they ally themselves with anyone who can help them – and they fight anyone who stands between them and their spoils.  

Starting January 27, players will be able to purchase the new Pirate Hero from first-party stores for $7.99 as part of a package that includes the new Hero, one exclusive Ornament, one Elite Outfit, seven days of Champion Status and three scavenger crates. Players can also unlock the package on February 10 for 15,000 Steel in-game. Coinciding with the arrival of this new Hero, a Free Event Pass will offer players exclusive rewards. In addition, new seasonal armor variations will be available for all heroes starting the first day of TU2. 

Pirates inaugurate a new group of Heroes: the Outlanders. Hailing from all over the world outside Heathmoor and unrelated to existing factions, each Outlander has different reasons to join the fight in For Honor. These Heroes will continue to expand the diversity of weapons and fighting styles available in the game’s roster, now including thirty unique Heroes.

Following five years of continuous content updates and improvements, Year 6 will offer an additional year of content to the game across four Seasons, revealing two new Outlander Heroes, additional customization options, as well as further enhancements of the core combat experience.

Year 6: Lost Horizons

In Year 6, the world of For Honor is getting bigger and it starts with the arrival of a new group of heroes presented in Y5S4, the Outlanders.

Venturing from the outside, the Outlanders will view the For Honor world under a new lense but also impact Heathmoor with novel forms of combat and cultures.

The first of this group, the Pirate, bring with them multiple relics they have collected across their different travels. These relics will uncover these lost horizons and forgotten mythologies of Heathmoor.

These relics will be unveiled one by one each season and will help push the boundaries of new themes that will be explored.

Unlike previous years, the Year 6 narrative will not necessarily unfold in chronological order.

You can expect a first glimpse as we get closer to March 17 once Year 6: Lost Horizons begins.

Four Unique Seasons and Two New Outlander Heroes joining the battlefield

Similarly to Year 5, Year 6 will have four unique Seasons and two new heroes. Both of them will be part of the new group, the Outlanders.

The first new hero will be released in Y6S2 TU2, and the second hero in Y6S4 TU2. Both will bring new elements of combat that differ from the existing factions and we can't wait to see your reaction to how they will shake up the battlefield.

For more details about the Outlanders, you can check out our special FAQ article.

Seasonal cosmetics and a new customization option: Hero Skins

Along with existing offers such as new unique battle passes each season, themed armor and weapon variations, content of the week; Starting in Y6S1, we will be adding a new customization option to the mix: Hero Skins.

Hero Skins will be a new option in the hero appearance customization tab. Here, players will be able to select any Hero Skins that are available to the hero that they are looking to customize.

But what are they? Hero Skins are top-to-bottom designs that affect every element of a hero’s appearance harmoniously. With these full-set designs we can push the boundaries of all the elements composing the hero’s customization and push the fantasy of their identity even more. This includes armor, weapon, body type, skin, facial features in novel ways, and we cannot wait to show you what it looks like!

For Year 6, we are aiming to release one hero skin per season for a single hero within the current For Honor roster.

When equipped, the Hero Skin will override the customization and body type you already have on your hero while Perks will remain unchanged. You cannot dismantle Hero Skins but some customization elements can be changed such as Color Palettes and Materials.

The Hero Skin is an additional option for the player to customize their hero. It is important to mention that the traditional customization system remains.

The Hero Skins can be purchased anytime with Steel or in stores upon their release.

We will give you more details about the Hero Skins and the season itself in March 2022.

Fight: Core Experience

With a total of 30 playable heroes and two new ones on their way, we will continue working on hero balancing and fight system improvements to give the best gameplay experience to the community.

Of course, we will also bring back and continue prioritizing Testing Grounds for each season.

This has been an amazing tool that has helped us connect with you and have a more direct line to your feedback. This has and will continue to help shape the For Honor experience as we head into Year 6.

Competitive

The competitive scene was a pillar we expanded on in Year 5, where we introduced a new year-long format to our competitive program: the Dominion Series.

Our plan for Year 6 is to continue supporting and expanding the competitive scene as much as possible, whether it is for experienced competitors of the program or new players looking to break into it.

More details on Year 6’s competitive program will be shared at a later date. Don’t miss the Dominion Series Finals that will be held on February 12 that will conclude this full competitive year. Here, the winners For Honor 2021 Dominion Series Regional Champions will be crowned.

For Honor is available on PS4, Xbox One and PC, playable on PS5 and Xbox Series X|S through backward compatibility.


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