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Ubisoft's third year of content for multiplayer melee fighter For Honor is now underway on Xbox One, PS4, and PC, bringing with it a new hero, a new map, and more.
The world of Assassin's Creed collides with For Honor from today.
For Honor is still trucking along - Ubisoft just announced a raft of updates coming to the melee combat game during its third year.
Four seasonal updates themed around the Year of the Harbinger are planned. These updates include new heroes, new maps, gameplay balance updates as well as seasonal in-game events.
This all kicks off 31st January 2019 with the new season, Vortiger. This adds a new Knight hero to the game as well as a new map. Here's how the roadmap looks:
For Honor's upcoming Marching Fire expansion will include a huge graphical overhaul.
The "Graphical Enhancements Showcase" segment of a recent livestream illustrates exactly what's been improved, which includes a major update to global illumination, updated sky tech, plus new tone mapping and colour grading, too.
Ubisoft - which started the upgrading process just after the multiplayer brawler was released - has also reworked all textures in the game.
Ubisoft's melee-focussed multiplayer brawler, For Honor, is hosting a special free "open test" weekend for its upcoming content expansion, Marching Fire - starting next week on September 6th.
More specifically, the open test will run from September 6th to September 10th, and will be available to everyone on PC, regardless of whether they currently own For Honor or not. Players can download the client ahead of time, from September 4th via Uplay.
Those that participate in the open test will have access to all 22 of For Honor's heroes, including the four new Wu Lin fighters (that's the Tiandi, Jiang Jun, Nuxia, and Shaolin) introduced as part of the Marching Fire update. Duel mode and the brand-new 4v4 PvP Breach mode - which sets opposing teams the task of either defending or storming a fortress - will be available, and all three Breach maps will be playable in PvP, PvAI, PvP, and Custom Matches.
Ubisoft has announced a brand-new solo and co-op PvE Arcade mode for its multiplayer melee fighter For Honor, alongside news that the game is currently free to keep on Steam and via Xbox Games With Gold.
For Honor's seventh season, otherwise known as Storm and Fury, arrives on Xbox One, PS4, and PC on August 2nd.
Microsoft has unveiled its Games with Gold line-up for August, and it's a bit of a whopper, featuring Forza Horizon 2, For Honor, Dead Space 3, and Disney Epic Mickey 2.
At its E3 showcase, Ubisoft announced that the Starter Edition of its melee-focussed multiplayer brawler For Honor, will be free on PC via Uplay from June 11th to June 18th.
Melee-focussed multiplayer brawler For Honor's sixth season of content is now live on PS4, Xbox One, and PC, bringing with it a new limited-time event, hero overhauls, and more.
Top of Season Six's additions, however, is the new map, Beachhead - a picturesque "grand fortress of solitude and respite" that's built into a mountain. "Invaders can only arrive by boat on the banks of this fortress," explains Ubisoft, "making it an extremely defensible position, a desirable stronghold for any army hoping to gain the upper hand in battle." You can see what that translates to in-game in the video below.
Elsewhere, Season Six pushes onward with Ubisoft's overhaul of the core For Honor experience that began in Season Five. This time around, heroes Orochi and Peacekeeper get all the attention, with the former receiving changes to help "players be more successfully able to counter-attack and parlay that into a sustained offence", while Peacekeeper's adjustments are designed to encourage players to use moves that are often ignored.
For Honor gets an impressive-looking training mode later today.
As someone who put a lot of time into Ubisoft's unique multiplayer-focused melee combat game at launch but drifted away a few months later, this new training mode is welcome. I can also see it being pretty useful for newcomers because For Honor has quite a lot of hero characters to contend with and plenty of mechanics that govern the combat to wrap your head around.
The new tutorial includes basic apprentice training and more advanced warrior training, which come complete with their own set of rewards. Usefully, the training includes timing feedback for opponent moves, which should help you master execution. There's also a media section, where you can watch tutorial videos.
For Honor's dedicated servers roll out on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One today. There's maintenance scheduled for 2pm GMT, after which they should be up and running.
UPDATE 8/2/2018: Ubisoft has announced that For Honor's long-awaited dedicated servers will be introduced to PC on February 19th. Dedicated servers will come to Xbox One and PlayStation 4 soon after, with exact release dates to be revealed later.
The publisher hopes the new dedicated servers will result in better matchmaking, and smoother, more stable matches. This implementation will remove the resyncing, session migrations, and NAT requirements that players currently have and deliver stable connectivity on all platforms", Ubisoft stated previously.
ORIGINAL STORY 25/1/2018: Ubisoft has announced that For Honor's fifth season, known as Age of Wolves, will launch on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on February 15th.
There's a winter event coming to For Honor and, with it, a limited two-versus-two brawl on a frozen lake of thin ice! Better yet, it melts and cracks the longer you fight.
For Honor Season Four starts on 14th November and it adds two new heroes to Ubisoft's multiplayer-focused melee combat game.
The Order & Havoc update adds the Aramusha, a ronin-like Hybrid for the Samurai faction, and the Shaman, a lightning-fast Assassin for the Vikings.
The Aramusha is inspired by historical samurai Miyamoto Musashi, Ubisoft said, and wields dual katanas.
Ubisoft has killed the controversial For Honor exploit one player used to cheese his way to victory at a recent tournament.
Unlock tech, as it was dubbed by For Honor players, involved making some attacks unparryable if unlocked at just the right time.
It was a technique some within the community frowned upon, and certainly didn't go down well with creative director Roman Campos Oriola.
For Honor is a great fighting game marred by technical issues. That's a sentiment that has dogged the game since it came out - now thrust once again into the public eye by a recent Ubisoft-backed tournament that ended in farce.
Ubisoft's vikings vs knights vs samurai melee combat game For Honor will be free to play this weekend from 10th-13th August.
For Honor gets two new heroes this month: the Highlander and the Gladiator.
Ubisoft has announced For Honor will finally get dedicated servers.
For Honor's second season, Shadow and Might, kicks off on 16th May for Season Pass holders, while everyone else can start unlocking its new content on 23rd May using the in-game currency of steel.
Ubisoft has released a big patch for For Honor that goes some way to addressing many of the concerns of the community.
Patch v1.05, out now on PC and soon on console, makes a huge number of balance changes to the game, but the headline tweak is a nerf to the controversial Peacekeeper, a hero considered so overpowered she was recently banned from tournament play.
Peacekeeper's Zone Attack, which was considered a very low risk and very high reward opener, even on block, has been tweaked to no longer give you a frame advantage on block. Other moves have increased recovery and decreased damage.
Ubisoft has increased the amount of Steel For Honor gives out to players.
Fighting games fans have a history of banning overpowered characters from tournaments. Akuma in Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo was a no-go. Meta Knight has long been frowned upon at Super Smash Bros. Brawl gatherings. Now, add the Peacekeeper from For Honor to that list.
For Honor's progression system is a hot topic. Last week I reported on new emotes that most players agreed cost too much Steel, the in-game currency you can grind through play or buy with real world cash.
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For Honor got new emotes this week - and they cost an arm and a leg.
Earlier this month, Ubisoft warned the For Honor community it was ready to take action against AFK farmers.
Ubisoft just made what on the face of it looks like a minor tweak to For Honor, but for players who are playing it day-in, day-out it makes a big difference.
For a game with the word honour in the title, you'd expect people to play For Honor like Klingons fight: honourably.
For Honor's online play isn't working out well for some players.
Two good games burst into the UK chart this week, For Honor top, Sniper Elite 4 second.
For Honor's bots are bastards.
Ubisoft has revealed its Season Pass plans for its upcoming vikings vs knights vs samurai epic For Honor.
With For Honor's closed beta finished, it's time for the open beta.
For Honor's open beta runs from Thursday, 9th February to Sunday, 11th February, and it's available to all players on PlayStation 4, PC and Xbox One.
For Honor is Ubisoft's third-person melee combat game that pits Knights, Vikings and Samurai against each other. The focus is on multiplayer, but there is a single-player story mode, too.
Ubisoft's handsome melee mauler For Honor now has official PC system requirements.
For Honor will be receiving a closed beta from 26th through 29th January, Ubisoft has announced.
You can sign up for the closed beta here, which will be available across all platforms (PS4, Xbox One and PC) and various regions.
Players are asked to pick one of three factions (Knight, Samurai or Viking) and achievements of each faction across all platforms will net bonuses for those in the same tribe. Faction bonuses earned from the beta will transfer into the full game too.
Ubisoft has confirmed that any future maps and modes making their way into For Honor will be free to download for all players.
Ubisoft has confirmed viking vs. samurai vs. knight brawler For Honor requires an internet connection in single-player story mode, despite Steam and uPlay listings to the contrary.
"You want sit on the couch and beat up your buddy, right?"
Ubisoft's chunky sword-and-axe fighting game For Honor has been given a Valentine's Day - 14th February 2017 - release date. It's coming out on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.
A year ago this game was multiplayer only but now there's a campaign, which you can play alone or in co-op. You're fighting the Blackstone Legion and some mean lady who wants war!
Ubisoft released a Viking campaign mission video you can see below.
Ubisoft Montreal is making a brand new knights-versus-samurai-versus-Vikings melee combat game called For Honor.
It's in development for PC, PS4 and Xbox One, and is due out 2016, according to the game's website. It's playable this week at E3.
Wacky creative director Jason VandenBerghe introduced For Honor and a live 4v4 demo at Ubisoft's E3 2015 conference.