I just received a press release from Ubisoft. I’d write a more proper article but oh, I have this headache.
Anyway, I first ran into Ubisoft’s “For Honor” at E3 2015. I was with a group of other games journalists from Malaysia, Singapore, and Hong Kong. And they were all crazy about this game and none of us could get a decent schedule to view it because there was just so many people to wanted to check it out.
For Honor Closed Beta Peaked at #1 Streamed Game on Twitch on the First Day
Ubisoft announced that the “For Honor” Open Beta will be available to all players from February 9 to February 12 on current-gen consoles and PC. Prior to the Open Beta and to continue the War of the Factions, Ubisoft will dispatch some of the fiercest warriors including Lauren Cohan, Jason Momoa, Alfie Allen and Demetrious Johnson, as well as several of the top Twitch streamers to pledge their swords in a live For Honor battle taking place on Tuesday, February 7 at 11:00 p.m. CET Paris Time. This live War of the Factions competition, which will showcase the new Elimination mode, will be livestreamed on the For Honor Twitch channel.
Players can continue to hone their skills on the battlefield by joining the For Honor open beta from February 9 to February 12. This beta will include the new Elimination mode, a best of five rounds four-versus-four match with no respawns. Elimination joins three additional modes playable in the open beta including Dominion, Brawl and Duel, and nine playable Heroes. At launch, For Honor will feature twelve playable Heroes and five different multiplayer modes.
The War of the Factions will continue into the open beta giving more players a chance to fight for one of the three Factions – Knights, Samurai and Vikings. Following the closed beta, the Vikings led the War of the Factions, which pulled data from the performance of players across all three platforms. Although the Vikings are currently in the lead, Samurai and Knight players have the chance to lead their Faction to victory during the open beta and earn rewards when “For Honor” launches on February 14, 2017. (Just in time for Valentine’s Day! Yay!)
Here are the details for the Open Beta.